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KITTYHAWK MARKINGS FROM ASK DISTRIBUTION
Czech firm Art Scale Kit Distribution's own decal range now features attractive options for Australian Curtiss Kittyhawks in 1/72 and 1/48 scales.Chris Clifford
DRAWING-BOARD LUFTWAFFE BOMBER FROM TAKOM
Takom will please many 'what-if' fans with its new 1/72 Sänger-Bredt Silbervogel bomber with atomic stores.Chris Clifford
HARDBACK HARRIER REFERENCE
This entry-level reference book on the US Marines' AV-8B is great for modellers new to the type.Chris Clifford
NEW SEA HURRICANE FROM ARMA HOBBY
Arma Hobby has repackaged its superb 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I with new parts and decals to provide a Sea Hurricane Mk.Ib.Chris Clifford
HOWLING FIGHTER: BUILDING EDUARD’S 1/48 TEMPEST II
Jay Blakemore is blown away by Eduard's 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.II, built from the firm's ProfiPACK boxing.Jay Blakemore
NEW REVELL 1/32 HURRICANE Mk.IIb PREVIEW
Check out our test-shot preview of Revell's forthcoming 1/32 new-tool Hurricane Mk.IIb.Chris Clifford
SUPERB JEEP REFERENCE FROM CRÉCY
If you have Jeep builds planned, regardless of scale, a wealth of useful reference lies in Crécy Publishing’s new Blueprint book.Chris Clifford
NIGHT-ATTACK VIPER FROM KINETIC
Kinetic's 1/48 new-tool F-16 Viper parts have now been supplemented to provide Block 25/42 versions, with fresh markings.Chris Clifford
SPECIAL HOBBY’S BREDA RETURNS
Special Hobby's 12-year-old 1/48 Breda 65 is reissued in a limited-edition package, with new decals for Italian aircraft in the Spanish Civil War.Chris Clifford
ILIAD’S NEW L-4 GRASSHOPPER MARKINGS
If you have Special Hobby's new 1/48 L-4 Grasshopper but the kit schemes don't excite you, Iliad Design's new decal set offers six interesting alternatives.Chris Clifford
HASEGAWA 1/48 HARRIER REISSUED BY HOBBY 2000
Hasegawa's 1/48 Harrier GR.7/9 has been reissued by Hobby 2000 via an exclusive commission from Tiger Hobbies.Chris Clifford
BASIC BUILD: Airfix’s Vickers Valiant kit
Following the re-release of Airfix’s 1/72 scale Vickers Valiant, Kev Baxter finally finds a better home for one of his allegedly ill-gotten gains. Read the full build and discover how to make this stunning scale model.KEV BAXTER
SCALE MODELWORLD ’22 CLUB AND SIG TABLES
Check out our photos of club and special interest group models displayed at this year's IPMS(UK) Scale ModelWorld event.Chris Clifford and Stu Fone
VALIANT WINGS BEAUFORT BOOK
A wealth of detail, inspiration and modelling advice graces the pages of Valiant Wings' new Bristol Beaufort book.Chris Clifford
SEA SERPENT: BUILDING SPECIAL HOBBY’S AH-1G
Garry Tobiss completes Special Hobby's new-tool 1/48 AH-1G gunship in smart Spanish navy colours.Garry Tobiss
REVELL’S LARGE-SCALE ‘109 REWORKED
Revell's budget 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109 tooling from 2013 has been reworked to provide G-2/G-4 formats with new decals.Chris Clifford
NEW TWIN OTTER MARKINGS FROM ILIAD
Iliad Design has released its second set of 1/72 decals for the DHC-6 Twin Otter... ideal for anyone with the Matchbox/Revell kit in their stash.Chris Clifford
VICKERS VALIANT PHOTO FEATURE
In support of the Airfix Vickers Valiant build in the January issue of Airfix Model World, we present fascinating archive images of the type.Chris Clifford
ONE-WAY TRIP: AIRFIX WESTLAND COMMANDO
The Westland Commando involved in a clandestine mission during 1982's Falklands conflict is replicated by Huw Morgan, by backdating Airfix's 1/72 HC.4.
ACES HIGH: BUILDING REVELL’S IRON MAIDEN SPITFIRE
Revell has collaborated with world-famous heavy metal band Iron Maiden to produce a themed 1/32 'Aces High' Spitfire Mk.II with 'Eddie' figures. It's built here by Johan Augustsson.Johan Augustsson
NEW TAKOM APACHE INFO
UK importer Bachmann Europe has issued details of Takom's forthcoming 1/35 new-tool AH-64 Apache kit series.
LUFTWAFFE ‘TONKA’: EDUARD TORNADO IDS LIMITED BOXING
Eduard has matched Revell's 1/48 Tornado IDS with its own PE and resin details - and new decals - to produce a stunning Limited Luftwaffe boxing.Chris Clifford
IMPROVE AIRFIX’S BASSET WITH ALLEYCAT
Airfix's reissued 1/72 Beagle Basset has one flaw in that it features the prototype's vertical. This can be fixed with AlleyCat's new correction set.Chris Clifford
SNAKES AND JUGS: KAGERO’S NEW P-39 AND P-47 DECALS
Kagero's new standalone decal range now includes 1/72 and 1/48 markings for 'Razorback' P-47Ds and P-39D/N/Q Airacobras.Chris Clifford
AIRFIX BASSET REPRISE
Airfix's original 1/72 Beagle Basset from 1968 has been reissued in the company's Vintage Classics range.
FREIGHTDOG MODELS’ NEW BUSH WAR BUCCANEER SETS
You can now accurately build early South African Buccaneer S.50s in 1/72 and 1/48 scales, thanks to new resin conversions from Freightdog sub-brand Guerrilla Models.
ISRADECAL REINTRODUCES IBEX’S T-6 TEXAN II
Ibex's original 1/48 T-6 Texan II has been reissued by IsraDecal in four new boxings, each with different markings.
SPIRIT OF RESISTANCE: ICM’S ‘GHOST OF KYIV’
Chris Jones offers a topical build in the shape of ICM's 1/72 MiG-29 'Ghost of Kyiv'.
NEW EDUARD AIRCRAFT UPGRADES
Eduard has released bespoke accessories for its own A6M Zero, Tamiya's 1/48 P-38J and Arma Hobby's 1/72 F4F Wildcat and Hurricane Mk.I.
MUSTARD LOW-SPEED RESEARCH VEHICLE BY FREIGHTDOG
Freightdog Models bridges the gap between aircraft and space genres with its new mixed-media BAC Mustard Lifting-Body Glider... reviewed here in full.