Airfix Model World - March 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
Fourteen pages of reviews highlight the latest modelling and reference items from around the world.

Archive Treasures
Our new closing item each month offers a stunning reference photograph. This month, the Sea Harrier FA.2 takes centre stage.


Advanced Build – Jolly Green Emily
Garry Tobiss adds Eduard aftermarket details to Hasegawa’s recently released Kawanishi H8K2 flying boat.

In Focus – Arctic Swift
Fly’s substantial 1/32 Westland Wessex receives a wintry finish, courtesy of Brian Wakeman.

Intermediate Build – British Battle Taxi
Kev Smith relies on his past Army service to ensure accuracy with Takom’s FV 432 armoured personnel carrier.

Advanced Build – Accidental Warrior
IsraCast’s 1/48 multi-media Dassault Ouragan is built and weathered superbly by Dave Oliver.

In Focus – Middle Eastern Hurricane
Ra’anan Weiss makes his AMW debut by telling the story of Dassault’s Ouragan in Israeli service.

Intermediate Build – Deliberate Force SHAR
Assistant editor Stu Fone employs scratch-building and aftermarket on a test-shot of Airfix’s pending 1/72 Sea Harrier FA.2 re-release.

Intermediate Build – Soviet Scrapper
Bill Curtiss builds ICM’s 1/35 T-34/76 almost straight from the box…and has fun with weathering.

Out and About – East Anglian Gems
Modelling reference aplenty awaited Dave Oliver at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.

Advanced Build – Jump Jet Pioneer
Dave Oliver enjoys a slice of British flight test history with Planet Models’ 1/72 Short SC.1.

In Focus – A Short Trip in the Vertical
The fascinating career of the Short SC.1 is explored by aviation historian Tony Buttler, AMRAeS.