Airfix Model World - September 2018

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                Intermediate Build – Rugged Raider
                Revell’s 1/48 Beaufighter TF Mk.X test-shot gets a thorough examination from Chris Jones, who finds much to enjoy.

                Advanced Build – Silver Machine
                Gary Tobiss gets to grips with new firm Southern Cross Miniatures’ stunning 1/20 Mercedes-Benz W125 race car.

                Intermediate Build – Immortal Trainer
                Having previously built an original Airfix Vampire T.11 test-shot, Alan Price adds aftermarket accessories to the re-released kit for his Swedish J 28 C.

                In Focus – Svenska Schoolhouse
                Jan Forsgren describes how the Swedish Air Force operated the Vampire trainer between 1952 and 1968.

                Out and About – Wyvern Wonders
                Malcom V Lowe visited the IPMS Salisbury show and found much to impress.

                Advanced Build – Fire God
                Take one Airfix 1/72 Vulcan, add a multitude of aftermarket accessories and markings, and follow Jan Forsgren’s busy construction recipe!

                In Focus – Fallon Vipers
                Combat Aircraft Monthly Editor Jamie Hunter provides a stunning montage of a US Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center F-16B Fighting Falcon.

                Intermediate Build – Five into Two
                Massimo Santarossa adds scratch-built improvements and extra detail to Revell’s 1/48 Lockheed Ventura.

                In Focus – Canada’s Flying Pigs
                The history of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Lockheed Venturas is covered in depth by Terry Higgins and Carl Vincent, with bonus pull-out 1/72 scale drawings of the B.II and B.IIa variants.

                Out and About – US Soft-skins, Soviets and Smoke
                Glenn Sands finds much modelling inspiration at this year’s Overlord Show.

                Intermediate Build – Maritime Mountain
                Hasegawa’s reputation for quality maritime kits is put to the test by Andy Davies, with its limited-edition 1/700 IJN Furutaka.

                In Focus – Cold War Spy Station
                The abortive story of the US Air Force’s Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) is told by former NASA scientist David Baker.

                Intermediate Build – Space Detective
                Andy Davies gets a taste for Cold War Intrigue with Fantastic Plastic’s 1/48 MOL, adding extra detail to this resin kit.

                Advanced Build – Urban Combat
                Spanish modeller Juanjo Dominguez Calvo upgrades Flyhawk’s newly tooled 1/72 M1A2 Abrams into a TUSK-configured machine, with stunning scratchbuilt additions.