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Terrific Treble #3

 

The November issue’s third exclusive build is of Airfix’s re-worked Me 262B-1a/U1 night fighter, which combines the single-seater’s wings, engines and undercarriage with an all-new two-seat fuselage and canopy.

Alan Price delves into how to get the best from the basic styrene, highlighting any issues with construction in his 6-page article. Accompanying this World War Two subject is Airfix’s newly tooled 1/48 Blenheim, along with its 1/72 Phantom FGR.2.

Modellers seeking extra information on 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 now 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 Airfix releases, including the aforementioned aircraft kits and the Vintage Classics range, visit: www.airfix.com

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