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Airfix Model World | December 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW121, December 2020. The latest edition features an exclusive build of Airfix’s new 1/72 Buccaneer S.2B. Accompanying it is Special Hobby's 1/72 Super Mystere/Sa'ar, Accurate Armour's 1/35 FV434, a 1/32 Mustang P-51D-5 build and plus the latest news and product reviews. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during October.

MODELLING TRIBUTE

Members of Bedford and District Scale Model Club have produced a Battle of Britain-themed diorama and are raising funds for two mental health charities as a tribute to a club member who sadly took his own life during July 2020.

Win Italeri’s all-new 1/32 Tornado GR.4!

Five lucky readers have the chance to win one of Italeri’s brand-new 1/32 Tornado GR.4 kits, each worth £139.99, courtesy of UK importer The Hobby Company, which is also the route to Dragon/Cyber-Hobby, Tamiya, Zvezda, Ebbro and other brands. The closing date for entires is Friday January 15, 2021.

REGULATIONS, RAIN AND RESOURCES

NEWARK AIR Museum has responded to COVID-19 restrictions and extreme weather conditions with work on several exhibits plus a JustGiving page to raise funds for further projects given the imminent loss of visitor revenue.

VALIANT UPSIZING

IN FURTHER good news, popular aviation and specialist modelling publisher Valiant Wings has announced it has moved to a larger warehouse space – safeguarding its survival for the future.

CELEBRATIVE STORM

WITH 2020 marking 80 years since the Battle of Britain, it’s fitting that a new reference covering the Hawker Hurricane has been announced, in the form of Valiant Wings’ latest Airframe & Miniature title.

HEADS UP!

WHILE MINIART is known for its high-quality figure sets, the firm has taken a step forward with its latest packages, as its 1/35 German Tank Crew will include resin heads to accompany the styrene bodies.

DOUBLE ROMAN REVEAL

SPECIAL HOBBY has delighted modellers by announcing newly tooled SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 kits in 1/72 and 1/48, and has now revealed a selection of parts from the upcoming small-scale release.

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MIRAGE MISSILES

French aircraft armaments are garnering attention from aftermarket accessory producers, such as this pair of Matra R.530 air-to-air weapons from Eduard's Brassin range.

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SECOND-GEN RATTLESNAKES

Following sweeping reviews of air-to-air missile usage in the late 1960s, the US Navy introduced improved versions of the standard AIM-9 Sidewinder, and the resulting AIM-9G/H versions are the subject of Eduard's Brassin set.

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TARGET DISPATCHED

Eduard has added a set of eight 1/72 AGM-114 Hellfire Air-Ground Missiles to its Brassin range, complete with a set of hardpoints capable of carrying four weapons each.

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'FRIEDRICH' FEATHERS

This set of landing flaps from Eduard's Brassin range is designed to replace the styrene representation of the trailing edge parts on the firm's 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109F kits.

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SPIT' 'BONNET'

While Eduard's 1/48 Spitfires are superb, one aspect that can be challenging is constructing the two-part upper engine cowling without an unsightly seam - hence this one piece-section, intended to replace that sub-assembly on the firm's Mk.XVI kits is an ideal solution.

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EXPORT LANDING

Modellers with the Kittyhawk Mk.Ia version of Special Hobby's 1/72 Curtiss P-40 kits can add deployed landing flaps courtesy of this Eduard phot-etched brass set.

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EIGHT-WHEELER REFINEMENT

Here's a photo-etched brass upgrade set for MiniArt's 1/35 early Panzer III kits, depicting tanks fitted with the intermediate eight road-wheel configuration and leaf-sprung suspension.

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MEDIUM BOMBER INNARDS

Italeri is one of several manufacturers to re-box Accurate Minatures' 1/48 North American B-25 Mitchell, meaning Eduard's interior set should be equally suitable for these kits plus those in Academy, Doyusha and Revell packaging.

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AIR-SEA RESCUER INTERNALS

Even modern styrene kits can be enhanced with the addition of photo-etched metal parts, including Airfix's recent 1/72 Westland Sea King offerings, which are the recipient of Eduard's two-fret interior set.

CITRUS SPRAYING POWER

SPARMAX HAS added a pair of strikingly finished compressors to its range, with these ‘Quantum Orange’ products featuring an innovative twin-outlet system allowing quick changeovers between airbrushes without having to disconnect.

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Airfix Model World November 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW120, November 2020. The latest edition coincides with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and features an exclusive build of Airfix’s newly tooled 1/72 Spitfire Mk.Vc. Accompanying it is a pair of Zoukei-Mura Ho 229 fighters in 1/72 and 1/144, Eduard’s recent 1/48 Tempest Mk.V and more - plus the latest news and product reviews. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during October.

AEROJUMBLE CANCELLATION

FOLLOWING IN-HOUSE discussions and responses to the UK Government's latest guidance following COVID-19 restrictions, Newark Air Museum has announced its planned Aeroboot sale on September 26 has been cancelled.

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INVADING STRIKER

Richard Spreckley brings ICM’s new-tool 1/48 Douglas B-26 Invader ‘to life’ with Magic Scale Modeling’s plug-and-play lighting and sound system.

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Airfix Model World | October 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW119, October 2020. The latest edition features an exclusive build of Airfix's newly tooled 1/72 Bristol Beaufort, the chance to win Zveda's 1/48 Mi-24 HIND helicopter kit plus the latest news, product reviews and builds to inspire your scale modelling. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during September.

DELIGHTFUL DELTA

WITH ANTICIPATION for Airfix’s all-new 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 growing, the firm’s development team has released the first photos of the test-shot runners and a constructed model.

MID-ENGINED METRO

AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET specialist Decalcas has released a superb photographic reference guide to the MG Metro 6R4 rally car, subject of two upcoming 1/24 kits from Belkits.

ON YELLOW WINGS

UKRAINIAN MANUFACTURER ICM has stayed with a biplane theme for its latest large-scale aircraft release, with a newly tooled 1/32 Stearman PT-17/ N2S-3 Kaydet.

GOING BALLISTIC

THE SOVIET Union’s Delfin/Delta IV ballistic missile submarines served much longer than expected, even outlasting the intended successor class (the Akula/Typhoon), but Zvezda’s 1/350 offering is just the fourth kit of the type.

BEST SPITFIRE YET?

WHEN EDUARD announced it was releasing a newly tooled 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, it definitely grabbed modellers’ attention.

SPITFIRE OF THE SEA

VEHICLE MANUAL publisher Haynes has dipped its toe in the water with its latest Owners Workshop Manual, which describes the Royal Navy’s Motor Gun Boat (MGB) series.

MILITARY TONES

BETTER KNOWN for its auto paints, US-based Model Car World Finishes has recently launched a Military Finishes range, for armour and aircraft.

AIR-DEFENCE GREYHOUND

DESIGNED AS a regimental- level asset, Russia’s 96K6 Pantsir S-1 (NATO nickname SA-22 Greyhound) is popular with modellers and Zvezda is the latest to release a kit of this air defence system.