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The August 2020 issue of Airfix Model World (AMW117) 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.

Westland Lysander Feature Premium


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

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Post-War Breakaway

ToRo Model has continued its range of Silesian Uprising figures with that of Lt Robert Oszek, who formed a naval special assault squad and was involved in the battle of Annaberg in May 1921.

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Tank-Hunter treats

Armour subjects typically have many small fittings that are challenging to reproduce in styrene, so Eduard’s photo-etched accessories are a real boon for modellers.

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Taranto Survivor

Modellers with 1/350 or 1/700 Littorio kits from Trumpeter or Pit-Road will find this Super Drawings’ volume an ideal accompaniment.

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Loaders and Fixers

Although intended for its ‘Art of Tactic’ wargaming system, Zvezda’s quintet of 1/72 Luftwaffe ground crew – including a bomb-carrying trolley – is equally suitable for adding to aircraft maintenance dioramas.

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Pre-Dreadnought Innovation

Modellers with Combrig’s 1/700 Brandenburg-class battleship kits will appreciate the reference provided by this Super Drawings in 3D publication from Kagero.

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Flying Feline

NATO’s Tiger Association units often paint their aircraft in special schemes for the group’s ‘Tiger Meet’ events, and this DXM Decals sheet provides markings to represent a French Air Force Dassault Mirage 2000D at the 2010 gathering.

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Extended-Range Zerstorer

Italeri has combined a new decal sheet with Fujimi’s 1975-vintage 1/48 scale styrene to represent either a Messerschmitt Bf 110-C or -D fitted with underwing fuel tanks.

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Wheely good extras

AIRFIX’S 1/24 F6F-5 Hellcat has received rave reviews, but there’s room for improvement even for this magnificent kit, with Barracuda’s replacement resin mainwheels.

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Mortar Assault

Italeri’s Sturmmörser Tiger may be more than 20 years old, but still manages to surprise.