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.

Airfix Model World Advanced Builds

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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.

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STORM FORCE

Dean Large completes Revell's re-boxing of the 1/32 Special Hobby Hawker Tempest Mk.V, incorporating a wealth of aftermarket detail in the process.

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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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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