Airfix Model World - June 2018

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The latest happenings in the world of plastic modelling, including a new UK distributor for Aoshima kits.

Show Scene
Check out our handy at-a-glance model show calendar.

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Archive Treasures
The re-release of Airfix’s original B-26 Marauder prompted this month’s period image choice.

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Military kits

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Maritime kits

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Cars and bikes

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Decal sheets

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Intermediate Build – In the Shadow of Camels...
Chris Jones delights in Wingnut Wings’ new 1/32 Sopwith Dolphin biplane.

Advanced Build – Tempus Fugit
HG Wells’ famous story comes to life, with Garry Tobiss’ build of Masterpiece Models’ 1/12 Time Machine.

Out and About – Uncluttered Fun
Stu Fone found a new (and more sympathetic) layout at this year’s Shropshire Model Show, at the RAF Museum Cosford.

Out and About – Defying the Elements
Our last dose of snow failed to deter hardier modellers aiming for the Southern Expo event, as Dave Oliver discovered.

Intermediate Build – Eastern Storm
Cristian Lupu has a blast with Takom’s new 1/35 Typhoon-K mine-resistant troop carrier, and adds realistic weathering.

Intermediate Build – South Yorkshire Skydancer
Duncan Cooke makes his AMW debut, with a fine build of Fly’s 1/48 Jet Provost T.5 in RAF aerobatic colours.

Out and About – Having Your Cake…
The refreshments were just as good as the exhibits at the Stoke Model Show, according to Stu Fone.

Your Airfix – Sea Vixen
Eric Larson tells how he upgraded his 1/48 Sea Vixen FAW.2, in homage to AMW’s first ever front cover build.

Exclusive Build – Wicked Wimpy
Bomber Command enthusiast Andy Davies finds a wealth of detail on Airfix’s new-tool Wellington Mk.Ia/c.

In Focus – Tough Old Boot
Malcolm V Lowe tells the story of the Wellington’s Mk.I sub-types in his revealing history feature.

Advanced Build – Water Nymph at War
In our first ever build of a Flyhawk kit, Andy Davies achieves stellar results with the firm’s 1/700 HMS Naiad.

In Focus – Courageous Cruiser
A mini-history of HMS Naiad and its associated Dido-class ships is presented by Malcolm V Lowe.

Intermediate Build – Noblesse Oblige
Brian Wakeman makes the most of Wingman Models' 1/48 Mirage 5F…a marriage of the firm’s bespoke resin and decals with Kinetic styrene parts.

In Focus – Jokers, Knights and Wild Boars
Malcolm V Lowe studies Dassault’s Mirage 5F in French service, and offers notes on the type’s Armèe de l’Air unit heraldry.