Airfix Model World - September 2016

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Car Door Typhoon supplement
Type expert Chris Thomas provides a wealth of Car Door ‘Tiffie’ history, and colours and markings data, while Steve Budd builds a test-shot of Airfix’s forthcoming 1/24 Typhoon Mk.Ib Superkit as a tropical trials aircraft.


Intermediate Build – Sukhoi’s Superfighter
Chris Jones endures a masking extravaganza to portray the demonstrator scheme of the Su-35S Flanker, via Hasegawa’s 1/72 kit.

Exclusive Build – Welch’s Reply
Airfix’s forthcoming new-tool P-40B Warhawk, in 1/48 scale, is appraised by Garry Tobiss. For walk-round photos of Duxford’s P-40C, visit:

In Focus – Pearl Defenders
Renowned US aviation historian Dana Bell recounts how a handful of P-40Bs defended Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Out and About – Father's Day Armour
AMW’s Assistant Editor Stu Fone made his debut visit to the Military and Armoured Fighting Vehicle Association’s flagship event.

Intermediate build – Ship Killer
Garry Tobiss gets his naval fix with Merit’s imposing 1/35 Tupolev G-5 torpedo boat.

Intermediate Build – Berlin Bruiser
Kev Smith makes a splendid job of Takom’s recent 1/35 Chieftain Mk.10…and shows how to tackle that tricky urban camouflage scheme.

Photo Focus – Cold War Titan
Cool period photos of the Chieftain come courtesy of The Tank Museum.

Out and About – Midlands Mania
Stu Fone reports on the annual model show organised by IPMS Coventry and Warwick.

Your Airfix – Seafire Mk.XVII
John Swarbrick forges a love affair with Airfix’s quarter-scale Griffonengined Seafire Mk.XVII.

Intermediate Build – Art Deco Runabout
Heller’s 1/24 vintage Delahaye 135 is built and detailed beautifully by Matt Bacon.

Figure Build – Unlikely Hero
Ian Grainger explores the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Dragon’s 1/9 Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord figure.

Intermediate Build – The Dollar Nineteen
Small-scale modelling doesn’t get much better than Mike Grant’s gorgeous rendition of Roden’s 1/144 C-119G Boxcar.


The latest happenings in the world of plastic modelling.

Show Scene
At-a-glance model show calendar.

On the Shelf
Twenty 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 and conundrums.