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TWO-SEAT ‘SKOL’ VIGGEN FROM SPECIAL HOBBY Review Premium

TWO-SEAT ‘SKOL’ VIGGEN FROM SPECIAL HOBBY

Chris Clifford

Having released a 1/72 two-seat Viggen four years ago, as part of a dual kit/reference book package, Special Hobby has now issued the model on its own.

Chris Clifford
AIRFIX’S BOOMERANG COMES BACK! Review Premium

AIRFIX’S BOOMERANG COMES BACK!

Chris Clifford

Airfix's Vintage Classics range now has the 1/72 CA-13 Boomerang fighter in its ranks. A drop of nostalgia anyone?

Chris Clifford
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Review: Gecko Models delivers 1/35 British Infantry Figures in MTP

John Fuller

Chinese firm Gecko Models has released two sets depicting British Infantry labelled as between 2010-16, as defined by their use of Multi-Terrain Pattern camouflage.

John Fuller
REVELL APACHE HELICOPTER REISSUE Review Premium

REVELL APACHE HELICOPTER REISSUE

Chris Clifford

Revell has reissued its 1990 AH-64A Apache kit... which is actually Hasegawa tooling. Read our in-box review.

Chris Clifford
COLOURFUL BRÉGUET BIPLANE FROM KP Review Premium

COLOURFUL BRÉGUET BIPLANE FROM KP

Chris Clifford

If you're a biplane fan you may want to take the plunge with KP's new 1/72 Breguet Br 14 kits. See a review of the Br 14B here.

Chris Clifford
DOG SOLDIER: MONOGRAM B-24D REISSUED BY REVELL Review Premium

DOG SOLDIER: MONOGRAM B-24D REISSUED BY REVELL

Chris Clifford

Monogram's 1/48 Liberator bomber has been reissued as a B-24D by Revell. Read our full review of this classic tooling.

Chris Clifford
NEW MANDALORIAN FIGURE FROM REVELL Review Premium

NEW MANDALORIAN FIGURE FROM REVELL

Chris Clifford and Stu Fone

Fans of Disney+ show The Mandalorian should will welcome Revell's new 1/9 figure kit of the titular hero, Din Djarin.

Chris Clifford and Stu Fone
TAKOM’S 2 in 1 MAMMUT Review Premium

TAKOM’S 2 in 1 MAMMUT

Chris Clifford and Stu Fone

Takom has issued yet another 1/35 notional armour subject... this time the German Mammut with alternative main guns and engine deck detail.

Chris Clifford and Stu Fone
GREENHOUSE REPLICA BY ROLIFE Review Premium

GREENHOUSE REPLICA BY ROLIFE

Chris Clifford

A completely different modelling option lies in Rolife's delightful new mixed-media Cathy's Flower House greenhouse kit.

Chris Clifford
ANTI-ROCKET IRON DOME FROM MAGIC FACTORY Review Premium

ANTI-ROCKET IRON DOME FROM MAGIC FACTORY

Stu Fone

Chinese firm Magic Factory has become the first to produce the Israeli Iron Dome anti-rocket/mortar system, in 1/35 scale. Read our full review.

Stu Fone
CAPRONI 313/314 REISSUED BY ITALERI Review Premium

CAPRONI 313/314 REISSUED BY ITALERI

Chris Clifford

Italeri has marked its 60th anniversary by reissuing several classic kits in limited-edition format. One of these is the 1/72 Caproni Ca 313/314.

Chris Clifford
GERMAN ARMED TRAWLER FROM ICM Review Premium

German Armed Trawler from ICM

Chris Clifford

ICM has released a delightful 1/350 World War Two German Navy armed fishing boat, reviewed here by Chris Clifford.

Chris Clifford
NEW-TOOL GERMAN HALF-TRACK FROM ACADEMY Review Premium

NEW-TOOL GERMAN HALF-TRACK FROM ACADEMY

Chris Clifford

German armour fans will welcome the 1/35 new-tool Sd.Kfz.251/1 Ausf.C half-track from Academy, which has individual-link tracks... all for just £29.99!

Chris Clifford
MiniArt US G7117 1.5t 4x4 Cargo Truck and winch for 1/35 scale Review Freemium

MiniArt US G7117 1.5t 4x4 Cargo Truck and winch for 1/35 scale

MiniArt has followed its 1/35 Chevrolet G7107 truck with a G7117 cargo version, which also features a chassis-mounted winch.

MiniArt US 1/5ton 4x4 G506 flatbed truck kit Review Premium

MiniArt US 1.5ton 4x4 G506 flatbed truck for 1/35 scale

MiniArt has tweaked its 1/35 Chevrolet G506-series truck kit to represent a civilian flatbed version, which also contains a load formed from wooden barrels and a driver figure.

DRAWING-BOARD LUFTWAFFE BOMBER FROM TAKOM Review Premium

DRAWING-BOARD LUFTWAFFE BOMBER FROM TAKOM

Chris Clifford

Takom will please many 'what-if' fans with its new 1/72 Sänger-Bredt Silbervogel bomber with atomic stores.

Chris Clifford
SPECIAL HOBBY’S BREDA RETURNS Review Premium

SPECIAL HOBBY’S BREDA RETURNS

Chris Clifford

Special Hobby's 12-year-old 1/48 Breda 65 is reissued in a limited-edition package, with new decals for Italian aircraft in the Spanish Civil War.

Chris Clifford
HASEGAWA 1/48 HARRIER REISSUED BY HOBBY 2000 Review Premium

HASEGAWA 1/48 HARRIER REISSUED BY HOBBY 2000

Chris Clifford

Hasegawa's 1/48 Harrier GR.7/9 has been reissued by Hobby 2000 via an exclusive commission from Tiger Hobbies.

Chris Clifford
REVELL’S LARGE-SCALE ‘109 REWORKED Review Premium

REVELL’S LARGE-SCALE ‘109 REWORKED

Chris Clifford

Revell's budget 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109 tooling from 2013 has been reworked to provide G-2/G-4 formats with new decals.

Chris Clifford
AIRFIX BASSET REPRISE Review Premium

AIRFIX BASSET REPRISE

Airfix's original 1/72 Beagle Basset from 1968 has been reissued in the company's Vintage Classics range.

ISRADECAL REINTRODUCES IBEX’S T-6 TEXAN II Review Premium

ISRADECAL REINTRODUCES IBEX’S T-6 TEXAN II

Ibex's original 1/48 T-6 Texan II has been reissued by IsraDecal in four new boxings, each with different markings.

MUSTARD LOW-SPEED RESEARCH VEHICLE BY FREIGHTDOG Review Premium

MUSTARD LOW-SPEED RESEARCH VEHICLE BY FREIGHTDOG

Freightdog Models bridges the gap between aircraft and space genres with its new mixed-media BAC Mustard Lifting-Body Glider... reviewed here in full.

MULTI-FORMAT TRACTOR BY THUNDER MODEL Review Premium

MULTI-FORMAT TRACTOR BY THUNDER MODEL

Thunder Model has reworked its pleasing 1/35 Case-built US Army Tractor to offer standard and loader formats, driver armour and a civilian version.

NEW TOOL: F-16A MLU NATO VIPER FROM KINETIC Review Premium

NEW TOOL: F-16A MLU NATO VIPER FROM KINETIC

Kinetic sets new standards the first of its all-new 1/48 F-16 toolings, this depicting the MLU NATO Viper. Read our in-depth review.

EXTRA ‘BITE’ FOR REVELL’S ELCO PT BOAT Review Premium

EXTRA ‘BITE’ FOR REVELL’S ELCO PT BOAT

Revell has added new parts to its 2018 Elco 80ft Patrol Torpedo Boat, to replicate the vessel PT-160 with a Thunderbolt gun mount. Read our full review.

CLASSIC SCI-FI ROBOT FROM X-PLUS Review Premium

CLASSIC SCI-FI ROBOT FROM X-PLUS

The famous robot from pioneering 1927 sci-fi film Metropolis has been released in 1/8 scale by X-Plus.

ARMORY UPDATES ITS FLYCATCHER Review Premium

ARMORY UPDATES ITS FLYCATCHER

Ukraine's Armory has released a new version of its delightful 1/48 Fairey Flycatcher, this time on wooden floats.

DORA’S NEW VULTEE VENGEANCE Review Premium

DORA’S NEW VULTEE VENGEANCE

A new-tool 1/48 Vultee Vengeance has been released by Dora Wings... and it's a stunner. Read our in-depth review of the kit.

ITALERI REISSUE OF FUJIMI ‘FISHBED’ Review Premium

ITALERI REISSUE OF FUJIMI ‘FISHBED’

Chris Clifford discovers that the Fujimi 1/72 MiG-21bis, reissued by Italeri, still stands up well after three decades.

NEW-TOOL: AERO 11 FROM SPECIAL HOBBY Review Premium

NEW-TOOL: AERO 11 FROM SPECIAL HOBBY

Special Hobby has produced the world's first 1/72 styrene kit of the Aero Ab-11 biplane. Read our full review.