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THE BROAD FOURTEENS - PREMIUM FILM

The Broad Fourteens

The title of this film, "The Broad Fourteens", is the name given to an area of the North Sea off the Dutch coast.

This British World War Two propaganda film is a classic of the genre. For naval buffs it’s a must-see.

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M2/M3 HALFTRACK - PREMIUM FILM

M2/M3 Halftrack Premium Film
The ubiquitous U.S. White Halftrack is a favourite with modellers & vehicle collectors alike.

Transferred from an original high-res master, this film has been cleaned-up & packaged ready for your enjoyment.

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DAIMLER ARMOURED CAR - PREMIUM FILM

Daimler Armoured Car
The Daimler was a sleek & elegant design of armoured car that first appeared in the North African desert.

The Daimler was designed for scout & recce duties but was effectively also a small wheeled tank.

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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!

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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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MR. SURFACER FOR TANKS

Mr Surfacer
Mr. Who? Mr. Surfacer is who! Modellers who haven’t yet made his acquaintance better form a queue.

When it comes to giving your scale model a realistic surface texture, you can do a lot worse than giving it a coat of Mr. Surfacer.

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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 V-1 was a deceptively simple flying bomb or as described in this film, “an aerial torpedo”. It was sent across the channel in large numbers to bombard London.

    V1 - Recognition Film
  • During the summer of 1944, London endured a second “Blitz” at the hands of the V-1, or “Doodlebug”, flying bomb.

    V1 - Public Information Film
  • This U.S. Marines technical film is an exhausive training guide about operating the compact 75mm Pack Howitzer.

    75mm Pack Howitzer Premium Technical Film

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  • This is the third instalment in Rinaldi Studio Press' popular Tank Art series. The author, Michael Rinaldi, is a leading figure in the world of modelling.
    Tankart Volume 3 Modern Armor
  • Looking for a quick & easy way to make convincing groundwork? Here's a neat out-of-the box solution that will speed up your diorama build.
    Model Scene Diorama Grass Mats
  • Our hobby is all about the pursuit of scale realism. Our quest for perfection means manufacturers offer some great products.
    Friulmodel Metal Replacement Tank Tracks
  • Want to get down with the chipping gang? Eager to try out the latest painting craze? Then this new Vallejo set (Ref: 71.186) will get you started.
    Vallejo Rust & Chipping Set Ref: 71.186

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