Airfix Model World - May 2017

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The latest happenings in the world of plastic modelling.

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At-a-glance model show calendar.

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On the Shelf
Fifteen 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 – Teutonic Spy
José Pires builds Tanmodel’s impressive 1/48 Republic RF-84F Thunderflash, and finds there’s detail galore under the covers.

Out and About – Bovington Brilliance
AMW’s Editorial team takes a trip to leafy Dorset, to report on The Tank Museum’s inaugural Model Expo.

Basic Build – Fear the Bones!
Tamiya’s superb engineering makes for a quick build, as Gary Tobiss discovers with its all-new 1/48 F-14A Tomcat.

Out and About – Bigger & Better
Another excursion for the Editorial team, this time at Peterborough Scale Model Club’s bustling show at the city’s Voyager Academy.

Out and About – Northwest Delights
Assistant Editor Stu Fone takes in the light and airy new venue for South Cheshire Military Modelling Club’s annual event.

Figure Build – Beauty and the Beast
Johan Augustsson delves into the realms of otherworldly modelling, with Master Box’s rather unusual 1/24 fantasy female rider and mount.

Advanced Build – Cypriot Sunbather
Airfix has tweaked its popular 1/72 Shackleton to produce the AEW.2, and Jen Wright gives it suitably sun-bleached treatment for a Cyprus scrapyard relic.

Intermediate Build – Canine Cavalry
It’s mud and grime to the fore, as Takom’s delightful 1/35 Mk.A Whippet receives a typical Western Front finish, courtesy of Mikael Terfors.

In Focus – Nordic Grit
Bjørn Olsen reveals the hazards of long-endurance missions undertaken by Norwegian N-3PBs, over the North Atlantic during World War Two.

Intermediate Build – Floatplane in Exile
Special Hobby’s 1/72 Northrop N-3PB floatplane proves a challenge as Massimo Santarossa builds a Nordic maritime patrol machine.