Military Illustrated Modeller – August 2019

(Ann) #1
AFV Edition 


Frequently, the weakest area of a 1:
figurine is the hands, often moulded as little
more than amorphous blobs of plastic. To
remedy this, Royal Model have released
(as have others) sets of 1:35 resin hands in
various poses that are an easy swap for the
figure's moulded parts.
Italeri's 1:35 Lince LMV kit gets an extensive
detail set for the interior and exterior, plus a
separately-available set of resin seats. Top
quality as always from Royal Model.

  • LMV Lince (Lynx) detail set (807) for Italeri

  • LMV Lince (Lynx) seats (810) Italeri

  • US Soldier who drinks with civilians (803)

  • Blacksmith (821)

  • Wooden pallets (814)

  • Assorted hands set No.1 (839)

  • Assorted hands set No.2 (840)

  • Assorted hands set No.3 (841)


Although it's the most well known US tank of the Second World
War, it was actually the British who first deployed the Sherman
in combat, pitting them against Rommel's Deutsche Afrikakorps
in the north African desert during the early stages of the
conflict. In this set by Star Decals we have markings for five
Sherman Mk.IIIs, all but one in the 'model-friendly' light-stone/
blue-black camouflage scheme used during the campaign.
Excellent quality and a great way to customise your model.
Star Decals British Sherman Tanks In North Africa (35-C 1206)


Model Scene make a wide range of vegetation
products for dioramas – focusing on railway layouts

  • but with a good selection of scale-modeller friendly
    1:35/1:32 items too. Recently arrived at MiM from
    UK importer Albion Hobbies is a pack of 'spring'
    bushes in full leaf and is a perfect, ready-made
    small tree/large bush for a 1:35 diorama or even
    a large tree in 1:72. The material appears to be
    finely ground foam, attached to very natural-looking
    branches. Also new is a pack of sunflowers in laser-
    cut paper and card, with wire stalks. Ideal for a
    diorama featuring a garden or similar.

  • Sunflowers (VG3-024)

  • Fine Bushes, Spring (701-01S)

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