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AMW129, August 2021 Feature Premium

Airfix Model World August 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World August 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's newly tooled 1/72 Mosquito B/XVI, Tamiya's 1/24 McLaren Senna, Zoukei-Mura's new 1/48 F-4E Phantom II, exclusive model builds, scale modelling news, reviews 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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CIRCLES IN THE SKY

Andy Davies has fun building and modifying an oddity from the golden age of aviation in the form of the 1/72 AviS Lee-Richards Annular wing No.3.

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ENGLISHMAN IN THE DESERT

Sometimes, the pleasure of modelling comes from tackling a build in a slightly different manner than usual, as Juanjo Dominguez Calvo discovered with Trumpeter’s recently tooled 1/144 Vulcan B.2.

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NIGHT RAIDER

David Holmes builds Airfix’s newly tooled 1/72 Mosquito B.XVI out of the box to represent an aircraft from RAF Bomber Command’s Light Night Strike Force.

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LATE-WAR MOSQUITOES

IN FOCUS: Although the de Havilland Mosquito was a great success in RAF service from the start during World War Two, it was the two-stage supercharged Merlin engine that proved to be the game changer. Malcolm V Lowe examines why:

RAF CARGO KING Review Premium

RAF CARGO KING

If the S&M Models Handley Page Hastings is too big a proposition for you in 1/72 scale, why not plump for the delightful 1/144 version by Ukrainian firm MikroMir? CHRIS CLIFFORD reviews the latter kit of this classic RAF transport.

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MARITIME MENACE

QUICK CONVERSION: Garry Tobiss converts Airfix’s superb 1/72 B-25C/D to a 75mm gun-toting -G version, adding upgrades at the same time.

VINTAGE SCENIC MILITARY Review Premium

VINTAGE SCENIC MILITARY

Long-in-the-tooth modellers will recognise Matchbox’s old 1/76 toolings in these new Revell First Diorama products. That’s no bad thing, says CHRIS CLIFFORD.

DIORAMA IN THE MAKING Review Premium

DIORAMA IN THE MAKING

Ukrainian manufacturer ICM has packaged two of its Spitfire kits with a set of RAF figures and equipment, providing the basis of a neat 1/48 scene.

HIGH ALTITUDE SPECIALIST

Eduard has added another 1/48 Weekend Edition kit to its range by offering the bare styrene parts from its previous Bf 109G-6/AS ProfiPACK.