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Keep up to date with the latest and most comprehensive round up of new model, accessory, decal and book releases from Airfix Model World. Whether you are looking for aircraft, military, figures, auto or maritime kits or that specific set of decals you will find it here. Plus you can use our search feature to look for specific suppliers, scales or types of model.

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POLAR LIGHTS’ STAR TREK USS GRISSOM AND GREENSTRAWBERRY UPGRADES Review Premium

POLAR LIGHTS’ STAR TREK USS GRISSOM AND GREENSTRAWBERRY UPGRADES

Get the lowdown on Polar Lights' new 1/350 Star Trek USS Grissom, along with Greenstrawberry's bespoke upgrades for this kit.

REVELL REISSUES ICM BEECHCRAFT 18 Review Freemium

REVELL REISSUES ICM BEECHCRAFT 18

ICM's original 1/48 Beechcraft 18 has been reissued once more by Revell, with new military and civilian colour schemes.

MINIART’S FRESH 1/35 TEMPO Review Premium

MINIART’S FRESH 1/35 TEMPO

MiniArt has issued yet another rendition of its 1/35 Tempo three-wheeled truck, this time emulating different milk delivery vehicles.

NEW BOOK: A SWORD FOR PEACE AND LIBERTY Review Freemium

NEW BOOK: A SWORD FOR PEACE AND LIBERTY

If nuclear-capable war machines are your thing modelling-wise, don't miss Helion & Co's new softback reference on France's 'Force De Frappe' 1945-1990.

NEW MiG-19 ‘FARMER’ FROM KOVOZÁVODY PROSTĚJOV Review Premium

NEW MiG-19 ‘FARMER’ FROM KOVOZÁVODY PROSTĚJOV

Czech company KP has adapted its 1/72 MiG-19S tooling to offer different boxings of the radar-nosed MiG-19MP. Here we focus on the 'Soviet Union AF' product.

THUNDERBOLT: ITALERI’S 1/32 NEW-TOOL MACCHI MC.202 FOLGORE Review Premium

THUNDERBOLT: ITALERI’S 1/32 NEW-TOOL MACCHI MC.202 FOLGORE

Italeri has done well with its new-tool 1/32 Macchi MC.202 Folgore fighter... the first mass-produced kit of the type in this scale.

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RYE FIELD MODEL RELEASES 1/48 M1240A1 M-ATV

Having dazzled 1/35 fans, Rye Field Model (RFM) has turned its attention to the growing appeal of 1/48, with its first offering being a superb M1240A1 M-ATV.

SPECIAL HOBBY REISSUES 1/48 MARYLAND Review Premium

SPECIAL HOBBY REISSUES 1/48 MARYLAND

Modellers interested in reconnaissance aircraft have a fine subject in Special Hobby's reissued 1/48 Martin Maryland, with markings for RAF recce legend Adrian Warburton.

Brilliant 1/32 Browning .303s from GasPatch

Stu Fone takes a look at GasPatch’s 1/32 3D-printed Browning .303 machine guns – ideal for those wanting to add detail to their Hurricanes, Spitfires or Beaufighters.

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BELKITS’ BRILLIANT 1/24 HYUNDAI I20 COUPE WRC

Belgian auto kit specialist Belkits has released a newly tooled 1/24 Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC – now available in two boxings

LIMITED-EDITION RYE FIELD LEOPARD 2A6 WITH FIGURES

UK retailer Tiger Hobbies has teamed up with Rye Field Model and MiniArt to bring modellers a superb limited-edition version of the latter’s Ukrainian Leopard 2A6 with 3D-printed parts and a figure set.

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Eduard upgrades for Airfix 1/48 Buccaneer

Looking to upgrade your Airfix 1/48 Buccaneers? These resin and PE accessories from Eduard might just be the ticket

AZUR-FRROM’S NEW 1/48 SUPER MYSTÈRE B2 Review Premium

AZUR-FRROM’S NEW 1/48 SUPER MYSTÈRE B2

French Air Force fans will rejoice at the news of an all-new 1/48 Super Mystère B2 from Azur-FRROM. Read our full review.

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IBG’S NEW-TOOL 1/72 UKRAINIAN BTR-4Es

Polish firm IBG Models is the first to release a 1/72 scale kit of Ukraine’s battle-hardened BTR-4E APC

Crécy Publishing’s Hikoki Review Freemium

NEW PROPELLER TWILIGHT BOOK FROM CRÉCY

Crécy Publishing’s latest book. Propeller Twilight, explores the last generation of British piston-powered fighters and offers plenty of reference for modellers.

1/72 NEW-TOOL Bf 109F-2/F-4 FROM EDUARD Review Premium

1/72 NEW-TOOL Bf 109F-2/F-4 FROM EDUARD

Eduard's eagerly anticipated 1/72 new-tool Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2/F-4 is finally available. Read our full review!

PLANET MODELS REISSUES 1/72 HAMILCAR GLIDER Review Premium

PLANET MODELS REISSUES 1/72 HAMILCAR GLIDER

Planet Models has reissued its 1/72 resin GAL-49 Hamilcar glider kit - ripe for an airborne forces/D-Day modelling theme.

HELLER REISSUES RODEN 1/48 TURBO PORTER Review Premium

HELLER REISSUES RODEN 1/48 TURBO PORTER

Roden's pleasing 1/48 PC-6 Turbo Porter has been reissued by Heller, with new decals.

GREAT WALL HOBBY 1/72 NEW-TOOL MiG-29 Review Premium

GREAT WALL HOBBY 1/72 NEW-TOOL MiG-29

Great Wall Hobby's new-tool 1/72 MiG-29 9-12 has arguably become the best in this scale. Read our full review.

SPECIALTY PRESS AIRCRAFT ENGINE BOOK FROM CRÉCY

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

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

3D-PRINTED GERMAN TYPE UBI SUBMARINE FROM ASK DISTRIBUTION

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

AIRFIX BOND BUG IS BACK! Review Premium

AIRFIX BOND BUG IS BACK!

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

AVRO MANCHESTER MK.Ia REISSUE FROM PLANET MODELS Review Premium

AVRO MANCHESTER MK.Ia REISSUE FROM PLANET MODELS

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.

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

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

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.

CANFORA WINGSPAN 5 BOOK RELEASED Review Freemium

CANFORA WINGSPAN 5 BOOK RELEASED

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.

1/72 HAWKER HART AND DEMON BY AMG Review Premium

NEW 1/72 HAWKER HART AND DEMON BY AMG

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

PANZER TRACTS PANZER IVH/J REFERENCE Review Premium

PANZER TRACTS PANZER IVH/J REFERENCE

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.

HELLER 1/72 FLANKER REISSUED Review Premium

HELLER 1/72 FLANKER REISSUED

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!

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

GORGEOUS GHIBLI: ITALERI’S NEW-TOOL AMX

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.