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Airfix Model World | August 2020

Welcome to Airfix Model World issue 117 - August 2020. Headlining this issue is a conversion of Airfix's 1/48 Gloster Javelin plus we have more than 70 reviews, basic, intermediate and advanced builds and much more. Read the magazine in PDF format here and look out for new posts here on KeyModelWorld during July.

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Richard Spreckley converts Airfix’s 1/48 Gloster Javelin FAW.9 to represent XH897, the last of the type to fly in RAF service.

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Using Revell’s 1/48 Eurofighter kit, Chris Jones builds Typhoon ZK340 – the aircraft in which Roger Cruickshank won the Distinguished Flying Cross on Operation Shader.

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Zoukei-Mura’s large-scale 1/32 Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu is examined in depth by Dean Large.

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Hasegawa’s splendid 1/72 F-4N Phantom II receives VF-84 ‘Jolly Rogers’ colourful markings in this ‘out of the box’ build by Huw Morgan.

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Airfix Model World | July 2020

Welcome to the July 2020 issue of Airfix Model World. Subscribers can login in to the view the full issue as PDFs in this brand-new online service. Highlights include the Airfix 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant, a 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V, top tips for applying decals, the latest reviews, inspirational projects and more. Don't miss it!

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Rebel Defender

Andy Davies has fun adding aftermarket extras to Airfix’s re-issued 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant, adding rivets and chipping for good measure.

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With Trumpeter’s 1/48 L-39C Albatros as a base, Dean Large builds a fitting personal memento by recreating the first jet he ever flew.

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Blockade runner

Massimo Santarossa finds out if Special Hobby’s newly tooled 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V sinks or swims.

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Chris Jones embarks on some ‘Special Duties’ intelligence work, by investigating Dora Wings’ newly tooled 1/72 Westland Lysander.