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.

Douglas Invader Feature Premium


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.

Flat Iron Special Feature Premium


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

Boulton Paul Defiant Feature Premium

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.

Westland Lysander Feature Premium


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

Iron Annie Feature Premium

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.

Airfix 1/48 Mk 1 Spitfire Feature Premium

Britain’s Defender

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