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  • Sherman M4A1 Ex-DD
    As featured in our Premium Video but this time in article form, an old unloved M4A1 model kit is converted to make a former swimming tank.
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    For his atmospheric desert diorama, Doug Frame chose ICM’s Sdkfz. 222 in 1:48th Scale (Ref: 48191).
  • 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.
  • Steelmasters 20
    If you don’t already know, here at Scale War Machines, we are huge Steelmasters fans. Their latest special gets a review.
  • Revell 04990 Cylon Centurion
    Every film needs its baddie & Battlestar Galactica’s is the Cylon Centurion. So Revell has released a fitting tribute to this movie menace.
  • M1897 75mm Gun
    The M1897 was a French gun used in US service. A World War One veteran, it was pressed back into use decades later.
  • Sandbagged Sherman M4A3
    American tankers devised their own way of protecting their AFVs as they pushed into Germany. They turned to sandbags.
  • Hobby Boss VK1602
    Hobbyboss’s VK1602 (Ref: 82460) is an example of how far manufacturers will go to find a new subject for their models.
  • 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.

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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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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 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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