Welcome to Airfix Model World January 2021 featuring model builds, the latest news, product reviews and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.
Zoukei-Mura has followed its 1/48 F-4E (see News, December 2020) with a stunning Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Kai commemorative version - even better, there's a special campaign to mark the tenth anniversary of the firm's Super Wing Series kits.
Although a Polish design, PZL’s P.11 entered service with the Romanian Air Force before its home country’s air arm, and IBG has released a 1/72 offering representing these exported aircraft, which were designated P.11b.
With the regular renaming of Soviet/Russian ships, it is always worth checking which is which – this TopDrawings volume is dedicated to the Moskva, lead vessel of the Moskva-class helicopter-carrier, and not the later renamed Slava-class cruiser.
Most examinations of the struggle between German air defences and Allied bombers during World War Two tend to focus on air-to-air combat, but Osprey’s Duel 98 instead analyses how the ground anti-aircraft units, the Flakartillerie, factored into the campaign.
Israeli armour subjects garner significant interest with modellers, so it’s no surprise aftermarket marking specialist Star Decals has catered for such vehicles, with this set covering M48 Magach and AMX-13 tanks.
While small-scale kits depicting the Sherman M4A4 variant with the Chrysler A57 ‘cloverleaf’ engine housed in an extended rear hull and widely spaced bogies are unusual, those seeking an alternative scheme for such offerings will enjoy this Star Decals’ product.
Food Machinery Corp’s M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) has been adapted to provide a wide array of specialist vehicles and its ambulance variants are the subject of Star Decals’ 13th collection of Israel Defense Force (IDF) Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs).
Members of Bedford and District Scale Model Club have produced a Battle of Britain-themed diorama and are raising funds for two mental health charities as a tribute to a club member who sadly took his own life during July 2020.
NEWARK AIR Museum has responded to COVID-19 restrictions and extreme weather conditions with work on several exhibits plus a JustGiving page to raise funds for further projects given the imminent loss of visitor revenue.
WITH 2020 marking 80 years since the Battle of Britain, it’s fitting that a new reference covering the Hawker Hurricane has been announced, in the form of Valiant Wings’ latest Airframe & Miniature title.