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Alkett Assaulter: MiniArt's new 1/35 StuG III Interior Kit

VIDEO: Announced with considerable fanfare, the first of MiniArt’s 1/35 StuG III interior kits has arrived… JOHN FULLER discovers what this highly anticipated package can promise...

SPITFIRE NEW, SPITFIRE OLD(ER) FROM AIRFIX Review Premium

SPITFIRE NEW, SPITFIRE OLD(ER) FROM AIRFIX

It's a case of something old(er), something new from Airfix, which has released a new-tool 1/48 Spitfire Mk.XVIII, and reissued its same-scale Spitfire Mk.XII from 2011. If you favour Griffon-engined Spits, these kits are for you!

ICM 1/48 DEBUT WITH NEW GOTHA GLIDER Review Premium

ICM 1/48 DEBUT WITH NEW GOTHA GLIDER

The first ever Gotha Go 242 Luftwaffe glider in 1/48 scale has been released by Ukraine's ICM. It offers plentiful detail, and comes ahead of an also-slated Go 242A from the same manufacturer.

HURRICANE WARNING Feature Premium

HURRICANE WARNING

It might be old, but Airfix's 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Superkit can be turned into a real showstopper. Here, Richard Spreckley does just that with scratch-built and aftermarket detail.

DETAIL-PACKED T-55 VARIANT BY MINIART Review Premium

DETAIL-PACKED T-55 VARIANT BY MINIART

Few tank kits are as impressive as the 1/35 interior-detail products manufactured by Ukraine's MiniArt. Its T-55A MOD. 1970 kit upholds the firm's tradition of staggeringly good detail.

P-40 AND Fw 190 BOOK/DECAL COMBOS Review Premium

P-40 AND Fw 190 BOOK/DECAL COMBOS

Kagero's Camouflage & Decals books offer superb artwork and waterslide national insignia in 1/72nd and 1/48 scales. The two useful products here highlight the Curtiss P-40 and Focke-Wulf Fw 190A.

SHORT FLYING BOAT RE-ISSUED BY SPECIAL HOBBY Review Premium

SHORT FLYING BOAT RE-ISSUED BY SPECIAL HOBBY

If flying boat builds get your creative juices flowing, Special Hobby's re-released 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V could be just the ticket. It's packed with detail, but would suit more experienced modellers.

POLAR SUNDERLANDS BOOK AND DECALS Review Premium

POLAR SUNDERLANDS BOOK AND DECALS

With the re-release of Special Hobby's 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V, this book and decal combo from Linden Hill can provide a very different perspective on your build project.

PLUS MODEL RELEASES MARTIN T4M KITS

In an unusual move, Czech company Plus Model has released two 1/72 kits of the characterful 1920s-30s Martin T4M biplane.

DRAGON’S DUAL-IDENTITY HALF-TRACK Review Premium

DRAGON’S DUAL-IDENTITY HALF-TRACK

Dragon's 1/72 German Sd.Kfz.251 half-tracks are packed with detail, and this 2 in 1 offering provides alternative parts so you can choose to build one of two different vehicles. The common factor is that of pioneer bridge sections mounted on the upper hull sides.

ALL ABOUT POLISH ‘FISHBEDS’

Stratus's latest edition of its popular Polish Wings series highlights the Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF, with excellent period imagery, colour profiles, unit badge and nose art illustrations. If you're modelling Eduard MiG-21s, or those from other manufacturers, this is a splendid reference.

EDUARD’S MUSTANG GETS NEW SCHEMES AND AFTERMARKET

Eduard's superlative 1/48 P-51D has been repackaged with fresh decals, photo-etched metal details and tape paint masks. Read on to view the colour schemes and see parts photos.

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CHANNEL SCOURGE

Garry Tobiss clear a very large space to build Italeri's massive 1/35 S-38 Schnellboot... adding aftermarket goodies for extra detail. If you want an impressive German Navy vessel, this is it!

NEW DESERT SCHEME ‘109 BOXING FROM SPECIAL HOBBY Review Premium

NEW DESERT SCHEME ‘109 BOXING FROM SPECIAL HOBBY

Special Hobby has added the E-7/Trop version to its superb range of 1/72 Bf 109kits. This boxing offers four cool colour schemes, with desert shades dominating the proceedings.

DECALS FOR SPOTTERS AND SUB-HUNTERS

French Storch and Criquet observation aircraft, as well as Royal Navy Sea King HAS.5 helicopters, are all explored with Model Art's stunning new 1/72 decal sheet, offering a total of 15 schemes.

BALKANS-BASED TWIN

CANFORA PUBLISHING’S new softback, Yugoslav Electras From Aeroput Airlines to RAF, tells the full and fascinating story of this pioneering Lockheed type's service in Yugoslavia and beyond.

MILES TWO-SEATER QUARTET FROM KP Review Premium

MILES TWO-SEATER QUARTET FROM KP

Czech company Kovozavody Prostejov (KP) has released not one but four boxings of the pioneering Miles M.2H Hawk Major. The colour scheme options in each are enticing and varied.

VIGGEN REFERENCE: SPLINTER, SPECIALS AND MORE!

Noted illustrator Richard J Caruana's artwork graces the pages of this new focus on the mighty SAAB Viggen, and it's a fine reference for anyone building the type. Splinter, 'old school' metal and low-visibility greys... they're all represented here.

AFTERMARKET FOR TAMIYA’S F-4B

If you want to improve/update your Tamiya 1/48 new-tool F-4B Phantom II, these accessories from Eduard will be just the ticket. Ejection seats, exhausts and alternative vertical fin tops are all available.

PINK AND WHITE POWERHOUSE PORSCHE Review Premium

PINK AND WHITE POWERHOUSE PORSCHE

Beginners and auto 'old hands' alike will love NuNu's new 1/24 Porsche 935 K3. It replicates the dazzling Gozzy Kremer Racing car #42 from the 1980 Le Mans, and has plenty of impressive detail.

APPRECIATING MESSERSCHMITT’S ‘GUSTAV’ Feature Premium

APPRECIATING MESSERSCHMITT’S ‘GUSTAV’

In this exclusive feature, Malcolm V Lowe details the airframe differences of the Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 throughout its existence, and touches on its combat employment...great reference for build projects, especially Border Model's recent 1/35 kit.

HARDBACK PORSCHE REFERENCE

Auto modellers, and Porsche fans in particular, will love this new book from Pen & Sword. It presents the legendary 911 and its relations in a stunning visual manner, with heaps of detail for build projects.

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Figure Review: Tamiya's quarter-scale Wehrmacht Infantry Set

Tamiya is well known for its 1/35 figures and when batches of 1/48 offerings were issued between 2005-07 it seemed this smaller-scale market was about to be similarly enriched.

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Figure Review: ICM releases 1/32 Vietnam-era US Helicopter Pilots

Although they were almost certainly designed for the firm’s AH-1 Cobra kits, ICM’s 1/32 Vietnam-era helicopter crew figures are available separately to suit other firm’s offerings.

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Figure Review: ICM's 1/32 'Photo to Remember' USAAF Pilots

ICM has previously released a set of three 1/32 US Army Air Force (USAAF) figures suitable for most American World War Two multi-crew aircraft (32104) and has followed this with a four-figure combination depicting elements of a three-man team posing for a picture by a USAAF photographer. Subject-specific paints are another element to consider...

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Figure Review: 'Post-Apocalyptic' Sabrina figure from Master Box

Ukrainian firm Master Box’s ‘Post-Apocalyptic’ series of 1/24 figures comprises six individuals, each taking the form of a single-runner styrene kit – as is the case with the first, Sabrina.

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Airfix Model World June 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

SOUTHEAST ASIA AIRCRAFT REFERENCE Review Premium

SOUTHEAST ASIA AIRCRAFT REFERENCE

If you are new to the subject of Vietnam War aircraft, MMP's recent book on the subject offers much in the way of colour scheme detail, but also general history on the missions, weapons loads and more. It's a great reference for the novice, but even 'old hands' will find it useful for their build projects.

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Champion's Challenger from Belkits: 1/24 Citroën C3 WRC

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: John Fuller and Mike Wild examine the first of Belkits' newly tooled 1/24 Citroën C3 WRC car kits - featuring markings for nine-time world champion, Séb Loeb. Watch the video and see parts photos inside!

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Belkits' Second 1/24 Citroën C3 WRC: Rally Finland 2017

Belkits’ newly tooled 1/24 Citroën C3 WRC has landed – this is the second Rally Finland iteration that arrived with the initial Tour de Corse 2018 version.