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Going MAD: Special Hobby’s 1/48 AF-3S Guardian ‘MAD Boom’

Czech firm Special Hobby has re-issued its 1/48 scale Grumman AF-3S Guardian kit, complete with the distinctive MAD boom. Check out exclusive parts photos in AMW’s review here.

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Special Hobby's 1/72 Curtiss P-40M Warhawk/Kitthawk Mk.III Reviewed!

Special Hobby’s P-40 returns as a P-40M variant, combining common Runners A and B with a new Frame C for the fuselage, plus relevant glazing from P-40E and P-40N releases. AMW Reviews these contents here.

SPECIAL HOBBY TWIN-SEAT MIRAGE COMEBACK Review Premium

SPECIAL HOBBY TWIN-SEAT MIRAGE COMEBACK

Special Hobby's delightful 1/72 twin-seat Mirage F1B/BE has been re-released, and offers three different special schemes.

SPECIAL HOBBY’S SWEDISH TWIN-BOOM Review Premium

SPECIAL HOBBY’S SWEDISH TWIN-BOOM

Special Hobby has re-released its 1/72 SAAB J 21A, the styrene parts being boosted by photo-etched metal and resin.

NEW ITALIAN BOMBER KIT FROM SPECIAL HOBBY Review Premium

NEW ITALIAN BOMBER KIT FROM SPECIAL HOBBY

Anyone considering builds of Italian Air Force World War Two aircraft shouldn't miss Special Hobby's new Piaggio P.180B 'Quadrimotore' heavy bomber. It's a sizeable subject with markings for four liveries.

‘NEW’ SUNDERLAND FROM SPECIAL HOBBY

Czech manufacturer has adapted its existing 1/72 Short Sunderland tooling to provide a Mk.I/II kit, with new decals, and cast/3D-printed resin details. It's great company for the company's same-scale Mk.V.

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.

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.

ACADEMY STUKA RE-WORKED BY SPECIAL HOBBY Review Premium

ACADEMY STUKA RE-WORKED BY SPECIAL HOBBY

Luftwaffe fans have a treat in store from Special Hobby, which has re-worked Academy's 1/72 Ju 87 Stuka to offer the D-5 variant, with export markings. A whole new styrene runner is provided.

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Special Hobby's Open-Truss Trainer: 1/72 EoN Eton TX.1/SG-38

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!