Want to build a real slice of automotive history? ICM's re-released 1/24 Benz Patent-Motorwagen is just the ticket... and it's now easier to assemble! This has been achieved by ICM replacing the original photo-etched brass wheels with styrene versions.
Publisher Luftfahrtverlag-START's lavish new book 'Brandenburg - Escape from the Halbe Pocket!' offers a wealth of reference for those who model German armour and softskins, as well as providing a fascinating account of one tank commander's wartime experience.
If you're building German World War One aircraft, or French fighters used in World War Two, you won't want to miss the latest acrylic paint sets from Lifecolor, which have six appropriate hues in each pack. Camouflage and interior shades are provided.
A superb historical/reference book focusing on the German Raupenschlepper Ost prime mover has been published by Hungary's PeKo. It offers a wealth of inspiration and detail if you plan to build this interesting tracked vehicle. Here we also list a selection of relevant RSO kits in different scales.
Always wanting to get the most from its moulds - and offer more choice for modellers - Airfix has produced a new 1/48 F-86 boxing. This provides new parts and decals to portray the F-86F-40, with longer, slatted wings. Decals airframes flown by Japan and Norway are included.
Fine Molds has reissued its excellent 1/72 F-4J Phantom II with decals for three US Navy aircraft, two of them MiG-killers from the Vietnam War. If you're a Phantom fan and haven't yet seen this range of F-4s, they are arguably the best on the market for US variants.
If you plan to build Infinity Models' recent 1/32 Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver kit, you'll want to know more about the handy new bespoke paint masks from Dead Design Models. They apply to the cockpit glazing, undercarriage bays, flying control surfaces and national insignia.
The 1/72 MiG-23MF Flogger-B originally issued by RV Aircraft, and then repackaged by KP, returns yet again in the latter firm's boxes, with new colour schemes. While the fit of parts might be tricky, it's arguably the most accurate MiG-23 in the scale.
Plus Model has mined the golden age of US aviation for inspiration with its first ever full styrene aircraft kit... a 1/72 Martin T4M biplane, which comes in separate boxings for wheeled and floatplane versions.
VIDEO: Announced with considerable fanfare, the first of MiniArt’s 1/35 StuG III interior kits has arrived… JOHN FULLER discovers what this highly anticipated package can promise...