Airfix Model World Issue 2 January 2011

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Airfix Model World Issue 2 January 2011

Postby wombatair » Sat May 07, 2011 5:27 pm

Issue 2: January 2011 On sale UK in December 2010 100 pages Less than $10

Cover page featured the Bf 109E, ------ Advance Build by Chris Clifford

News Bulletin.Scale Model World 2010 competition at Telford – over 1000 models in 93 classes.
Spitfix at RAF Cosford – building as many Airfix 1/72 Spitfires.
Goshawks in US Navy Aviation Centenary special colours.
USS Independence modeled in 1/350 scale.

Model Show Calendar Worldwide for rest of 2010 and early 2011.

News Special:NATO Tiger Meet 2010 features F-16, Mirage 2000, Tornado and Grippen
Swiss Air Forces with F-18, F-5E, EC635, PC-21, Super Puma, A109, and Alouette III.

Modern Cars: Jaguar XKR GT3 Apex Racing Airfix 1/32 6 pages
A review build by Ian Hartup

Diorama MiniArt 1/35 3 pages
Nick Tebbs continues the build of French Village Houses explaining painting, detailing and groundwork techniques. Interesting weathering and vegetation added.

Basic Build: Hurricane/Sea Hurricane Airfix 1/72 5 pages
Ethan and Ian Cook in a son / father duo build share pre-shading, weathering, detailing and painting techniques demonstrate the improvements in Airfix’s new molding.
The results are as clear as black and white. (NTS: “Must let Ethan read this!”).

Space Build. Apollo Lunar Module Airfix 1/72 6 pages.
Peter Johnson updates Airfix’s venerable kit. Interesting NASA pictures for comparison.

Advanced Build Bf109E-7 Airfix 1/48 6pages
Chris Clifford improves the OOB model with detailing, weathering and decals.
Pics provide a useful number of references for this build which may prove useful in builders of other WW2 aeroplanes. Again there are many useful ideas and tips to make it all happen.
In Focus Cover story Bf109E with BB pictures and colour profiles and key/table 8 pages.
Peter Scott looks at camouflage and markings applied during the Battle of Britain. Followed by:

Basic Build Bf109E Airfix 1/48 6pages
Philip Flory from ProModeller Accessories Company builds OOB and explains how to achieve the look of true “battle veteran”.

Military Build Pressed Turret T-34 Dragon 1/35 5 pages.
Steve Palffy uses acrylic painting and weathering together with resin figures to achieve a realistic finish.

Skills School: Robin Carpenter continues his painting tutorial over 4 pages
and explains how to give the cockpit that rugged lived- in look.

Advanced Build: Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude Classic Airframes 7pages.
Chris Clifford builds this kit to recall the attack on a British airliner.

On the Shelf reports on new kits, books, decals, resin and accessories over 11 pages.
These cover mostly non –Airfix : aircraft, military vehicles, figures and ships.
(I like the look of the Dragon Meteor F.3, and Hasegawa ItalianF-16A.)
"The Doomed Dream" by Tim McLelland covers the TSR2 in some detail.
Afterburner Decal sheet for F-111E offers 16 jets.

Overall this is an issue with a lot for a wide range of modeler and explanations are included where considered appropriate.
The quality of photographs is impressive.
99% modelling.
I had some difficulty in obtaining this issue which I bought in Hobart about four weeks late. Eighteen pages of adverts. Still have a few typos.

:D I was definitely encouraged to buy the next issue.
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Re: Airfix Model World Issue 2 January 2011

Postby David E » Sat May 07, 2011 5:57 pm

I've had a few of these passed onto me by a modelling mate, generally seems to be a good read.
I'm not older than dirt, but I do remember when it was new.
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