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FLYING LEATHERNECKS

Harpia’s Air Power studies have rapidly become a key reference for modellers and aircraft enthusiasts alike, but its latest volume on the modern US Marine Corps aviation force has gone one step further.

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WEASEL 'VIPER'

Readers familiar with Canfora’s Wingspan series, which showcases features of large-scale kit builds, are in for a treat with this offshoot special edition – devoted to just a single subject, a project by renowned modeller Jan Kopecký using Tamiya’s 1/32 F-16C Fighting Falcon.

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BUMBLEBEES, HORNETS AND RHINOS

This addition to Schiffer’s Legends of Warfare series covers two machines intended to fill the German Wehrmacht’s selfpropelled artillery needs: the Sd.Kfz. 165 Hummel (bumblebee) howitzer and Panzerjäger Hornisse (tank-hunter hornet), later known as the Nashorn (rhinoceros).

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STUG STARTER

Pen & Sword’s Tank Craft titles often form an ideal introduction to a subject as the page count is relatively short – as a case in point, this guide to the Sturmgeschütz (assault gun) III and IV skips the types’ origins.

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COMMEMORATING ‘THE FEW’

Released to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this collection of full-colour profiles provides multiple examples of the two primary Royal Air Force fighters, the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane, along with two depictions of the Boulton Paul Defiant.

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MISSING MOTIFS AND MORE...

Available separately from NuNu’s 1/20 McLaren MP4/2C (see p94), the firm’s dedicated Detail-Up parts comprise injection-moulded (and chrome-finished) hose ends, two photo-etched metal frets, metallic self-adhesive stickers, a ribbon seatbelt plus no fewer than six decal sheets.

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TRAINER FRAMING

The complex glazing on Fw 189 kits is challenging to mask, so Special Hobby’s bespoke product for its recent Fw 189B trainer will simplify the task greatly.

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GREYHOUND GUBBINS

Older kits are often neglected by aftermarket suppliers, but Czech firm Hauler bucks this trend by addressing such subjects – this upgrade package is designed for Italeri’s 2004-tooled 1/72 M8 Greyhound armoured car.

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PIN-POINT STRIKE

Eduard has scaled down its 1000lb JDAM in this set of eight munitions with smooth uncoated bomb bodies, making them appropriate for non-maritime aircraft worldwide, including Tornado IDS, F-16, F-22 and F-35.

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FINE BRASS LINKS

Even with modern moulding technology, reproducing chains is difficult in styrene, so this 50cm length of fine (2.1 x 1.7 x 0.4mm) links will be a boon for modellers building 1/35 armour kits and even large-scale maritime subjects.