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NIGHT-FIGHTER ADDITIONS

Comprising just a single photoetched steel fret, Eduard’s upgrade for ICM’s 1/48 Junkers Ju 88C-6 night-fighter is nonetheless effective.

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TRANSPORTER TRIMMINGS

Airliner-scale specialist Shelf Oddity has produced a comprehensive four-fret photo-etched brass upgrade for MikroMir’s 1/144 Blackburn Beverley.

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GENERIC CREW

Although intended to complement the firm’s range of sci-fi accessories, Greenstrawberry’s generic 1/350 resin figures are equally suitable for real-world naval models in this scale.

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STARSHELL SHOOTERS

While Black Cat Models has produced its own 1/350 Flower-class frigate kits, those with other models can still add the French firm’s superb 3D-printed detailing with separate sets.

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LEATHERNECK TANKER

Whether you are intending to convert a baseline C-130J to a US Marine Corps tanker or update an older Italeri kit, this splendid two-piece set from Brengun is ideal and will make for an eye-catching model.

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STURMOVIK ‘OFFICE’

Designed for Tamiya’s splendid 1/48 offering, this is one of Yahu’s more complex update sets, providing replacement side console and equipment box facings in addition to the usual pre-painted and -assembled instrument panel.

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'EZ' EJ UPGRADES

As our build feature Retired Rhino shows, FineMolds’ 1/72 F-4EJ Phantom builds into a splendid model straight from the box, but those seeking refinement will appreciate Eduard’s photo-etched metal upgrade.

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SEALED YAK GLAZING

While Special Hobby’s Yak-3 kit has much to offer, those wanting a more scale-thickness canopy can utilise MH Models’ vac-form replacement, although the kit item is arguably just as clear.

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FIRE AND FORGET

MBDA’s advanced short range air-to-air missile (ASRAAM, also known as the AIM-132) is used on various British, Australian and Indian aircraft, replacing AIM-9 Sidewinders and Matra R.550 Magic weapons, respectively.

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SOVIET AIRSPEED PIPE

Replicating fine items such as pitot tubes in styrene can be challenging for manufacturers, but especially so in 1/144 scale, so Master’s turned brass and photoetched (PE) metal alternative will add a quality touch to any MiG-29 Fulcrum model.