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  • M4A3 Sherman HVSS
    One of the most significant updates to the World War 2 M4 was the fitting of HVSS suspension, giving it a smoother ride.
  • Russian ML-20 Model 1937 Gun Howitzer
    Hidden around the back of the excellent Overloon Military Museum in Holland, we found this slightly shabby looking Soviet artillery piece.
  • Resicast Steerable Axles
    Every now & then a little something arrives to make your life easier - like steerable replacement axles for your models.
  • Dust Mickey ARV Review
    Sci-fi walkers from the imaginary world of Dust are becoming more popular with modelers, so we checked one kit out.
  • Paintstrip Your Models
    Ever wondered how to strip a kit’s paint finish & start again? We tried one possible method on Rommel’s famous halftrack.
  • Tamiya Cromwell 1:35th Ref 35221
    Finding a good balance between an easy build & a great result is hard, but when done well, everyone wins.
  • M1 Long Tom & Mack NO
    The American 155mm gun or “Long Tom” was a highly-effective long-range artillery piece that served from 1942 onwards.
  • Hobbyboss T-34/76 1943 Factory No.112
    If only more manufacturers would supply a full interior, just like Hobbyboss did with their 1:48th T-34 series.
  • Sherman Firefly
    The 17pdr Firefly was one of the most powerful of the M4 Shermans, we used it to showcase a venerable painting technique.

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MAKE YOUR OWN STOWAGE - PREMIUM VIDEO

Make Your Own Stowage
We show you all you need to know to make life-like stowage for your tanks & AFVs.

This handy premium tutorial - available to download now - offers you collectible HD modelling goodness!

Premium How To Guide

SHERMAN M4A1 EX DUPLEX DRIVE - PREMIUM VIDEO

Sherman DD

We breathe new life into an old unloved M4A1 model kit to make a former swimming tank - we strip it back & start again.

This premium download video offers you 40 minutes of HD modelling & military history goodness! A full rebuild shows how we convert an old model kit to give it a 2nd lease of life.

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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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DRYBRUSHING MINI GUIDE

Drybrushing
Model making is all about fads & fashions – drybrushing was once all the rage. So here’s a quick guide to this technique.

What better way than a video to explain how drybrushing works? It’s really pretty simple anyway & this technique is within the capabilities of any modeller. So give it a go.

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  • There’s quite a few different varieties of punch & die manufactured by RPToolz. This is their “circular” punch & die set.
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  • Real vehicles used in combat get dirty & dusty quickly. Here’s one method to capture that look using enamels.
    Enamel Dust Technique
  • Sometimes German manufacturers just couldn’t help themselves, this overcomplicated little staff car is a case in point.
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