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Inside-out double gunner

MINIART’S RECENT 1/35 M3 Lee tank returns with a full interior and Australian markings to depict vehicles used for homeland defence and training during World War Two.

Next-gen acrylics

AK INTERACTIVE unveiled its latest acrylic products at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, with a whole new range of paints.

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.

Overlord observed

BOXSETS FROM both Airfix and Revell have been released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.

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.