Airfix Model World - June 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
Thirteen 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 – Tug O’ War
Italeri’s 1/72 Stirling Mk.IV glider tug receives a distinctly weather-worn finish, courtesy of Brian Wakeman.

Intermediate Build – Smoke ON!
Wayne Dippold finishes Hobby Boss’ quarter-scale Super Tucano in a striking display team livery.

Out and About – Feel Good Factor
IPMS Shropshire’s model show at The RAF Museum Cosford has been revitalised following changes to the venue’s display hangars.

Out and About – Dynamic Debut
An abundance of delights is uncovered by Malcom V Lowe at Aldingbourne’s inaugural model show.

Basic Build – Panzer Hunter
An impressive amount of detail is revealed in this out-of-the-box build of Tamiya’s new 1/35 M10 tank destroyer, completed by Johan Augustsson.

In Focus – Seek, Strike, Destroy
Malcolm V Lowe describes the M10 tank destroyer's operational history during World War Two, and includes superb period images.

In Focus – A Nose for Testing
Making his AMW debut, Tony Buttler reveals the background to one of Britain’s more unusual jet prototypes, the Prone Pilot Meteor.

Advanced Build – Head First
Airfix’s re-boxed 1/48 Meteor F.8 receives Brigade Models’ Prone Meteor conversion and an immaculate finish, courtesy of Andy Davies.

Intermediate Build – Hasta La Vista, Comrade!
Cristian Lupu tackles Tiger Model’s impressive new BMPT-72 Terminator II urban combat vehicle.

Advanced Build – Coastal Guardian
With Revell’s 1/72 Sea King Mk.41 as the base kit, Dave Oliver adds Whirlybird Models’ S-61N conversion to produce a civilian search-and-rescue helicopter.

In Focus – Life Saver Helo
Dave Oliver recounts the history of Bristow Helicopters’ S-61N G-BIMU ‘Rescue Mike Uniform’ in HM Coastguard service.