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EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Airfix's Newly Tooled 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.8

Take an exclusive look at Airfix's brand-new 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.8 model kit with AMW's preview.

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Beautiful New 'Brick': Airfix's 1/48 Buccaneer S.2C/D First Look!

AMW presents an exclusive first look at Airfix’s newly tooled 1/48 Blackburn Buccaneer model kit – high on modellers’ wishlists for some time…



Many modellers who favour recce aircraft have long waited for a small-scale styrene RC-135. But the wait is over, as Roden has released a 1/144 RC-135V/W boxing... and a KC-135 looks set to follow.


For a limited time, anyone pre-ordering Airfix’s new-tool 1/35 Austin K2/Y Ambulance kit will also receive a smart branded pint glass.

Deluxe Materials' 2022 Range Revealed!

Whether you're a railway, scale, radio-control or miniaturist modeller, you may be interested in Deluxe Materials’ 2022 catalogue, which celebrates half a century of trading and has just been released.

Peewit MC.200, MB-339A, Jet Provost, Avia S-199 and Tatra OA VZ.20 Masks

Czech firm Peewit has been busy with new releases, with five new products catering for subjects as diverse as undercarriage bay masks to camouflage sets for a Czechoslovakian armoured car.

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Polish Perfection: SBS Model's 1/72 PZL P.1 Resin Kit full build

Mike Grant unmasks a painting challenge, as he constructs SBS Model’s 1/72 PZL P.1 resin kit with an eye-catching livery. Discover the full build here.

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New 1/48 Cheetah D lands from Kinetic

Kinetic’s range of 1/48 Mirage III and derivative model kits has expanded with the arrival of the Atlas Cheetah D. Discover what’s new in this iteration here.

We're Back: North Virginia Model Classic show report!

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Walter Schlueter reports on a successful return for the North Virginia Model Classic, with the American show not having been held for two years.

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Airfix Model World's latest Accessory Reviews!

Check out the latest batch of accessory reviews from the team at Airfix Model World, with options for upgrading models and enhancing detail.

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Decal Review: On Target 1/72 USCG HH-65 Dolphin & MH-68A Stingray

Air Graphic’s second batch of search and rescue helicopter schemes concentrates on two types operated by the US Coast Guard – the MH-68A Stingray (based on the Augusta A-109) and HH-65 Dolphin (Eurocopter/Airbus Helicopters AS365) – and offers 24 schemes.

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Decal Review: Syhart 1/48 Mirage 2000-5F ‘70 ans EC3/11’ and ‘100 ans SPA88’

Fans of Mirage 2000s and anniversary schemes are in for a real treat thanks to this sheet from Syhart, which provides decals for two specially marked aircraft.

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Decal Review: Decales Global TWA 727-100 Twin Globe

Suitable for any 1/144 kit of the type, Decales Global’s markings supply the livery for Trans World Airlines (TWA) Boeing 727-100s with small logos behind the fore entry door.

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Decal Review: Decalpool Ford Chip Ganassi Team GT #67 Le Mans GTLM ’19

Modellers with Revell’s 1/24 Ford GT Le Mans racing car can apply an alternative livery with these Decalpool markings – that of the #67 car raced at the Circuit de la Sarthe in 2019.

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Going MAD: Special Hobby’s 1/48 AF-3S Guardian ‘MAD Boom’

Czech firm Special Hobby has re-issued its 1/48 scale Grumman AF-3S Guardian kit, complete with the distinctive MAD boom. Check out exclusive parts photos in AMW’s review here.

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Decal Review: MILSPEC A-4E Skyhawk VA-152 'Wild Aces'

While later A-4s from VA-152 (nicknamed variously as Friendlies, Mavericks and Fighting Aces) are served poorly by kit manufacturers – just Fujimi’s 1/72 A-4B has markings for this squadron – there’s a thriving aftermarket scene, such as this example from MILSPEC for an A-4E assigned to the USS Shangri-La during the unit’s last operational cruise from March-December 1970.

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Decal Review: Star Decals M4A1 Shermans coming ashore

Released to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, this sheet is focused on the 75mm main gun-equipped M4A1 Sherman, including snorkel-fitted and Duplex Drive ‘Donald Duck’ variants.

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Decal Review: H-Models Mitsubishi Zero over Saipan

H-Models’ 1/48 Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Model 52 decals are perhaps named somewhat misleadingly, as the set provides for a quartet of airframes captured on the ground at Saipan.

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Decal Review: SBS Model Curtiss Hawk 75 in Finnish Service

Options for Curtiss P-36 Hawk liveries in 1/48 aren’t plentiful, so its great to see aftermarket supplier SBS step forward with these Finnish-operated Hawk 75A schemes.

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Decal Review: Euro Decals 1/32 Bf 109Gs of the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblica

Messerschmitt Bf 109Gs of the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana...

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Decal Review: Star Decals M47 Patton Middle East War & Peace

This evocatively titled Star Decals set provides for a varied array of M47 Patton tank liveries, suitable for kits by Italeri, Revell, Tamiya and Takom, among others.

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Decal Review: Decales Global 1/144 Airlift International F27

Airliner aficionados looking for an unusual scheme for their 1/144 Doyusha, Eastern Express, F-RSIN or Welsh Models Fokker F27 Friendships may wish to consider this Decales Global product for defunct carrier Airlift International.

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Airfix Model World September 2022

Presented in PDF format, the September 2022 issue of Airfix Model World (AMW142) includes an exclusive build of Airfix's 1/48 Blackburn Buccaneer, ICM's new-tool 1/32 AH-1G Cobra, Aoshima's 1/24 Lamborghini Countach, the latest news, reviews and more!

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Rescue Aids from CMK: 1/72 US and German Liferaft sets

CMK's 1/72 resin life rafts - for Revell's S-100 and Elco 80ft boat kits - are neat upgrade accessories, as our review reveals.

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Uncommon Spitfires from Eduard: 1/48 Spitfire Mk.Ia

One of the big plus points with Eduard’s approach to kits is that once the signature special boxings are released, there’s the chance to feature lesser-known aircraft, and such is the case with the Spitfire Mk.Ia, reviewed here.

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Eduard's Gustav Aces: 1/48 Bf 109G-6 Review

As AMW's review reveals, Modellers looking for a great value-for-money Bf 109G-6 should look no further than this lovely Weekend offering from Eduard.

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Fancy Fishbed: Eduard's 1/72 MiG-21PFM full build!

If striking colour schemes catch your eye, Niklas Knutzén's build of Eduard's 1/72 MiG-21PFM Fishbed-F in Czech Air Force colours is well worth examining...

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Special Hobby's 1/72 Curtiss P-40M Warhawk/Kitthawk Mk.III Reviewed!

Special Hobby’s P-40 returns as a P-40M variant, combining common Runners A and B with a new Frame C for the fuselage, plus relevant glazing from P-40E and P-40N releases. AMW Reviews these contents here.

Ermintrude's new home: Yorkshire Air Museum secures Avro Shackleton

Yorkshire Air Museum has announced it is to house Avro Shackleton MR.2 WR963 Ermindtrude from 2023, when the airframe will move from its current home at Coventry Airport.

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If you have MiG-21 builds planned, plenty of colour scheme inspiration lies in our useful photo feature on the type.