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ADVANCED BUILDS

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.

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THE MIGHTY MO

Well covered in the larger scales, Academy’s 1/700 World War Two-period USS Missouri is explored by Andy Davies.

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HOW DO THEY GET IN ?

Sometimes a project can snowball if just a simple question is raised during construction – for Editor Stu Fone and Airfix’s re-issued 1/72 Beaufighter TF.X, it was wondering how the crew entered the aircraft.

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ENGLISHMAN IN THE DESERT

Sometimes, the pleasure of modelling comes from tackling a build in a slightly different manner than usual, as Juanjo Dominguez Calvo discovered with Trumpeter’s recently tooled 1/144 Vulcan B.2.

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DESERT HAULER

Jay Blakemore settles in for the long haul when he takes on Thunder Model’s highly detailed 1/35 Scammell Pioneer SV/2S recovery tractor.

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TAMING THE RAT

Peter Fearon explores how limited-run kits can be rewarding – if somewhat challenging – as he builds Special Hobby’s 1/32 I-16 Type 24 ‘Rata’.

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EYE IN THE SAUDI SKY

What happens when modellers attempt to re-create aircraft that were never actually built? Mike Grant constructs a proposed AEW project from Airfix’s 1/144 de Havilland Comet 4B and S&M Models’ resin conversion set.

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COLD WAR SWINGER

In his first build for AMW, Matthew Porter takes his time to add aftermarket detail to Revell’s hefty 1/32 Tornado GR.1

VIDEO: INVADING STRIKER

FREE VIDEO: 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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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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FLAT IRON SPECIAL

Richard Spreckley converts Airfix’s 1/48 Gloster Javelin FAW.9 to represent XH897, the last of the type to fly in RAF service.

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Rebel Defender

Andy Davies has fun adding aftermarket extras to Airfix’s re-issued 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant, adding rivets and chipping for good measure.

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SPY TAXI

Chris Jones embarks on some ‘Special Duties’ intelligence work, by investigating Dora Wings’ newly tooled 1/72 Westland Lysander.

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Iron Annie

Richard Spreckley uses Revell’s 1/48 kit of the Junkers Ju 52/3mg4e to build a quarter-scale model of a type that served in Libya, North Africa, during 1943.

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Britain’s Defender

Editor Stu Fone rediscovers the model desk with an aftermarket build of Airfix’s re-released 1/48 Spitfire Mk.Ia.