Airfix Model World - August 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.


Intermediate Build – Sino-Shark
Mike Grant replicates China’s latest naval aviation asset via Trumpeter’s 1/72 J-15 with carrier deck ... with outstanding results!

Out and About – Rotary Bliss
Fans of rotary aviation will find bags of inspiration at The Helicopter Museum, as Dave Oliver discovers.

Intermediate Build – Czechmate
John Bonanni champions 1/48 scale armour with Tamiya’s Panzer 38(t).

Out and About – Bucks Bonanza
Stu Fone and Dave Oliver had a blast at the Milton Keynes model show. Check out the photos in this issue, and on our website.

Exclusive Build – I Am the Walrus
In a move that will delight legions of modellers, Airfix is about to release an all-new 1/48 Supermarine Walrus. Here, Jen Wright finds a wealth of detail in her test-shot build.

In Focus – Sea-Going Saviour
The Walrus’ genesis is explored by our history writer, Malcolm V Lowe.

Out and About – Carpathian Classic
Malcolm V Lowe finds stunning modelling at Hungary’s Moson Model Show.

Advanced Build – Targa Terrier
Ian Hartup converts Revell’s Mini Cooper into a twin-engined version from the 1963 Targa Florio.

Intermediate Build – Nordic Arrow
In a fond farewell to our contributor Jan Maes, who died recently, we present his last build for AMW … Special Hobby’s 1/32 Fiat G.50 in Finnish colours.

Intermediate Build – Fist of the Fleet
Chris Jones finds there’s detail aplenty on Kinetic’s 1/48 F/A-18C Hornet.

Advanced Build – Too Hot, Too Heavy
Dave Oliver shows how he created an award-winning diorama, with Italeri’s US Army Gun Truck as the centrepiece.