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DORA WINGS’ NEW P-47B THUNDERBOLT Feature Premium

DORA WINGS’ NEW P-47B THUNDERBOLT

Garry Tobiss

Building Dora Wings' new 1/48 P-47B Thunderbolt is a satisfying experience for Garry Tobiss, regardless of its limited-run format.

Garry Tobiss
TAKOM’S NEW 1/35 AH-64E APACHE GUARDIAN… COMPLETED! Feature Premium

TAKOM’S NEW 1/35 AH-64E APACHE GUARDIAN… COMPLETED!

Duncan Cooke

Duncan Cooke achieves a fabulous result with his build of Takom's new 1/35 AH-64E Apache Guardian.

Duncan Cooke
COMPLETING AIRFIX’S ALL-NEW B-24H Feature Premium

COMPLETING AIRFIX’S ALL-NEW B-24H

STEVE BUDD

Steve Budd tackles a kit that took many modellers by surprise on its announcement... Airfix's splendid new-tool 1/72 B-24H Liberator.

STEVE BUDD
DORA WINGS FAIREY DELTA FD.2 Feature Premium

DORA WINGS FAIREY DELTA FD.2

Chris Clifford

A handsome 'Royal Purple' livery defines Chris Clifford's build of Dora Wings' new 1/72 Fairy Delta FD.2.

Chris Clifford
MINIART D8506 TRACTOR WITH TRAILER Feature Premium

MINIART D8506 TRACTOR WITH TRAILER

Gary Radford

Gary's Radford's skilful build of MiniArt's 1/35 Lanz Bulldog tractor is displayed on a convincing airfield base. Learn how he tackled both items here.

Gary Radford
REVELL’S NEW MANDALORIAN SPEEDER BIKE Feature Premium

REVELL’S NEW MANDALORIAN SPEEDER BIKE

Garry Tobiss

A dramatic sci-fi kidnap scene is replicated by Garry Tobiss with Revell's new 1/12 Mandalorian Speeder Bike.

Garry Tobiss
AZUR-FRROM’S NEW 1/48 SUPER MYSTÈRE Feature Premium

AZUR-FRROM’S NEW 1/48 SUPER MYSTÈRE

Chris Jones

Chris Jones adds a highly convincing work-weary metallic finish to Azur-FRROM's splendid new-tool 1/48 Super Mystère.

Chris Jones
AIRFIX 1/72 BREWSTER BUFFALO Feature Premium

AIRFIX 1/72 BREWSTER BUFFALO FULL BUILD

Mike Williams

Fun and nostalgia combine with Mike Williams' build of Airfix's Vintage Classics 1/72 Brewster Buffalo.

Mike Williams
INTERMEDIATE BUILD COMPLETING SPECIAL HOBBY’S 1/72 SF-260 Feature Premium

COMPLETING SPECIAL HOBBY’S 1/72 SF-260

Niklas Knutzén

Niklas Knutzén offers an out-of-the-box build of Special Hobby's 1/72 SIAI-Marchetti SF-260.

Niklas Knutzén
X-SCALE’S 1/144 DOUGLAS DC-8-32 Feature Premium

X-SCALE’S 1/144 DOUGLAS DC-8-32

Massimo Santarossa

Massimo Santarossa tackles X-Scale's debut model... a 1/144 Douglas DC-8-32 airliner.

Massimo Santarossa
REVELL B-24D LIBERATOR COMPLETED Feature Premium

REVELL B-24D LIBERATOR COMPLETED

Matthew Porter

Building Revell's reissue of Monogram's 1/48 B-24D Liberator prompts a wave of nostalgia in Matthew Porter.

Matthew Porter
WING-FOLDING EDUARD’S 1/48 WILDCAT Feature Premium

WING-FOLDING EDUARD’S 1/48 WILDCAT

Anders Isaksson

Anders Isaksson transforms Eduard's 1/48 Wildcat with the firm's bespoke, 3D-printed wing-fold set.

Anders Isaksson
BUILDING AIRFIX’S FALKLANDS VULCAN B.2 Feature Premium

BUILDING AIRFIX’S FALKLANDS VULCAN B.2

Huw Morgan

Huw Morgan tackles the re-released 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 from Airfix, adding aftermarket details and corrections along the way.

Huw Morgan
SPECIAL HOBBY HI TECH 1/32 VIETNAM COBRA Feature Premium

SPECIAL HOBBY HI TECH 1/32 VIETNAM COBRA

Gary Tobiss

Garry Tobiss switches from 1/48 scale to tackle Special Hobby's 1/32 Hi Tech AH-1G Cobra.

Gary Tobiss
SACRED MOUNTAIN: BUILDING KAJIKA’S 1/700 HIEI (1915) Feature Premium

SACRED MOUNTAIN: BUILDING KAJIKA’S 1/700 HIEI (1915)

Andy Davies

Andy Davies flexes his maritime modelling muscles on Kajika's stunning Japanese 1915 imperial battlecruiser Hiei

Andy Davies
COMPLETING SPECIAL HOBBY’S NEW 1/72 THUNDERSTREAK Feature Freemium

COMPLETING SPECIAL HOBBY’S NEW 1/72 THUNDERSTREAK

Chris Clifford

Editor at Large Chris Clifford has a pleasing experience with Special Hobby's new-tool 1/72 F-84F Thunderstreak which is available to purchase from the Key Model World Shop.

Chris Clifford
FREIGHTDOG BAC MUSTARD Feature Premium

FREIGHTDOG BAC MUSTARD

Chris Clifford

Chris Clifford enjoys a refreshingly different subject with his build of Freightdog's 1/72 BAC Mustard Lifting-Body.

Chris Clifford
MAID OF HARLECH: ACADEMY 1/48 P-38F Feature Premium

MAID OF HARLECH: ACADEMY 1/48 P-38F

STEVE BUDD

Steve Budd replicates a famous aircraft wreck using Academy's 1/48 P-38F Lightning.

STEVE BUDD
AIRFIX NEW-TOOL 1/43 LAND ROVER Feature Premium

AIRFIX NEW-TOOL 1/43 LAND ROVER

Nick Shuttleworth

Nick Shuttleworth reckons Airfix's new 1/43 Land Rover Series 1 is an instant classic, which builds like a dream.

Nick Shuttleworth
Feature Premium

Airfix 1/72 B-25C/D Mitchell

Andy Davies

From the AMW archives: In light of Airfix's re-issued B-25C/D Mitchell, we bring you the step-by-step build of the kit's first release by Andy Davies from 2018.

Andy Davies
DORA WINGS’ 1/48 VULTEE VENGEANCE Mk.II Feature Premium

DORA WINGS’ 1/48 VULTEE VENGEANCE Mk.II

Dean Large

Dean Large completes Dora Wings' limited-run 1/48 Vultee Vengeance Mk.II.

Dean Large
COMPLETING AIRFIX’S SPITFIRE Mk.XVIII Feature Premium

COMPLETING AIRFIX’S SPITFIRE Mk.XVIII

Alan Price

Alan Price breaks away from his usual early Spitfire sub-types to tackle Airfix's recent 1/48 Griffon-powered Mk.XVIII.

Alan Price
TAKOM’S 1/72 SILBERVOGEL AND PAYLOAD SUITE Feature Premium

TAKOM’S 1/72 SILBERVOGEL AND PAYLOAD SUITE

Huw Morgan

Huw Morgan delves into the 'what-if' German Luftwaffe with his build of Takom's 1/72 Silbervogel bomber and atomic payload suite.

Huw Morgan
DORA WINGS 1/48 P-43 LANCER Feature Premium

DORA WINGS 1/48 P-43 LANCER

José Pires

José Pires completes Dora Wings' limited-run 1/48 P-43 Lancer, relying solely on acrylics for its finishing.

José Pires
RYE FIELD M1 ASSAULT BREACHER VEHICLE Feature Premium

RYE FIELD M1 ASSAULT BREACHER VEHICLE

Gary Radford

Gary Radford tackles an unorthodox vehicle build with Rye Field's 1/35 mine-breaching M1 Assault Breacher.

Gary Radford
ICM BEECHCRAFT MODEL 18 Feature Premium

ICM BEECHCRAFT MODEL 18

Ethan Williams

A frequent US airshow participant is replicated by Ethan Williams with ICM's 1/48 Beechcraft C18S 'Magic by Moonlight'.

Ethan Williams
TAMIYA F-35A LIGHTNING II COMPLETED Feature Premium

TAMIYA F-35A LIGHTNING II COMPLETED

Mike Williams

Mike Williams discovers that a stealth fighter can be packed with detail, in his build of Tamiya's new-tool 1/48 F-35A.

Mike Williams
Das Werk LARC-V Full Build Feature Premium

DAS WERK LARC-V FULL BUILD

Gary Radford

Gary Radford replicates a fascinating Vietnam War amphibian with Das Werk's 1/35 LARC-V.

Gary Radford
AIRFIX 1/48 BUCCANEER S.2B COMPLETED Feature Premium

AIRFIX 1/48 BUCCANEER S.2B COMPLETED

Chris Jones

Chris Jones' explores the First Gulf War with his build of Airfix's new 1/48 Buccaneer S.2B in 'Desert Pink'.

Chris Jones