Airfix Model World - January 2017

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Exclusive Build – Victor Ludorum
Thousands of modellers have waited for a newly tooled 1/72 Victor of any mark, but the angst is over as Airfix’s all-new Victor B.2 is now due. Andy Davies builds a test-shot and reckons you won’t be disappointed.

In Profile – Victor B.2
Appreciate the curves and colours of Handley Page’s crescent-winged beauty, via splendid profile artwork by Andy Hay.

Your Airfix
Ben Davies represents an Air Training Corps legend, courtesy of his reworked Airfix 1/72 Chipmunk T.10

Advanced Build – Mademoiselle of Mercy
Brach Model’s superb all-resin 1/35 Lorraine 37L is finished expertly as a captured vehicle in German service, by Kev Smith.

Intermediate Build – Lone-Star Liberator
Steve Budd honours a relative’s wartime service with his build of Hasegawa’s 1/72 B-24 in RAF markings.

Product Focus – Airbrushing gear
Want to take the plunge with airbrushing? If so, let the AMW team guide you through a selection of suitable products.

Intermediate Build – SEMi-sonic
Kinetic’s recent 1/48 Super Étendard is built in fine style by Brian Wakeman... with after-market help.

In Focus – Battle Standard
Mark Attrill imparts the career story of Dassault’s charismatic carrier fighter-bomber, the Super Étendard. Walk-round photos are available online at:

Intermediate Build – Open Door Policy
Tamiya’s worthy 1/24 rendition of the delectable Mercedes 300SL ‘Gull Wing’ is appraised by Ian Hartup.

Basic Build – Buffalo Wings
Mark 1 Models’ 1/144 Brewster Buffalo kits may be small in stature, but they’re big on detail. Here, Mike Grant builds two examples.


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.