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Bat out of Hell: new-tool 1/48 Messerschmitt Me 163 from GasPatch Models

Jay Blakemore​​​​​​​ discovers that building GasPatch Model’s new quarter-scale Komet is far from being rocket science... Discover the kit's contents and construction of this striking late-war interceptor in this full build feature.

CLASSIC AIRFIX WARSHIPS RE-RELEASED Review Premium

CLASSIC AIRFIX WARSHIPS RE-RELEASED

Airfix's original 1/600 HMS Repulse and King George V from 1982 have been re-released under the FROG label, by Singapore's Hobby Bounties... the latter vessel being packaged as HMS Prince of Wales. Despite the age of these products, the detail is reasonable and great replicas can be built, with or without aftermarket help.

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VENTRAL PUNCH: Airfix re-issues 1/72 Blenheim Mk.IVf Fighter

Here's a return for a popular small-scale kit from Airfix: the 1/72 Bristol Blenheim Mk.IVf, armed with a ventral gun pack. JOHN FULLER takes a closer look at what this re-issued offering has to offer.

Falklands 40th & Cold War Call-Up event at Newark Air Museum

Newark Air Museum has announced its Falklands 40th and Cold War Call-Up event is approaching on April 30th and May 1st, 2022.

BARRACUDA RESIN ROUND-UP

A wealth of accessories for classic World War Two fighters, in four scales, has been released by Barracuda Studios. Types include the Spitfire, Hurricane, Fw 190, Ta 152 and Fw 190

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Eduard’s 1/72 Hurricane package whips up a storm

Has Eduard produced the ultimate 1/72 Hawker Hurricane model kit package? John Fuller examines the firm’s ProfiPACK, containing Arma Hobby-tooled styrene, photo-etched enhancements, pre-cut masks and decals to find out…

BUILDING A LEGENDARY TORPEDO BOMBER Review Premium

BUILDING A LEGENDARY TORPEDO BOMBER

If you have Grumman Avengers on your build list, Kagero's recent softback book on the type offers coverage of two excellent builds, in 1/72 and 1/48, and they are the Hasegawa and Hobby Boss kits respectively.

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Bomber Nemesis: Arma Hobby's 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I

Arma Hobby's 2018-tooled Hurricanes - in both 'Junior' and 'Expert' editions - are examined in this double build by Jamie Haggo. Discover the differences between these iterations and the superb features apparent in both inside...

SCHEMES FOR AIRFIX’S NEW SPITFIRE SUPERKIT

Aftermarket producer Kits-World looks to be the first to offer items designed for Airfix's forthcoming 1/24 Spitfire Mk.IXc Superkit. They are decals, which have also been matched with paint masks in combined sets.

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On the Wrong Track: RyeField Model's 1/35 Sherman Vc Firefly

Huw Morgan goes off the rails to give RyeField Model’s 1/35 Sherman Firefly a decidedly different setting... a custom diorama base featuring a length of same-scale railway track. Discover how these elements were constructed in this full-build feature.

de Havilland Museum announces modelling event

Hertfordshire's de Havilland Aviation Museum has announced it is to host a brand-new model show on the site on May 29, 2022.

DISPLAY CASE

In a first for this feature, our Display Case this month has predominantly shifted the focus from aircraft models to readers’ ground-based vehicles instead, plus there's further variety with bonus online-exclusive entries.

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Hidden Treasures: RAF Sculthorpe Heritage Centre Model Show

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Stu Fone visits the RAF Sculthorpe Heritage Centre in Fakenham, Norfolk, to discover more about the museum and sample the delights on show at its annual model show.

FORTHCOMING TAKOM RELEASES

Exciting new 1/35 kits are due from Takom this May and June. They include a V-1 'Doodlebug' with interior detail!

NEW CMK AIRCRAFT ACCESSORIES

CMK's latest accessories cater for the 1/48 Academy/Accurate Miniatures A-36/P-51/P-51A, Special Hobby's 1/72 Ki-54 Hickory/Otsu and Vautour IIB, and any 1/48 Mitsubishi Zero. The detail is impressive and they're useful items, for adding refinement or helping at airbrushing time.

Chiron to Swordfish: Airfix's latest releases revealed!

Airfix has released a varied batch of new products in March 2022, from the first of its new 1/43 supercars to a pair of Vintage Classic 1/76-scale tanks.

Ukraine Round-Up

Many readers will be aware of the devastating impact on Ukraine and its people caused by Russia’s invasion - AMW provides a round-up of the effects this conflict has had on modelling, particularly for the country's kit manufacturers.

Double the Reference: Valiant Wings releases Bf 109 books

Valiant Wings Publishing has a treat in store for fans of the Messerschmitt Bf 109, with updated, revised and expanded second editions of two Airframe & Miniature titles on the type.

AIRFIX MODEL WORLD CLUB SCENE

UPDATED LISTINGS - CLUB SCENE: Welcome to a regular feature highlighting local clubs from around the UK, with up to four added each month.

PRIEST: A FINE M7 REFERENCE

Whether you plan to build the M7 Priest tracked howitzer in 1/35, or a smaller scale, excellent reference lies in Pen & Sword's book on the vehicle... part of the publisher's Images of War series.

New Model Show announced for Ely

A new modelling event will be hosted in the Cambridgeshire city of Ely, on April 30, 2022. Find out more about the Fen Model Show here!

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The rain in Spain… ICM releases 1/72 Spanish Civil War triple set

ICM has made an unusual move with its latest Diorama Set, as it focuses on 1/72 aircraft – Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3s and a Tupolev SB 2 during the Spanish Civil War. JOHN FULLER lifts the lid on this exciting three-kit package.

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Airfix Model World's Latest Accessories Reviews!

Check out the latest batch of 31 accessory reviews from the team at Airfix Model World, including photo-etched upgrade sets, lead wire for adding cable detail, 3D-printed maritime accessories and even diorama material...

KP’S SPLENDID BUDGET MUSTANG Review Premium

KP’S SPLENDID BUDGET MUSTANG

Arma Hobby's 1/72 P-51B/C Mustang may arguably be the best on the market, but a cheaper, yet still pleasing alternative lies in the P-51B tooling by Kovozávody Prostějov. Read about the firm's 'Mustang Malcolm' boxing here.

RE-ISSUED MUSTANG BY ARMA

As if it wasn't glorious enough that Arma Hobby released what is now considered the best 1/72 P-51B/C Mustang on the market, it's just re-issued the parts in a Mustang III boxing, with two new RAF colour schemes.

HANDY MASKS FROM PEEWIT

Masking can be a real chore, but it will certainly be easier with these recent sets from Czech firm Peewit, if you're building Airfix's 1/72 Mk.Vc, Special Hobby's Harvard or Bf 109E-3, or Sabrekits' Hs 126A/B. There are also undercarriage bay masks for Eduard's 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I/II, AZ Model's 1/72 Bf 109G and Airfix's 1/72 Spitfire Mk.Vc.

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Decal Review: Eduard supplies myriad markings for 1/48 F-4Bs

Modellers wanting to replace lost items from Tamiya’s new F-4B or just looking for stencils to enhance their F-4Bs by Hasegawa, Academy or Esci/Ertl will find Eduard’s two-sheet set very useful.

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Decal Review: Kits-World's Icelandic Beauties - 1/32 B-17Gs

Kits-World has produced several aftermarket decal sheets suitable for large-scale B-17 Flying Fortresses including Hong Kong Models’ 1/32 offering – its RAF-themed sets include this pair of meteorological reconnaissance airframes.

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Decal Review: French and Brazilian P-36s by LPS Hobby

Perfect for early-model P-36 kits in 1/72 – such as those by AML, AZ, Aoshima, Monogram and Heller – these LPS Hobby markings cater for an early-war French airframe and a Brazilian aircraft later in World War Two.

ANOTHER HELPING OF U-BOAT STORIES

If you enjoy building German World War Two U-boats, the periodical series U-Boot im Focus has a wealth of information and reference. And the latest instalment, No.20, is now available.