Airfix Model World - October 2015

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Test-Shot Preview – Airfix 1/72 Shackleton
We provide a sneak-peek of the parts from this long-awaited kit.

Intermediate build – Big Sky Interceptor
The handsome F-106A is a favourite of Eric Larson, who builds Trumpeter’s recently released 1/48 kit.

In Focus – Six-Shooter
The career of the mighty F-106 Delta Dart is examined by Warren E Thompson, who offers superb period images and pilot accounts.

Intermediate Build – Asymmetric Oddity
Garry Tobiss details and improves Hobby Boss’ Bv 141 Luftwaffe reconnaissance aircraft.

In Focus – NATO Tigers in Turkey
The ever skilful Joerg Stange captures stunning reference images from this year’s NATO Tiger Meet.

Exclusive Build – Top Cat
Jennifer Wright thinks that Airfix’s forthcoming 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat sets new standards for the company. Her test-shot build is a cracker!

In Focus – Ironworks Fighter
Esteemed US aviation historian Dana Bell makes his AMW debut, with a revealing look at the operations and colour schemes of Grumman’s feisty Wildcat.

Out and About – Buckeye Bonanza
Editor Chris Clifford offers a report from this year’s IPMS USA National Convention in Columbus, Ohio.

Basic Build – Gallic Horsepower
Tamiya’s sweet little 1/35 SOMUA S35 tank is built out-of-the-box by Garry Tobiss.

Out and About – Ciao Commando!
Yeovilton’s annual airshow was the perfect place to celebrate Westland’s 100th Anniversary, as discovered by Glenn Sands.

Basic Build – Cosmic Anomaly
Ian Grainger delves into obscure 1960s sci-fi with Pegasus Hobbies’ Cosmostrator rocket.


The latest happenings in the world of plastic modelling.

Show Scene
At-a-glance model show calendar.

Your Airfix
Readers showcase their Airfix builds.

On the Shelf
Seventeen pages of reviews highlight the latest modelling products.

The Plastic Surgery
Quiz AMW’s team of contributors, history writers and industry contacts about your modelling conundrums.