Airfix Model World - January 2016

£4.70 (Approx $5.88 or €5.27)


Special Supplement – Westland Sea King
To celebrate the pending arrival of Airfix’s all-new 1/72 Westland Sea King HC.4 ‘Commando’, Jen Wright offers an exclusive test-shot build, former ‘Junglie’ pilot Rachel Blackmore gives a personal account and Malcolm V Lowe charts the history of this world-beating helicopter. Colour profiles by Andy Hay also feature, and there’s a spread of exclusive walk-round shots of a Yeovilton HC.4.


Intermediate Build – The World’s Leading Distributor of MiG Parts!
Academy’s new 1/72 ‘snap-fit’ F-4J Phantom is a worthy product for beginners and experienced modellers alike; Chris Jones adds subtle improvements.

In Focus – Maximum Effort
To accompany our 1/72 F-4J build, Warren E Thompson describes the aims of the US Linebacker II missions in Vietnam, and provides superb period images.

Exclusive Build – Stuka!
Alan Price loves the detail and accuracy achieved by Airfix’s soon-to-be-released and newly tooled Ju 87B.

In Focus – Devastating Dive-Bomber
Fascinating history and period images are presented by Malcolm V Lowe, who details the infamous Stuka...and in particular its ‘Berta’ variants.

Intermediate Build – Ron’s Rocket
Andy White builds Tamiya’s 1/12 Honda NSR500 in the livery of Moto GP legend Ron Haslam.

Out and About – Happy Half-Century
Midlands club ASVC Wombourne marked 50 years this September at its annual show. Dr James Whalen reports.

Out and About – Scale ModelWorld
Chris Clifford and Stu Fone shed light on this year’s Telford extravaganza.

Intermediate Build – Nordic Twin-Boom
Pilot Replicas' inaugural aircraft kit, SAAB's J 21 A-3, is a hit with Eric Larson. This is the first of several builds to mark 90 years of the Swedish Air Force in 2016.

In Focus – A Pushy Scandinavian
Jan P Forsgren details the rise and fall of SAAB’s J 21 twin-boom fighter.

Intermediate Build – Zlinful Pleasure
A sweet civil aviation option lies in KP’s 1/72 Zlin Z-126, says Mike Grant.


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