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The October 2020 issue of Airfix Model World (AMW119) 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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FOUR-LEGGED LEVITHIAN

Modelcollect’s Fist of War series is a wonderful mix of mech and armour, all designed with a dash of fun, such as this quadruped Kaiser Beetle.

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FIRING BRACE

Polish firm ToRo Model has added to its ‘September 1939’ series with a pair of 1/35 gunners.

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DELTA QUADRANT DELIGHT

Star Trek fans have another chance to build Revell’s 1/670 USS Voyager.

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TULSA-BUILT TWIN

This version of ICM’s 1/48 Douglas Invader depicts World War Two machinery with the designation A-26, as opposed to the B-26 classification applied from 1948 onwards.

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BOTHNIAN U-BOAT

Special Hobby offshoot Special Navy’s Type II U-Boat is back, with different parts and markings to depict a Finnish vessel.

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BOSS BIRDS

Eduard’s Bf 109G-10 has been reworked to include a late-war oil cooler and supercharger intake on a modified Runner AB to accompany the other frames, plus the ProfiPACK-series’ usual photo-etched metal fret and canopy mask set.

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ROMANTIC RACK

Here’s a great addition for any 1/35 Valentine model (although it’s intended for Tamiya’s recently re-tooled offering) in the shape of a ‘flimsy’/jerrycan rack for the rear hull.

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MARITIME ATTACKER

Revell’s 1/32 Westland Lynx HMA.8 receives a comprehensive photo-etched (PE) brass upgrade.

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ANCIENT WHIRLYBIRD

Here’s something completely different from Revell, in the form of a wooden replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s theoretical aerial screw, which existed as just a series of sketches.

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PRIDE OF THE ROYAL NAVY

f ever a kit deserved the moniker ‘Vintage Classic’ it’s Airfix’s HMS Hood, which is now 60 years old – despite this, the moulds have aged well and there was relatively little flash on the parts in AMW’s sample.

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CONSPICUOUS CONSCRIPTS

Modellers can model the brightly coloured uniforms worn by the French Army’s Zouaves regiments during early World War One thanks to these 1/35 figures from ICM.

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GRIFFINS AND LIONS

Revell has re-boxed ICM’s impressive quarter-scale Heinkel He 111H-6 with a new set of decals, covering the Mediterranean and Russian theatres of operation.

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TREMBLERS' 'TOOM

Fujimi’s lovely 1/72 Phantom is back, albeit in Italeri packaging with new decals.

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ENHANCED CROSSFIELD

Polar Lights’ 1/2500 USS Discovery gets a photo-etched brass make-over, courtesy of this comprehensive two-fret offering from Greenstrawberry.

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TARGET ACQUIRED

French aftermarket specialist L’Arsenal has released this 1/48 ATLIS II (Automatic Tracking and Laser Integration System) pod and CLB 504 mounting pylon for Dassault Mirage 2000 models.

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ENHANCED ENDOWMENTS

PJ Production's set allows modellers to convert Airfix’s recent 1/48 Hawker Hunter F.6 to a Swiss F.58 airframe.

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Smooth building

One of the first steps taken by a modeller when advancing from ‘building for fun’ to more complex projects is the elimination of joins/seams. Here we examine how to achieve this.

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AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT

Being one of Airfix’s later offerings of this type, components on the three styrene runners feature restrained, yet well-defined detail, notably on the decking and life rings, although several heavy seams will require cleaning up prior to assembly.

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ROCKET MEN

Comprising 14 wonderfully detailed components, these 1/24 figures from BarracudaCast depict a pair of RAF armourers constructing an RP-3 unguided rocket prior to fitting it on an aircraft.

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ARMED AND DANGEROUS

Alongside the weapons in this set for the 1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-4, Eduard’s Brassin offering also includes the rear of the type’s BMW 801 powerplant, firewall, upper cowling sections and windscreen enhancements.

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DOOLITTLE COMMEMORATION

Airfix’s 1/72 B-25 Mitchell returns in a special package depicting one of the 16 aircraft launched from USS Hornet on April 18, 1942, to attack Tokyo as a retaliation for Pearl Harbor.

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MOOSE METAL

IBG Models has produced a two-fret photo-etched metal (PE) upgrade set to add internal and external improvements to its 1/72 PZL.37 Łoś (moose) kits.

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"ONE GIANT LEAP..."

This re-boxing of Airfix’s 1/144 Saturn V is intended to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

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Airfix Model World May 2020

Welcome to the May 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 a first look at Airfix's 1/48 scale Walrus, top tips to remove blemishes and seams, a full guide to adding rigging to Airfix's 1/72 Gladiator Mk. 1 plus 90 reviews, inspirational projects and more. Don't miss it!