Airfix Model World | September 2020

Airfix Model World | September 2020

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‘FRIGHTNING’ DUO

Mike Grant finds a flash of inspiration building a pair of Platz 1/144 BAC Lightnings.

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DESERT DUELLIST

Chris Jones uses ICM’s brand-new 1/32 Gloster Gladiator Mk.I to continue a theme of representing the type as flown by Marmaduke ‘Pat’ Pattle.

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FLYING 'GREENHOUSE' BOMBER

Here’s a welcome return for ICM’s superb 1/48 Heinkel He 111H-3, this time with markings for Romanian Air Force bombers.

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T’RIFFIC TINY TANKS

Mike Verier finds that Brengun’s diminutive Soviet T-62 and BTR-60 offerings in 1/144 scale offer some very specific challenges, but that the results are worth the time and effort.

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LONG-NOSED FRESCO

Czech company Směr has re-released its 1/72 MiG-17PF, a variant fitted with an Izumrud radar in a distinctive nose radome, known by its NATO callsign of Fresco-D.

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TIP-JET HELO

Brengun has re-released Extratech’s resin and photo-etched (PE) metal SO 1221 helicopter with injection-moulded styrene rotor blades replacing the original cast parts and a new decal sheet.

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SWEPT-WING SOVIET

Eduard’s MiG-15bis Fagot returns as a ProfiPACK edition containing pre-coloured photo-etched metal interior components, pre-cut painting masks and a wealth of new markings options in addition to the basic styrene.

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AFRICAN TRAVELLER

Dekno has a reputation for unusual subjects, and its resin British Aircraft Eagle 2 (the only kit of the type) is no exception.

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DEMONSTRATION WARTHOG

This latest iteration of Revell’s 1/72 A-10 Thunderbolt (itself a re-boxed Italeri kit) is labelled as a C-version to reflect upgrades to US Air Force airframes under the Precision Engagement Modification Program.

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NIGHT-FIGHTING INTRUDER

Dornier’s Do 217 heavyweight night-fighter is receiving plenty of attention from ICM, which has followed the N-version with the earlier J-subtypes.