Airfix Model World - September 2019

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The latest happenings in the world of plastic modelling, including previews of newly tooled offerings from VOIIO and Das Werk.

Show Scene
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Archive Treasures
This month’s gem from the Key Publishing photo archive focuses on the Republic F-105 Thunderchief.


Aircraft kits
Military kits
Maritime kits
Sci-fi/Real space
Decal sheets


Advanced Build – Italian Thunderbolt
Eduard’s limited-edition 1/48 C.202 Folgore receives considerable aftermarket attention from Jay Blakemore.

Diorama Build – Winter is Coming
Dave Oliver builds OKB Grigorov’s delightful 1/72 M24 Chaffee and places it in a wintry late-war scene.

Intermediate Build – French Feline
Trumpeter’s 1/35 SA365 Panther benefitted from a degree of scratch-building to create a French Aéronavale machine in this build by Duncan Cooke.

Out and About – Dorset Delights
Poole’s annual modelling event attracted a wonderfully varied array of models by local and travelling clubs, as Malcolm V Lowe discovered.

Basic Build – Bomber Nemesis
Jamie Haggo tackles Arma Hobby’s newly tooled basic- and expert-level 1/72 Hurricane Mk.I kits and finds there’s plenty of fun to be had with either of these well-designed offerings.

Out and About – Terrific Tangmere
Malcolm V Lowe samples the delights at this year’s Tangmere Sector Modellers IPMS show.

Advanced Build – Copper-orange Coupé
Ian Grainger completes Tamiya’s splendid 1/24 Mercedes-AMG GT3 in a gaming-inspired ‘Battlefield 1’ racing livery.

Advanced Build – Grumpy
Airfix’s re-released North American B-25 Mitchell is built as an RAF Mk.III variant by Jen Wright who bedecks it in an array of aftermarket goodies.

Intermediate Build – It's Showtime!
ICM’s newly tooled 1/35 WOT 6 truck is examined in detail by John Paulding, who finds that everything isn’t quite as it may appear.

Intermediate Build – Striped Lightning
Wayne Dippold found Hasegawa’s limited-edition P-38J Lightning a challenging yet enjoyable build, finishing the model in the markings of 55th Fighter Squadron machine, ‘California Cutie’.

In Focus – Victory by Valor
The fascinating history of the 20th Fighter Group’s P-38 Lightnings at RAF King’s Cliffe during World War Two is explained in depth by Mike Murray.

Advanced Build – Electronic Warrior
Richard Spreckley mated Airfix's 1/48 Canberra B(I).6/B.20 with AlleyCat’s T.17/17a conversion set to build an RAF Wyton-based 360 Squadron airframe.

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