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Southern Region Formations

With an eclectic mix of steam, diesel and electric traction, BR’s Southern Region offers an exciting proposition for post-nationalisation modellers. MARK CHIVERS presents a selection of modellable formations from the period using ready-to-run stock.

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Southern modelling tips

What are the signatures of the Southern Region, and how can you model them? MIKE WILD offers his top 20 tips for recreating the smallest BR region in miniature.

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ENGINE HEAD SIGNALS

A notable feature of continued use of Engine Head Signals on locomotives. MARK CHIVERS outlines how these distinctive white discs worked and offers a selection of examples.

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PROP-POWERED PUPPY

What do Hobbits, Gnomes and puppies all have in common? Jay Blakemore finds out when he builds a 1/32 Sopwith Pup from New Zealand-based firm Wingnut Wings.

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YOUR AIRFIX

Matthew Porter shares his experience building Airfix’s 1/24 Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat – the firm’s latest ‘Superkit’

DISPLAY CASE

Following last month’s introduction to this new feature, we select another four projects submitted by AMW’s readers.

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TO BOLDLY GO

Massimo Santarossa embarks on an out-of-this-world voyage aboard the USS Franklin – replicated in 1/350 scale by Moebius Models.

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HORIKOSHI’S HOT ROD

Andy Davies enjoys a successful carrier ‘launch’ with Clear Prop Models’ superb late-version 1/72 Mitsubishi A5M2b Claude.

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DESERT DUELLIST

Chris Jones uses ICM’s brand-new 1/32 Gloster Gladiator Mk.I to continue a theme of representing the type as flown by Marmaduke ‘Pat’ Pattle.

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‘FRIGHTNING’ DUO

Mike Grant finds a flash of inspiration building a pair of Platz 1/144 BAC Lightnings.