Airfix Model World | February 2022

AMW135, February 2022

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EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Airfix's All-New 1/24 Spitfire Mk.IX Superkit

Airfix Model World presents an exclusive first look at Airfix's outstanding brand-new 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc superkit, featuring part shots and scheme details ahead of the model's release this autumn.

NEW-TOOL AIRFIX 1/24 SPITFIRE MK.IX BUILD

Airfix's new 1/24 Spitfire Mk.IX is built in the forthcoming November issue of Airfix Model World, in a free supplement.

HAULING SUPPLIES: MINIART’S GERMAN CARGO TRAILER Review Premium

HAULING SUPPLIES: MINIART’S GERMAN CARGO TRAILER

If you' want something extra to make your vehicle build project more interesting, how about MiniArt's 1/35 German Cargo Trailer?

ITALERI SPITFIRE MK.IX REISSUED AGAIN Review Premium

ITALERI SPITFIRE MK.IX REISSUED AGAIN

Occidental's original Spitfire Mk.IX tooling has yet again found its way into an Italeri box, but with excellent new decals for four airframes.

AMIENS RAIDER: CSM’S CANADIAN ARMOURED MG CARRIER Feature Premium

AMIENS RAIDER: CSM’S CANADIAN ARMOURED MG CARRIER

Toni Canfora builds Copper State Models' Canadian Armoured MG Carrier from World War One.

THIRD-GEN BRUISER: RYE FIELD’S LEOPARD 2A6 TANK Review Premium

THIRD-GEN BRUISER: RYE FIELD’S LEOPARD 2A6 TANK

If you're in the market for a 1/35 Leopard 2A6 tank, Rye Field's new tooling is arguably the best available... and one of the boxings is reviewed here.

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Airfix's Little Trainer: 1/72 Jet Provost T.4 FULL BUILD

Young modeller Ethan Williams builds the 2019 release of Airfix’s 1/72 Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.4 with a lovely kit-supplied camouflage scheme.

‘MESSERSPITS’: NEW AZ MODEL HISPANO BUCHÓNS Review Premium

‘MESSERSPITS’: NEW AZ MODEL HISPANO BUCHÓNS

Two further 1/72 Hispano Buchon boxings have been released by AZ Model, emulating US airshow circuit aircraft, and those in the film 'Battle of Britain'.

US ASSAULT SHIP REISSUE BY REVELL Review Premium

US ASSAULT SHIP REISSUE BY REVELL

Revell's Wasp Class LHD assault carrier has been re-released and it's a great option for both the novice and more experienced maritime modeller.

Northland Exhibition: ModelEx Whangārei Show Report

Mark Peacock delves into the modelling scene in New Zealand with a report from the country's ModelEx Whangārei event.

TORNADO APPROACHING! ITALERI’S NEW-TOOL GR.4 Feature Premium

TORNADO APPROACHING! ITALERI’S NEW-TOOL GR.4

Dean large employs a host of aftermarket accessories in his build of Italeri's new-tool 1/32 Tornado GR.4

METEOR F.8 REFERENCE Feature Premium

METEOR F.8 REFERENCE

With Airfix's 1/72 new-tool Gloster Meteor due very soon, it's the ideal time to check out our photo-reference feature on the type.

LUFTWAFFE REFERENCE: WINGS OF THE BLACK CROSS

Eagle Editions has released the 12th instalment of its popular Wings of the Black Cross reference book series.

AIRFIX 1/24 HARRIER GR.1 REISSUE Review Premium

AIRFIX 1/24 HARRIER GR.1 REISSUE

The now legendary 1/24 Airfix Harrier GR.1 has been re-released as part of the firm’s popular Vintage Classic range, as CHRIS CLIFFORD reports.

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EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: From stunning scenery to figure finesse and modelling innovation, this month’s reader project selection offers a wealth of inspiration - plus bonus online exclusives!

MORE LIFECOLOUR PAINTING TUTORIALS

Volume 3 of Lifecolor's Painting Guides is now available, offering yet more sage advice for authentic finishing.

AIRFIX COUNTY-CLASS DESTROYER REISSUED Review Premium

AIRFIX COUNTY-CLASS DESTROYER REISSUED

Naval modellers will be delighted to know that Airfix's original 1/600 HMS Devonshire is available again as a Vintage Classic kit.

SAINT VOLODOMIR FLANKER FROM GREAT WALL HOBBY Review Premium

UKRAINIAN FLANKER FROM GREAT WALL HOBBY

Great Wall Hobby's superb 1/48 Flanker-C two-seater has been re-released with a Ukrainian digital camouflage scheme.

NEW TOOL: PILOT REPLICAS’ SAAB SK60A/B Review Premium

NEW TOOL: PILOT REPLICAS’ SAAB SK60A/B

The first ever 1/48 kit of the SAAB SK60 is soon to be released by Sweden's Pilot Replicas. Judging by our advance sample, it looks splendid... and more boxings are expected!

NEW TOOL: SPECIAL HOBBY’S ISRAELI MIRAGE III Review Premium

NEW TOOL: SPECIAL HOBBY’S ISRAELI MIRAGE III

Special Hobby's new-tool 1/72 Mirage IIICJ is just around the corner, and it looks absolutely splendid. Get more detail with our in-depth review.

DUSTBUSTING WITH DSPIAE’S VACUUM

Dust is the modeller's enemy... but Dspiae's mini-vacuum cleaner now available from Tyrell Models is a handy way to ensure a clean workspace.

NEW STIRLING BOMBER VARIANT FROM ITALERI Review Premium

NEW STIRLING BOMBER VARIANT FROM ITALERI

With quality 1/72 iterations of the Short Stirling Mk.I and Mk.4 already under its belt, Italeri has reworked the tooling to give us the Mk.III.

Airbrush Company hosts 75th Anniversary Sale!

Modelling supplier The Airbrush Company has announced it is hosting a special sale to celebrate 75 years of being in business - discover the savings inside!

SOUTHEAST ASIA ARMOUR MARKINGS BY STAR DECAL News Premium

SOUTHEAST ASIA ARMOUR MARKINGS BY STAR DECAL

A wealth of liveries for military vehicles in the Vietnam War and before are now available from Star Decals, in 1/72 and 1/35 scales.

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EXCLUSIVE BUILD: Airfix's new-tool 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.8

EXCLUSIVE FULL-BUILD FEATURE: Kev Baxter was delighted to preview the latest and arguably the greatest Airfix release in 1/72 scale to date, a newly tooled Gloster Meteor F.8.

DAYGLO PINOCCHIO Feature Premium

DAYGLO PINOCCHIO: SPECIAL HOBBY'S SWISS VAMPIRE

Mike Grant finishes Special Hobby's 1/72 Swiss Air Force de Havilland Vampire in a stunning colour scheme.

SAVE ALMOST £50 ON SIX 1/48 AIRFIX SPITFIRES!

You can save almost £50 on six different 1/48 new-tool Spitfire kits with Airfix's special online bundle.

FIGHTING ROTHESAY: ATLANTIC MODELS’ HMS YARMOUTH Feature Premium

FIGHTING ROTHESAY: ATLANTIC MODELS' HMS YARMOUTH

Toby Knight takes on a multi-media challenge with Atlantic Models' splendid 1/350 HMS Yarmouth, built as HMS Plymouth.

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Sweet Sixteen: Eduard's 1/48 Spitfire Mk.XVI full-build

Anders Isaksson makes the most of Eduard's 1/48 Spitfire MK.XVI Bubbletop ProfiPACK boxing.

SKYRAIDER MARKINGS FROM ILIAD

If you want to add a different scheme to your 1/48 A-1H Skyraider, Iliad Design's new decal sheet has six interesting Vietnam War options.