Airfix Model World - October 2016

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Intermediate Build – Second to None
James Vaitkevicius tweaks Revell’s quarter-scale Tornado IDS to produce an RAF GR.4A, in 2 Squadron anniversary markings.

In Focus – Flying the Mighty Fin
A serving Tornado GR.4 pilot describes what it’s like to fly and fight in the RAF’s stalwart ground-attack and recce asset.

Photo Focus – The Tonka in Detail
Boost your build accuracy with AMW’s exclusive Tornado GR.4 walk-round photos. Extra imagery is available at

Out and About – Less is More!
Editor Chris Clifford reports from the UK’s Figureworld show, at Oundle School, Northants.

Intermediate build – The Long Hard Road
Bill Curtiss makes his AMW debut with a vignette involving ICM’s Panhard armoured car...portrayed as a vehicle captured by the Germans.

Out and About – Full Throttle!
This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is recounted by Ian Grainger, who offers excellent reference photos and suitable car kit recommendations.

Out and About – Essex Made Magic
Dave Oliver finds impressive work on display at his local show.

Exclusive Build – Civil Suit
Having appraised Airfix’s 1/72 Whitley Mk.V last year, Andy Davies now tackles the firm’s forthcoming GR.Mk.VII/Mk.V, built as the latter version in wartime BOAC livery.

Exclusive Build – Red-Tailed Devil
Andy Davies makes the most of Airfix’s re-worked 2016 Nakajima ‘Kate’ moulding – now available as the earlier B5N1 sub-type.

Out and About – Three Decades of Fun
Malcolm V Lowe was in celebratory mood at the Poole Vikings show…widely considered to be in its 30th year.

Figure Build – The Protector
Sonia Maes replicates a famous moment in British military history, with Hawk Miniatures’ 90mm Lieutenant Souter of Gandamak.

Advanced Build – Polish Pugilist
Jen Wright discovers that Silver Wings’ new 1/32 PZL.11c is definitely not for beginners…but it’s a pleasing package nonetheless.


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
Eighteen 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.