Airfix Model World - October 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.

Salt chip metal technique


Tiger Family supplement
Get your Tiger fix with builds of Tamiya’s new 1/48 Elefant, Dragon’s 1/35 Tiger I Ausf.E and AMMO-MIG’s boxing of the Takom 1/35 King Tiger … accompanied by period photos courtesy of The Tank Museum’s archive.


Intermediate Build – Maple Leaf Magic
Chris Jones backdates Revell’s 1/72 F-101B Voodoo to replicate a Royal Canadian Air Force CF-101.

In Focus – Arrow Alternative
The history of the Voodoo in Canadian service is explained by Anthony L Stachiw.

Scale Drawings – CF-101 Voodoo
Aviaeology’s Terry Higgins provides excellent 1/72 scale plans of the CF-101B/F.

Out and About – Downham Delights
Assistant Editor Stu Fone reports on this year’s West Norfolk Model Show.

Advanced Build – Saharan Turbo
Andy Davies converts Airfix’s new-tool C-47 Dakota to a Basler BT-67 turboprop version.

Out and About – Bank Holiday Battles
A host of restored vehicles provided Glenn Sands with ample photo opportunities at Hampshire’s Overlord Show.

Intermediate Build – Crowdfunded Fighter
Fine Molds’ 1/72 Nakajima A2N1 biplane is improved with scratch-building and aftermarket items by Vladimir Kafka.

In Focus – Risk Avoidance
Health and safety issues presented by modelling should interest us all. Here, Steve Budd imparts vital advice.

Out and About – Hidden Gems
There was something to please every modeller at the recent Coventry and Warks model show, as Stu Fone found out.

Intermediate Build – Underwater Warrior
Andy Davies adds his own scratch-built detail to Merit’s 1/35 British X-Craft miniature submarine.