AMW146, January 2023

The January 2023 issue of Airfix Model World (AMW145) is available now. 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 layout features and exclusive online videos, browse new releases in the News and Reviews, discover the secrets of railway modelling through our step by step guides and much more.

AMW145, January 2023

Display Case – Your Model Builds

John Fuller

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: From real-world preservation subjects to unconventional takes on popular types, this month’s reader feature covers inspiring aircraft builds – including bonus online-only entries.

John Fuller
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Strike Two: Miniwing 1/144 BAC Strikemaster dual-build article

Mike Grant

Mike Grant examines Miniwing’s ‘small air force’ in the form of its 1/144 BAC Strikemaster twin-kit set.

Mike Grant

EDUARD REISSUES SPECIAL HOBBY ‘109

Chris Clifford

Eduard has reissued Special Hobby's excellent 1/72 Bf 109E as a ProfiPACK boxing, with PE details, tape masks and six colour schemes.

Chris Clifford

ART SCALE CURTISS HAWK DECALS

Chris Clifford

If you have 1/48 and/or 1/32 P-40B builds planned, ASK's new Pear Harbor decal sheets are worth investigating.

Chris Clifford
HEAVY HITTER: ACADEMY’S 1/35 MERKAVA 2D BUILT IN FULL Feature Premium

HEAVY HITTER: BUILDING ACADEMY’S 1/35 MERKAVA 2D

Paul Cawte

Paul Cawte adds aftermarket detail to Academy's 1/35 Merkava IID main battle tank.

Paul Cawte

NEW BEAUFORT BOXING FROM ICM

Chris Clifford

ICM's impressive 1/48 new-tool Bristol Beaufort has been reissued as a Mk.Ia with tropical filters.

Chris Clifford

LARGE-SCALE SUPER SABRE MARKINGS FROM EURO DECALS

Chris Clifford

Euro Decals has added to its range of 1/32 markings for the F-100D Super Sabre... perfect for the Trumpeter kit.

Chris Clifford
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Academy Excellence: Fenland and Spalding Show Report

Stu Fone

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: If it’s the middle of September, then that must mean it’s time for the annual modellers’ pilgrimage to the University Academy Holbeach for the IPMS Fenland and Spalding club’s Wings and Things event - as Stu Fone reports.

Stu Fone
AMAZONIAN LION CUB: KINETIC’S NEW KFIR C.10 Feature Premium

AMAZONIAN LION CUB: KINETIC’S NEW KFIR C.10

Chris Clifford

Kinetic has repackaged its original 2013 Kfir C.2/C.7 with new parts and decals so you can now portray the C.10/CE flown by Colombia and Ecuador.

Chris Clifford
DARK DESTROYER: EDUARD’S Bf 110 Feature Premium

DARK DESTROYER: EDUARD’S Bf 110

José Pires

José Pires explores the role of the flying Zerstörer over Great Britain with his build of Eduard's 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 110 Adlertag kit.

José Pires
HASTINGS REFERENCE FROM AIR-BRITAIN News Freemium

HASTINGS REFERENCE FROM AIR-BRITAIN

Chris Clifford

Anyone building a Handley Page Hastings shouldn't miss Air-Britain's superb new softback book on the type.

Chris Clifford
CAPRONI 313/314 REISSUED BY ITALERI Review Premium

CAPRONI 313/314 REISSUED BY ITALERI

Chris Clifford

Italeri has marked its 60th anniversary by reissuing several classic kits in limited-edition format. One of these is the 1/72 Caproni Ca 313/314.

Chris Clifford
GERMAN ARMED TRAWLER FROM ICM Review Premium

German Armed Trawler from ICM

Chris Clifford

ICM has released a delightful 1/350 World War Two German Navy armed fishing boat, reviewed here by Chris Clifford.

Chris Clifford
NEW-TOOL GERMAN HALF-TRACK FROM ACADEMY Review Premium

NEW-TOOL GERMAN HALF-TRACK FROM ACADEMY

Chris Clifford

German armour fans will welcome the 1/35 new-tool Sd.Kfz.251/1 Ausf.C half-track from Academy, which has individual-link tracks... all for just £29.99!

Chris Clifford

NEW TOOLS FROM TYRELL MODELS

Chris Clifford

Handy new items have expanded the range of tools at online retailer Tyrell Models.

Chris Clifford
WORLD’S FIRST CAR: PATENT MOTORWAGEN Feature Premium

WORLD’S FIRST CAR: PATENT MOTORWAGEN

Dr James Whalen

Dr James Whalen builds ICM's 1/24 Patent-Motorwagen, depicting Carl Benz's significant contribution to the development of the automobile.

Dr James Whalen

Display case - your model builds

John Fuller

Our special bumper-edition of Display Case features large-scale stunners, traditional techniques and a healthy dose of kits from Airfix among the selection of stunning reader-submitted build projects

John Fuller

NEW CMK AIRCRAFT/MILITARY ACCESSORIES

Chris Clifford

Aircraft and military modellers have a wealth of choice in CMK's latest round of aftermarket resin/PE accessories.

Chris Clifford
SUPERIOR MIRAGE: SPECIAL HOBBY’S NEW IIIC Feature Premium

SUPERIOR MIRAGE: SPECIAL HOBBY’S NEW IIIC

Mike Williams

Mike Williams appraises Special Hobby's 1/72 new-tool Mirage IIIC by building an advance sample.

Mike Williams

NEW NAVAL BRONCO BOXING FROM ICM

Chris Clifford

ICM's splendid 1/48 OV-10A Bronco has been repackaged with new decals for four US Navy machines.

Chris Clifford

KITTYHAWK MARKINGS FROM ASK DISTRIBUTION

Chris Clifford

Czech firm Art Scale Kit Distribution's own decal range now features attractive options for Australian Curtiss Kittyhawks in 1/72 and 1/48 scales.

Chris Clifford
DRAWING-BOARD LUFTWAFFE BOMBER FROM TAKOM Review Premium

DRAWING-BOARD LUFTWAFFE BOMBER FROM TAKOM

Chris Clifford

Takom will please many 'what-if' fans with its new 1/72 Sänger-Bredt Silbervogel bomber with atomic stores.

Chris Clifford

HARDBACK HARRIER REFERENCE

Chris Clifford

This entry-level reference book on the US Marines' AV-8B is great for modellers new to the type.

Chris Clifford

NEW SEA HURRICANE FROM ARMA HOBBY

Chris Clifford

Arma Hobby has repackaged its superb 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I with new parts and decals to provide a Sea Hurricane Mk.Ib.

Chris Clifford
HOWLING FIGHTER: BUILDING EDUARD’S 1/48 TEMPEST II Feature Premium

HOWLING FIGHTER: BUILDING EDUARD’S 1/48 TEMPEST II

Jay Blakemore

Jay Blakemore is blown away by Eduard's 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.II, built from the firm's ProfiPACK boxing.

Jay Blakemore

NEW REVELL 1/32 HURRICANE Mk.IIb PREVIEW

Chris Clifford

Check out our test-shot preview of Revell's forthcoming 1/32 new-tool Hurricane Mk.IIb.

Chris Clifford

SUPERB JEEP REFERENCE FROM CRÉCY

Chris Clifford

If you have Jeep builds planned, regardless of scale, a wealth of useful reference lies in Crécy Publishing’s new Blueprint book.

Chris Clifford

NIGHT-ATTACK VIPER FROM KINETIC

Chris Clifford

Kinetic's 1/48 new-tool F-16 Viper parts have now been supplemented to provide Block 25/42 versions, with fresh markings.

Chris Clifford
SPECIAL HOBBY’S BREDA RETURNS Review Premium

SPECIAL HOBBY’S BREDA RETURNS

Chris Clifford

Special Hobby's 12-year-old 1/48 Breda 65 is reissued in a limited-edition package, with new decals for Italian aircraft in the Spanish Civil War.

Chris Clifford

ILIAD’S NEW L-4 GRASSHOPPER MARKINGS

Chris Clifford

If you have Special Hobby's new 1/48 L-4 Grasshopper but the kit schemes don't excite you, Iliad Design's new decal set offers six interesting alternatives.

Chris Clifford