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SPECIALTY PRESS AIRCRAFT ENGINE BOOK FROM CRÉCY

Chris Clifford

If you enjoy engine detailing as part of your aircraft modelling, the new Specialty Press reference book on US powerplants is invaluable.

Chris Clifford
3D-PRINTED GERMAN TYPE UBI SUBMARINE FROM ASK DISTRIBUTION Review Premium

3D-PRINTED GERMAN TYPE UBI SUBMARINE FROM ASK DISTRIBUTION

Chris Clifford

Modellers of naval subjects have a stunning new option in ASK Distribution's 1/72 3D-printed/PE Type UBI submarine.

Chris Clifford
AIRFIX BOND BUG IS BACK! Review Premium

AIRFIX BOND BUG IS BACK!

Chris Clifford

With record pre-orders, Airfix's 1/32 Bond Bug now joins the firm's popular Vintage Classics series.

Chris Clifford
AVRO MANCHESTER MK.Ia REISSUE FROM PLANET MODELS Review Premium

AVRO MANCHESTER MK.Ia REISSUE FROM PLANET MODELS

Chris Clifford

Bomber fans will welcome the return of Planet Models' 1/72 Avro Manchester... a resin kit with good detail, but a great canvas for scratch-building too.

Chris Clifford
NEW 1/48 P-47B THUNDERBOLT FROM DORA WINGS Review Premium

NEW 1/48 P-47B THUNDERBOLT FROM DORA WINGS

Chris Clifford

Thunderbolt fans can grow their collections courtesy of Dora Wings' new and splendidly detailed 1/48 P-47B. It comes with markings for USAAF and Brazilian airframes.

Chris Clifford
CANFORA WINGSPAN 5 BOOK RELEASED Review Freemium

CANFORA WINGSPAN 5 BOOK RELEASED

Chris Clifford

Canfora Publishing's fifth edition of its popular Wingspan modelling series is now available and it offers ten builds, all of World War One aircraft.

Chris Clifford
1/72 HAWKER HART AND DEMON BY AMG Review Premium

NEW 1/72 HAWKER HART AND DEMON BY AMG

Chris Clifford

Modellers interested in Silver Period aircraft will be delighted with Arsenal Model Group's new 1/72 styrene Hawker Hart and Demon kits.

Chris Clifford
PANZER TRACTS PANZER IVH/J REFERENCE Review Premium

PANZER TRACTS PANZER IVH/J REFERENCE

Chris Clifford

Building the Panzer IV Ausf.H/J and need reference? Look no further than the updated Panzer Tracts book on these variants, which offers superb photos and highly detailed scale drawings.

Chris Clifford
HELLER 1/72 FLANKER REISSUED Review Premium

HELLER 1/72 FLANKER REISSUED

Chris Clifford

Markings for six different Ukrainian Air Force airframes accompany Heller's re-released 1/72 Sukhoi Su-27, which can be built in single- or two-seat format. Digital camouflage decals are provided too!

Chris Clifford
GORGEOUS GHIBLI: ITALERI’S NEW-TOOL AMX Review Premium

GORGEOUS GHIBLI: ITALERI’S NEW-TOOL AMX

Chris Clifford

Italeri has released its new-tool 1/72 AMX Ghibli fighter-bomber... and it might just be the firm's best-ever aircraft kit in this scale.

Chris Clifford
ITALERI 1/48 F/A-18F RE-RELEASE Review Premium

ITALERI 1/48 F/A-18F RE-RELEASE

Chris Clifford

Italeri's 1/48 F/A-18F Super Hornet has been re-released with stunning new decals... but the kit needs work to ensure an accurate replica.

Chris Clifford
AK INTERACTIVE 1/35 NEW-TOOL LAND ROVER 88 SERIES IIA CRANE-TOW TRUCK Review Premium

AK INTERACTIVE 1/35 NEW-TOOL LAND ROVER 88 SERIES IIA CRANE-TOW TRUCK

Stu Fone

AK Interactive's third new-tool 1/35 Land Rover release is this Series IIA Crane-Tow Truck, with three attractive colour schemes.

Stu Fone
AIRFIX NEW-TOOL McLAREN 765LT REVIEW Review Premium

AIRFIX NEW-TOOL McLAREN 765LT REVIEW

Chris Clifford

Airfix's new-tool 1/43 McLaren 765LT offers a stunning level of detail despite the relatively low parts count.

Chris Clifford
THE DARKEST HOUR VOLUME 2 Review Freemium

THE DARKEST HOUR VOLUME 2

Chris Clifford

Helion & Co's The Darkest Hour Vol.2 is now available, further explaining Japan's 1942 offensive in the Indian Ocean... with useful visual reference for modellers.

Chris Clifford
REWORKED SEAFIRE 46 FROM SPECIAL HOBBY Review Premium

REWORKED SEAFIRE 46 FROM SPECIAL HOBBY

Chris Clifford

Special Hobby has reworked its 1/72 Seafire F.46 so you can now also portray the FR.46 fighter-recce variant.

Chris Clifford
HK MODELS 1/32 A-20G HAVOC REVIEW Review Premium

HK MODELS 1/32 A-20G HAVOC REVIEW

Chris Clifford

HK Models has released what is arguably it's best kit so far, in the shape of a 1/32 Douglas A-20G Havoc with six-gun nose. It's brimming with detail.

Chris Clifford
ITALERI REISSUES NITTO PORSCHE RSR Review Premium

ITALERI REISSUES NITTO PORSCHE RSR

Chris Clifford

Porsche fans can now tackle Nitto's original 1/24 Porsche Carrera RSR Turbo thanks to a re-release by Italeri, which adds stunning decals for two Martini cars at 1974's Le Mans.

Chris Clifford
AIRFIX BUFFALO AVAILABLE AGAIN Review Premium

AIRFIX BUFFALO AVAILABLE AGAIN

Chris Clifford

Airfix's Vintage Classics range now welcomes the 1/72 Brewster Buffalo, first tooled in 1972.

Chris Clifford
ICM’S NEW SINO-CENTRIC I-16 BOXING Review Premium

ICM’S NEW SINO-CENTRIC I-16 BOXING

Chris Clifford

ICM has now added three figures to its 1/32 Polikarpov I-16 Type 10, with Chinese markings. Read our full review of this useful package.

Chris Clifford
NEW FIRE-FIGHTING GUARDIAN FROM SPECIAL HOBBY Review Premium

NEW FIRE-FIGHTING GUARDIAN FROM SPECIAL HOBBY

Chris Clifford

Special Hobby has added new decals to its previous 1/48 Grumman Guardian kit, to produce a civilian fire-fighting version, with decals for three smart-looking airframes.

Chris Clifford
ITALERI’S 1/48 F-16 RETURNS WITH NEW DECALS Review Premium

ITALERI’S 1/48 F-16 RETURNS WITH NEW DECALS

Chris Clifford

If you can't quite stretch to Kinetic's new-tool 1/48 F-16, Italeri's reissued 'Viper' is a wallet-friendly alternative, which also offers a stunning decal sheet.

Chris Clifford
NEW SCHIFFER CATALINA BOOK Review Freemium

NEW SCHIFFER CATALINA BOOK

Chris Clifford

No matter which PBY Catalina kit you might consider building - or maybe several on a theme - Schiffer's new hardback reference on the type is a worthwhile investment.

Chris Clifford
GERMAN SOLDIERS IN CAFÉ BY MINIART Review Premium

MINIART GERMAN SOLDIERS IN CAFÉ

Chris Clifford

Want to create a diorama showing military men off duty? If so, MiniArt's new 1/35 German Soldiers in Cafe set offers a wealth of potential.

Chris Clifford
ACADEMY’S NEW 1/72 TOMCAT BOXING Review Premium

ACADEMY’S NEW 1/72 TOMCAT BOXING

Chris Clifford

Academy has added fresh decals to its new-tool 1/72 Tomcat parts, to provide a 'Jolly Rogers' F-14B boxing.

Chris Clifford
A&A MODELS NEW-TOOL 1/72 HAWK 200 Review Premium

A&A MODELS NEW-TOOL 1/72 HAWK 200

Chris Clifford

Modellers who have craved a 1/72 BAe Hawk 200 can now get cracking on the new 1/72 tooling from Ukraine's A&A Models.

Chris Clifford
ITALERI 1/48 SKYHAWK COMEBACK Review Premium

ITALERI 1/48 SKYHAWK COMEBACK

Chris Clifford

The ex-ESCI 1/48 A-4E/F/G tooling has been re-released by Italeri, with a stunning new decal sheet, but with a mix of raised and engraved panel lines, it's ripe for a rejuvenation project.

Chris Clifford
TAMIYA’S 1/20 PORSCHE 935 RETURNS Review Premium

TAMIYA’S 1/20 PORSCHE 935 RETURNS

Chris Clifford

Back on the track! Tamiya has reissued its 1/20 Porsche 935 in stunning Martini race livery from 1976.

Chris Clifford
AIRFIX AUSTER ANTARCTIC IS BACK! Review Premium

AIRFIX AUSTER ANTARCTIC IS BACK!

Chris Clifford

Airfix's 1/72 Auster Antarctic has been reissued as part of the Vintage Classics range, after an almost 20-year absence. Read our review on this popular kit.

Chris Clifford
PANZER TRACTS BERGEPANTHER BOOK Review Freemium

PANZER TRACTS BERGEPANTHER BOOK

Chris Clifford

Reason to rejoice... Panzer Tracts books are now available via Panzerwrecks in the UK - and the latter has just released a reworked volume on Germany's Bergepanther family.

Chris Clifford
NEW REGGIANE FIGHTER BOOK FROM MMP Review Freemium

NEW REGGIANE FIGHTER BOOK FROM MMP

Chris Clifford

Italian Air Force fan? If so, MMP's new book on Reggiane RE 2000, 2002 and 2003 fighters is splendid reference... but it also covers export users of the types.

Chris Clifford