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  • 75mm Pack Howitzer
    Being flown into battle? Taking the enemy on in mountainous terrain? This compact little gun is just what you need.
  • Tamiya M4 Early Ref. 35150
    Nowadays there’s a plethora of Sherman model kits out there, but Tamiya’s M4A3 offering led the way for years. Then this kit came along.
  • German Officer 1:35th Scale
    “Practice makes perfect” is the old adage & it’s certainly true when it comes to painting miniature model figures.
  • Beltring War & Peace
    When it comes to figure modelling, nothing beats great references. So here’s a photo set from the Beltring military show for inspiration.
  • M18 Hellcat Walkaround
    With its 76mm gun, torsion bar suspension & top speed of 95km/h, the Hellcat tank destroyer was one speedy feline.
  • Sandbagged Sherman M4A3
    American tankers devised their own way of protecting their AFVs as they pushed into Germany. They turned to sandbags.
  • M60A1
    The M60 was only a stop-gap design – but it still looks big & cool in our eyes, especially with a mineroller attached.

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THE SMALL SHOP DELUXE BRASS ASSIST

The Small Shop Deluxe Brass Assist
Rolling curved or rounded profiles is not easy with photo etched brass. The Deluxe Brass Assist will give you a helping hand.

The fact is, photo etch brass sets are a great asset but they are sometimes imperfect.

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THE SMALL SHOP NUTTER TOOL

The Small Shop Nutter Tool
Placed firmly in the “premium” tool price bracket, The Small Shop’s Nutter takes an innovative approach to making rivets.

The traditional method of making nuts & bolts & rivet detail is to turn to a punch & die. That will allow you to make endless rivets using plastic card.

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PANZER PUTTY CAMOUFLAGE

Panzer Putty Camouflage MXpression
Every now & then a remarkable custom-made model making product emerges. Here's Panzer Putty from Mxpression.

We decided to do a review & "How To" guide all about using this strange putty marketed as a useful airbrush accessory.

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WILDER NITROLINE WEATHERING PRODUCTS

Wilder Nitroline Weathering Products
It’s truly the best of times for modelers when it comes to finishing products – now here’s a new range from Adam Wilder.

If you don’t know of him, he’s a really accomplished modeller & a new range of weathering products has been released bearing his name.

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VALLEJO WAFFEN SS CAMOUFLAGE SET

Vallejo Waffen SS Camouflage Set Ref: 70180
Painting Waffen SS camouflage can be a daunting task but achieving a convincing result just got a little easier thanks to Vallejo.

New to their 2014 catalogue is their Waffen SS Camouflage Painting Set (Ref: 70.180). It contains 8 of their familiar 17ml bottles of “Model Color” paints.

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  • Model making is all about fads & fashions – drybrushing was once all the rage. So here’s a quick guide to this technique.
    Drybrushing
  • Figure painting is an artform in itself. Painting convincing faces is especially tricky.
    Painting Figures' Faces
  • As part of our series on the best tank museums in the world, we headed to the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation near San Francisco.
    Military Vehicle Technology Foundation
  • Changing a stock figure’s head with a resin item is a sure way to give your miniatures more life. But it may not be obvious what needs to be done.
    Using Hornet Heads For Your Figures
  • Priming your model is a great way to get a uniform flawless base & seal all those different materials you have used.
    Vallejo Surface Primers

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