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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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TOMCAT TWEAKS

While much praise has been heaped on Tamiya’s F-14D, there are certain aspects that are challenging to render convincingly in styrene, so Eduard’s photo-etched brass set is most welcome.

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DRAWING EFFECTS

The humble artist’s pencil has long been a staple for many modellers, allowing fine control over where a colour can be added to a surface, so it’s unsurprising bespoke brands have released their own products.

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FRENCH FIGHTER DIALS

Yahu has again stepped in to help modellers who find creating a realistic instrument panel challenging, with its pre-painted and assembled photo-etched metal replacement for Tamiya’s 1/48 Dewoitine D.520.

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EIGHT-GUN WING

CMK’s delightful resin gun bays are ideal for Airfix’s recently re-released 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I, replacing the kit’s weapons in their entirety and adding the missing outboard guns.

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STUKA BLING

If Airfix’s re-tooled 1/72 Stukas have a weak point, it’s in the representation of the instrument panels and the lack of seatbelts, so Eduard’s two-fret photo-etched metal upgrade will be a boon to many modellers.

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KAMIKAZE TUTOR EXTRAS

Modellers wanting to improve their Brengun 1/48 two-seat MXY-7 Ohka K1 Kai (see Aircraft, p. 77) will find the firm’s dedicated photo-etched metal set most useful.

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UNSHEATHED BLADES

Eduard has followed its highly regarded new-tool 1/48 P-51D Mustang with a Brassin propeller set, which allows modellers to depict airframes fitted with Hamilton Standard propellers devoid of rubber sections, which were known colloquially as ‘cuffs’.

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IMPERIAL SIGNS

Here’s the perfect accompaniment to Bandai’s small-scale Imperial Star Destroyer, in the form of a splendid photo-etched brass nameplate.

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PLUMBER'S NIGHTMARE

Czech firm Eduard has expanded its range of aftermarket accessories to include 1/35 firearms, such as this package of eight STEN (also called the Sten gun) Mk.II submachine guns – nicknamed ‘Plumber’s Nightmares’ for their propensity to jam during World War Two combat situations.

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'BANANA-BOMBER' UPGRADES

Eduard’s two-fret photo-etched package for Airfix’s newly tooled Buccaneer provides a wealth of detail for the interior and exterior.