Airfix Model World - October 2018

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The latest happenings in the world of plastic modelling, including Eduard’s 1/72 ‘Royal’ MiG-21MF Fishbed boxset and ICM’s 1/48 gun-nosed Ju 88C.

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Archive Treasures
This month’s photographic gem features an example of the RAF’s Tallboy ‘earthquake’ bomb.


Intermediate Build – Rising Sun Reflections
Fine Molds’ delightful 1/48 A5M4 Claude receives a stunning natural metal finish by Mike Grant.

Out and About – Eastern Inspiration
Dave Oliver found there was much to savour at Essex's annual show.

Intermediate Build – Abandoned Ack-Ack
Steve Abbey combines modelling skills with aftermarket accessories for his forsaken Italeri 1/35 Flak Maultier.

Your Airfix – Battle of Britain Hurricane
Karel Struna describes the inspiration behind his 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I.

Intermediate Build – Sun-Scorched Spitfire
Eduard’s splendid 1/48 Spitfire Mk.VIII gets a weather-beaten finish from Jay Blakemore, with a host of aftermarket accessories added to the basic kit.

Out and About – Midlands Magic
Editor Stu Fone heads west to sample the modelling and museum delights at Coventry and Warwickshire’s annual show.

Basic Build – Multi-Role ‘Mitten’
Russia’s latest trainer is replicated by Chris Jones, who tackles Zvezda’s newly-tooled 1/72 Yak-130.

Exclusive Build – 'Superfuse' Fuel
Andy Davies finishes Airfix's re-worked 1/72 Victor K.2 as a Falklands tanker.

In Focus – Black Buck One
Former RAF aviator Mike Beer recounts the story behind the RAF's first bomber attack on Port Stanley.

Intermediate Build – High-Altitude Rascal
Cristian Lupu delves into the Cold War with Trumpeter’s 1/35 2K11 TEL with 9M8M Krug-A missile, perhaps better known as the SA-4 Ganef.

Basic Build – Hauling the Mail
Fly’s 1/144 DC-9 receives a dash of colour from Massimo Santarossa in his build of a DHL freight-carrying airframe.

Out and About – Hot Day…Cool Hornet!
Glenn Sands finds there’s much to savour at the annual Yeovilton Air Show.

In Focus – Global Tutor
Jakub Fojtík describes the fascinating background to Aero Vodochody’s popular and capable L-39 Albatros.

Intermediate Build – A Trainer with Bite
For all its popularity, there aren’t many kits of Aero’s L-39; Anders Isaksson enjoys building Eduard’s 1/72 Weekend edition Albatros and adds a few extras.