Airfix Model World - April 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 from around the world.

Archive Treasures
Our new closing item offers a stunning reference image each month. In this issue we visit 1960s jets in a revealing period study.


Intermediate Build – MiG’s Mach 3 Marvel
ICM’s hotly awaited 1/48 MiG-25RBT Foxbat-B is assessed and detailed by Andy Davies.

Out and About – Bavarian Bonanza
Assistant Editor Stu Fone travels to Nuremberg’s Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair to discover what modelling delights are forthcoming for this year.

Figure Build – Adversaries in Africa
Jay Blakemore combines Mitches Military Models’ 120mm Rorke’s Drift Zulu and 24th Foot Colour Sgt figures, to create a striking historical vignette.

Intermediate Build – Desert Dive Bomber
Airfix’s 1/48 Stuka has been re-issued as the R-2/B-2; Alan Price reveals the parts changes and adds aftermarket enhancements.

Intermediate Build – Teddy’s Twin-Jet
S&M Models’ eagerly anticipated bomber canopy Canberra, the first 1/72 kit of the type for many years, is built by Andy Davies.

Cutaway Artwork – Canberra B.2
Annotated drawings reveal the Canberra’s innards; splendid reference for scratch-builders seeking extra refinement for their builds.

Photo Focus – ‘Cranberry’ Strikes a Pose
Key Publishing’s archive offers a varied and revealing collection of Canberra B.2 family photos.

Out and About — Nature’s Marvel
Assistant Editor Stu Fone enjoys his first modelling event of the year...the Bolton Model Show.

Intermediate Build – Mäkinen’s Milk Float
Belkits’ 1/24 Ford Escort RS1600 Mk.I is built as a 1973 RAC Rally-winning car by Ian Grainger, in tribute to legendary driver Timo Mäkinen.

Basic Build – Bundeswehr Patton
In tackling Revell’s 1/35 M48A2GA2, Steve Abbey shows how to get the best results straight from the box, with advice on repairing textured surfaces.