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Airfix Model World 01

Airfix Model World


Magazine:Airfix Model World
Number:01 | December 2010

Table of contents

Editorial | Page 3
Editor's Desk

by Glenn Sands

News | Page 6
News Bulletin

Latest Updates

News | Page 8
Show Scene

Diary Dates

Tips & Tricks, 1:76  | Page 10
Messing It Up

by Lester Plaskitt
Award-winning armour expert Lester Plaskitt shares his tricks of the trade for weathering your military vehicles to achieve that realistic, muddy battle veteran look

Reference | Page 14
MiG-Killers in May

by Robert F. Dorr
Robert F. Dorr recalls the day a US Navy F-4 Phantom crew found themselves in hostile skies fighting for their lives

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 18
"Always the Bridesmaid..."

by Chris Clifford
Chris Clifford reproduces Matt Connelly's 'Showtime 106' using Hasegawa's 1/48 F-4J, and throws in some extra detail along the way

News | Page 26

Staff & Contributors

Build Report, 1:72  | Page 30
A Classic Returns

by Tony O'Toole
Going back to modelling basics, Tony O'Toole builds the new Airfix Spitfire Mk1A to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britian

Build Report, 1:35  | Page 34
Grand Design

by Nick Tebbs
MiniArt products are the ideal way to break into the world of dioramas, but they can be improved and embellished. Nick Tebbs shows how

Build Report, 1:32  | Page 40
Classy Racer

by Ian Hartup
Ian Hartup builds the Aston Martin DBR9, in its superb Gulf Livery from Le Mans 2008 - in rare 1/32 scale

Reference | Page 46
Cold Warrior

by Tony Butler AMRAes
Catapulted from Royal Navy carriers, the unmistakeable, beautiful twin-boomer known as the Sea Vixen was a menacing looking fighter with the capability to 'go nuclear'. But it had its problems... Tony Butler ARMAes recalls 'interesting times' with a remark

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 52
Booming Fantastic

by Chris Clifford
Chris Clifford build Airfix's new 1/48 Sea Vixen, and finds there's much to admire

Tips & Tricks | Page 60
Basic Brush Work

by Robin Carpenter
Robin Carpenter, award-winning aircraft painter, begins a master class series featuring inspiration, guidelines, techniques and top tips from one of the best in the business

Build Report, 1:144  | Page 64
Apollo's Chariot

by Mat Irvine
Saturn V blasted Apollo 11 into space and put the first man on the moon. Mat Irvine builds the rocket in 1/144 scale
1:144 Apollo: SATURN V (Airfix A11170)
Apollo: SATURN V 40th Anniversary 1969-2009
Airfix 1:144
A11170 2009 | Changed parts Multi-topic (2)

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 72
Amazonian Attacker

by Chris Clifford
Chris Clifford builds Eduard's limited-edition 1/48 Su-17/22 M3 Fitter, which adds resin, metal, masks and new decals to the original OEZ mould

Review | Page 82
On The Shelf

Aircraft Books

Review | Page 83
On The Shelf

Military Books

Review | Page 86
On The Shelf

Resin Parts

Review | Page 87
On The Shelf

Decal Sheets

Review | Page 88
On The Shelf

Military Kits
1:72 Sherman Firefly (Armourfast 99017)
Sherman Firefly 2 Models Per Box
Armourfast 1:72
99017 2006 | Changed parts
1:72 SDKfz 251/1 (Armourfast 99019)
SDKfz 251/1 2 Models Per Box
Armourfast 1:72
99019 2011 | New tool
1:35 Zündapp KS750 (Great Wall Hobby L3508)
Zündapp KS750 with Sidecar
Great Wall Hobby 1:35
L3508 2008 | Changed box
1:35 IRAQ (Master Box MB3576)
IRAQ Kit 2
Master Box (MB) 1:35
MB3576 2010 | New tool
1:35 IRAQ (Master Box MB3575)
IRAQ Kit 1
Master Box (MB) 1:35
MB3575 2010 | New tool

Review | Page 90
On The Shelf

Aircraft kits

Review | Page 92
On The Shelf


Editorial | Page 98
Cutting Mat Chat

by Trevor Snowden
With Trevor Snowden