Military fans who favour 1/48 scale have been envious of their 1/35-building brethren, when it comes to tanks with full interiors. But no longer though, as Asian firm USTAR has released a mind-bogglingly good quarter-scale Tiger I, on a Kursk theme, and it's festooned with detail inside and out.
In the aftermath of World War One, Germany produced standardised steam locomotive designs – Einheitsdampflokomotiven – the first of which Revell has replicated in 1/87 scale: the BR 01 4-6-2 Pacific.
Marketed as an Ebbro product, this 1/20 Lotus 33 is a combined effort between the automotive specialist and fellow Japanese firm Tamiya. Discover the fruits of this collaboration via Airfix Model World's review of this new model kit.
ICM has combined its 1/35 FCM 36 French tank with the same-scale figures designed to accompany the vehicle in a package that’s cheaper than buying the two sets separately.
Brengun continues to expand its range of ‘airliner-scale’ armour subjects, with the German A7V tank being one of the latest. Discover more about this tiny military kit in Airfix Model World's review.
MiniArt has continued to build on its range of D8056 tractor kits – replicating the famous Lanz Bulldog vehicle – with this version containing the now-familiar trailer, German figures plus a range of grenades and mines. Discover more about the full kit here.
Arguably, convergent evolution is just as prevalent in vehicle design as nature, as evinced by China’s ZBL-09, which bears more than a passing resemblance to the Piranha series of vehicles (the source of many Western 8x8 designs) – understandable given they provide similar functions.
Here’s a surprising but very welcome return for CMK’s 1/35 Panzerbefehlswagen (armoured/ tank command vehicle) 35(t) under the label of another Special Hobby subsidiary: Special Armour. Check out AMW's review here.
Eduard has been quick to follow up its limited-edition Spitfire Mk.II with a ProfiPACK offering that features the cannon-armed IIb sub-type.
Here's a welcome return for Special Hobby’s delightful EoN Eton training glider, with three styrene runners holding the 12 well-moulded parts. Read AMW's review here!
Now in its third edition, this much expanded Airframe & Miniature volume focuses on Hawker’s Typhoon and Tornado designs, with most of the content devoted to the former.
Perhaps best-known for its Defiant turret-armed fighter, the Boulton Paul company is the subject of this hefty Crécy-published volume.
Here’s a book that all James Bond fans will savour, focusing on the secret agent’s most famous car: the Aston Martin DB5, a type first seen in the 1964 film Goldfinger.
MMP/Stratus’ second compilation of Spitfire Mk.V airframes as flown by Polish pilots during World War Two is yet another gold mine of information for aficionados of the type and World War Two aircrew.
If there was any class of warships that could be considered ‘elite’ or as ‘special forces’, it is Britain’s Tribal-class destroyers - explored in this Pen & Sword volume.
While the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is known for being the type that proved the radial engine as ‘inferior to none’, later models featured an inline powerplant from the ‘D’ series onwards, with this sub-type examined in this Osprey Dogfight title.