Advanced build

This is where you will find our most comprehensive and challenging model builds. Ranging from super-detailed aircraft to formidable models of tanks and ships, our experts have all the skills and connections to show you how to make the very best of the most detailed kits on the market.

‘LION FISH’ AGGRESSOR F-15DJ BUILD Feature Premium

‘LION FISH’ AGGRESSOR F-15DJ BUILD

Kev Baxter provides his 1/72 Hasegawa Japanese F-15DJ with a stunning one-off identity, and adds structural improvements along the way.

BUILDING TAKOM’S EKRANOPLAN Feature Premium

BUILDING TAKOM’S EKRANOPLAN

Andy Davies completes Takom's fascinating Ekranoplan and poses it on superb scratch-built dry-dock base.

IMPROVING ITALERI’S PUMA Feature Premium

IMPROVING ITALERI’S PUMA

Juanjo Dominguez Calvo breathes extra life into Italeri's 1/48 Puma armoured car... and provides sage weathering advice.

BUILDING REVELL’S TYPE IIB U-BOAT Feature Premium

BUILDING REVELL’S TYPE IIB U-BOAT

Mike Verier completes Revell's reissue of ICM's 1/144 Type IIB U-boat, and shows how to achieve a highly realistic seascape.

FLOATING FORTRESS: BUILDING REVELL’S BISMARCK Feature Premium

FLOATING FORTRESS: BUILDING REVELL’S BISMARCK

Andy Davies does a terrific job of completing Revell's 1/350 Platinum Edition Bismarck... a superb package brimming with aftermarket upgrades.

FIGHTING ROTHESAY: ATLANTIC MODELS’ HMS YARMOUTH Feature Premium

FIGHTING ROTHESAY: ATLANTIC MODELS' HMS YARMOUTH

Toby Knight takes on a multi-media challenge with Atlantic Models' splendid 1/350 HMS Yarmouth, built as HMS Plymouth.

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Cypriot Sunbather: Airfix 1/72 Avro Shackleton AEW.2 aftermarket build

Jen Wright depicts an expat retiree with Airfix’s 1/72 Shackleton AEW.2 and a selection of aftermarket upgrade parts in an advanced modelling project.

FLASH OF LIGHTNING Feature Premium

FLASH OF LIGHTNING

Andy Davies opts for a distressed appearance on his cool build of Ushi Models' 1/72 resin Mitsubishi J4M Senden interceptor concept. It's a fascinating Japanese drawing board aircraft.

HURRICANE WARNING Feature Premium

HURRICANE WARNING: Building Airfix's 1/24 Hawker Hurricane

It might be old, but Airfix's 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Superkit can be turned into a real showstopper. Here, Richard Spreckley does just that with scratch-built and aftermarket detail.

CHANNEL SCOURGE Feature Premium

CHANNEL SCOURGE

Garry Tobiss clear a very large space to build Italeri's massive 1/35 S-38 Schnellboot... adding aftermarket goodies for extra detail. If you want an impressive German Navy vessel, this is it!