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ARMOUR DIORAMA IN A BOX

MiniArt is soon to release a bumper package in 1/35 scale, enabling the creation of a diorama with a Panzer IV as the centrepiece.

MARKINGS FOR LARGE-SCALE ARMOUR

Star Decals has released four sets of markings designed for 1/16 scale Panzer IVs and T-34s.

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THUNDER GOD 'VIPER'

Toby Page builds Hasegawa's seasoned 1/48 F-16C kit, producing a display aircraft with a distinctly Greek flavour.

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TRAVELER, CHEETAH, TIGER

The choice of GA aircraft for modellers is relatively slim in comparison to warplanes and airliners, but VFR Models is redressing the balance. Its 1/72 Grumman American AA-5 is reviewed here.

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CYLON NEMESIS

Moebius Models has produced a 1/32 replica of Battlestar Galactica’s Raptor, which Steve Budd garnished with Greenstrawberry’s FruitPACK.

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BOMBS AND FLAMETHROWER

Here’s another great modelling/wargaming cross-over from Zvezda in the form of a four-man, body armour-clad Soviet sapper team, comprising one soldier armed with a flamethrower, two wielding PPS-43 sub-machine guns (including one about to throw a grenade), while the final trooper carries a Degtyaryov machine gun.

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SOUTHEAST ASIA SCENE

Newly tooled from ICM is this set of five USAF personnel deployed to Vietnam, including a pair of pilots, two technicians and another individual appearing to brief the airmen.

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THIS LITTLE PIGGY...

Designed for Tamiya’s 1/48 German Motorcycle and Sidecar (32578), ToRo Model’s figures provide an unusual load for the BMW R75, in the form of an armed rider and bound pig.

LUFTWAFFE ‘TIFFIE’ MARKINGS

Polish decal firm ModelMaker could be your new best friend if you're planning to build a Luftwaffe Eurofighter, due to its recent sheets of relevant markings in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales.

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LEARNING IN AN ICON

ICM has adopted its approach of matching figures with an aircraft, courtesy of its new 1/32 Tiger Moth and trainee pilots. Find out more from our review.

AIRBORNE SPRINGBOK LIVERIES

The actions of South African pilots, and the colours and markings of their aircraft, are explored in this second volume on the subject from publisher Model Centrum

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TAKE COVER!

When it comes to figures, few companies have adopted the approach taken by ICM, which shuns generic poses and ‘the usual’ subjects, and this is particularly true for its World War One Belgian Infantry set.

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MONSTROUS ’TACHE

The last of four ToRo figures inspired by the satirical cartoons of wartime artist WJP Jones, Dark Whiskers portrays a captain from the Coldstream Guards in North Africa, complete with an oversized moustache and ‘swatting’ stick.

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LONGSTANDING GUNNERY

Having catered for a 1/35 World War One-era MG 08 firing team, ICM has substituted the figures and equipment for World War Two soldiers in this diorama-friendly package.

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PLUCKY POLE

Looking for an out-of-the ordinary aircraft build? Then why not plump for IBG Models' exquisite PZL.11c fighter? CHRIS CLIFFORD reviews the contents.

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FIRE GOD'S CHARIOT

Academy's re-issue of its fearsome 1/35 M163 Vulcan Air Defense System is built as a NATO warrior by Huw Morgan.

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“EVERY DAY I GET IN THE QUEUE…”

Adding to Revell’s array of music-themed road vehicle kits, this re-issue of the Volkswagen T1 delivery van features a striking ‘The Magic Bus’ livery celebrating British band The Who.

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TO THE RESCUE!

ICM has continued to expand its range of 1/35 Model T variants with a 1914 Fire Truck – as with the other releases in this series it’s effectively a down-scaling of the larger 1/24 offering.

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CLIP-TOGETHER COUPÉ

Here’s another attractive addition to Airfix’s range of Quickbuild offerings, in the form of an orange-finished Ford Mustang GT.

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SPECIAL HAULER

Italeri’s Turbostar Special is a mix of old and new – most parts date back to one of the type’s earliest offerings (kit 796 from 1991) as the Turbostar, but the original seven styrene runners are augmented by a new frame with parts for the 190.48 version.

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ON THE PULL

Suitable for most 1960s Royal Navy flight deck scenes, this Tugmaster tractor would make an ideal addition to any carrier diorama, but its complexity and detail make it equally suitable as a standalone model.

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ARMOURED STARTER

Airfix has combined the two ‘basic’ runners from its newly tooled Sherman Firefly kit with three Humbrol acrylic paints, a tube of Poly Cement and a paint brush, to make a great Starter Set.

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PEREGRINE-POWERED STORM

Special Hobby's newly tooled 1/32 Whirlwind Mk.I offers much for modellers to savour, as Mike Williams discovers.

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STOL SUPREMO

As re-releases go, the return of Special Hobby's excellent 1/72 Dornier Do 27 is most welcome. If you're unfamiliar with the kit, check out CHRIS CLIFFORD's review

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GOLAN BATTLER

Fans of Soviet tanks will no doubt be delighted that MiniArt has included the classic T-34 among recent releases – this iteration depicts T-34/85s used by the Syrian Army during the 1960s/1970s and is one of the less-complex offerings.

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SHOOT AND SCOOT

Modern Russian armour subjects are increasingly popular with modellers, so its encouraging to see types such as the 2S35 Koalitsiya (coalition) self-propelled howitzer in 1/72 scale – courtesy of this new tooling from Zvezda.

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Lean Green Racing Machine

Few aircraft were as beautiful as de Havilland's DH.88 racer. Here, Andy Davies replicates individual airframe G-ACSR - the so-called 'Green-un' - via SBS Model's 1/72 kit.

ALL-NEW ‘HABU’

It's almost 40 years since the release of Italeri's 1/48 Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird kit, and we haven't had a modern replacement until now...courtesy of Revell.

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WEIGHTY SCOUT

Considering the complexity and vast parts counts in some of its large-scale armour kits, Dragon’s small-scale offerings can appear refreshingly simple, as with its 1/72 Schwerer Panzerspähwagen 8-Rad (heavy armoured reconnaissance vehicle, 8-wheeled).

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BELLOWING COW

Zvezda’s rocket firing Sd.Kfz.251 variant – nicknamed Heulende Kuh (bellowing cow) by German troops after the sound it made when the missiles were fired – is a recent tooling, distinct from its other Hanomags in this scale.