Airfix Model World - April 2017

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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.

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The Plastic Surgery
Quiz AMW’s team of contributors, history writers and industry contacts regarding your own modelling mysteries.


Intermediate Build - Boss Bird Rhino
Zoukei-Mura’s new 1/48 F-4J Phantom is arguably the best-ever kit of this sub-type. Chris Jones shows why with his superb build.

Intermediate Build - North Sea Hunter
Eric Larson enjoys a helping of Great War action with Wingnut Wings’ 1/32 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12 floatplane.

Out and About - Something Old, Something New…
Editor Chris Clifford discovers a wealth of new products and re-releases promoted at the Nuremberg Toy and Hobby fair.

Intermediate Build - Marten Menace
Junior modeller Joe Turner builds Dragon’s 1/35 Marder II tank destroyer and places it in a Mediterranean Theatre setting.

Intermediate Build - Tactical Trainer
Airfix’s new-tool 1/72 Jet Provost is being released as a Small Starter Set. Here, Alan Price embellishes the kit with extra detail and aftermarket decals.

In Focus - Instructional Gem
Malcolm V Lowe explores the history of the Jet Provost’s T.3/T.4 variants.

In Focus - Paint Your Wokka
In a decidedly different feature, AMW discovers what it’s like to apply a special scheme to a full-sized RAF Chinook. The parallels with scaled-down painting are startling.

Intermediate Build - Deadly Delivery
Japanese Anime and Manga is the backdrop for Andy Davies’ build of the Hasegawa ‘Last Exile’ Vanship.

Out and About - Scholarly Splendour
Assistant Editor Stu Fone reports from this year’s Bolton IPMS show.