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EDUARD REISSUES 1/48 I-16 PROFIPACK Review Premium

EDUARD REISSUES 1/48 I-16 PROFIPACK

Fans of Soviet World War Two aircraft will welcome Eduard's reissued 1/48 Polikarpov I-16 Type 10 ProfiPACK kit. Read our in-box review.

NEW LYSANDER BOOK FROM WING LEADER Review Freemium

NEW LYSANDER BOOK FROM WING LEADER

Wing Leader's new book on the Westland Lysander is a splendid reference for modellers considering builds of the type.

KOVOZÁVODY PROSTĚJOV 1/72 AVRO 626 PREFECT Review Premium

KOVOZÁVODY PROSTĚJOV 1/72 AVRO 626 PREFECT

Looking for your next 1/72 biplane fix? If so, why not try KP's delightful Avro 626 Prefect?

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Multi-media upgrade by CMK for ICM’s 1/35 AH-1 Cobras

If you’re looking to improve the cockpit on your ICM 1/35 then CMK’s resin and PE set is ideal.

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Acrylic World War Two Aircrew Colours from ICM

If you’re looking for acrylic paints suitable for ICM’s aircrew figure sets then these six-bottle sets will be ideal.

ICM KRANKENPANZERWAGEN IN-BOX REVIEW Review Premium

ICM KRANKENPANZERWAGEN IN-BOX REVIEW

Half-track fans will welcome ICM's 1/35 Sd.Kfz.251/8 Ausf.A Krankenpanzerwagen armoured ambulance. Read our in-box review.

AFV CLUB F-5E REISSUED BY EDUARD Review Premium

AFV CLUB F-5E REISSUED BY EDUARD

Freedom Tiger is the name of Eduard's recent 1/48 F-5E limited edition, featuring AFV Club styrene parts, resin/PE details, tape masks and a host of decals.

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CMK UPGRADES FOR YOUR AIRFIX 1/72 TYPHOON Mk.IB

If you’re looking at add extra detail to your Airfix 1/72 Typhoon Mk.Ib, then CMK’s resin accessories are well worth a look.

NEW EUROPEAN AIRLINES BOOK: SPECIAL-PURPOSE JUNKERS AIRCRAFT Review Freemium

NEW EUROPEAN AIRLINES BOOK: SPECIAL-PURPOSE JUNKERS AIRCRAFT

If you enjoy modelling inter-war flying machines, European Airlines' new 'Special-Purpose Junkers Aircraft' book is a must.

UPDATED HALF-TRACK REFERENCE FROM PANZER TRACTS Review Freemium

UPDATED HALF-TRACK REFERENCE FROM PANZER TRACTS

Panzer Tracts' updated softback on the Sd.Kfz.251 is a splendid reference for half-track fans, whether you're an experienced modeller, or novice.

‘FLYING WITH THE NAVY’ BOOK REVIEW Review Premium

‘FLYING WITH THE NAVY’ BOOK REVIEW

Modellers interested in naval aviation shouldn't miss Grub Street's hardback, Flying With The Navy.

EDUARD 1/48 NEW-TOOL P-51B ‘OVERLORD’ BOXING Review Premium

EDUARD 1/48 NEW-TOOL P-51B ‘OVERLORD’ BOXING

Eduard has surpassed itself with its all-new 1/48 P-51B Mustang, debuting in a dual-kit 'Overlord' D-Day boxing.

MMP ‘CONSOLIDATED MESS’ B-24 BOOK REVIEW Review Freemium

MMP ‘CONSOLIDATED MESS’ B-24 BOOK REVIEW

With a brand-new B-24H from Airfix now available, plus various other Liberator kits, it's a good time to explore MMP's superb book on nose-turreted examples of the type.

MINIART 1/35 NEW-TOOL STUART M3 WITH INTERIOR Review Premium

MINIART 1/35 NEW-TOOL STUART M3 WITH INTERIOR

MiniArt's new-tool 1/35 M3 Stuart tank debuts as an Interior Kit, with fully equipped fighting compartment and engine bay.

CMR REISSUES 1/144 DC-2 WITH FRESH MARKINGS Review Premium

CMR REISSUES 1/144 DC-2 WITH FRESH MARKINGS

Czech Master Resin's 1/144 Douglas DC-2 has been reissued with new decals. It's a great option for propliner fans.

NEW 1/72 POTEZ 25 VARIANTS BY AZUR-FRROM Review Premium

NEW 1/72 POTEZ 25 VARIANTS BY AZUR FRROM

French kit label Azur-FRROM has released to further 1/72 versions of the Potez 25, each with a different engine.

ALL-NEW 1/12 LOTUS 99T F1 CAR FROM BEEMAX Review Premium

ALL-NEW 1/12 LOTUS 99T F1 CAR FROM BEEMAX

Motorsport modellers have a new and stunningly detailed kit of Ayrton Senna's 1987 #12 Lotus 99T, thanks to Beemax.

Detail & Scale P-38 Part 2 Review Freemium

DETAIL & SCALE CONTINUES P-38 STUDY

Detail & Scale has issued its second volume on the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. Don't miss it if you're planning builds of the type.

SPECIAL HOBBY 1/48 NC.710 MARTINET REVIEW Review Premium

SPECIAL HOBBY 1/48 NC.701 MARTINET REVIEW

Special Hobby has reworked its 1/48 Siebel Si 204 to offer a licence-built Nord NC.701 Martinet, with markings for French, Polish and Swedish airframes.

‘CARNATION REVOLUTION’ BOOK FROM HELION & CO Review Freemium

‘CARNATION REVOLUTION’ BOOK FROM HELION & CO

Helion & Co's recent book Carnation Revolution Vol.1, detailing the 1974 coup in Portugal, offers inspiration for a fascinating modelling theme.

CMR 1/144 SHACKLETON REISSUED Review Premium

CMR 1/144 SHACKLETON REISSUED

Modellers interested in the Avro Shackleton are sure to welcome the re-release of CMR's 1/144 MR.3 kit, which offers RAF and SAAF markings.

ITALERI’S SPECIAL 1/35 D-DAY DUKW RE-RELEASE Review Premium

ITALERI’S SPECIAL 1/35 D-DAY DUKW RE-RELEASE

Italeri has reissued its 1/35 DUKW in special D-Day 80th anniversary packaging. Read our in-box review.

AMT’S JOHN WICK 1970 CHEVY CHEVELLE SS Review Premium

AMT’S JOHN WICK 1970 CHEVY CHEVELLE SS

AMT has reworked its 1970 Chevy Chevelle as John Wick's vehicle, as featured in the hugely popular film franchise.

1/10 MOUNTED SAMURAI FROM RDG MINIATURES Review Premium

1/10 MOUNTED SAMURAI FROM RDG MINIATURES

Likely inspired by the Disney+ series Shōgun, RDG Miniatures' reissued 1/10 Mounted Samurai 16th Century is brimming with detail.

CRÉCY’S NEW MACCHI FIGHTERS BOOK Review Freemium

CRÉCY’S NEW MACCHI FIGHTERS BOOK

Crécy Publishing’s new reference book 'Macchi Fighters' is an unmissable reference tool if you're building on a theme of World War Two Italian fighter aircraft.

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‘BEAST MODE’ 1/72 F-35A FROM ITALERI

Italeri has re-issued its 1/72 F-35A Lightning II with extra parts for the ‘Beast Mode’ weapons fit and a new decal sheet 

NORMANDY AIR WAR SET REISSUED BY HELLER Review Premium

NORMANDY AIR WAR SET REISSUED BY HELLER

Heller has reissued its 1/72 Normandy Air War package, offering P-51D and Fw 190A-8 fighter kits plus figures.

GREENSTRAWBERRY UPGRADES FOR ‘LOST IN SPACE’ CHARIOT Review Premium

GREENSTRAWBERRY UPGRADES FOR ‘LOST IN SPACE’ CHARIOT

Greenstrawberry's new and bespoke upgrades for Doll & Hobby's 1/35 Lost in Space Chariot offer heaps of detail for sci-fi modellers.

RAF PILOT BUST FROM RDG MINIATURES Review Premium

RAF PILOT BUST FROM RDG MINIATURES

Figure painters, or modellers making their first forays into the genre, have a splendid option with RDG Miniatures' 1/6 scale RAF Pilot 1944 bust.

KAGERO UKRAINE AT WAR PART 1 BOOK/DECAL COMBO Review Freemium

KAGERO UKRAINE AT WAR PART 1 BOOK/DECAL COMBO

If it's topicality you seek, Kagero's new Topcolors 'Ukraine at War Part 1' book offers plenty of reference, plus decals in three different scales.