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Teens and a touch of history

AIRFIX’S LATEST releases mark the return of several old favourites in starter/gift format, which are bound to be popular with beginners to the hobby.

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AIR COMBAT REFERENCES

JUNE HERALDS the arrival of a new range of aviation history books from Key Publishing, including titles specifically linked to the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

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DEVILISH FELINE

VALIANT WINGS has delighted modellers with the news that its next Airframe and Miniature publication – the 15th in the series – will be dedicated to Grumman’s F6F Hellcat.

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MONTE CARLO FABIA

ITALIAN CAR kit manufacturer Racing43 is well known for its 1/43 kits, but its latest offering is for a 1/24 Skoda Fabia R5 rally car.

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GRAND-SCALE MODELLING

IF POLISH FIRM IBG impressed modellers with its 1/72 PZL.11 fighters, its upscaled 1/32 version (32001) will blow them away.

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ROTARY ROAR

WITH ITS innovative ‘plug and play’ approach to motorised engines and associated sound effects, Belgian firm Magic Scale Modeling has brought electronic enhancement within the reach of any modeller.

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RESIN DELIGHTS

JAPANESE MANUFACTURER Ushi Models is a new company to AMW, but its latest resin releases, featuring a mix of 3D-printing and conventional casting, are absolute gems.

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BUFFED TO A SHINE

ACHIEVING A showroom-quality sheen on auto models can be challenging, but UMP’s four-stage system should make this a much easier process.

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THREE-IN-ONE ‘WHAT-IF’

HAVING DELIGHTED modellers with its experimental-themed armour and anti-aircraft artillery kits, Das Werk has released its first aircraft subject: the pulse-jet/rocket-powered Junkers EF-126 Elli/EF-127 Walli.

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INTRICATE HOLDERS

MILITARY MODELLERS will find much to savour from FC Model Trend’s range of 1/35 and 1/16 3D-printed accessories, which offer alternatives to fiddly photo-etched (PE) brass fittings.