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FANGED FIGHTER

It may not be a creature of the night (at least in its initial boxing), but with Airfix’s newly tooled 1/48 de Havilland Vampire F.3 about to hit the shops, here’s a sneak peak at what is likely to be a popular subject.

MODELLING FOR A CAUSE

One consequence of the recent COVID-19 lockdowns has been a resurgence in people taking up modelling as a hobby, so what better way to give something back to all those in the British National Health Service than via Airfix’s special edition 1/72 BAE Hawk.

AERITALIA’S MINI-HERC

When it comes to Aeritalia’s G.222 (or C-27 in US Air Force service) there’s only Italeri’s 1/72 kit to choose from.

ALL-IN-ONE HOBBY WORKBENCH

Although not the first modelling company to release a workstation, Revell’s new offering will be a popular addition to many modellers’ equipment sets.

WARTIME AND SCENIC TREATS

Military and diorama specialist MiniArt has announced three exciting new 1/35 releases, which will please many modellers and have a multitude of applications.

FURIOUS FIGHTER FAMILY DESCRIBED

If you’re considering building any FJ Fury kit up to and including the -3M sub-type, Detail & Scale’s new reference book on these aircraft is an invaluable reference tool, which even describes available models.

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MILSPEC decals has released three individual 1/72 markings sets for famous US Navy combat aircraft.

NEW TAKOM KITS DUE!

More military and naval treats are in store from kit manufacturer Takom. Check out the box art and details here...

WHAT THE ‘DEUCE’?

If you have an F-102 Delta Dagger build planned, you won’t want to miss Detail & Scale’s reference book on the type's colours and markings.

DAZZLING ‘HUNS’

If you’re not enamoured with the markings in your F-100D Super Sabre kit, three attractive aftermarket schemes are available with Euro Decals’ new release. See the details here.

EXCITING NEW KIT RANGE PENDING!

Chinese kit manufacturer Takom has launched a cool new series of plastic kits under the label Suyata, which will be available later this year via Bachmann Europe. Check out the full details in our news story.

LEISTON WILD HORSES

Czech company Eduard has released a superb 1/48 decal sheet providing markings for one of the most famous P-51 Mustang operators. Check out all the colour schemes here...

HIGH ALTITUDE SPECIALIST

Eduard has added another 1/48 Weekend Edition kit to its range by offering the bare styrene parts from its previous Bf 109G-6/AS ProfiPACK.

HERKY BIRD BOOTS

It was never going to be long before aftermarket upgrades for Zvezda’s new-tool C-130H Hercules started to appear… and these bespoke resin wheels from Eduard will certainly add refinement.

TWIN-BOOM REFERENCE

With Airfix’s newly-tooled 1/48 de Havilland Vampire due in the coming months, the new Wingleader book on the type is an excellent visual study.

FISHY AIRCRAFT UPGRADES

Aftermarket specialist Barracuda Studios has three new items useful for modellers who build World War Two fighters.

GERMAN AIR FORCE GEMS

The latest edition of Luftwaffe Im Focus offers a wealth of inspiration and historical content for modellers. Read our appraisal of Issue 30 and see example pages here...

NEW MINIART AUSTIN ARMOURED CAR COMING SOON!

Ukrainian kit manufacturer MiniArt has shared some imagery of its forthcoming 1/35 Austin Armoured Car Indian Pattern. It looks to be a stunning kit, with full interior detail.

MEATBOXES AND BENT-WINGED BIRDS

British and French Gloster Meteors – and Vought Corsairs from the latter country – are the subject of Model Art’s superb new decal sheet. Check out our news story, which lists all the schemes and suitable kits.

SALUTE TO THE FEW

If you’re a fan of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – or you simply love the Spitfire and Lancaster – you won’t want to miss Airfix’s recent 1/72 Gift Set.

AWAY FROM THE FRONT

MiniArt has provided preview images of its forthcoming 1/35 German Soldiers at Rest figure set.

ALL-NEW KETTENKRAFTRAD!

Tamiya has seemingly nailed it again with its freshly-tooled 1/35 Sd.Kfz.2 Kettenkraftrad. CHRIS CLIFFORD explores the contents of what is bound to become a modern classic.

DAZZLING GREAT WAR BIRDS

Stunning colour schemes define Eduard’s Weekend Edition re-release of its splendid 1/72 Albatros D.V biplane fighter. Check out the four liveries here...

TAKOM NAVAL AND MILITARY GEMS

UK importer of Takom kits, Bachmann Europe, has provided a glimpse of exciting new items expected in August/September.

LOCKHEED’S BLACK PROJECTS

Mention the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and thoughts will automatically turn to the SR-71 Blackbird, F-117 and Clarence 'Kelly' Johnson.

ITALIAN ARROW

It may come as a surprise, but Mark I’s newly tooled 1/144 Fiat G.50 is the first kit of the type in this scale.

SNAKE SHADES

Ukrainian kit manufacturer ICM has released its first ever dedicated paint set, the package being for its recent 1/32 new-tool AH-1G Cobra.

ISLAND-HOPPING ARMOUR

Decals for European Theatre Sherman tanks are plentiful, but less so for those that fought against the Japanese. Toro Model continues to buck the trend though, with its third instalment of Pacific markings for this famous vehicle.

KULBAKINO BIRDS

Ukrainian firm Foxbot Decals has released 1/48 markings for home-based L-39 Albatross jet trainers. CHRIS CLIFFORD takes a look at the decals, and advises on masking sets for these handsome aircraft.

FORTHCOMING ACADEMY KITS – SNEAK PEEK!

South Korean manufacturer Academy has a superb selection of products set for release this August and September. Check them out here!