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RE-WORKED PANZER TRACTS BOOK – Sf. ARTILLERIE

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

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

BORDER MODEL 1/35 LATE HUMMEL IN-BOX REVIEW

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

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

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

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.

NEW DETAIL & SCALE A-6 REFERENCE Review Freemium

NEW DETAIL & SCALE A-6 REFERENCE

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.

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UKRAINIAN FLANKER-B FROM IBG MODELS

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.

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NEW TOOL 1/35 MRZR D4 FROM MAGIC FACTORY

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

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

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

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BRENGUN’S NEW 1/72 LETOV Š4a LATE

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

INSIDE FORMULA 1 BOOK FROM SCHIFFER Review Freemium

INSIDE FORMULA 1 BOOK FROM SCHIFFER

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

BLOODHOUND ENTERS AIRFIX VINTAGE CLASSICS RANGE Review Premium

BLOODHOUND ENTERS AIRFIX VINTAGE CLASSICS RANGE

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

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PLANET MODELS’ MULTI-MEDIA FORDSON WOT2E

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

CRÉCY’S REISSUED HEINKEL He 162 BOOK Review Premium

CRÉCY’S REISSUED HEINKEL He 162 BOOK

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.

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

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

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.

PLANET MODELS MORRIS CS9 REWORK Review Premium

PLANET MODELS MORRIS CS9 REWORK

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.

STUNNING NEW He 115 BOOK FROM CHANDOS Review Freemium

STUNNING NEW He 115 BOOK FROM CHANDOS

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.

1/144 MISTEL 5 COMBINATION FROM BRENGUN Review Premium

1/144 MISTEL 5 COMBINATION FROM BRENGUN

Luftwaffe fans who prefer smaller scales have a pleasing option in Brengun's new 1/144 Mistel 5 combination, featuring an He 162 and Arado E 377.

REVELL APLHA JET 50TH ANNIVERSARY TRIO Review Premium

REVELL APLHA JET 50TH ANNIVERSARY TRIO

Fans of small-scale aircraft - especially jets - have an interesting item in Revell's 50th anniversary Alpha Jet package, offering three whole kits in 1/144 scale.

SWORD NEW RF-8 CRUSADER REVIEW Review Premium

SWORD NEW RF-8 CRUSADER REVIEW

Sword fills a huge gap in the market with its new-tool 1/72 RF-8A/G Crusader kits. Read our full review of the 'A' boxing.

DETAIL & SCALE B-24 REFERENCE Review Freemium

DETAIL & SCALE B-24 REFERENCE

Plan to build the B-24 or its derivatives? If so, Detail & Scale's recent reference book will be invaluable for detail.

ITALERI REISSUES 1/48 HURRICANE IIC Review Premium

ITALERI REISSUES 1/48 HURRICANE IIC

Italeri's own 1/48 Hurricane Mk.IIc has been reissued with fresh decals for six different airframes.

1/72 LVG C.VI BIPLANE REISSUE BY KP Review Premium

1/72 LVG C.VI BIPLANE REISSUE BY KP

KP's splendid 1/72 LVG C.VI has been re-released with three fresh German 1918 colour schemes.

NEW JAPANESE ARTILLERY FROM BORDER MODEL Review Premium

NEW JAPANESE ARTILLERY FROM BORDER MODEL

Fans of artillery pieces won't want to miss Border Model's splendid, detail-packed 1/35 Imperial Japanese Army 28cm Howitzer from 1905.

GREAT WALL HOBBY 1/72 F-15C MSIP II IN-BOX REVIEW Review Premium

GREAT WALL HOBBY 1/72 F-15C MSIP II IN-BOX REVIEW

If you're in the market for a 1/72 F-15C Eagle, Great Wall Hobby's tooling offers superlative detail, as described throughout our in-box review.

NEW 1/48 CORSAIR FROM MAGIC FACTORY Review Premium

NEW 1/48 CORSAIR FROM MAGIC FACTORY

Tamiya's 'Best 1/48 Corsair' crown has been snatched by the new tooling from Magic Factory, which allows replication of the F4U-1A and night-fighting F4U-2.

LACI 1/48 KIRBY KITE GLIDER IN-BOX REVIEW Review Premium

LACI 1/48 KIRBY KITE GLIDER IN-BOX REVIEW

If you're modelling on a gliders theme, you'll almost certainly want to add LACI's splendid 1/48 3D-printed Slingsby T6 Kirby Kite BGA 400 to your collection.