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The September 2020 issue of Airfix Model World (AMW118) is here and 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 inspirational build features, browse new releases in the News and Reviews, discover the secrets of scale modelling through our step by step guides and much more.

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Airfix Model World | September 2020 PDF reader

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW118, September 2020. This bumper Summer Special comes with an exclusive competition to win Airfix Battle of Britain related kits, a UK Model Shop Directory and a wide range of builds. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during August.

AIRFIX ROUNDUP

HAVING BEEN forced to delay several projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Airfix is rapidly getting back on track with its 2020 kit releases.

ACRYLIC RELAUNCH

HUMBROL’S ACRYLIC range has been revamped and relaunched as of August, with the paint now supplied in 14ml-capacity dropper-style bottles instead of the familiar plastic pots.

NHS COMPETITION WINNER

AIRFIX DELIGHTED many when it announced its NHS Charities Together Hawk Competition, and the winning entry was designed by the Elliot family.

TOMCAT TREAT

POLISH PUBLISHER Kagero has launched a new Kit Build series, with the first issue covering Grumman’s mighty F-14 Tomcat.

MILITARY ‘PUSH-ME PULL-YOU’

CESSNA’S O-2A Skymaster was one of several military types developed from civil aircraft, and ICM’s newly tooled 1/48 kit is easily the best available.

SHORT TAKE-OFF AIRLINER

HAWKER SIDDELEY’S HS 748/Andover has received little attention from kit manufacturers, and Mark I Models’ newly tooled 1/144 product (MKM144122) is the first styrene offering of the type.

QUARTER-SCALE HIND

ZVEZDA HAS delighted fans of Cold War helicopters with a newly tooled Mi-24V/VP Hind-E/E Mod – the first in more than 40 years.

RAMJET DEFENDER

RESIN KIT specialist Kit Form Services has released an impressive 1/24 BAC Bloodhound Mk.2.

COVERT DROPPER GUIDE

FANS OF Westland’s Lysander will savour Valiant Wings’ ninth Airframe Detail book, which is dedicated to this World War Two liaison, army co-operation and special duties aircraft.

TOP-NOTCH HAULERS

WHENEVER CANFORA Publishing releases a new book, a high-quality product is guaranteed, and its second Truck Modelling raises the bar even further.

THOROUGHBRED RACER

WHEN IT comes to combining ease of build with high levels of detail there are few manufacturers to rival Tamiya, and its 1/24 Ford Mustang GT is no exception.

INDUSTRY-STANDARD HUES

MODELLERS MAY have heard of Tru-Color Paint because of its excellent railway-associated products, but it also specialises in military, auto and infrastructure shades.

ANTARCTIC EXPLORER

NEOMEGA HAS an excellent reputation for its resin aftermarket accessories, and its first kit – depicting a 1957 Trans-Antarctic Expedition Tractor – is of similar quality.

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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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DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY

It’s a welcome return for Revell’s 1/48 Eurofighter Typhoon, in the guise of a specially marked airframe to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 71 ‘Richthofen’ (formerly Jagdgeschwader 71).

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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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FLYING 'GREENHOUSE' BOMBER

Here’s a welcome return for ICM’s superb 1/48 Heinkel He 111H-3, this time with markings for Romanian Air Force bombers.

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‘FRIGHTNING’ DUO

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

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T’RIFFIC TINY TANKS

Mike Verier finds that Brengun’s diminutive Soviet T-62 and BTR-60 offerings in 1/144 scale offer some very specific challenges, but that the results are worth the time and effort.

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TIP-JET HELO

Brengun has re-released Extratech’s resin and photo-etched (PE) metal SO 1221 helicopter with injection-moulded styrene rotor blades replacing the original cast parts and a new decal sheet.

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LONG-NOSED FRESCO

Czech company Směr has re-released its 1/72 MiG-17PF, a variant fitted with an Izumrud radar in a distinctive nose radome, known by its NATO callsign of Fresco-D.

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SWEPT-WING SOVIET

Eduard’s MiG-15bis Fagot returns as a ProfiPACK edition containing pre-coloured photo-etched metal interior components, pre-cut painting masks and a wealth of new markings options in addition to the basic styrene.

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AFRICAN TRAVELLER

Dekno has a reputation for unusual subjects, and its resin British Aircraft Eagle 2 (the only kit of the type) is no exception.

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DEMONSTRATION WARTHOG

This latest iteration of Revell’s 1/72 A-10 Thunderbolt (itself a re-boxed Italeri kit) is labelled as a C-version to reflect upgrades to US Air Force airframes under the Precision Engagement Modification Program.

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NIGHT-FIGHTING INTRUDER

Dornier’s Do 217 heavyweight night-fighter is receiving plenty of attention from ICM, which has followed the N-version with the earlier J-subtypes.