Airfix Model World | September 2021

Airfix Model World | September 2021

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THUNDER GOD 'VIPER'

Toby Page builds Hasegawa's seasoned 1/48 F-16C kit, producing a display aircraft with a distinctly Greek flavour.

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PLUCKY POLE

Looking for an out-of-the ordinary aircraft build? Then why not plump for IBG Models' exquisite PZL.11c fighter? CHRIS CLIFFORD reviews the contents.

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NEITHER DEAD NOR ALIVE

Following its 1/16 Night King, ICM has released another figure seemingly inspired by the Game of Thrones series: one of the reanimated minions from the frozen land beyond The Wall. Johan Augustsson introduces painting theories on this creepy fellow, a 1/16 Wight.

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CLOWNING AROUND

Jen Wright takes a break from reality with a couple of cartoon-style fighter builds from Great Wall Hobby.

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WEATHERED WORKHORSE

Joe Turner turns MiniArt’s 1/35 US Bulldozer into a weathered machine, and places the model in a period scene.

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MORALE-BOOSTING TAXICAB

Dr James Whalen leaves his comfort zone, scaling his car modelling down to 1/35 for ICM's detailed Renault Type AG Taxi.

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HOWARD IN THE CONGO

Mike Grant creates a Free French Air Force aerial ambulance with Dekno Models' 1/72 Howard DGA-15P.

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DAZZLING TARGET

If unmanned aerial vehicles and drones interest you as modelling subjects, ICM's 1/48 Ryan Firebee will be a welcome prospect. It comes with parts for two drones and decals for three colour schemes.

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OLD 'CAT, NEW TRICKS

Despite a challenging construction process, Mike Williams completes Italeri's re-issue of AMT's old 1/48 F7F Tigercat and adds a convincing weathered finish...peeled paint and all!

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HOW DO THEY GET IN ?

Sometimes a project can snowball if just a simple question is raised during construction – for Editor Stu Fone and Airfix’s re-issued 1/72 Beaufighter TF.X, it was wondering how the crew entered the aircraft.

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HOP, SKIP AND A JUMP

Kinetic's 1/48 Harrier has been reformated to portray the RAF's GR.1/GR.3 airframes. The moved prompted Jay Blakemore to jump for joy and produce a wonderful build.

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FORTRESS IN CLOSE-UP

In 2012 Keymodelworld’s CHRIS CLIFFORD flew in the Collings Foundation’s B-17G Nine O Nine. In a tribute to the aircraft, which crashed in 2019, he presents 30 walk-round photos to help in detailing your builds.

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A FINE VINTAGE

Airfix has re-released its 1/144 HP.42 airliner, originally tooled in 1965. CHRIS CLIFFORD takes a detailed look at the kit, and shares superb period images of the type, from the Key Archive.

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BEASTS AND STINGING INSECTS

Builders with a naval aviation focus could find Model Art's new 1/48 decal sheet useful indeed. It caters for Royal Navy Westland Wasp helicopters and French Aeronavale Curtiss Helldivers.

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THE CURSE OF KURSK

INTERMEDIATE BUILD
Tamiya's recently released 1/35 Panther D is beautifully built and portrayed in a maintenance pose by Kev Smith.

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THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

INTERMEDIATE BUILD
How 'friendly' is Italeri’s Fokker F27? Massimo Santarossa finds out, as he constructs this famous turboprop airliner in 1/72 scale.

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BOHEMIAN DETAILING

Czech firm Eduard has released a raft of accessories recently and here, we inspect a selection of resin and photo-etched metal parts, and decals. The recipient subjects are the Spitfire Mk.V, A-4B Skyhawk, Sabre F.4, Hind gunship, and there are standalone fast jet stores too.

HARRIER QUIZ

Test your Harrier knowledge with our brain-teasing 15-question quiz on this famous hovering combat jet.

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RACING GRIFFON

Airfix’s ‘Civilian Schemes’ 1/48 Spitfire Mk.XIV is a straight re-boxing of the 2019-released Fighter Reconnaissance (FR) kit with changed markings.

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BIG-BOOMED TWIN-JET

When Revell announced a 1/72 Sea Vixen it took many modellers by surprise, but this is a re-boxing of the flawed Dragon/Cyber-Hobby kit.

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DESERT AIRBASE

The fourth outing for ICM’s Gladiator sees the return of the original Mk.I kit (32040), this time paired with the firm’s excellent three-figure British Pilots in Tropical Uniform set (32106).

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KURT TANK'S TANK-BUSTER

Eduard’s 1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 combines five frames from its latest depiction of the type with Runners N, S and T plus a pair of photo-etched steel frets from its previous quarter-scale Fw 190s.

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SCOURGE OF THE SKIES DUO

Eduard’s limited-edition offerings are often keenly anticipated, and its Fokker D.VII has been packed as a double set, complete with photoetched (PE) brass and resin extras – the last provides superb Mercedes D.III and BMW IIIa engines (one of each type).

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UPGRADED MOOSE

IBG has been meticulous with its coverage of the Polish PZL.37 bomber, covering each sub-type in turn.

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UHU TRAINER

Special Hobby has re-released its 1/72 Fw 189B, with two grey styrene runners containing the wings, fuselage booms (common with other iterations), but the third and transparent frames contain items for the three- or five-position gondola.

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DIVE-BOMBING BRITAIN

Re-released as part of Italeri’s Battle of Britain celebration, its Ju 87B contains beautifully printed markings for four France-based airframes during summer 1940.

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CAPTURED AUSTINS

World War One-era armoured cars seem all the rage, and MiniArt’s Austin vehicle is the firm’s fourth kit of this type, covering captured machines operated by German, Austro-Hungarian and Finnish forces.

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MOBILE MACHINE GUNS

Armoured cars are gaining in popularity, with Hauler’s resin kit depicting the Russo-Balt Type C produced in the Russian Empire during the 1910s.

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ARMOUR WITH A STING(ER)

Dragon’s reissuing of its splendid M2 Bradley series continues with the short-lived M6 Linebacker, which replaced the anti-tank missile launcher with a Stinger surface-to-air missile unit.

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GUNNERY GROUP

Having been absent from Italeri’s range for 40 years, the ex-Peerless 1/35 155mm Howitzer M1 has been re-released and paired with Ukrainian firm Master Box’s same-scale US Artillery Crew figures.