Airfix Model World - July 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
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.


Exclusive Build – Export Deception
After building Airfix’s new B-17G last year, Alan Price tackles the firm’s forthcoming RAF Fortress Mk.III … with a host of Eduard aftermarket to boot!

Out and About – Feel Good Factor
Assistant Editor Stu Fone enjoys the Stoke/Figureworld West event.

Advanced Build – Heavy Hitter
Andy Davies achieves stellar results with Aoshima’s 1/700 IJN Nagato.

Skills School – Making Waves
Waterline ship builds look great when posed on an authentic-looking water base. Andy Davies explains his technique for this often-misunderstood task.

Exclusive Build – Storm on a Flat-Top
Airfix has re-worked its 1/48 new-tool Hurricane Mk.I to offer an arrester hook-equipped Sea Hurricane Mk.Ib. Jen Wright builds the kit and adds Eduard PE and resin details.

In Focus – Ship-Borne Defender
Malcolm V Lowe tells the wartime story of Hawker’s Sea Hurricane.

Out and About – Poole Party
Malcolm V Lowe reports on the annual model show held by his local club.

Intermediate Build – Manned Missile
Airfix Model World makes an overdue return to the realm of Real Space, courtesy of Horizon Models’ 1/72 Mercury-Atlas, built by Garry Tobiss.

Intermediate Build – Yellow Peril
Revell’s 1/24 Ferrari 458 gets a makeover courtesy of Ian Hartup, who employs the C1 Models transkit to create the modified SVR version.

Out and About – Return to Power
Ian Grainger provides splendid reference photos for auto modellers, from last year’s Goodwood Revival.

Intermediate Build – A Hard Tusk Master
Rye Field Model’s recent 1/35 SEP Abrams TUSK 3-in-1 kit is built with much élan by Kev Smith.