Airfix Model World - July 2019

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The latest happenings in the world of plastic modelling.

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Archive Treasures
This month’s photographic gem features a Westland Wapiti biplane, photographed during its inter-war service in Iraq.


Intermediate Build - Luftwaffe Learner
ICM’s newly tooled Bücker Bü 131 is the subject of this in-depth build by Mike Grant.

Advanced Build - Desert Recoil
Dave Oliver retrieved an old kit from the stash to create a Middle Eastern-themed diorama, involving AFV Club’s 1/35 M38A1C Jeep and recoilless rifle.

Out and About - A New Beginning
IPMS Milton Keynes held its annual show at a new venue this year. Dave Oliver sampled the modelling delights on display.

Intermediate Build - Marine Mud-Mover
Mike Williams completes the splendid Eduard/Hasegawa 1/48 F-8E Crusader in US Marine Corps livery to reproduce a Vietnam War airframe.

Intermediate Build - Special Operations Helo
Revell’s delightful 1/32 H145M LUH KSK helicopter is finished as a German Army Special Forces machine by Duncan Cooke.

Basic Build - Thai Fighter
Replicating a realistic metallic airframe can be challenging. Chris Jones shows how to get the best from Alclad’s products on his Special Hobby 1/72 F-86L Sabre Dog.

Advanced Build - Revolutionary Fury
Alan Price adds a selection of aftermarket accessories to Airfix’s re-released 1/48 Sea Fury FB.11 and finishes it in Cuban Air Force markings.

Out and About - Classy Cosford
A revised layout at the RAF Museum, Cosford, made all the difference at this year’s Shropshire IPMS show which was packed with displays and visitors.

Intermediate Build - Tiger, Tiger!
Massimo Santarossa matched the Canuck Models/Academy 1/72 F/A-18C with Model Hobby’s decals to produce a stunning Spanish Air Force Hornet.