Airfix Model World - February 2018

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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
Seventeen pages of reviews highlight the latest modelling and reference products. 

Archive Treasures
Our new closing item offers a stunning reference image each month. In this issue it’s the Hawker Hunter F.6.


Advanced Build – Monster MiG
Dave Oliver adds a wealth of aftermarket and scratch-built embellishment to Trumpeter’s 1/32 MiG-23 Flogger-G.

In Focus – Flogger Fighters
The in-service career of the MiG-23’s interceptor variants is described by Guy Holroyd.

In Focus – Alpine Tigers
Kev Baxter offers photographic highlights of Swiss Air Force F-5s, at what could be their last attendance of the Axalp gunnery meet.

Intermediate Build – Sky Sweeper
Airfix Model World’s junior modeller, Joe Turner, does a fine job of finishing Dragon’s 1/35 Flakpanzer IV Ostwind.

Advanced Build – Postal Pioneer
Toni Canfora discovers that SBS Model’s all-resin Latécoère 28-3 floatplane is for experienced modellers only … but the result can be superb.

Competition – Free prize draw
Win Tamiya 1/24 car kits, courtesy of UK importer The Hobby Company.

Intermediate Build – Native American Weapon
Garry Tobiss employs aftermarket detail – and trials Mission Models’ new paints – on Airfix’s forthcoming 1/48 Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.IIb.

Intermediate Build – Red Goose Snooper
Minicraft’s 1/144 KC-135 is transformed into an RAF RC-135W Rivet Joint by Massimo Santarossa, who employed S&M Models’ bespoke conversion.

Intermediate Build – Schweinhund!
Eric Larson tackles Eduard’s splendid new-tool 1/48 SE.5a, in Wolseley Viper configuration.