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NOCTURNAL STUKA BY SPECIAL HOBBY
Having reissued Academy's 1/72 Stuka with new styrene parts to portray the D-5, Special Hobby now also offers the D-5/N night attack variant.
OBSCURE KAMIKAZE: KOKUSAI TA-GO BY BRENGUN
A little-known part of Japan's Kamikaze family - the Kokusai Ta-Go - has been released in 1/72 scale by Brengun.
NEW TOOL: F-35B LIGHTNING II FROM ITALERI
At last we have a well-detailed and up-to-date 1/48 F-35B, courtesy of Italeri. Here we relay the kit's plus points and mishaps.
NEW TOOL: SPECIAL HOBBY L-4 GRASSHOPPER
Piper's L-4 Grasshopper is the subject of a new 1/48 tooling by Special Hobby. It's beautifully detailed, offering PE and 3D-printed parts besides the styrene.
ITALERI REISSUES ESCI FREEDOM FIGHTER
Italeri has reissued ESCI's thoroughly decent 1980s 1/72 F-5A Freedom Fighter. It comes with a stunning new decal sheet offering six colour schemes.
New-Tool Biplane from Kovozávody Prostějov: 1/72 Salmson 2 A.2 and Kawasaki Otsu-1
Czech firm Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) has added an unusual biplane type to its roster of 1/72 model kits, depicting the Salmson 2 A.2 and licence-built Kawasaki Otsu-1 variant.
FORK-TAILED DEVIL: TAMIYA’S NEW P-38J
Having already delighted modellers with its superb 1/48 P-38F Lightning, the firm has now reworked the tooling to provide the later P-38J.
NEW FOCKE-WULF ‘DORA’ PACKAGE FROM IBG MODELS
Having already released its superb 1/72 Fw 190D-9 in two forms earlier this year, IBG Models has now created a 2 in 1 package, offering whole D-9 and D-11 kits.
NEW TOOL: SPAD 510 DEBUT BY AZUR-FRROM
The world's first styrene SPAD 510 biplane has been produced by Azur-FRROM in 1/72 scale, in two separate boxings.
PORSCHE ENDURANCE LEGEND FROM REVELL
Fujimi's generally excellent 1/24 Porsche 917K has been reissued as a limited-edition boxing, replicating the 1970 Le Mans-winning car.
NEW TOOL: HARTMANN’S Bf 109 ‘WHITE 1’ FROM ZOUKEI-MURA
Zoukei-Mura's acclaimed Super Wing Series now features a new-tool 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14/U4, packed with interior detail.
FONTHILL’S USAFE TACTICAL UNITS BOOK
Fonthill Media's new book USAFE Tactical Units is a splendid reference for modellers building aircraft based in the UK from 1950-92.
CANINE SABRE: REVELL’s F-86D IS BACK!
Cold War Jet fans will welcome the return of the 1/48 Monogram/Revell F-86D... it's the best on the market in this scale.
CHARISMATIC SPARROWHAWK: NEW S.79 BOOK FROM CRÉCY
If you're modelling the Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero bomber, Crécy's sumptuous new hardback on the type is an invaluable reference work.
NEW TOOL: EDUARD’S 1/48 WILDCAT
Eduard's hotly anticipated new-tool 1/48 Grumman Wildcat is finally here, in ProfiPACK format... and it's a cracker!
NEW TOOL: RODEN’S RC-135V/W RIVET JOINT
The secretive RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft has been newly kitted in 1/144 by Ukrainian firm Roden, in V/W format, as CHRIS CLIFFORD reports.
New 1/48 Cheetah D lands from Kinetic
Kinetic’s range of 1/48 Mirage III and derivative model kits has expanded with the arrival of the Atlas Cheetah D. Discover what’s new in this iteration here.
Airfix Model World's latest Accessory Reviews!
Check out the latest batch of accessory reviews from the team at Airfix Model World, with options for upgrading models and enhancing detail.
Decal Review: On Target 1/72 USCG HH-65 Dolphin & MH-68A Stingray
Air Graphic’s second batch of search and rescue helicopter schemes concentrates on two types operated by the US Coast Guard – the MH-68A Stingray (based on the Augusta A-109) and HH-65 Dolphin (Eurocopter/Airbus Helicopters AS365) – and offers 24 schemes.
Decal Review: Syhart 1/48 Mirage 2000-5F ‘70 ans EC3/11’ and ‘100 ans SPA88’
Fans of Mirage 2000s and anniversary schemes are in for a real treat thanks to this sheet from Syhart, which provides decals for two specially marked aircraft.
Decal Review: Decales Global TWA 727-100 Twin Globe
Suitable for any 1/144 kit of the type, Decales Global’s markings supply the livery for Trans World Airlines (TWA) Boeing 727-100s with small logos behind the fore entry door.
Decal Review: Decalpool Ford Chip Ganassi Team GT #67 Le Mans GTLM ’19
Modellers with Revell’s 1/24 Ford GT Le Mans racing car can apply an alternative livery with these Decalpool markings – that of the #67 car raced at the Circuit de la Sarthe in 2019.
Going MAD: Special Hobby’s 1/48 AF-3S Guardian ‘MAD Boom’
Czech firm Special Hobby has re-issued its 1/48 scale Grumman AF-3S Guardian kit, complete with the distinctive MAD boom. Check out exclusive parts photos in AMW’s review here.
Decal Review: MILSPEC A-4E Skyhawk VA-152 'Wild Aces'
While later A-4s from VA-152 (nicknamed variously as Friendlies, Mavericks and Fighting Aces) are served poorly by kit manufacturers – just Fujimi’s 1/72 A-4B has markings for this squadron – there’s a thriving aftermarket scene, such as this example from MILSPEC for an A-4E assigned to the USS Shangri-La during the unit’s last operational cruise from March-December 1970.
Decal Review: Star Decals M4A1 Shermans coming ashore
Released to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, this sheet is focused on the 75mm main gun-equipped M4A1 Sherman, including snorkel-fitted and Duplex Drive ‘Donald Duck’ variants.
Decal Review: H-Models Mitsubishi Zero over Saipan
H-Models’ 1/48 Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Model 52 decals are perhaps named somewhat misleadingly, as the set provides for a quartet of airframes captured on the ground at Saipan.
Decal Review: SBS Model Curtiss Hawk 75 in Finnish Service
Options for Curtiss P-36 Hawk liveries in 1/48 aren’t plentiful, so its great to see aftermarket supplier SBS step forward with these Finnish-operated Hawk 75A schemes.
Decal Review: Euro Decals 1/32 Bf 109Gs of the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblica
Messerschmitt Bf 109Gs of the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana...
Decal Review: Star Decals M47 Patton Middle East War & Peace
This evocatively titled Star Decals set provides for a varied array of M47 Patton tank liveries, suitable for kits by Italeri, Revell, Tamiya and Takom, among others.
Decal Review: Decales Global 1/144 Airlift International F27
Airliner aficionados looking for an unusual scheme for their 1/144 Doyusha, Eastern Express, F-RSIN or Welsh Models Fokker F27 Friendships may wish to consider this Decales Global product for defunct carrier Airlift International.