Airfix Model World - April 2016

£4.70 (Approx $5.90 or €5.33)



Intermediate Build – Fabulous Foxhound
Andy Davies finds there’s a whole lot to love about AvanteGarde Model Kits’ new 1/48 MiG-31 BM/BSM.

Intermediate Build – Silent Partners
As a refreshing alternative to thundering jets and growling props, Mike Grant tackles KP’s 1/72 SG 38 Schulgleiter gliders.

Out and About – Anniversary Action
Ian Grainger offers reference photos of classic racers from last year’s Goodwood Revival event.

Intermediate Build – Airshow Performer
In our second build to mark this year’s 90th anniversary of the Swedish Air Force, Andy Davies makes a fine job of Hasegawa’s 1/48 J 35 F Draken.

In Focus – High-Flying Kite
Jan P Forsgren details the variants and colours of SAAB’s J 35 Draken in Swedish service.

Win copies of Korean War book ‘Devotion’, and a signed photo of US Navy pilot and Medal of Honor recipient Tom Hudner Jr, in our free prize draw.

Exclusive Build – Royalty to the Rescue
Jennifer Wright makes her second visit to Airfix’s all-new 1/72 Sea King mouldings, with an exclusive test-shot of the firm’s forthcoming RAF HAR.3 rescue version.

Intermediate Build – Go Anywhere Goat
Mike Grant adds scratch-built detail to Tamiya’s 1/35 US Army Gama Goat amphibious vehicle.

In Focus – M561 Gama Goat
Ian Young takes a photographic look at this ubiquitous US Army amphibian.

Out and About – A Perfect Sunday
Glenn Sands enjoys the model show at Hampshire’s Museum of Army Flying.

Intermediate Build – Two-Seat Icon
Ian Hartup feels the wind in his hair with Tamiya’s newly tooled 1/24 Mazda MX-5 soft-top.

Out and About – Teutonic Treasure Chest
Assistant Editor Stu Fone makes his first trip to the ever-impressive Nuremberg Toy and Hobby Fair.


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