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V-BOMBER STRAPS AND DIALS

Airfix’s Vulcan has yet to arrive, but accessory firms have been quick to ready themselves, such as this comprehensive package from Kits-World.

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LASER PRECISION

Laser-guided bombs are now de rigueur on many western combat aircraft, yet the provision of this type of ordnance in kits is erratic.

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HAIRY STICKS

While packaged as a set intended specifically for chipping work, AMMO-MIG’s fine brushes are equally suitable for fine weathering or detail painting.

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CLIPPED-WING MISSILE

Eduard’s range of aftermarket munitions sets includes this set of AIM-120C AMRAAM with ‘clipped’ wings, allowing for internal carriage.

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MOOSE DISPLAY

Mirage Hobby’s 1/48 PZL.37 Łoś (Moose) originated in 1999 and hasn’t been available for several years, but those with the kit in their stash will appreciate this photo-etched instrument display from Yahu’s ‘JustStick’ range.

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CHAINED DOWN

Comprising 217 photo-etched brass ‘cross-type’ tie-down points for US Navy carrier ‘pad-eye’ deck recesses, this is a great set for those wanting to portray aircraft secured via chains on either Kitty Hawk or Forrestal-class vessels (Nimitz-and Ford-classes use a ‘star-type’, available as BRL72102).

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PIRATICAL ‘PIT’

Airfix’s newly tooled Buccaneer S.2C is the intended recipient of this highly detailed cockpit upgrade package from CMK, which provides a complete replacement tub (with integrally cast sidewalls), ejection seats and bulkheads.

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HINOMARU FOR A ZERO

Modellers wanting to paint Hinomaru on Japanese World War Two aircraft instead of using decals will find these pre-cut self-adhesive vinyl masks from DEAD Design a boon.

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DROPPED CHARGES

Aircraft-dropped depth charges were a key weapon against U-boats during World War Two, so CMK’s 1/48 cast representations will be a boon to modellers with maritime aircraft kits.

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PATROL BOAT BLING

This is the second upgrade product from Eduard for Revell’s PT-109 kit and concentrates on the craft’s .50 cal machine gun and 20mm Oerlikon armament, with additional fittings for the depth charges, deck and stowage.