PREVIEW: Model World LIVE new scale model builds

Model World LIVE is just a few weeks away on April 27/28 2024 and modellers across the country are busy completing their latest builds to display at the show. In this preview gallery, we showcase the latest projects - both complete and work in progress - which you can expect to see at the show.

Dora Wings Fairey Delta FD.2 by Chris Clifford

Above: Newly completed and featuring on Key Model World is Chris Clifford's Dora Wings Fairey Delta FD.2 in 1/72 scale. See it on the Airfix Model World display.

The new event takes place at the NEC in Birmingham and combines railway, scale and radio control modelling in one event. More than 35 scale modelling displays covering more than 600ft will be at the debut show alongside an array of trader offering plastic kits, accessories, 3D printed products, reference material and more. These are joined by more than 35 model railways, including the biggest ever portable 'OO' gauge layout by Pete Waterman the Railnuts measuring 208ft x 14ft.

On top of this visitors to the show can expect Make and Take stands from Model Collect Create and House of Hobbies, stunning full-size exhibits including tracked military vehicles from Midland Military Vehicles, demonstrations for scale and railway modelling and more. The full event details are available to view on the dedicated Model World LIVE pages and advance tickets are on sale now offering a saving over on the door prices and early entry to the show from 9.30am each day.

The gallery below features the latest models created by a selection of the model clubs and Special Interest Groups heading for Model World LIVE.

Model World LIVE 2024 is sponsored by:

Model World LIVE 2024 is sponsored by Accurascale, Bachmann Europe, Model Collect Create, House of Hobbies and TMC

New model builds gallery for Model World LIVE 2024

West Midlands Police Scale Model Club

West Midlands Police Scale Model Club Lancaster builds.

Above and below: West Midlands Police Scale Model Club members are busily preparing new builds to display at Model World LIVE including a pair of superbly painted Lancasters and a submarine with outstanding interior detail.

West Midlands Police Scale Model Club display for Model World LIVE 2024.

West Norfolk IPMS group

Fairey Gannet in 1/48 scale by Stuart Mackay.

Above: Stuart Mackay of the West Norfolk IPMS will be displaying his new build of the Airfix 1/48 scale Fairey Gannet at Model World LIVE. It has been modelled with the wings stowed.

Blackburn Buccaneer S.2 by Stuart Mackay.

Above: Another new Airfix 1/48 scale build from Stuart Mackay of the West Norfolk IPMS Group is this Blackburn Buccaneer S.2 - one of a pair of new additions.

Training Aircraft Special Interest Group

Training SIG new model builds for Model World LIVE 2024.

Above: 2024 is a special year for the Training Aircraft SIG as we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first flight of the Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer. Rob Monfea's workbench is filled with projects modelling different Hawk marks and operators from around the globe with new additions set to appear at Model World LIVE.

AMW contributor Mike Williams

Meng 1/12 McLaren MP4/4 by Mike Williams

Above: AMW contributor Mike Williams has recently completed this Meng 1/12 scale McLaren MP4/4 which will be on display at Model World LIVE on his display stand.

Mike Williams Academy A-10C Thunderbolt

Above: Mike Williams' stunning build of the Academy A-10C 'Thunderbolt' will also be on display, as featured in Airfix Model World and on Key Model World.

Mike Williams in progress Aerotech 1/32 Bugatti racer.

Above: Also expected on Mike Williams' display, subject to completion, is this Aerotech 1/32 scale Bugatti racer. It is currently under construction.

AMW contributor Duncan Cooke

Duncan Cooke Takom 1:35 AH-64E

Above: Duncan Cooke's latest build for Airfix Model World - Takom’s 1/35 scale AH-64E - will be on display at Model World LIVE. The full build of this stunning Apache will be in AMW162 - the May 2024 edition, on sale from April 4 2024.

AMW contributor Kev Baxter

Kev Baxter Ki-61 Hien Kai

Above: AMW contributor Kev Baxter's latest builds include this Ki-61 Hien Kai, which was inspired by his visit to the Kakamigahara-Gifu Air and Space Museum. See it on Kev's display alongside a host of AMW featured models.

AMW contributor Dave Oliver

Dave Oliver The Stone God

Above: Dave Oliver's latest stunning model is The Stone God which will feature in AMW162 - May 2024, on sale from April 4 2024. The fantasy diorama uses a set of 3D printed figures designed by Dragon Trappers Lodge.

F-14 Tomcat Special Interest Group

F-14 Tomcat latest build for Model World LIVE 2024.

Above: David Bennett of the F-14 Tomcat Special Interest Group has been building a Great Wall Hobby 1/48 scale F-14B for the show which is now complete while a 1/72 scale Fujimi F-14F Super Tomcat is also under construction to be ready for the event to join the SIG line up.

AMW contributor Richard Spreckley

Richard Spreckley AlleyCat Spitfire prototype

Above and below: Richard Spreckley is currently working on an AlleyCat limited run resin Spitfire prototype. The finished model will represent the airframe on its first roll out from the factory on March 5 1936 before painting.

Richard Spreckley AlleyCat Spitfire prototype

AMW contributor Gary Radford

Gary Radford MENG Mastiff scale model for Model World LIVE.

Above: Military specialist Gary Radford will be displaying this stunning MENG 1/35 scale Mastiff at Model World LIVE as part of his display.

RMF 2A6 Leopard diorama

Above: Gary Radford's display will also feature diorama models including this scene featuring a Rye Field Model 2A6 Leopard tank.

Airfix Model World display by Stu Fone and Chris Clifford

Special Hobby F-84F exclusive bundle with glazing and wheel painting masks.

Above: The recently completed Special Hobby F-84F Thunderstreak by Chris Clifford - available as an exclusive bundle with paint masks from the Key Model World Shop - will be in display on the Key Model World stand.

Thunderbird 3 by Chris Clifford.

Above: The Adventures in Plastic 1/350 scale model of Thunderbird 3 built by Chris Clifford will be on display at Model World LIVE. Read the full build with video here.

ICM’s new-tool 1/72 OV-10A Bronco.

Above: Chris Clifford's build of ICM’s new-tool 1/72 OV-10A Bronco will be on display. Read the full feature here.

AMW contributor Garry Tobiss

Garry Tobiss Zoukei-Mura 1/32 Focke Wulf Fw190A-4.

Above and below: Garry Tobiss is working on construction of a Zoukei-Mura 1/32 scale Focke Wolf Fw190-A4 with the current focus being on the cockpit and engine - the latter with stunning painted and moulded detail.


Garry Tobiss Zoukei-Mura 1/32 Focke Wulf Fw190A-4.

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