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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.

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SPORTY SOFT-TOP

Although the box-top labels this kit as a 944S Cabriolet, the parts appear identical to the original 944 Cabriolet release (655), so aspects of the rear styling will need scratch-building for an accurate S-model soft-top.

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VOITURE TRICOLOR

Revell’s 2011 Citroën 2CV has been repackaged with new decals to allow this smart Cocorico (‘cock-a-doodledoo’) edition to be built.

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BY AIR AND BY SEA

Revell has continued its partnership and support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger (DGzRS – German Maritime Search and Rescue Service) with the release of this large two-kit ship and helicopter gift set.

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MARITIME GIANT

United States-based Imperial Hobby Productions is probably better known for its railway associated products, but its first styrene ship kit, HMS Colossus, is very impressive.

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FLOATING FLAK

Ship-kit specialist Starling Models’ range of resin and photo-etched brass waterline subjects continues with HMS Alynbank, a converted anti-aircraft cruiser from World War Two.

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MERLIN-POWERED SUPERMARINES

This tribute to 1/32 Spitfires from Fündekals features 12 schemes for Merlin-engined Mk.I, Vb, IXc and XVIe airframes, with a mix of aircraft flown by British, American, Australian and New Zealand pilots, including several notable aces.

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IMPORTED FULCRUMS

The Polish Air Force has operated Mikoyan MiG-29s (NATO reporting name Fulcrum) since 1989.

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CROATIAN ARMOUR

Modellers wanting unusual schemes for their MiniArt T-55s will find plenty of choice from Star’s Croatian Army selection.

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AXIS GROUND-POUNDERS

Hungarian company SBS Model has released a collection of markings for 1/72 Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 ground-attack machines as operated by its homeland air force during World War Two.

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'LAWN DART' LIVERIES

Several of the schemes depicted in Xtradecal’s 1/48 Lockheed F-104 Starfighter Collection Part Two are ‘upscaled’ versions of those included in its 1/72 version (see April 2020, p.89), but this also means the superb quality is retained.