Reviews: On the shelf

Featuring
Thumbnail

ON THE SHELF

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.

Sponsored by G Force Models

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

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

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.

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

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

AIRFIX NEW-TOOL McLAREN 765LT REVIEW Review Premium

AIRFIX NEW-TOOL McLAREN 765LT REVIEW

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

THE DARKEST HOUR VOLUME 2 Review Freemium

THE DARKEST HOUR VOLUME 2

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.

REWORKED SEAFIRE 46 FROM SPECIAL HOBBY Review Premium

REWORKED SEAFIRE 46 FROM SPECIAL HOBBY

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

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

HK MODELS 1/32 A-20G HAVOC REVIEW

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.

ITALERI REISSUES NITTO PORSCHE RSR Review Premium

ITALERI REISSUES NITTO PORSCHE RSR

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.

AIRFIX BUFFALO AVAILABLE AGAIN Review Premium

AIRFIX BUFFALO AVAILABLE AGAIN

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

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

ICM’S NEW SINO-CENTRIC I-16 BOXING

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.

NEW FIRE-FIGHTING GUARDIAN FROM SPECIAL HOBBY Review Premium

NEW FIRE-FIGHTING GUARDIAN FROM SPECIAL HOBBY

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.

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

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

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.

NEW SCHIFFER CATALINA BOOK Review Freemium

NEW SCHIFFER CATALINA BOOK

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.

GERMAN SOLDIERS IN CAFÉ BY MINIART Review Premium

MINIART GERMAN SOLDIERS IN CAFÉ

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.

ACADEMY’S NEW 1/72 TOMCAT BOXING Review Premium

ACADEMY’S NEW 1/72 TOMCAT BOXING

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

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

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

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.

ITALERI 1/48 SKYHAWK COMEBACK Review Premium

ITALERI 1/48 SKYHAWK COMEBACK

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.

TAMIYA’S 1/20 PORSCHE 935 RETURNS Review Premium

TAMIYA’S 1/20 PORSCHE 935 RETURNS

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

AIRFIX AUSTER ANTARCTIC IS BACK! Review Premium

AIRFIX AUSTER ANTARCTIC IS BACK!

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.

PANZER TRACTS BERGEPANTHER BOOK Review Freemium

PANZER TRACTS BERGEPANTHER BOOK

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.

NEW REGGIANE FIGHTER BOOK FROM MMP Review Freemium

NEW REGGIANE FIGHTER BOOK FROM MMP

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.

ITALERI REISSUES AC-119K GUNSHIP Review Premium

ITALERI REISSUES AC-119K GUNSHIP

Building subjects from the Vietnam War? If so, you may be pleased to know Italeri has reissued its 1/72 AC-119K Stinger gunship, after a decade's absence.

MARK 1 UPDATES ITS 1/144 MIRAGE Review Premium

MARK 1 UPDATES ITS 1/144 MIRAGE

Czech firm Mark 1 Models has adapted its 1/144 Dassault Mirage tooling to provide a new 'Canards' kit, with the choice of four export variants.

NEW-TOOL AEV-3 KODIAK FROM BORDER MODEL Review Premium

NEW-TOOL AEV-3 KODIAK FROM BORDER MODEL

Border Model has cleverly created the world's first styrene kit of the Swiss-German Kodiak engineering vehicle, by adapting its own 1/35 Leopard 2 tooling.

IS CLEAR PROP’S 1/72 MIG-23 THE BEST-EVER IN 1/72? Review Premium

IS CLEAR PROP’S 1/72 MIG-23 THE BEST-EVER IN 1/72?

The new-tool 1/72 MiG-23 from Clear Prop is arguably the best-ever rendition of the type in this scale. Read our full review.

Building Thunderbird 3 Review Premium

ADVENTURES IN PLASTIC THUNDERBIRD 3 BUILD

Chris Clifford revels in childhood sci-fi nostalgia with his KMW exclusive build of the Adventures in Plastic Thunderbird 3.

SPECIAL HOBBY DOUGLAS DB-8A/3N Review Premium

SPECIAL HOBBY NORTHROP DB-8A/3N

Modellers wanting to replicate aircraft from the early stages of World War Two have a fascinating option in Special Hobby's 1/72 Douglas DB-8A/3N.

MINIART’S NEW EUROPEAN FARM CART Review Premium

MINIART’S NEW EUROPEAN FARM CART

Whether it's for displaying hitched to a particular vehicle, or employed in a diorama, MiniArt's new-tool 1/35 European Farm Cart offers many fun modelling possibilities.

THUNDER MODEL 1/35 MORRIS BOFORS C9/B LATE Review Premium

THUNDER MODEL 1/35 MORRIS BOFORS C9/B LATE

like anti-aircraft vehicles? If so, Thunder Model's new-tool 1/35 Morris Bofors C9/B should get your creative juices flowing. Read our in-box review.

AIRFIX FOKKER/BRISTOL PACKAGE RETURNS Review Premium

AIRFIX FOKKER/BRISTOL PACKAGE RETURNS

Fans of period Airfix products will welcome the return of its first Dogfight Double in the Vintage Classics range. Fokker DR.1 and Bristol F.2B kits are in the box.

NEW BOOK: THE DARKEST HOUR VOL.1 Review Freemium

NEW BOOK: THE DARKEST HOUR VOL.1

Helion & Co's first volume of 'The Darkest Hour' describes Japan's seldom-discussed 1942 campaign in the Indian Ocean... offering worthy reference for modellers.