Airfix Model World - August 2016

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Intermediate Build – Fantasma
Special Hobby’s new 1/72 Mirage F.1CG gets ghostly treatment from Mike Grant.

In Focus – Paper Dart
Mark Attrill chronicles the history of Dassault’s Mirage F.1, and colour profiles by Andy Hay are included.

Out and About – A Bonny Pilgrimage
Dave Oliver reports on his first ever trip to the Scottish Nationals.

Exclusive Build – The Lion, the Heinkel and the Torpedo
Airfix has reworked last year’s 1/72 Heinkel He 111P to produce the H-6 variant, which is configured with torpedoes in this exclusive build by Alan Price.

Intermediate Build – Hood-Down Hoodlum
Ian Hartup adds after-market parts and an eye-popping finish to Aoshima’s 1/24 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster.

Photo Focus – Simply Gorgeous!
The temptation to include photos of the real Aventador was too great to resist…

Out and About – Manston Marvels
It’s a nostalgic trip for Dave Oliver, who visited the history-laden Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum

Basic Build – Canberra Comeback
In the second feature commemorating RAF Wittering’s centenary, Chris Jones makes the most of Airfix’s re-released 1/48 Canberra.

In Focus – Tremendous Twin-Jet
Malcolm V Lowe offers a brief history of the English Electric Canberra B.2

Intermediate Build – Tamed Thunder
An interesting war prize is the subject of Gary Tobiss’ efforts with Zoukei-Mura’s gorgeous 1/32 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden.

In Focus – Raiden Colours
Nick Millman provides colour notes for the Mitsubishi J2M3.

Intermediate Build – Petit Char
Third time’s a charm for Paul Cawte as he enjoys Takom’s 1/16 Renault World War One tank.


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 mysteries.