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Mig-27 Flogger D

Published: January 8, 2017
Company: Trumpeter


The Mikoyan MiG-27 (NATO reporting name "Flogger-D/J") is a variable-geometry ground-attack aircraft, originally built by the Mikoyan design bureau in the Soviet Union and later license-produced in India by Hindustan Aeronautics as the Bahadur ("Valiant"). It is based on the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 fighter aircraft,… more

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TS-11 Iskra Bis DF Expert Set

Published: November 14, 2016
Company: Arma Hobby


The PZL TS-11 Iskra (English: Spark) is a Polish jet trainer aircraft, used by the air forces of… more


The Samurai

Published: November 13, 2016
Book Author(s): Stephen Turnbull
Company: Osprey Publishing

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With their deadly curved katanas, colorful lacquered armor and massive bows, the samurai were the ultimate warriors. Bound by their famous code: bushido, the way of the warrior, they were renowned for their martial prowess and suicidal bravery. In this beautiful new book featuring stunning prints, artwork and photographs, Stephen Turnbull explores their history… more

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Nieuport Ni-11 Weekend Edition

Published: September 5, 2016
Company: Eduard


The Nieuport 11, nicknamed the Bébé, was a French World War I single seat sesquiplane fighter aircraft, designed by Gustave Delage. It was the primary aircraft that ended the '… more

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Grunau Baby IIb

Published: July 10, 2016
Company: Fly


The Schneider Grunau Baby was a single-seat sailplane first built in Germany in 1931, with some 6,000 examples constructed in some 20 countries. It was relatively easy to build from plans, it flew well, and the aircraft was strong enough to handle mild aerobatics and the occasional hard landing. When the Baby first appeared, it was accepted wisdom that the… more

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17 Pounder Ant Tank Gun and Crew

Published: June 28, 2016
Company: Airfix


The 17 Pounder was the largest of three anti-tank guns used by the British Army in the Second World War. Design work on the 17 Pounder began in April 1941 with the aim of replacing existing anti-tank guns. First deliveries of the new gun were made to Royal Artillery units in August 1942 and this type first saw action at the Battle of Medenine, North Africa, on 6 March 1943.… more

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Albion 3 Point Fueller

Published: June 17, 2016
Company: Airfix


By the outbreak of WWII over 400 Albion 3-Point Fuellers were in use with the RAF both in Europe and the Far and Middle East. Many went to France with the RAF in 1940, and suffered a similar fate to the vehicles of the British Army, being abandoned on the run back to Dunkirk.

Those that remained gave sterling service during the Battle of Britain, helping to quickly… more

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61 Falcon Ranchero

Published: June 12, 2016
Company: Round 2 Models


The Ford Ranchero is a coupe utility that was produced by Ford between 1957 and 1979. Unlike a pickup truck, the Ranchero was adapted from a two-door station wagon platform that integrated the cab and cargo bed into the body. A total of 508,355 units were produced during the model's production run.


The kit is produced by Round 2 Models, a well-known… more

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U.S.S. Lake Erie CG-70

Published: April 5, 2016
Company: Dragon Models


USS Lake Erie (CG-70) is a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser of the United States Navy, named after the U.S. Navy's decisive victory in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. She is the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Hawaii. The USS Lake Erie is a baseline 4 Ticonderoga class ship, with integrated AN/UYK-43/44 computers (in place of UYK-7 and UYK-… more

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Model Art Issue 930

Published: April 1, 2016
Company: Model Art

Model Art Issue 930 is typical of other Model Art magazines in that it is written entirely in Japanese, with occasional English words, usually in article titles or in captions.

This issue covers:

  1. LED installation for the Hasegawa 1/72 F35A
  2. A comparison of 1/48 Hasegawa Zeros
  3. The Battle of Kursk, a diorama including… more