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OP CORPORATE FLAGSHIP

Released under the British Legends banner, it’s a return for Dragon’s 1/700 HMS Invincible in Revell packaging, representing the ship as it appeared during the 1982 Falklands War.

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MARINE ASSAULT

Revell’s USS Tarawa was the first kit of this vessel, being released originally in 1977 and, unfortunately it hasn’t aged well.

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DEEP SEA EXPLORER

It’s a return to the deep for Hasegawa, with the re-release of its splendid Shinkai 6500 submersible, this time with a two-piece cardboard base for an ‘seabed diorama set’.

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MILITARY AIRLINERS

Perfect for Airfix’s returning Vintage Classics 1/72 Jetstream, plus offerings from AModel/Sova-M, these Model Art Decal System markings depict the turboprop airliner as operated as training aircraft by the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.

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CHANGING OF THE DOORS

Croatian firm Ze-Ro Decals has produced this neat set of 1/48 decals to represent a Hughes MD 500D helicopter as operated by its homeland’s air force during the Croatian War of Independence.

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MOUNTAINOUS MILITARIES

Star Decals has produced markings for a range of armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) used between 1991-93 on both sides of the Abkhaz–Georgian conflict, which began in the late 1980s and remains unresolved.

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YAKOVLEV COLLECTION

Foxbot’s collection of 1/72 Yak-9 markings contains 18 options for this Soviet World War Two fighter, including -D and -M long-range airframes, plus -T and -K variants armed with 37mm and 45mm nose-mounted cannon, respectively.

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AFRICAN INSIGNIA

Bright Spark’s limited-edition collection of Egyptian Air Force roundels are suitable for smaller aircraft operated by the force from its inception (initially as an army division) during the 1930s until the 1950s, when the current red-white-black insignia were standardised.

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INDEPENDENT STATE MACHINES

Following World War One, efforts to gain independence for Ukraine resulted in separate states being established, such as the Zakhidno-Ukrainska Narodnia Respublika (ZUNR – Western Ukrainian People’s Republic).

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BOMBER SIGNAGE

Czech firm H-Models Decals has produced a set of 1/48 stencils for quarter-scale Kawasaki Ki-48 Sokei kits, such as AZ Models’ injection-moulded offering or Sanger’s vac-form representation of this twin-engined light bomber, known by its Allied callsign ‘Lily’.

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FEATHERED WINGS

Comprising three superbly printed sheets, this Euro Decals package contains 1/48 markings for a specially themed US Air Force F-15C celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Oregon Air National Guard (ANG) in 2016.

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INSPIRATION FINDER

Perhaps the best source of inspiration or reference for a modelling project is to examine an example of the real item and the 27th edition of Crécy’s Wrecks & Relics is the ideal source for finding examples of aviation subjects across the UK.

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CARRIER-BORNE DOMINANCE

Valiant Wings’ hotly anticipated Airframe & Miniature guide to the Grumman F6F Hellcat has arrived, and it’s a thoroughly comprehensive reference no modeller with an interest in the type should be without.

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ONE-STOP CHOPPER GUIDE

French publisher Cocardes has launched its new ‘Overview’ series with a superb modeller’s reference to the Eurocopter/Airbus Helicopters EC 665 Tiger, which was developed jointly for French and German requirements.

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GERMAN LEVIATHANS

This the first in a two-volume series on German battleships during World War Two and covers the transition from the pre-war Reichsmarine to the Kriegsmarine, focusing on the vessels Deutschland/Lützow, Admiral Scheer, Graf Spee and Scharnhorst.

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WRECKED TROPHIES

Propaganda was a crucial element on World War Two’s harsh and bloody Eastern Front, as Pen & Sword’s Images of War volume shows through its collection of shots depicting soldiers with knocked-out examples of enemy tanks.

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AERONAUTICAL INNOVATOR

While the annals of aviation pioneers feature such names as Orville and Wilbur Wright, Otto Lilienthal and Henry Farman, the authors seek to add Englishman Horatio Barber to the list via this meticulously researched biography.

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MARITIME PRINCE

Modellers with Prinz Eugen kits in any scale will appreciate this TopDrawings guide to the Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruiser, as it contains highly detailed line drawings and scale plans portraying various elements of the vessel.

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DOUBLE-ENGINED ‘ARROW’

If the adage concerning aircraft states ‘if it looks good, it flies good’, then Dornier’s Do 335 ought not to have performed well at all.

AMW118 September 2020 Feature Premium

Airfix Model World | September 2020 PDF reader

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW118, September 2020. This bumper Summer Special comes with an exclusive competition to win Airfix Battle of Britain related kits, a UK Model Shop Directory and a wide range of builds. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during August.

AIRFIX ROUNDUP

HAVING BEEN forced to delay several projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Airfix is rapidly getting back on track with its 2020 kit releases.

ACRYLIC RELAUNCH

HUMBROL’S ACRYLIC range has been revamped and relaunched as of August, with the paint now supplied in 14ml-capacity dropper-style bottles instead of the familiar plastic pots.

NHS COMPETITION WINNER

AIRFIX DELIGHTED many when it announced its NHS Charities Together Hawk Competition, and the winning entry was designed by the Elliot family.

TOMCAT TREAT

POLISH PUBLISHER Kagero has launched a new Kit Build series, with the first issue covering Grumman’s mighty F-14 Tomcat.

MILITARY ‘PUSH-ME PULL-YOU’

CESSNA’S O-2A Skymaster was one of several military types developed from civil aircraft, and ICM’s newly tooled 1/48 kit is easily the best available.

SHORT TAKE-OFF AIRLINER

HAWKER SIDDELEY’S HS 748/Andover has received little attention from kit manufacturers, and Mark I Models’ newly tooled 1/144 product (MKM144122) is the first styrene offering of the type.

QUARTER-SCALE HIND

ZVEZDA HAS delighted fans of Cold War helicopters with a newly tooled Mi-24V/VP Hind-E/E Mod – the first in more than 40 years.

RAMJET DEFENDER

RESIN KIT specialist Kit Form Services has released an impressive 1/24 BAC Bloodhound Mk.2.

COVERT DROPPER GUIDE

FANS OF Westland’s Lysander will savour Valiant Wings’ ninth Airframe Detail book, which is dedicated to this World War Two liaison, army co-operation and special duties aircraft.

TOP-NOTCH HAULERS

WHENEVER CANFORA Publishing releases a new book, a high-quality product is guaranteed, and its second Truck Modelling raises the bar even further.