Airfix Model World - February 2019

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Reviews: On the shelf

Reviews: On the shelf
Aircraft kits

Reviews: On the shelf
Military kits

Reviews: On the shelf

Reviews: On the shelf
Decal sheets

Reviews: On the shelf

Archive Treasures
This month it’s the turn of the Puerto Rican Air National Guard’s A-7D Corsairs to add an element of photographic elegance.


Intermediate Build – Condor Instrument
Mike Grant gets to grips with Roden’s 1/48 Heinkel He 51, finishing it in Spanish Civil War markings.

In Focus – Historic Heinkel
The history of the Luftwaffe’s early biplane fighter, the He 51, is recounted by Malcolm V Lowe.

Out and About – Southern Splendour
Malcolm V Lowe enjoys the sights at The Tank Museum’s ‘Autumn Edition’ South West Model Show.

Intermediate Build – Quarter-scale Classic
Tamiya’s newly-tooled 1/48 M1A2 Abrams offers much for those wanting a smaller military model, as Cristian Lupu discovers.

Intermediate Build – Avro-Navale
Jen Davies combines Airfix’s 1/72 Lancaster B.I/III with Air-Craft Models’ B.VII ’Just Jane’ set to replicate the airframe in French Aéronavale service.

In Focus – Maritime Magnificence
The Avro Lancaster’s post-war service with the French Aéronavale is recounted by Malcolm V Lowe.

Intermediate Build – German Green Giant
Revell’s massive 1/48 CH-52 receives scratch-built additions from José Pires to produce an accurate German Air Force transport helicopter.

Out and About – Spectacular Velthoven
AMW Contributor’s Toni Canfora and Johan Augustsson sample the delights at last year’s Scale Model Challenge at Veldhoven in The Netherlands.

Basic Build – Marvellous Mudhen
Wayne Dippold employs a variety of modelling techniques on Great Wall Hobby’s gorgeous new-tool 1/72 F-15E Strike Eagle.

In Focus – Lightweight Adventure
Malcolm V Lowe uncovers the history of the Helwan HA-300, Egypt’s short-lived indigenous fighter project from the 1960s.

Intermediate Build – Willie’s Jet Legacy
A&A Models’ 1/72 Helwan HA-300 prototype has much to offer, as Jen Davies discovers.