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MINIART ADAPTS 1/35 PaK 40 Review Premium

MINIART ADAPTS 1/35 PaK 40

Chris Clifford

Military modellers keen on towed weaponry will welcome MiniArt's decision to offer a Late Production Pak 40 anti-tank gun.

Chris Clifford
KOVOZÁVODY PROSTĚJOV’S NEW 1/72 AERO Ae-45 FAMILY Review Premium

KOVOZÁVODY PROSTĚJOV’S NEW 1/72 AERO Ae-45 FAMILY

Chris Clifford

If you're looking for a less obvious aircraft type, or you favour the machines built by Aero, don't miss KP's new 1/72 Ae-45 family.

Chris Clifford
F-15 REFERENCE FROM SCHIFFER Review Freemium

F-15 REFERENCE FROM SCHIFFER

Chris Clifford

If you're a novice with building the F-15 and need wallet-friendly reference, Schiffer's recent hardback on the type is worth considering.

Chris Clifford
NEW BRITISH AIRCRAFT SPECIFICATIONS BOOK FROM AIR-BRITAIN Review Freemium

NEW BRITISH AIRCRAFT SPECIFICATIONS BOOK FROM AIR-BRITAIN

Chris Clifford

Air-Britain has published its second volume examining British Aircraft Specifications, this time focusing on 1950 to 1976... and there's plenty of reference for modellers.

Chris Clifford
BORDER MODEL ‘KHARKOV’ TIGER I BOXING Review Premium

BORDER MODEL ‘KHARKOV’ TIGER I BOXING

Chris Clifford

Border Model has again adapted its new-tool 1/35 Tiger I to portray tanks seen at the February 1943 Battle of Kharkov.

Chris Clifford
REFRESHED ZLIN Z-142 FROM KP Review Freemium

REFRESHED ZLIN Z-142 FROM KP

Chris Clifford

If you're into trainers, don't miss KP's reissue of its 1/72 Zlin Z-142, with fresh colour schemes.

Chris Clifford
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EDUARD’S NEW-TOOL 1/48 Bf 109K

Stu Fone

Having delighted modellers with its recent 1/48 Bf 109G-series kits, Eduard has now turned its attention to the type’s successor – and final production – variant, the Bf 109K-4.

Stu Fone
NEW-TOOL 1/72 FAIREY DELTA 2 FROM DORA WINGS Review Premium

NEW-TOOL 1/72 FAIREY DELTA 2 FROM DORA WINGS

Chris Clifford

Modellers who favour experimental aircraft have reason to rejoice with the release of Dora Wings' new-tool 1/72 Fairey Delta FD.2... reviewed in full here.

Chris Clifford
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SPECIAL HOBBY’S 1/48 AIRSPEED OXFORD RETURNS

Stu Fone

The RAF’s ‘airborne classroom’ returns in 1/48 scale, thanks to a re-issue of Special Hobby’s Airspeed Oxford Mk.I

Stu Fone
CRÉCY MISTEL BOOK REVIEW Review Freemium

CRÉCY MISTEL BOOK REVIEW

Chris Clifford

If you fancy building Luftwaffe's World War Two Mistel aircraft composites, there's no better reference then Crécy’s revised book on the subject.

Chris Clifford

RE-WORKED PANZER TRACTS BOOK – Sf. ARTILLERIE

Chris Clifford

Modellers planning builds of German self-propelled artillery shouldn't miss the revised Panzer Tracts volume covering vehicles such as the Wespe and Hummel.

Chris Clifford
BORDER MODEL 1/35 LATE HUMMEL IN-BOX REVIEW Review Premium

BORDER MODEL 1/35 LATE HUMMEL IN-BOX REVIEW

Chris Clifford

Border Model's1/35 Late Production Hummel is a fine option for modellers who favour tracked artillery subjects. Read our in-box review.

Chris Clifford
ZOUKEI-MURA NEW-TOOL FOCKE-WULF Fw 190A-4 Review Premium

ZOUKEI-MURA NEW-TOOL FOCKE-WULF Fw 190A-4

Chris Clifford

Zoukei-Mura's impressive Super Wing Series now offers a new-tool 1/32 Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-4, packed with detail inside and out.

Chris Clifford
NEW DETAIL & SCALE A-6 REFERENCE Review Freemium

NEW DETAIL & SCALE A-6 REFERENCE

Chris Clifford

Having already released a reference book on US Navy frontline A-6 Intruders, Detail & Scale now offers a focus on US Marine Corps airframes, plus US Navy test machines.

Chris Clifford
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UKRAINIAN FLANKER-B FROM IBG MODELS

Stu Fone

Polish firm IBG Models has joined up with Foxbot to re-box the Trumpeter Su-27 Flanker-B in Ukrainian markings as Stu Fone discovers.

Stu Fone
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NEW TOOL 1/35 MRZR D4 FROM MAGIC FACTORY

Stu Fone

Magic Factory’s all-new 1/35 MRZR D4 is a welcome addition, covering a subject that’s received little attention previously.

Stu Fone

Revell’s New-Tool 1/24 N-1 Starfighter

Stu Fone

Zooming to a model shop near you, Revell’s 1/24 N-1 Starfighter is a superb replica of this highly modified sci-fi spacecraft

Stu Fone
Letov Š4a late biplane… Review Premium

BRENGUN’S NEW 1/72 LETOV Š4a LATE

Chris Clifford

Brengun has added new parts to its 1/72 Letov Š4 biplane, so the product now replicates the Š4a with different engine. Learn more in our full review.

Chris Clifford
THUNDER MODEL’S NEW CLARKTOR 6 AIRFIELD TRACTOR WITH BOMB TRAILERS Review Premium

THUNDER MODEL’S NEW CLARKTOR 6 AIRFIELD TRACTOR WITH BOMB TRAILERS

Chris Clifford

Thunder Model has now released its new-tool 1/32 Clarktor airfield tractor with bomb trailers... ideal for large-scale aircraft dioramas.

Chris Clifford
MINIART 1/72 MILITARY BREAKTHROUGH WITH StuG III AUSF. G Review Premium

MINIART 1/72 MILITARY BREAKTHROUGH WITH StuG III AUSF. G

Chris Clifford

Ukraine's MiniArt has released its first-ever 1/72 military kit, in the shape of a StuG III Ausf. G Feb 1943 Alkett Production.

Chris Clifford
INSIDE FORMULA 1 BOOK FROM SCHIFFER Review Freemium

INSIDE FORMULA 1 BOOK FROM SCHIFFER

Chris Clifford

Motorsport modellers will love Schiffer Publishing's sumptuous new hardback, featuring Formula 1 images from 1950-1922.

Chris Clifford
EXCLUSIVE: BORDER MODEL AKAGI BRIDGE W/ FLIGHT DECK AND KATE IN-BOX REVIEW Review Premium

EXCLUSIVE: BORDER MODEL AKAGI BRIDGE W/ FLIGHT DECK AND KATE IN-BOX REVIEW

Chris Clifford

Border Model's 1/35 kit range just got more impressive by combining a Japanese Akagi carrier deck section and island with a B5N2 Kate aircraft.

Chris Clifford
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TAMIYA’S MAGNIFICENT NEW 1/48 F-35B LIGHTNING II

Stu Fone

Stu Fone reviews the new Tamiya 1/48 F-35B Lightning II and finds there's more to it than expected.

Stu Fone
CHRIS CLIFFORD appraises X-Scale’s new-tool 1/144 styrene rendering of the Hawker Siddeley Trident 1c. Review Premium

ALL-NEW TRIDENT AIRLINER FROM X-SCALE

Chris Clifford

Having already excited airliner fans with new 1/144 DC-8 kits, X-Scale has now released a Trident 1C.

Chris Clifford
BLOODHOUND ENTERS AIRFIX VINTAGE CLASSICS RANGE Review Premium

BLOODHOUND ENTERS AIRFIX VINTAGE CLASSICS RANGE

Chris Clifford

After a 15-year absence, Airfix's 1/76 Bristol Bloodhound surface-to-air missile is back as part of the Vintage classics range.

Chris Clifford
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PLANET MODELS’ MULTI-MEDIA FORDSON WOT2E

Stu Fone

Planet Models’ new-tool resin 1/72 Fordson WOT2E truck is a delight, as Stu Fone discovers

Stu Fone
CRÉCY’S REISSUED HEINKEL He 162 BOOK Review Premium

CRÉCY’S REISSUED HEINKEL He 162 BOOK

Chris Clifford

Got Heinkel He 162 builds planned? You can ensure all your models are accurate with Crécy Publishing's reissued and impressive reference book on the type.

Chris Clifford
ALL-NEW 1/72 A-6A INTRUDER FROM TRUMPETER Review Premium

ALL-NEW 1/72 A-6A INTRUDER FROM TRUMPETER

Stu Fone

Trumpeter's new-tool 1/72 A-6A Intruder is now available, but while it offers pleasing detail it's not without its faults. Get the lowdown here.

Stu Fone
PLANET MODELS MORRIS CS9 REWORK Review Premium

PLANET MODELS MORRIS CS9 REWORK

Chris Clifford

Special Hobby sub-brand Planet Models has issued a second boxing of its 1/72 resin Morris CS9 light armoured car, this time with new parts and North Africa Campaign decals.

Chris Clifford
STUNNING NEW He 115 BOOK FROM CHANDOS Review Freemium

STUNNING NEW He 115 BOOK FROM CHANDOS

Chris Clifford

If you seek the best possible reference material on the Heinkel He 115 floatplane for your build projects, Chandos' superb new hardback on the type is a must.

Chris Clifford