Airfix Model World - March 2019

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Advanced Build - Greek Master
Special Hobby’s 1/32 T-2E Buckeye receives a wealth of scratch-built improvements, courtesy of José Pires.

In Focus - Hellenic Tutor
The Greek Air Force’s T-2 Buckeyes come under the microscope in Ioannis Lekkas’ revealing operational history of the type.

Intermediate Build - Blistering Beamer
Gary Tobiss combines NuNu’s newly tooled 1/24 BMW M6 GT3 with the firm’s bespoke upgrade package to create a famous race winning machine.

Intermediate Build - Speed Racer
Special Hobby’s 1/72 ‘World Speed Record’ Meteor Mk.4 receives an eye-catching livery from Massimo Santarossa.

Intermediate Build - Shoot and Scoot
Joe Turner tackles Tamiya’s newly tooled 1/35 US self-propelled 155mm gun M40 and crew and offers tips on how to create a suitable diorama scene.

In Focus - Griffon Greatness
Malcolm V Lowe describes the development and operational history of the Rolls-Royce Griffon-powered Spitfire Mk.XIV.

Exclusive Build - Silver Streak
Chris Jones has fun with Airfix’s newly tooled Spitfire FR.XIVe in this test-shot build, completing it as an RAF II(AC) Squadron machine.

Out and About - Persian Air Power
Iran’s biennial Kish Island Airshow is the subject of this photo report by aviation reporter Patrice Dochain.

Figure Build - Ruffle-haired Rifleman
Jay Blakemore find’s Andrea Miniatures’ all-new 1/ 16 Oberschütze 1939 a revelation in terms of detail and casting quality.

Intermediate Build - Room for Two
Kinetic’s recent 1/48 Harrier T2/T2A/T2N/T4/T4N/T8 proves a challenge for Chris Jones, who finishes it in US Marine Corps colours.

Intermediate Build - Drop Tank
Johan Augustsson has his modelling skills put to the test by Bronco’s 1/35 A17 Vickers Tetrarch Mk.1/Mk.1CS.