Airfix Model World - November 2018

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The latest happenings in the world of plastic modelling, including Eduard’s latest 1/48 P-39 combo and IBG’s gorgeous 1/35 Tankietka TKS.

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Archive Treasures
This month’s photographic gem features a historic event from 1959, involving an RAF Sycamore HR.14.


Advanced Build – Wings of a Dove
Wingnut Wings’ stunning 1/32 Jeannin Stahltaube monoplane gets a definitive ‘thumbs up’ from Steve Budd.

Out and About – Boscombe Delights
Malcolm V Lowe savours the modelling and historical atmosphere at a busy Old Sarum Model Show.

In Focus – Two-seat Trailblazer
Supplementing this month’s exclusive build, Malcolm V Lowe describes the development and operational service of the Luftwaffe’s Me 262B-1a trainer/night fighter.

Exclusive Build – Fly-by-Night Stormbird
Airfix’s lovely 1/72 Me 262 has been re-released as the two-seat variant; this new offering receives an out-of-the-box build from Alan Price.

Advanced Build – Mother of Invention
John Paulding pays tribute to US transportation companies in Vietnam with his extensive conversion of Italeri’s 1/35 M925 into a Vietnam War gun truck.

Out and About – Amicable Bucks
Editor Stu Fone enjoyed the friendly atmosphere at the Chiltern Model Show.

In Focus – Bear Hunters
Former RAF navigator Dave Gledhill explains how British Phantom FGR.2s were operated in the Air Defence role.

Exclusive Build – Phantom Mud Mover
Andy Davies added aftermarket accessories and decals to Airfix's new 1/72 Phantom FGR.2 and equips it with a night-attack stores configuration.

In Focus – Flying ‘Can-openers’
The occasionally humorous lid on RAF Phantom ground-attack operations and training is lifted by ex-6 Squadron pilot Chris Bolton.

Cutaway – Phantom FG.1/FGR.2
The ins and outs of British Phantoms are laid bare in Mike Badrock’s incredible annotated illustration.

In Focus – Nocturnal Pioneer
Malcolm V Lowe delves into how Bristol’s Blenheim bomber was modified into a radar-equipped night fighter.

Exclusive Build – Tantalising Twin
Airfix’s newly-tooled 1/48 Blenheim Mk.If offers a plethora of detail, as Chris Jones discovers in this exclusive build.

Intermediate Build – Skywalker’s Speeder
The Force is strong with Ian Grainger as he shows how to recreate realistic worn surfaces on Revell’s 1/14 Landspeeder.

Intermediate Build – Cold War Icon
Richard Spreckley finds much inspiration in Eduard’s 1/48 Harrier GR.7/9, which offers a host of extras to accompany the basic kit.

Basic Build – Cartoon ‘Trabie’
Occasionally, ideas for a model come from the most unusual places, as Jamie Haggo discovered with Revell’s 1/24 Trabant.