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.

SUPERLATIVE MGB Feature Premium

SUPERLATIVE MGB

Aoshima's 1/24 MGB is a crisply moulded product. Here, though, its stance is improved and it receives a superb metallic paint job, courtesy of Dr James Whalen.

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SWEDISH GHOST

Niklas Knutzén adds aftermarket improvements to Hasegawa's re-released 1/72 SAAB J 35F Draken.

BASKET-WEAVE BOMBER Feature Premium

BASKET-WEAVE BOMBER

We offer an early look at Airfix's third 1/72 Vickers Wellington release, which features the Merlin-powered Mk.II variant built by Huw Morgan.

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CYLON NEMESIS

Moebius Models has produced a 1/32 replica of Battlestar Galactica’s Raptor, which Steve Budd garnished with Greenstrawberry’s FruitPACK.

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PUŁAWSKI’S FIGHTER

It’s a build of discovery for Dean Large as he encounters an unusual subject in IBG’s large-scale PZL P.11c.

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MORALE-BOOSTING TAXICAB

Dr James Whalen leaves his comfort zone, scaling his car modelling down to 1/35 for ICM's detailed Renault Type AG Taxi.

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OLD 'CAT, NEW TRICKS

Despite a challenging construction process, Mike Williams completes Italeri's re-issue of AMT's old 1/48 F7F Tigercat and adds a convincing weathered finish...peeled paint and all!

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HOP, SKIP AND A JUMP

Kinetic's 1/48 Harrier has been reformated to portray the RAF's GR.1/GR.3 airframes. The moved prompted Jay Blakemore to jump for joy and produce a wonderful build.

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CIRCLES IN THE SKY

Andy Davies has fun building and modifying an oddity from the golden age of aviation in the form of the 1/72 AviS Lee-Richards Annular wing No.3.

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SUPERCAR, SUPER KIT!

Usually more at home building flying machines, Alan Price tackles Tamiya’s 1/24 McLaren Senna hypercar – whose wings are meant to keep it firmly on the ground!

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CATALINA CONSPIRACY

Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the sinking of the Bismarck, Kev Baxter builds Academy’s 1/72 PBY-5 as the Catalina Mk I responsible for re-sighting this formidable threat to Allied Atlantic convoys.

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GLOVER’S CHARIOT

Inspired by the film BAT*21 plus a childhood spent in and around Cessna-built aeroplanes, Chris Jones builds ICM’s newly tooled 1/48 O-2A Skymaster.

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ON THE CASE

Airfix has re-boxed Thunder Models’ 1/35 US Military Tractor, and Steve Budd makes the Case for this diminutive model.

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SOVIET MENACE

Joe Turner upgrades Takom’s T-55AM with a wealth of aftermarket accessories.

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LIGHTNING STRIKES WITH ACCURACY

David Holmes builds Italeri’s detailed new-tool 1/72 F-35B Lightning II, representing an aircraft from the Royal Navy’s Lightning Force aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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PERFECT PREDATOR

Jay Blakemore discovers that you don’t have to go on safari to experience big cats at close hand, especially with AMK’s stunning 1/48 scale F-14D Super Tomcat.

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COMBAT TO COMPETITION

Dean Large bedecks the 'Civilian Scheme' edition of Airfix's recent 1/48 Spitfire Mk.XIV with a smart and shiny Canadian air-racing livery.

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BALKANS SCOURGE!

Airfix's excellent 1/72 Stuka makes a welcome return, with this Balkans-theatre version built by Huw Morgan.

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INTO BATTLE!

Tamiya’s newly tooled 1/35 Soviet KV-1 Heavy Tank is placed into a suburban Leningrad setting by Johan Augustsson, with the help of MiniArt figures and Reality in Scale accessories.

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THUD RIDGE RUNNER

Matthew Porter readies his Hobby Boss 1/48 F-105D Thunderchief for a Vietnam sortie with the aid of aftermarket munitions and markings.

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IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME

Airfix’s 1/48 Bristol Blenheim Mk.I appears as a bomber in its second iteration, and Dean Large tackles this quarter-scale depiction of a Mediterranean-theatre aircraft.

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FLAK HAPPY

Jay Blakemore conquers confusion as he recreates arguably the most infamous artillery piece of World War Two, in the shape of Dragon’s 1/35 8.8cm Flak 37 gun.

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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.