Airfix Model World - February 2017

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The latest happenings in the world of plastic modelling.

Show Scene
At-a-glance model show calendar.

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On the Shelf
Seventeen 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.

Intermediate Build – Die Fledermaus
Peter Johnson enjoys a true detail-fest with Zoukei-Mura’s 1/32 Ho 229 Horten flying wing.

Out and About – Senior Service Wings
Dave Oliver finds a wealth of full-sized reference gems at Somerset's Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton.

Advanced Build – Iwo Jima Sara
Tamiya’s 1/700 USS Saratoga is improved with after-market accessories, by Andy Davies.

In Focus – Fighting Flat Top
Malcolm V Lowe investigates the travails of the USS Saratoga in World War Two. Colour profiles come courtesy of Andy Hay/Flying Art.

Out and About – Scale ModelWorld 2016
Chris Clifford and Stu Fone report on last November’s Telford extravaganza.

Intermediate Build – Stripes A’Mighty
Massimo Santarossa makes his AMW debut with Special Hobby’s 1/72 Northrop Nomad.

Intermediate Build – Ted’s Silver Snooper
Assistant Editor Stu Fone uses after-market products and scratch-building to improve Airfix’s re-released 1/72 Spitfire PR.XIX.
Intermediate Build – Robot Wars
Bandai’s Gundam ‘mecha’ suit kits have gained cult status with sci-fi modellers. Andy Davies discovers that the hype is justified.

Intermediate Build – Soviet Laser
A decidedly different armour subject – Trumpeter’s 1/35 1K17 Szhatie laser tank – is Cristian Lupu’s first AMW build.