Airfix Model World - December 2016

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Exclusive Build – Castle in the Sky
Alan Price reckons Airfix’s all-new 1/72 B-17G is leaps and bounds better than its same-scale rivals. Here, he builds an exclusive test-shot.

Out and About – Wildcats and a Vixen
Glenn Sands reports on this year’s air day at RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset.

Your Airfix – Red Flag Buccaneer
A real classic, Airfix’s 1/48 Buccaneer, receives extra detail and a cool colour scheme from Richard Spreckley.

Out and About – St Ives Stormer
Assistant Editor Stu Fone gives highlights from this year’s IPMS Brampton show.

Intermediate Build – Cranked Arrow
Brian Wakeman gets the most out of Kinetic’s 1/48 Lockheed F-16XL experimental jet.

Out and About – Prague Perfection
Editor Chris Clifford samples the delights of this year’s Eday show in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Intermediate Build – Captured Colossus
Swedish modeller Mikael Terfors finishes Takom’s 1/35 Mk.IV Female tank in fine style...and reflects on how it fairs against Tamiya’s Mk.IV.

Out and About – East Anglian Armour
Dave Oliver finds mother lode of full-sized reference material at the Norfolk Tank Museum.

Intermediate Build – Swedish Scholars
Italeri’s re-boxing of Occidental’s 1/48 Harvard is built by Mark Stanton; it’s AMW’s closing project in this year’s series to mark 90 years of the Swedish Air Force.

In Focus – Scandinavian Yank
A brief history of the North American Harvard in Swedish service is provided by Jan P Forsgren.

Exclusive Build – Balkans Blitz
Airfix pleased Luftwaffe fans last year with its 1/72 Stuka, but now it’s about to release a 1/48 version. Alan Price builds an exclusive test-shot...and says you won’t be disappointed!

Out and About – Fresh Fields
A new venue was used for this year’s Wings and Things model show, organised by IPMS Fenland and Spalding. Stu Fone finds out more.

Advanced Build – Deutsche Klassisch
Dr James Whalen re-visits Revell’s 1/24 VW Golf and converts this kit into a 1983 model, with after-market help.

Photo Focus – Golf in Close-Up
Walk-round images of VW Golf DJF 937Y are offered by Dr James Whalen; it’s the actual car he depicted with this issue’s Revell build!

Basic Build – Russian Beast
Paul Cawte finds there’s much to enjoy with Meng Model’s 1/35 GAZ Tiger off-roader.


The latest happenings in the world of plastic modelling.

Show Scene
At-a-glance model show calendar.

On the Shelf
Sixteen 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.