February 2013 - Issue 27
News and Show Scene
The latest happenings in the world of modelling and a comprehensive up-to-date calendar of related events.
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On the shelf
Twelve pages of reviews bring you the latest kits, books and modelling products.
Cutting Mat Chat
A final word from the ‘movers and shakers’ within the modelling industry
Review Build – Shinkai 6500
Ian Hartup dives to the ocean depths while building Hasegawa’s 1/72 Shinkai 6500 deep sea research submersible.
Battle and Build – F4U-4 Corsair
Warren E. Thompson details the heart-wrenching story of two F4U-4 naval aviators during the Korean War. Jan Maes reproduces one of the Corsairs flown by Medal of Honor recipient Lt. (jg) Thomas Hudner Jr.
Advanced Build – Vosper MTB234
Dave Fisher portrays one of the Royal Navy’s speedier vessels, with Coastal Craft’s exceptional multi-media Vosper MTB234.
Show Scene – Goodwood Revival 2012
Ian Grainger searches for exclusive racing cars from the past.
Exclusive Build – Merlin HC3
Airfix’s much-anticipated 1/48 AgustaWestland Merlin HC3 is almost upon up. David Fisher appraises an exclusive test shot. AMW provides the reference spread.
Military Build – GTK Boxer (GTFz)
Revell’s 1/32 Boxer GTK is a real contender in the arm class according to Joe Long.
Review Build – London Bus Part Two
Alan Firbank concludes his build of Revell’s 1/24 kit of the classic Routemaster Bus. Alan Millar editor of Buses Magazine provides some handy reference images.
Out and About – Middle Wallop 2012
Malcolm V. Lowe and Glenn Sands headed south to the Army Air Corps Museum for the Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair and Model Show.