Airfix Model World - December 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
Fourteen 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 – Schnell Fünf
José Pires tackles ICM’s impressive 1/48 Ju 88A-5, building a Blitz veteran enhanced with aftermarket products.

Out and About – Cliff-Top Triumph
Editor Chris Clifford found much to like at the inaugural Euro Miniature Expo Show, held in Folkstone this September.

Intermediate Build – African Cruiser
Airfix’s vintage 1/32 Crusader Mk.III gets a makeover with scratch-built extras, courtesy of John Bonanni.

Out and About – Revamped and Relocated
E-Day is no longer in the underground car park! Malcom V Lowe discovers its new location in Prague.

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

Intermediate Build –
Green Speed, Red Power
Ian Hartup adds aftermarket detail to Tamiya’s 1/24 LaFerrari, before finishing it in a decidedly non-standard paint shade.

Out and About – Racing Legends
Car modelling inspiration was in abundance at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, as described by Ian Grainger.

Exclusive Build – Dutch Courage
Jen Wright builds Airfix’s newly tooled 1/48 Sea Fury, adding a dash of extra colour with aftermarket Netherlands markings.

In Focus – Radial Masterpiece
The history of Hawker’s Sea Fury, including its service during the Korean War, is detailed by Malcolm V Lowe.

Out and About – Last Hurrah
James P Maher laments the loss of the Midland Expo event, held for the final time at the Leasowes Leisure Centre.

Intermediate Build – Rising Sun Eagle
Wayne Dippold compares Platz’s newly tooled F-15J with the classic Hasegawa kit, to determine which rules the roost…or should that be the eyrie?

In Focus – Eastern Birds of Prey
Jun Shidara provides an overview of the Boeing (née McDonnell Douglas) F-15 Eagle in Japanese service