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Academic Excellence: Yeovil Model Show Report

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Yeovil’s Model Show made a welcome return during October 2021 and this increasingly popular privately-run Somerset exhibition has since adopted a twice-yearly format. Malcolm V Lowe sampled the atmosphere...

STUDY OF A FLEXIBLE LUFTWAFFE WARRIOR

If you're a fan of building Luftwaffe bombers, Crécy Publishing's new book on the Luftwaffe's Dornier Do 217 is a stunning reference, with fascinating narrative and revealing photos. The imagery is helpful with camouflage, structural detail and weaponry.

ISRAELI ‘KILLER EGG’ RETURNS Review Premium

ISRAELI ‘KILLER EGG’ RETURNS

Dragon's 1/35 Hughes MD500 TOW-armed helicopter has been re-released, offering rotorcraft fans the chance to build an Israeli machine.

Flaps, Slats and Cats! Feature Premium

Flaps, Slats and Cats!

Chris Jones builds Tamiya's latest boxing of its 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, which comes with carrier deck diorama items. With 'Top Gun: Maverick' proving to be a huge hit in the cinemas, it's the perfect time to get nostalgic about the star of the original movie.

TOMCAT: THE PHOTOGENIC FELINE Feature Premium

TOMCAT: MIGHTY WINGS

Revel in the varied colour schemes of the mighty F-14 Tomcat with our dedicated photo reference feature. Low- and high-vis examples are included for anyone considering building this famous US Navy interceptor.

DEFENDERS OF ‘WHEAT AND SKY’ Review Premium

DEFENDERS OF ‘WHEAT AND SKY’

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has thrown a stark spotlight on the latter's air force and its assets. If you wish to build models on this theme, a superb book from Crecy Publishing is an invaluable reference.

Wartime Saviour from Airfix: 1/35 Austin K2/Y Ambulance first look!

Airfix's fifth new-tooling of 2022, a 1/35 Austin K2/Y Ambulance, has royal connections and its release coincides closely with Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. Examine this newly tooled model kit via AMW's first look here!

ARMA’S MUSTANG RIDES AGAIN!

There's another opportunity to enjoy Arma Hobby's recent new-tool 1/72 Mustang, courtesy of a fresh recce-themed F-6C Expert Set boxing, which comes with photo-etched brass details. Go on... you know you want one!

NEW AIRCRAFT STORES FROM BRENGUN

Brengun has released a new and super-useful selection of aftermarket aircraft stores spanning the three most popular scales. World War Two and post-war types are catered for.

‘GHOST OF KYIV’ FULCRUM Review Premium

‘GHOST OF KYIV’ FULCRUM

ICM has re-released its 1/72 MiG-29 9-13 Fulcrum in a patriotic 'Ghost of Kyiv' boxing, with new pixel camouflage decals. 50% of the proceeds will go to the armed forces of Ukraine.

PEEPING SPIT ‘EIGHTEEN’ MARKINGS FROM XTRADECAL

Timed to complement Airfix's recent 1/48 Spitfire MK.XVIII kit, Hannants' own brand Xtradecal has released markings for six FR.18e schemes. There's plenty of variety here for this Griffon-powered recce version.

F-14 Tomcat Quiz

With Top Gun: Maverick proving a huge success in cinemas, we offer a fun quiz on the star of the original film, the F-14. Do you know your stuff regarding the mighty Tomcat? Why not take our brain-teasing challenge and find out?

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The Need... For Speed! Revell's Top Gun: Maverick F/A-18E Super Hornet

Chris Jones brings the silver screen to quarter scale with Maverick’s Super Hornet from the hotly anticipated 'Top Gun' sequel, via Revell’s 1/48 kit. Relive the high-octane movie with this fast-paced build feature!

A Successful Return: Aldingbourne Modellers IPMS Model Show

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Malcolm V Lowe visits the 2022 edition of the Aldingbourne IPMS event, reporting on the modelling sights on show - featuring extra online-only images.

SOVIET SNOWBALL Feature Premium

SOVIET SNOWBALL

Based on a real prototype, MiniArt's Ball Tank offers a decidedly different and fun project in 1/35 scale. Here, Dave Oliver builds it beautifully and poses the model on a scenic base.

MORE GERMAN ARMOUR THROUGH THE LENS

If you're a military modeller who favours World War Two German armour, PeKo's latest instalment of its 'Panzerwaffe on the Battlefield' series offers a wealth of fascinating reference. Eastern and Western Front machinery is on show.

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VINTAGE V-22 RETURNS

Re-issued three times since its original launch in 1989, Italeri's 1/72 V-22A Osprey has been re-released once again, with new decals for three schemes. It might be old, but it still has pleasing aspects.

Maritime-scale miniatures from Starling Models - 1/700 World War Two vehicles

Modellers wanting to recreate either a dockyard or amphibious landing scene in 1/700 have received a huge boost from Starling Models, which has released a series of World War Two vehicles in this scale.

Atlantic Models produces Airfix ship kit upgrades

Maritime kit and aftermarket specialist Atlantic Models has recently added to its range of 1/600 scale photo-etched brass accessories designed to upgrade and correct Airfix’s ship kits.

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Desert Cruiser

IBG Models' 1/72 A.15 Crusader tank is built out-of-the-box by Massimo Santarossa. Look out for tips on working with photo-etched metal - and how to create a convincing display base.

DRAGON’S SMALL-SCALE STURMGESCHÜTZ Review Premium

DRAGON’S SMALL-SCALE STURMGESCHÜTZ

Dragon's 1/72 armour kits are packed with detail, and the tradition is upheld by the firm's new Neo Pro StuG.II Ausf.B boxing, which offers link-and-length tracks. It also provides structural details of early IIIBs.

Nordic Sabre from Airfix: 1/48 F-86F-40

With the release of Airfix’s updated 1/48 F-86F-40 Sabre just around the corner, it's a good opportunity to give a sneak peak of the new parts, prior to our cover build of the kit.

New Tonka Turbines from Scale Model Parts

UK-based Scale Model Parts is a new manufacturer to Airfix Model World and among its initial 3D-printed releases are a series of engine bay upgrades for Revell’s recent 1/48 Tornado kits.

ALL-NEW SOVIET KV-2 BY TAMIYA Review Premium

ALL-NEW SOVIET KV-2 BY TAMIYA

Tamiya has reworked its superb 1/35 Soviet KV-1 tank to produce the imposing KV-2sub-type with 152mm howitzer.

THE EXPLOSIVE MOTORBOAT IS BACK! Review Premium

THE EXPLOSIVE MOTORBOAT IS BACK!

Along with its 1/35 SLC Maiale manned torpedo, Italeri has re-released its same-scale Italian MTM Barchino explosive motor boat. Photo-etched brass details are included.

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MiniArt's Medical Delivery: Tempo A400 Lieferwagen

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Those who thought a 1/35 Tempo E400 was such an unusual type that there could be no further development of such a kit will be fascinated to find out what MiniArt’s second such offering contains…

ITALERI’S UNDERWATER PIG RETURNS Review Premium

ITALERI’S UNDERWATER PIG RETURNS

Italeri's 1/35 Maiale manned torpedo from 2007 has its first, and very welcome, re-release. It offers photo-etched brass details and crew figures, as well as a neat display stand.

1/48 ‘EAGLE ATTACK’ PACKAGE Review Premium

1/48 ‘EAGLE ATTACK’ PACKAGE

Modellers who love the Bf 109 can have bags of build and colour scheme fun with Eduard's limited-edition, dual combo Adlerangriff package. It provides two whole 1/48 Bf 109E kits and the choice of 13 liveries. Famous aces are represented

SNAKE IN A COLD CLIMATE

Ukraine’s ICM has re-released its splendid 1/32 Bell AH-1G helicopter as an ‘Arctic Cobra’ boxing.

LARGE-SCALE ‘EASY EIGHT’ SHERMAN DUE THIS YEAR

Military modellers who favour larger scales will be bowled over by the forthcoming 1/16 M4A3E8 Sherman tank from Trumpeter's sister label I LOVE KIT. The model will be available via UK importer Bachmann Europe.