Airfix Model World - October 2019

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100 years of Humbrol: Painting with Enamels
Airfix Model World celebrates 100 years of Humbrol with a 32-page guide to getting the best out of enamel paints, and how their nature offers greater flexibility than other products.

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News
The latest happenings in the world of plastic modelling, including newly tooled offerings from Airfix, Academy, Wingnut Wings, Eduard, Sabre Model and Great Wall Hobby.

Show Scene
Check out our handy at-a-glance model show calendar.

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Archive Treasures
The focus this month is on SEPECAT’s venerable Jaguar, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first British-built example to fly.

REVIEWS: ON THE SHELF

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Aircraft kits

Military kits

Maritime kits

Decal sheets

Accessories

FEATURES

Basic Build - Captive Caudron
Mike Grant finds SBS Model’s diminutive 1/72 Caudron C.600 trainer a delight to build, albeit with minor concerns over the paint scheme.

Basic Build - Packing a Punch
Takom’s splendid AML-90 armoured car is examined in depth by Joe Turner, who finishes it as a Falklands War Argentinean Army machine.

Out and About - Around the World In Armour
The annual Miniature Armoured Fighting Vehicles Association show yielded a bumper crop of high-quality models.

Intermediate Build - Diving Apache
José Pires showcases Brengun’s lovely 1/72 A-36A Apache and completes it as an Italian Campaign airframe, with a suitably war weary finish.

Your Airfix - SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3
AMW contributor Chris Jones tweaks Airfix’s 1/48 Jaguar GR.3/3A kit and adds aftermarket decals to create an accurate 54 Squadron jet.

Intermediate Build - Jäger-splittie
Revell’s classic 1/24 VW T1 Kastenwagen receives scratch-built additions from Dr James Whalen and an immaculate finish for his Jägermeister-liveried machine.

Exclusive Build - Brick Builder
Andy Davies examines a test-shot of Airfix’s newly tooled 1/72 Buccaneer S.2 and completes it as an early Royal Navy aircraft.

Out and About - Movie Magic
Editor Stu Fone attended Elstree’s inaugural model show, located a stone’s throw from the famous film studios, and found there was much to enjoy among the varied exhibits.

Intermediate Build - Aussie Fairey-tale
Special Hobby’s 1/48 Fairey Firefly FR Mk.5 receives a Royal Australian Navy Korean War scheme, courtesy of Mike Williams.

Intermediate Build - Tiger Twilight
Chris Jones builds Revell’s re-boxed 1/48 Phantom FGR.2 as a late-Cold War 74 ‘Tiger’ Squadron machine, adding aftermarket and scratch-built improvements along the way.