Airfix Model World - May 2016

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Exclusive Build – Magnificent ‘Meatbox’
Peter Johnson builds an exclusive test-shot of Airfix’s new 1/48 Meteor F.8, finished in High Speed Silver


Intermediate Build – Alpha Mike X-Ray
Low-vis grey has never looked so good, courtesy of Brian Wakeman’s 1/48 Kinetic AMX fighter-bomber.

Out and About – Dordogne Delights
David Garden reports on the 10th annual model show in Montignac, France

Intermediate build – Eastern Cat Part 1
Rye Field Model caused a stir when it released its recent 1/35 Tiger I with full interior detail. John Bonanni shows how to get the best results from this impressive kit.

Out and About – Anglian Flourish
Assistant Editor Stu Fone reports from Peterborough Scale Model Club’s second show at its smart new city venue.

Out and About – Welcoming Crewe
Stu Fone tells all about South Cheshire’s excellent 33rd Universal Model Show at Crew Heritage Centre.

Out and About – Yorkshire Pride
Andy Davies and Radleigh Bushell offer photos from this year’s Huddersfield Model Show.

Intermediate Build – The Original Hot Hatch
Revell’s new 1/24 VW Golf 1 GTI is built by Dr James Whalen, who replicates an accurate UK right-hand drive example.

Photo Focus – Meteor F.8
Matthew Roberts provides useful walk-round photos of the Meteor F.8 at Gloucestershire’s Jet Age Museum.

Meteor F.8 Cutaway
Get to grips with the inside and out of the Meteor F.8 with our stunning Mike Badrocke drawing…perfect for scratch-builders!

In Focus – Great Eight
Malcolm V Lowe offers essential history and period images of the Meteor F.8. Colour profiles are by Andy Hay.

Out and About – Somerset Special
The Fleet Air Arm’s first model show of the season was visited by AMW’s contributor Glenn Sands.

Intermediate Build – Small Wonder
Mike Grant has a tiny challenge in Brengun’s 1/144 mixed media Mignet HM-14. Walk-round photos of the aircraft are also provided by Editor Chris Clifford.

In Focus – Flying Fleas!
Flypast Magazine’s Ken Ellis is the recognised expert on Henri Mignet and his home-built ‘Pou de Ciel’ aircraft designs. Here, he offers a fascinating history article on the type.

Intermediate Build – Space Hopper
Andrew Moore adds extra detail and superb weathering to Hasegawa’s Maschinen Kreiger LUM-168 Camel


The latest happenings in the world of plastic modelling.

Show Scene
At-a-glance model show calendar.

Free Model!
Claim your free Airfix 1/72 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat or Hawker Hurricane Mk.I kit when you take out a 2-year or Direct Debit subscription to AMW.

On the Shelf
Nineteen pages of reviews highlight the latest modelling and reference products from around the world.

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