Airfix Model World - June 2016

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Intermediate Build – Swept-Wing Swede
Our build series marking 90 years of the Swedish Air Force continues with Pilot Replicas’ new 1/48 SAAB J 29 F, built skilfully by Eric Larson.

In Focus – The Battling Barrel
Jan P Forsgren details the history and sub-types of SAAB’s J 29 aircraft series.

Out and About – Vibrant Hinckley
Assistant Editor Stu Fone reports on the annual East Midlands Model Show.

Advanced Build – Big-Gun Revolution
AMW returns to maritime modelling with Andy Davies’ stunning build of Trumpeter’s 1/700 HMS Dreadnought in 1907 fit.

Intermediate Build – Navy Rhino
Mike Grant mixes media with Whirlybird’s splendid little 1/144 F-4J Phantom II.

Exclusive Build – Greek Tragedy
Jennifer Wright adds a host of after-market accessories to Airfix’s newly released 1/72 Bristol  Blenheim Mk.If, finished in Mediterranean Theatre colours.

Out and About – The Only Way is Expo
Dave Oliver finds plenty of inspiration at Essex’s long-running model show.

Intermediate Build – Eastern Cat Part 2
John Bonanni concludes his stellar build of Rye Field Model’s new Tiger I with interior detail, first tackled in last month’s issue.

Advanced Build – Lean and Green
The Golden Age of aviation is represented by Andy Davies’ superb 1/72 DH.88 Comet air racer…a resin kit by Hungary’s SBS Model.

In Focus – A Monumental Challenge
Malcolm V Lowe describes 1934’s pioneering ‘MacRobertson’ England to Australia Air Race, and some of its participants.

Intermediate Build – Pulling Power
AMW welcomes Michelangelo Sicilia, who makes an impressive job of MiniArt’s 1/35 US Army D7 Tractor.

Out and About – Museum Magic
Stu Fone offers his thoughts and photos from this year’s Shropshire Scale Model Show at the RAF Museum Cosford.


The latest happenings in the world of plastic modelling.

Show Scene
At-a-glance model show calendar.

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On the Shelf
Twelve 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.