Airfix Model World - July 2016

£4.70 (Approx $5.84 or €5.30)


We offer an exclusive test-shot build of Airfix’s stunning new Beaufighter Mk.X (late) by Alan Price, and fascinating history text, period photos, colour profiles and scale drawings from Terry Higgins.


Intermediate Build – Turkish Delight
Brian Wakeman marries Eduard’s boxing of the 1/48 Hasegawa F-104 with parts from DACO Products’ stunning Starfighter improvement set.

Intermediate Build – All Hail the King
AMW introduces the admirable work of junior modeller Joe Turner, who breathes life into Zvezda’s 1/35 King Tiger with Henschel turret.

Out and About – Platinum Plastic
Assistant Editor Stu Fone relays the delights of Hungary’s Moson Model Show, which marked its 20th anniversary this year.

Your Airfix – Canberra B(I).6
David Connolly tells how he renovated an old, pre-loved Airfix 1/72 Canberra.

Intermediate Build – A Stroke of Genius
Ebbro’s 1/20 Lotus 72C is built as German racer Jochen Rindt’s car from 1970, by F1 fan Chris Clay.

Exclusive Build – Unsung Heroes
A test-shot build by Steve Budd shows Airfix’s newly tooled 1/72 US Bomber Re-Supply Set to be a peachy package.

Out and About – Bucks Fizz
Photographic highlights from the Milton Keynes model show are offered by Andy Davies and Radleigh Bushell.

Intermediate Build – Bubbletop Brilliance
This year is the 80th anniversary of the legendary Spitfire’s first flight. In his own tribute to the type, Steve Abbey builds Tamiya’s sublime 1/32 Mk.XVIe.

Intermediate Build – Warrior King
Dave Oliver explores feudal Japan with Pegaso’s impressive 75mm rendition of the Samurai Toyotomi Hideyoshi…horse and all!

Intermediate Build – Hunting in Malaysia
Mike Grant adds an attractive Malaysian Air Force scheme to S&M Models’ workmanlike 1/72 Hunting Provost trainer.


The latest happenings in the world of plastic modelling.

Show Scene
At-a-glance model show calendar.

On the Shelf
Fifteen 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.