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Airfix Model World Issue 129

Airfix Model World

Issue

Magazine:
Airfix Model World
Number:
Issue 129 | August 2021
Language:
English

Table of contents

Editorial | Page 3
Welcome To Issue 129

by John Fuller
 

News | Page 6
News


Latest Updates
 

News | Page 10
Show Guide


At-a-glance model show calendar
 

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 14
Going Downtown

by Mike Williams
Each year's major releases seem to share a common theme and, with Zoukei-Mura's new F-4E, Mike Williams reckons it is the Phantom's time to shine
1:48 F-4E Phantom II (Zoukei-Mura SWS48-10)
F-4E Phantom II Early
Zoukei-Mura 1:48
SWS48-10 2020 | Changed parts
 

Build Report, 1:35  | Page 26
Twin Tanks

by Nick Shuttleworth
It just goes to show that the release of one new kit can lead to another, as Nick Shuttleworth discovered with Amusing Hobby's recently released 1/35 Centurion Mk.5 and Mk.5 AVRE
1:35 Centurion MK 5 (Amusing Hobby 35A028)
Centurion MK 5
Amusing Hobby 1:35
35A028 2020 | New tool
 

Build Report, 1:24  | Page 36
Supercar, Super Kit!

by Alan Price
Usually more at home building flying machines, Alan Price tackles Tamiya's 1/24 McLaren Senna Hypercar - whose wings are meant to keep it firmly on the ground
1:24 McLaren Senna (Tamiya 24355)
McLaren Senna
Tamiya 1:24
24355 (355) 2021 | New tool
 

Build Report | Page 44
Contemptor Crusher

by Ian Grainger
Ian Grainger 'brushes up' his painting skills on Forge World's Blood Angels Contemptor Dreadnought 'walking tomb' fromthe 41st Millennium
 

Build Report, 1:144  | Page 50
Englishman In The Desert

by Juanjo Dominguez Calco
Sometimes, the pleasure of modelling comes from tackling a build in a slightly different manner than usual, as Juanjo Dominguez Calco discovered with Trumpter's recently tooled 1/144 Vulcan B.2
1:144 Avro Vulcan B.Mk.2 (Trumpeter 03931)
Avro Vulcan B.Mk.2
Trumpeter 1:144
03931 2019 | New tool
1:144 Vulcan Bomb Bay (RetroWings RW44076)
Vulcan Bomb Bay for Great Wall Hobby Avro Vulcan B.2 kit
RetroWings 1:144
RW44076 2014 | New tool
 

Build Report, 1:72  | Page 60
Night Raider

by David Holmes
David Holmes builds Airfix's newly tooled 1/72 Mosquito B.XVI out of the box to represent an aircraft from RAF Bomber Command's Light Night Strike Force
1:72 De Havilland Mosquito B Mk.XVI (Airfix A04023)
De Havilland Mosquito B Mk.XVI
Airfix 1:72
A04023 2021 | New tool
1:72 DH Mosquito Pt:2 (Blackbird Models BMD72026)
DH Mosquito Pt:2
Blackbird Models 1:72
BMD72026
 

Reference | Page 68
In Focus

by Malcolm V Lowe
Late-War Mosquitos
 

Build Report, 1:35  | Page 76
Desert Hauler

by Jay Blakemore
Jay Blakemore settles in for the long haul when he takes on Thunder Model's highly detailed 1/35 Scammell Pioneer SV/2S recovery tractor
1:35 Scammell Pioneer (Thunder Model 35201)
British
Scammell Pioneer SV/2S Recovery Tractor
Thunder Model 1:35
35201 2017 | Changed parts
 

Build Report, 1:72  | Page 84
Maritime Menance

by Garry Tobiss
Garry Tobiss converts Airfix's superb 1/72 B-25C/D to a 75mm gun-toting -G version, adding upgrades at the same time.
1:72 North American B-25C/D Mitchell (Airfix A06015)
North American B-25C/D Mitchell
Airfix 1:72
A06015 2018 | New tool
1:72 B-25 wheels AIRFIX (Eduard 672205)
B-25 wheels AIRFIX
Eduard 1:72
672205 2018 | New tool
 

Build Report, 1:72  | Page 88
Circles In The Sky

by Andy Davies
Andy Davies has fun building and modifying an oddity from the golden age of aviation in the form of the 1/72 AviS Lee-Richards Annular Wing No.3
1:72 Lee-Richards Annular Monoplane (AviS BX 72036)
Lee-Richards Annular Monoplane
AviS 1:72
BX 72036 (72036) 2019 | New tool
 

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 94
Night Destroyer

by Richard Spreckley
Richard Spreckley builds ICM's new-tool 1/48 Do 217N-1 - a Luftwaffe night-fighter converted froma medium bomber - as prototype fuselage No 7
1:48 Do 217N-1 (ICM 48271)
Do 217N-1 WWII German Night Fighter
ICM 1:48
48271 2019 | New tool
1:48 Do 217N-1 radar antennas (Eduard FE1020)
Do 217N-1 radar antennas for ICM
Eduard 1:48
FE1020 2019 | New tool
1:48 Do 217N-1 seatbelts STEEL (Eduard FE1019)
Do 217N-1 seatbelts STEEL
Eduard 1:48
FE1019 2019 | New tool
1:48 Do 217N-1 ICM (Eduard FE1018)
Do 217N-1 ICM for ICM
Eduard 1:48
FE1018 2019 | New tool
 

Review | Page 102
On The Shelf


Books
 

Review | Page 106
On The Shelf


Aircraft Kits
1:32 BAe Hawk T2 (Revell 03852)
BAe Hawk T2
Revell 1:32
03852 2021 | Changed parts
1:144 Beriev Be-200 (Zvezda 7034)
Beriev Be-200
Zvezda 1:144
7034 2020 | New tool
1:72 B-52H Stratofortress (Italeri 1442)
B-52H Stratofortress
Italeri 1:72
1442 2020 | Changed decals
1:48 Douglas A-26B Invader (ICM 48285)
Douglas A-26B Invader Pacific War Theater, WWII American Bomber
ICM 1:48
48285 2020 | Changed parts
1:72 XA2D-1 Skyshark (Clear Prop! CP72005)
XA2D-1 Skyshark Early Version
Clear Prop! 1:72
CP72005 2021 | New tool
1:32 Fiat CR.42 LW (ICM 32022)
Fiat CR.42 LW with German Pilots
ICM 1:32
32022 2020 | Changed parts
1:48 Fw 190A-8/R2 (Eduard 82145)
Fw 190A-8/R2 ProfiPack Edition
Eduard 1:48
82145 2019 | Changed parts
1:72 F-16D Tigermeet 2014 (Revell 03844)
F-16D Tigermeet 2014
Revell 1:72
03844 2021 | Changed parts
1:72 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 (Special Hobby SH72443)
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3
Special Hobby 1:72
SH72443 2021 | Changed parts
1:48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb (Airfix A05125A)
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb
Airfix 1:48
A05125A 2020 | Changed decals
1:144 F-8K/C Crusader (Platz PDR-9)
F-8K/C Crusader Hells Angels/NASA
Platz 1:144
PDR-9 2020 | Changed box
 

Review | Page 110
On The Shelf


Military Kits
1:35 Crusader II  (Italeri 6579)
Crusader II with 8th Army Infantry
Italeri 1:35
6579 2020 | Changed parts Multi-topic (2)
1:35 Model T 1917 LCP with Vickers MG (ICM 35607)
WWI ANZAC Car
Model T 1917 LCP with Vickers MG
ICM 1:35
35607 2021 | Changed parts
1:35 M7 Priest (Airfix A1368)
M7 Priest
Airfix 1:35
A1368 2020 | Changed ???
1:144 Mark IV Female (Brengun BRS144057)
Mark IV Female
Brengun 1:144
BRS144057 2021 | Changed parts
1:16 Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B (Takom 1010)
Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B
Takom 1:16
1010 2020 | Changed parts
1:35 Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. M (Dragon 6521)
Neo Smart Kit 02
Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. M Kursk 1943
Dragon 1:35
6521 2020 | Changed parts
1:72 PT-76B (Revell 03314)
PT-76B
Revell 1:72
03314 2021 | Changed decals
1:48 T-34-85 (Tamiya 32599)
Russian Medium Tank
T-34-85
Tamiya 1:48
32599 (99) 2021 | New tool
 

Review | Page 112
On The Shelf


Auto Kits And Figures
1:24 1970 Pontiac Firebird (Revell 07672)
1970 Pontiac Firebird
Revell 1:24
07672 2021 | Changed box
1:35 Taxi Car w/French Infantry Battle of the Marne 1914 (ICM 35660)
Taxi Car w/French Infantry Battle of the Marne 1914
ICM 1:35
35660 2018 | Changed parts
1:24 VW T1 Bus (Revell 07675)
VW T1 Bus
Revell 1:24
07675 2021 | Changed parts
1:35 Chinese Volunteer DShK AA Team (Dragon 6809)
Chinese Volunteer DShK AA Team
Dragon 1:35
6809 2020 | Changed box
1:72 German 120mm Mortar with Crew (Zvezda 6268)
German 120mm Mortar with Crew
Zvezda 1:72
6268 2020 | New tool
1:35 German Infantryman carried on Hetzer (CMK F35370)
German Infantryman carried on Hetzer 1944/45
CMK (Czech Master Kits) 1:35
F35370 2021 | New tool
1:16 Roman Gladiator (ICM 16303)
Roman Gladiator
ICM 1:16
16303 2021 | New tool
1:35 BM-13-16 MLRS Vehicle Crew (ICM 35648)
WWII Soviet
BM-13-16 MLRS Vehicle Crew
ICM 1:35
35648 2021 | Changed parts
 

Review | Page 114
On The Shelf


Sci-Fi/Real Space and Maritime Kits
1:35 SA-N-7 & SA-N-12 (Takom 2136)
SA-N-7 & SA-N-12 2 in 1
Takom 1:35
2136 2021 | New tool
1:700 HMS Hood vs. Bismarck (Revell 05174)
HMS Hood vs. Bismarck Limited Edition
Revell 1:700
05174 2021 | Model set Multi-topic (2)
1:350 HMS Dreadnought (Revell 05171)
HMS Dreadnought
Revell 1:350
05171 2021 | Changed box
1:72 Space Shuttle 40th Anniversary (Revell 05673)
Space Shuttle 40th Anniversary
Revell 1:72
05673 2020 | Changed decals
1:48 Thunderbird 4 (AiP AIP10004)
Thunderbird 4
AiP (Adventures in Plastic) 1:48
AIP10004 2021* | Changed box
1:350 Fireflash (AiP AIP10006)
Thunderbirds
Fireflash
AiP (Adventures in Plastic) 1:350
AIP10006 2021* | Changed box
 

Review | Page 116
On The Shelf


Decal Sheets
1:144 HOLIDAY AIRLINES 737-200 (Decales Global DG14886)
HOLIDAY AIRLINES 737-200
Decales Global 1:144
DG14886 2017 | New tool
1:72 Hunting the Terrorists (Air-Graphics Models AIR72-013)
Hunting the Terrorists Coalition Air Power on ISIS & DAESH in Iraq and Syria
Air-Graphics Models 1:72
AIR72-013 2021 | New tool Multi-topic (11)
1:72 DHC-6 Twin Otters (Iliad Design 72015A)
DHC-6 Twin Otters inc. Guatemalan Air Force
Iliad Design 1:72
72015A 2021 | Changed decals
1:48 A-10A/C Brrrrrt... to the Future (TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 48-274)
A-10A/C Brrrrrt... to the Future
TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 1:48
48-274 2021 | New tool
1:35 Polish Army Rocket Artillery Decal Vol.3 (ToRo Model 35D72)
Polish Army Rocket Artillery Decal Vol.3
ToRo Model 1:35
35D72 2021*
1:48 Tornado GR.4 stencils (Eduard D48078)
Tornado GR.4 stencils Revell
Eduard 1:48
D48078 2021 | New tool
1:35 Bulgarian Light Tanks and AFVs (Star Decals 35-C1107)
AXIS
Bulgarian Light Tanks and AFVs
Star Decals 1:35
35-C1107 2017 | New tool Multi-topic (6)
1:48 T-34 m/1941, T-34 m/1943 and T-34-85. (Star Decals 48-B1010)
Finland WW2 # 2.
T-34 m/1941, T-34 m/1943 and T-34-85.
Star Decals 1:48
48-B1010 2021 | New tool
 

Review | Page 120
On The Shelf


Accessories
1:35 Zwillingssockel 36 (Zwillingssockellafette (ZwiSoLa)) (ICM 35714)
Zwillingssockel 36 (Zwillingssockellafette (ZwiSoLa)) WWII German Anti-aircraft Machine gun Mount
ICM 1:35
35714 2021 | New tool
1:35 WC (Field Toilet) (ICM 35800)
WC (Field Toilet)
ICM 1:35
35800 2021 | New tool
1:48 MV-22 detail set (Eduard FE1176)
MV-22 detail set
Eduard 1:48
FE1176 2021 | New tool
1:72 BRU-57A rack (Eduard 672261)
BRU-57A rack
Eduard 1:72
672261 2021 | New tool
1:72 US WWII 75 gal fuel tank (2pcs) (Brengun BRL72242)
US WWII 75 gal fuel tank (2pcs)
Brengun 1:72
BRL72242 2021 | New tool
1:48 Fw 190F-8 SPACE EDUARD (Eduard 3DL48017)
Fw 190F-8 SPACE EDUARD
Eduard 1:48
3DL48017 2021 | New tool
1:35 Cake Set (16 Pcs.) (Reality in Scale 35266)
Cake Set (16 Pcs.)
Reality in Scale 1:35
35266
1:72 GBU-24 (Eduard 672264)
GBU-24
Eduard 1:72
672264 2021 | New tool
1:48 Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat Löök (Eduard 644011)
Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat Löök for Eduard
Eduard 1:48
644011 2019 | New tool
1:72 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3/4/7 Wing Guns (CMK 7457)
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3/4/7 Wing Guns
CMK (Czech Master Kits) 1:72
7457 2021 | New tool
1:72 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1/5 Wing Machine Guns (for Special Hobby) (CMK 7460)
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1/5 Wing Machine Guns (for Special Hobby)
CMK (Czech Master Kits) 1:72
7460 (CMK7460) 2021 | New tool
1:48 Bf 109E/F Mainwheels With Ribbed Tires (Barracuda Studios BR48437)
Bf 109E/F Mainwheels With Ribbed Tires
Barracuda Studios 1:48
BR48437
1:72 Messerschmitt Bf 109E FuG VII Radio Equipment (CMK 7458)
Messerschmitt Bf 109E FuG VII Radio Equipment
CMK (Czech Master Kits) 1:72
7458 2021 | New tool
1:72 UB-16 rocket launchers for MiG-21 (Eduard 672189)
UB-16 rocket launchers for MiG-21
Eduard 1:72
672189 2018 | New tool
1:32 P-47 Thunderbolt - details set (Master AM-32-115)
P-47 Thunderbolt - details set Browning .50 Blast Tubes, Gunsight and Pitot Tube
Master 1:32
AM-32-115 201x | New tool
1:48 Stove and barrel brazier (Hauler HLX48401)
Stove and barrel brazier
Hauler 1:48
HLX48401 2021 | New tool
1:72 Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation (AFX/HLR (Thunderbird Models TBM-014)
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation (AFX/HLR
Thunderbird Models 1:72
TBM-014 2017
 

Photo Gallery | Page 130
Display Case


This month’s reader showcase is a dual-display, with the superb work on a pair of classic maritime kits joined by a stunning recreation of a jet that never reached operational service
 

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