Airfix Model World - December 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
Thirteen pages of reviews highlight the latest modelling and reference products from around the world.

Archive Treasures
There’s a more modern look to this month’s photographic selection, with a commemoratively painted Czech JAS 39C Gripen.


Intermediate Build – Dazzling Farewell
Duncan Cooke tackles Wingman Model’s Alpha Jet package, completing the two-seat trainer in a striking three-tone anniversary livery.

In Focus – Franco-German Tutor
The background and operational history of the Franco-German Alpha Jet is explored by Mark Attrill.

Out and About – Hornbeach Hoedown
IPMS Fenland and Spalding’s annual show always offers a friendly and likeable atmosphere, as Editor Stu Fone discovers.

Figure Build – Art of War
Jay Blakemore encounters a military tactics legend, courtesy of RP Models’ incredibly lifelike 75mm Sun Tzu.

Intermediate Build – Early Whirly
S&M Models’ 1/72 Bristol Sycamore receives a West German search-and-rescue scheme from Mike Grant.

In Focus – Rotary-wing Pioneer
Malcolm V Lowe describes the history and operational service of the RAF’s first helicopter.

Out and About – Cave of Wonders
The Euro Miniatures Expo was a treasure trove of figures, vignettes and armour, as Stu Fone found out when popping down to Folkestone.

Exclusive Build – Camm's Masterpiece
Andy Davies discovers the delights of Airfix's newly-tooled 1/48 Hunter F.6.

Out and About – Sizzling St Ives
The aisles were buzzing at IPMS Brampton’s busy and well-organised event, with a convivial and welcoming atmosphere.

Intermediate Build – Avenger Assembled
Academy’s 1/48 TBM-3 Avenger torpedo bomber is the subject of Chris Jones’s enjoyable build project, which also has a family connection.

Intermediate Build – History with a Twist
Massimo Santarossa indulges in a ‘counter-factual’ self-propelled missile launcher with Modelcollect’s delightful 1/72 V-1 and E75 combination.