Intermediate Builds

INTERMEDIATE BUILDS

Step up to the next level of scale modelling and learn new skills from experts in their field. The Intermediate Builds section brings together the latest and past features from Airfix Model World in one place - and it's fully searchable too using the drop-down menus below. Discover how to get the best from aircraft, military, maritime and auto kits right here.

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WOLF PACK WARRIOR

With a package brimming with photo-etched metal and resin extras, Eduard’s limited-edition ‘Jugs over Germany’ is a one-stop shop for creating a 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, as Richard Spreckley reveals.

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ARMOURED CAT

Cristian Lupu goes Dutch with his build of Revell’s 1/35 Leopard 2A6NL, cladding it in standard NATO camouflage.

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THE FLYING BRICK

New contributor Oleg Makhortov is charged with NuNu’s 1/24 replica of the Volvo 240 Turbo – winner of the 1986 European Touring Car Championship race at Hockenheim, Germany.

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RADAR HUNTERS

Ideal for any 1/32 F/A-18, EA-18G, F-16C, Tornado ECR or F-4G Phantom II kit, Eduard’s resin and photo-etched brass weapons set provides sufficient parts for two six-piece missiles and their adapter/launch rails.

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A LIGHT IN THE DARK

Polish firm IBG Models’ recent 1/700 ships are a splendid way of transitioning from basic styrene kits to the use of photo-etched brass enhancements, as evidenced in its HMS Glowworm - built here by AMW's Stu Fone.

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COMMEMORATIVE VIPER ZERO

Duncan Cooke examines the extra refinement available in Hasegawa’s limited-edition 1/48 Mitsubishi F-2A ‘Detail Up Version’.

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SPITTING IMAGE

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: A delighted Chris Jones gets stuck into Eduard’s hotly anticipated 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I, not once, but twice!

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TITCHY TANKETTE

Joe Turner tackles Bronco Models’ diminutive 1/35 Carro Armato L35/c, as fitted with the Swiss-designed Solothurn gun for North African operations.

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ACHTUNG, PANZERKNACKER!

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Garry Tobiss puts Zoukei-Mura’s superb new-tool 1/32 Henschel Hs 129 centre stage -and raises the curtain on a production fit for a Bard.

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BIRTH OF THE RAVEN

Hasegawa’s ageing 1/72 EF-111A Raven still earns its stripes, as Massimo Santarossa discovers.

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AVIATION LEGEND

Dean Large tackles Dora Wings' newly tooled 1/48 Lockheed Vega 5B, which represents the record-setting aircraft flown by Amelia Earhart.

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BOMBER IN DISGUISE

Junior modeller Adam Haven adds scratch-built detail to Tamiya’s 1/48 Mosquito FB.VI.

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PROP-POWERED PUPPY

What do Hobbits, Gnomes and puppies all have in common? Jay Blakemore finds out when he builds a 1/32 Sopwith Pup from New Zealand-based firm Wingnut Wings.

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TO BOLDLY GO

Massimo Santarossa embarks on an out-of-this-world voyage aboard the USS Franklin – replicated in 1/350 scale by Moebius Models.

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HORIKOSHI’S HOT ROD

Andy Davies enjoys a successful carrier ‘launch’ with Clear Prop Models’ superb late-version 1/72 Mitsubishi A5M2b Claude.

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DESERT DUELLIST

Chris Jones uses ICM’s brand-new 1/32 Gloster Gladiator Mk.I to continue a theme of representing the type as flown by Marmaduke ‘Pat’ Pattle.

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T’RIFFIC TINY TANKS

Mike Verier finds that Brengun’s diminutive Soviet T-62 and BTR-60 offerings in 1/144 scale offer some very specific challenges, but that the results are worth the time and effort.

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TIGER ON THE RAILS

Garry Tobiss enjoys the moulded Zimmerit found on Dragon’s 1/35 early-production Tiger II, and provides suitable transport with his previous build of Sabre Model’s SSymS plattformwagen.

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CENTURION TYPHOON

Using Revell’s 1/48 Eurofighter kit, Chris Jones builds Typhoon ZK340 – the aircraft in which Roger Cruickshank won the Distinguished Flying Cross on Operation Shader.

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JET SET

With Trumpeter’s 1/48 L-39C Albatros as a base, Dean Large builds a fitting personal memento by recreating the first jet he ever flew.

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TACTICAL SUPPORT DOG

Christian Lupu takes a ‘desert dog’ into the woods, as he applies a camouflage green livery to Meng Model’s 1/35 Husky TSV.

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Blockade runner

Massimo Santarossa finds out if Special Hobby’s newly tooled 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V sinks or swims.

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Transport Workhorse

Garry Tobiss builds the heavy-lift version of Sabre’s 1/35 Schwerer Plattformwagen armoured vehicle transport railcar, and creates a diorama for display.

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Summer Storm

Chris Jones ‘scrambles’ for aftermarket accessories to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with the return of Airfix’s superb 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I.

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New to the Fold

In his inaugural AMW build, Dean Large tackles Revell’s 1/32 Arado Ar 196 floatplane.

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Scandinavian Stallion

KP’s 1/72 P-51B Mustang receives close examination from Anders Isaksson, who finishes it in Swedish markings.

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PROTECTOR OF THE NILE

Andrew Terrell tackles Eduard’s classic 1/48 MiG-21MF, finishing it as a weather-worn Egyptian Air Force machine in this full build feature.

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.

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A Whittle Faster

Mike Grant ‘whittles’ styrene as he builds Clear Prop’s 1/72 Gloster Pioneer – the first British jet aircraft.

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Heller Toucan Van

Chris Clay adds an Irish touch to Heller’s recently tooled 1/24 kit of the classic French Fourgon van.