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ICM's General Purpose Hauler - 1/35 G7117 truck review

Modellers wanting to build US World War Two logistics vehicles are spoilt for choice with two manufacturers releasing several kits: ICM's G7117 is reviewed here.

REVELL U-BOAT RESURFACES Review Premium

REVELL U-BOAT RESURFACES

Maritime modellers will welcome the re-release of Revell's 1/144 Type XXI U-boat - a well-detailed kit that comes with decals for four different vessels.

‘BASIC’ HAYATE FROM ARMA HOBBY

Poland's Arma Hobby has now released a no-frills version of its excellent 1/72 Japanese Ki-84 Hayate fighter, with new decals.

NEW CMK ACCESSORIES: MOSQUITO, STUKA, LANCASTER AND SABRE Review Premium

NEW CMK ACCESSORIES: MOSQUITO, STUKA, LANCASTER AND SABRE

CMK has released a raft of accessories for recent kits; the Sabre and Lancaster in 1/48 and the Stuka and Mosquito in 1/72. Get more details here.

DETAIL & SCALE’S TOMCAT CLOSE-UP

If 'Top Gun: Maverick' has rekindled your desire to build an F-14, or you're a die-hard fan of the type, Detail & Scale’s new book is the ideal reference.

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The Next Step Part 3: Dispelling Humbrol Enamel Myths

AIRBRUSHING SKILLS GUIDE: Jay Blakemore shows how to get the best out of Humbrol varnishes, which have recently acquired a poor reputation.

FLAMBOYANT RAFALE LIVERY FROM SYHART

One of the most dazzling French Dassault Rafale C schemes has been reproduced by Syhart Decal... the 2021 Solo Display jet.

SPECIAL HOBBY TWIN-SEAT MIRAGE COMEBACK Review Premium

SPECIAL HOBBY TWIN-SEAT MIRAGE COMEBACK

Special Hobby's delightful 1/72 twin-seat Mirage F1B/BE has been re-released, and offers three different special schemes.

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EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: A selection of classic World War Two military vehicles and aircraft makes for another fine array of reader projects this month.

NEW ARDVAARK ‘OFFICE’ UPGRADES FROM RESKIT Review Premium

NEW ARDVAARK ‘OFFICE’ UPGRADES FROM RESKIT

If you have Hobby Boss F-111s to build, you'll be interested in the new resin/PE cockpit upgrades from Ukraine's RESKIT. 3D-printed decals are included.

CMK’S NEW LATE-TYPE MK.II ‘BEAU’ CONVERSION Review Premium

CMK’S LATE-TYPE MK.II ‘BEAU’ 1/72 CONVERSION

Backdate your Airfix 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X to a late Mk.II night-fighter, courtesy of CMK's new resin and PE conversion.

BEAUFIGHTER ‘BIBLE’ FROM AIR-BRITAIN Review Premium

BEAUFIGHTER ‘BIBLE’ FROM AIR-BRITAIN

Any modeller contemplating Beaufighter builds shouldn't miss Air-Britain's stunning new hardback reference book on the type.

EDUARD’S DAZZLING SPITFIRE MK.V PACKAGE Review Premium

EDUARD’S DAZZLING SPITFIRE MK.V PACKAGE

Eduard continues its 1/48 Spitfire Story Limited Dual Combo series with a superb offering - Per Aspera ad Astra.

TWO BOBS’ LAKENHEATH EAGLES News Premium

TWO BOBS’ LAKENHEATH EAGLES

Decal wizard Two Bobs has marked the F-15C's exit from Europe with special 1/48 'Grim Reapers End of an Era' markings, for four Lakenheath-based aircraft.

NEW MIG-19S BOXING FROM KP Review Premium

NEW MIG-19S BOXING FROM KP

The Czech company has re-released its Farmer-C tactical fighter with decals for four new colour schemes.

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DRAGON LADY: AFV CLUB’S U-2A

AFV Club's recent 1/48 Lockheed U-2A Dragon Lady kit is reviewed in detail by CHRIS CLIFFORD.

AIRFIX’S 1/43 SUPERCARS ARE HERE!

Having been announced in January, two of Airfix's new-tool 1/43 supercar kits are now available... the Pagani Huarya and Bugatti Chiron!

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The Next Step Part 2: The 'Dark Side' of Modelling

AIRBRUSHING SKILLS GUIDE: Having described how to layer paint to create tonal effects, Jay Blakemore looks at how pre-shading can enliven finishes.

Highline Hauler: 1/24 Scania S730 truck from Italeri

Commercial vehicle modellers will be thrilled to discover the latest truck kit from Italeri: a 1/24 replica of the Scania S730 Highline 4x2 tractor unit.

CARRIER-BORNE ‘MUD-MOVERS’ BOOK BY DETAIL & SCALE

If carrier-borne 'mud-moving' aircraft fuel your modelling desires, Detail & Scale's new book is a superb reference.

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NEW HMS MONMOUTH BY TRUMPETER

Trumpeter has reworked its HMS Kent Type 23 Frigate kit to now provide HMS Monmouth in 1/700 scale. Photo-etched brass parts are included.

ILIAD’S ACE OF SPADES FIGHTERS

A fun and fascinating selection of Luftwaffe JG 53 Bf 109G-6s, all with personal fuselage art, are provided via Iliad Design's 1/48 and 1/32 decal sheets.

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Phantom Twilight

Huw Morgan builds FineMolds' stunning 1/72 US Air National Guard F-4C Phantom II straight from the box.... and loves it!

MORE ARMOUR STUDIES FROM PANZERWRECKS

The 24th edition of the acclaimed Panzerwrecks book series is now available, and offers a wealth of reference for armour modellers.

Rapier Reference: Newark Air Museum's new exhibit

Newark Air Museum has announced it is set to display what is believed to be the only complete example of the Rapier Field Standard C (FSC) ground-based air defence system.

PHANTOM WHEEL BAYS FROM KAZAN

Tamiya's 1/48 new-tool F-4B Phantom II is great out of the box, but Kazan Model Dynamics' resin wheel bays will add much more fidelity.

COMMEMORATIVE A-10s FROM TWO BOBS

If you want to build an A-10 with a difference, in either of the three main scales, look no further than Two Bobs' new decal package Heritage Hawgs.

SPECIAL HOBBY’S SWEDISH TWIN-BOOM Review Premium

SPECIAL HOBBY’S SWEDISH TWIN-BOOM

Special Hobby has re-released its 1/72 SAAB J 21A, the styrene parts being boosted by photo-etched metal and resin.

UPGRADING THE SIOUX: EDUARD’S OH-13 SETS News Premium

UPGRADING THE SIOUX: EDUARD’S OH-13 SETS

If you plan to build Italeri's recently re-released 1/48 OH-13 helicopter, or even an original boxing, you won't want to miss Eduard's new and useful detail sets. They cater for the cockpit and the exterior.

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The Next Step Part 1: It's All About Layers

AIRBRUSHING SKILLS GUIDE: Jay Blakemore expands upon his introductory tutorials by exploring more advanced airbrushing techniques - here, he examines layering.