AMW125, April 2021

WELCOME TO AMW125 | APRIL 2021

The April 2021 issue of Airfix Model World (AMW125) is here and you can read the full issue in page-turning PDF format or as individual features re-edited to suit the digital world. Indulge in the latest inspirational build features, browse new releases in the News and Reviews, discover the secrets of scale modelling through our step by step guides and much more.

AMW125, April 2021

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DRIEDECKER SUPPORT

Metal undercarriage components can give strength and rigidity to models, so these Scale Aircraft Conversions items, designed for Meng’s recent 1/32 Fokker Dr.I, will be a boon. 

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SWING-WING SPLENDOUR

While Academy’s newly tooled F-14A may strike an ideal balance between cost and complexity, those seeking extra refinement will find CMK’s resin and photo-etched (PE) brass cockpit set a real bonus.

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FIRST SHOTS

Intended for Trumpeter’s 1/350 kit of SMS Schleswig-Holstein as it appeared in 1935, this set of turned brass barrels provides for the battleship’s 28cm primary (four), 15cm secondary (ten) and 8.8cm anti-aircraft (four) armaments. 

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CIRCULAR SMOKERS

Here’s a neat upgrade for any Eduard Spitfire Mk.I in the shape of resin exhaust stack units with circular nozzles (later versions had a fishtail-shaped orifice).

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BUSTLING HUSTLER

While Italeri’s 1/72 Convair B-58 Hustler is surprisingly refined for its age (having first been released in 1984), the basic kit can be improved with this neat package from Eduard.

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REALISTIC RUBBER

Hauler has produced this photoetched (PE) metal set to replace the integrally moulded representations of the rubber skirts on Tamiya’s recent 1/48 Japanese Ground Self-Defense Type 10 main battle tank.

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TROPICAL VEGETATION

This second set of jungle flora from Reality in Scale provides for four different (albeit un-named) plant types, with a mix of broad-leaf and fern-like vegetation.

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CIVIL WAR MATERIEL

The newly tooled components for tools and weaponry first released in ICM’s 1/35 American Civil War figure sets have now been repackaged as a standalone release.

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'BEAMER BLING'

Hobby NuNu’s newly tooled BMW 320i has much to offer, but modellers seeking extra refinement should consider the firm’s dedicated detail set.

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TAIL-DRAGGERS

The standard Mk.82 bomb can be prepared for low-level deployment as the High-Drag General Purpose variant by fitting the Mk.15 Snakeye tail unit: this opens into a cross shape for increased air resistance.

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Airfix Model World April 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World April 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's new 1/48 Sabre F.4 a new tool 1/32 Junkers EF-126 from Das Werks, NuNu's 1/24 Volvo 240 Turbo, the latest product reviews, exclusive model builds, scale modelling news and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.

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CANNON-TOTING STORM

Special Hobby’s big-scale Tempest is back, albeit in Revell packaging with new decals.

STURMVOGEL REFERENCE SWELLS

Publisher Valiant Wings has provided an update on its upcoming Airframe & Miniature guide to the Messerschmitt Me 262, with its release date set to be delayed due to an increase in page count.

BEDSTEAD BUILD-OFF!

COMPETITION: Based on the former Rolls-Royce Flight Test Establishment in Nottinghamshire, the Hucknall Flight Test Museum has announced a new competition for modellers to depict the Thrust Measuring Rig built at the site.

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN...

A decade after publishing its first-ever title – an Airframe & Miniature guide to the Messerschmitt Me 262 – Valiant Wings has announced it is returning to the subject with the release of an expanded and updated second edition.