The previous Newsletter led on Airfix’s newly tooled 1/48 Blenheim Mk.If (as featured in November’s 124-page Airfix Model World); this week’s lead is the re-worked 1/72 Phantom FGR.2.
As this is the second Airfix Phantom build in AMW, Andy Davies had the opportunity to embellish the basic kit with aftermarket accessories, and added Eduard PE, Aerocraft and Aires resin and Xtradecal markings (plus a few additions from the Editor’s spares box) to create a 6 (AC) Squadron night-attack training mission-configured airframe.
Heading the other featured in November’s issue is Airfix’s newly tooled 1/48 Blenheim, along with another re-worked offering in the shape of the two-seat 1/72 Me 262B-1a/U1 night fighter (which can also be built as the basic trainer variant). Modellers wanting extra information on any of these subjects will find the accompanying history/in-focus sections useful, written by a combination of aviation historians and ex-aircrew, and as an extra bonus, there’s a cutaway diagram of the Phantom by renowned aviation expert Mike Badrocke.
Sci-fi fans are treated to a build of Revell’s re-released 1/14 Landspeeder, and there’s a conversion of Italeri’s M925 truck into a notional Vietnam War transportation unit gun truck, which is absolutely dripping with weaponry and ammunition! Large-scale fans aren’t left out, as Wingnut Wings’ gorgeous 1/32 Jeannin Stahltaube opens the issue, while Eduard’s Harrier GR.7/9 is built as a Strike Attack Operational Evaluation Unit airframe. Revell’s 1/24 Trabant 601 completes this packed issue, with inspiration for the build coming from Eduard’s Bunny Fighter Club artwork.
With 24 extra pages, November’s AMW is great value, packed with builds, news, show reports and reviews of all your favourite subjects.
The magazine is on sale from today, and can be ordered from www.airfixmodelworld.com. Should you wish to subscribe (at AMW subscription), you will generally receive the magazine before it’s in the shops. For more details on the 1/72 Phantom and other Airfix releases, visit: www.airfix.com