Airfix Model World - November 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.

Phantom kits and more!


Your Airfix
Readers show us their Airfix model builds new and old.

Advanced Build – Sopwith at Sea
Steve Budd completes Wingnut Wings’ new 1/32 Sopwith Camel 2.F1.

Advanced Build – Leyte Survivor
Hasegawa’s 1/350 IJN Yahagi light cruiser is super-detailed by Garry Tobiss.

In Focus – Six-Gun River
Malcolm V Lowe describes the travails of Japan’s IJN Yahagi warship.

Intermediate Build – Cold War Lizard
Cristian Lupu builds Trumpeter’s 1/35 SA-8 Gecko SAM launcher.

Out and About – High End on a Hot Day
Glenn Sands reports on the Salisbury IPMS model show, held in June this year.

In Focus – Team Omega
Commander Tim Gedge AFC, RN, describes flying the Phantom FG.1.

Exclusive Build – Defending the Fleet
Chris Jones is bowled over by Airfix’s hotly anticipated 1/72 FG.1.

Photo Focus – Freedom at Work…USN Style
Glenn Sands enjoys a naval aviation photographic fiesta aboard the USS George HW Bush supercarrier.

Advanced Build – Funky Scout
Garry Tobiss adds accuracy and refinement to Hobby Boss’ Sd.Kfz.223 ‘Funk’, via Sovereign 2000’s resin improvement set.

Out and About – Naval Edge
RNAS Yeovilton Air Day was as impressive as ever, says Glenn Sands.

Advanced Build – Aces Mount
Eduard’s 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IXc receives extra detail – and the livery of French ace Pierre Clostermann – courtesy of Jennifer Wright.

Out and About – East Anglian Inspiration
Dave Oliver reports on the quality exhibits at his local Essex Modellers Show.

Basic Build – Mark One Foxtrot
Mike Grant tackles the recent 1/144 Bristol Beaufighter If from Mark 1 Models.

HMS Ark Royal carrier deck plans
Assistant Editor Stu Fone shows how to scratch-build an HMS Ark Royal deck catapult section base; and provides his own exclusive 1/72 drawings.