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Reduced-size references

HAYNES’ ICONS series has been expanded with a selection of manuals based on preserved machinery; its latest selection covers the Flying Scotsman, Tiger tank and HMS Victory and is certain to be popular with modellers.

Army close-air support

FANS OF World War Two Japanese aviation are being treated to a batch of releases, such as Wingsy Kits’ delightful 1/48 Ki-51 Sonia attack/reconnaissance aircraft.

Multi-purpose motifs

A TRIO of waterslide decal packs has arrived from Spanish firm Green Stuff World, containing street art, posters and labelling for a range of applications.

Ticket please

MODELLERS HAVE waited patiently for MiniArt’s hotly anticipated 1/35 B-Type bus, which has arrived in Military Omnibus guise

High-speed suppression

WHILE ICM’S fighter and reconnaissance/bomber MiG-25s have delighted modellers, there was a notable gap in the single-seat versions – the BM defence suppression airframe – which has now been addressed.

At the armoured tip

BEST-SELLING author Adam Makos’s Spearhead, which tells the true story of US Army tank gunner Clarence Smoyer during late World War Two, has just been released in a paperback edition.

First horseless carriage

ICM SURPRISED many at this year’s Nuremberg Toy Fair byunveiling of a 1/24 Benz Patent-Motorwagen 1886.

Foreign fishbed flyers

EDUARD’S SPLENDID 1/72 MiG-21 is now available as the PFM variant, also known by its NATO nickname Fishbed-F.

Thoroughbred packages

BULLSEYE MODEL Aviation has produced a bumper selection of decals for Eduard’s newly tooled 1/48 Mustangs, with four ‘Yoxford Boys’ packs depicting RAF Leighton, Suffolk-based 357th Fighter Group machines.

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NUREMBERG NEWS

At several first glance, notable there absences were at this year’s Nuremberg Toy Fair, including Hasegawa, Kinetic and Takom, but these were balanced by the first-time presence of firms such as Copper State Models, SMER and Dora Wings.

Clear vision

SPECIAL HOBBY has embarked on a new venture with its Special Mask sets, providing an easy solution for modellers owning the firm’s 1/72 Dassault Super Mystère or Saab Viggen kits.

Italian nieuports

LATVIAN manufacturer Copper State Models has added another arrow to its modelling quiver with the first in a series of decals for its splendid 1/32 Nieuport XVII

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FUN STEALTH

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SCI-FI NOSTALGIA

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MAPLE LEAF DAZZLER

CANADA HAS applied colourful special schemes to some of its CF-188...

MOULDING MAGIC

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WELLINGTON’S BIG BROTHER

NO SOONER had modellers readied themselves for a 1/72 Wellington,...

ANCIENT DELIGHTS

THE DAYS of modelling and wargaming being regarded as separate...

’BRUSH BUY-OUT

GERMAN AIRBRUSH firm Harder & Steenbeck has been bought by Japanese...

KOLA INTERCEPTORS

US-based Linden Hill Imports has released a superb decal update...

AIR-DEFENCE TONKA

GERMANY’S REVELL will please many a Panavia Tornado enthusiast...

LUPINE QUARTET

AS MODELLERS may be aware, the Wolf Miniatures resin figure range...

DESTROYER PACKAGE

EDUARD HAS released another iteration of its 1/48 Bf 110 tooling,...

In brief

WARGAMING WONDER Early War Miniatures has a well-earned...

ROTARY TONES

THOSE INTERESTED in British Army Air Corps subjects will appreciate...

PINT-SIZED CARP

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TRACKER, TRACER, TRADER

AERO RESEARCH’S photoreference CDs are absolute goldmines for...

LOZENGE MADE EASY

GERMAN LOZENGE camouflage isn’t the easiest scheme to replicate,...

MORE ‘MEATBOX’ ACTION

AIRFIX’S 1/48 Meteor F.8 is the recipient of a flurry of conversions...