Airfix Magazine – 1980s Contents Listing

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Vol.21 No.5 January 1980
News from Airfix; Bulwark’s New Air Group – visit to HMS Bulwark; British officers, 2nd Madras Lancers 1886-1914; US Army Europe 1941-45 uniforms part 1; Hawks for the Red Arrows (1:72 smoke pod drawings); Thirty years of Canberras part 2: Conversion variants (no drwgs); Russian flying colours 1911-20 part 11 – later Soviets (no drwgs); Liberators on parade – the B-24 (3 col profiles); Photopage – A-10 in close-up; Bookshelf – Books for Modellers; From ‘Forrestal’ to USS ‘Enterprise’; Modelling the Avro Manchester (1:144 scale partial 2-view drwg, 3 profile drwgs, 1:72 scale partial 2-view drwg); Hobbyshop – New Kits and Models; Mailbox – Letters to the Editor; PS – Editor’s notebook
Vol.21 No.6 February 1980
US Army Europe 1941-45 uniforms part 2; Thirty years of Canberras part 3: Overseas orders and production (no drwgs); Modelling the Avon Sabre (2-view drwg); German Half-track conversion – KMm 8; Roy Dilley’s Model Soldier Course part 6; Russian flying colours 1911-20 part 12 – Airships and Naval Aircraft (1 tone profile); Bookshelf – Books for Modellers; The 3.7 story – British AA gun; MGB 43 boat; Photopage – Canberra; Hobbyshop – New Kits and Models; Airfix’s new 1:48 Bf 109F; Mailbox – Letters to the Editor
Vol.21 No.7 March 1980
Making a model air display; US Army Europe 1941-45 uniforms part 3; The Prussian Army 1808-1815 part 7; British officers, Corps of Guides Cavalry 1880 – uniforms; Brown Bess – musket; Hurricane Markings 1940-43 (8 tone profiles); Make a Maultier half-track – Opel Blitz conversion; Wheels of the RAF part 23 – Bridge Classification Markings; Bookshelf – Books for Modellers; The German Flying Bombs (4 side view drwgs); News from Airfix; Hobbyshop – New Kits and Models; Mailbox – Letters to the Editor
Vol.21 No.8 April 1980
The Flak 2 cm story; F-15 Eagle (no drwgs); Indian Army Headress; Make an Exocet Leander – warship conversion; Two for beginners – two simple 54 mm figure conversions; British soft skins between the wars – vehicles; B-29s on parade (3 col profiles); Conversation piece – 1:12 scale figure conversion; Hurricane in close-up (1 profile drwg); Bookshelf – Books for Modellers; Russian flying colours 1911-20 part 13 – Red, White and RAF (2 tone profiles); All About Big Rigs – American trucks; Hobbyshop – New Kits and Models; Mailbox – Letters to the Editor
Vol.21 No.9 May 1980
Modelling the RAE Hercules W.2 (scale drwgs); US Army Uniforms 1941-1945; Cross-kitting Sherman Tank Models; Battle of Britain Diorama; Grenadier Conversions – 54 mm figure; RAF High Speed Launch; Cast Your Own Army! – making solider figures; American Special Duty Vehicles; Royal Air Force Thunderbolts part 1 – the P-47 in RAF service; Bookshelf – Books for Modellers; Hobbyshop – New Kits and Models; Mailbox – Letters to the Editor
Vol.21 No.10 June 1980
News from Airfix; Rendezvous with a Thunderbolt – A-10 air tanking mission (camouflage scheme 5-view drwg); Wheels of the RAF part 24 – Cars; HMS Invincible; Building a 1:72 Bisley – Blenheim conversion (3 sketches); Fleet Air Arm of the 80s; British Phantoms part 1 (6 tone profiles); The Ship that does it all! – visit to USS Saipan; Royal Air Force Thunderbolts part 2 – SEAC service (4 tone profiles); Hobbyshop – New Kits and Models; Airfix’s new 1:48 Hurricane; Bookshelf – Books for Modellers; Photopage; Mailbox – Letters to the Editor
Vol.21 No.11 July 1980
News from Airfix; Battle of Britain 1980 – Exercise ‘Elder Forest 80′; Modelling the MB5 – Martin Baker fighter (3-view drwg); Thirty years of Canberras part 5: Camouflage and Markings (5 tone profiles + 4 fin and 2 nose drwgs); Front-line Sea Harriers – 800 Sqn; British Phantoms part 2 – RAF Germany (8 tone profiles); Sowar of the 7th Light Cavalry, circa 1922; The Royal Hussars’ Museum; Royal Air Force Thunderbolts part 3 – SEAC finale (2 tone 3-view drwgs); Hobbyshop – New Kits and Models; Bookshelf – Books for Modellers; Mailbox – Letters to the Editor
Vol.21 No.12 August 1980
Editor’s Notebook – 20th anniversary of Airfix Magazine; The Workhorse – 18 pdr field gun; Hercules C3 – C-130K conversion (5 drwgs); Workshop – a place to work; Pink Pups! – Sopwith Pup (3-view tone drwg); Close up on the Mirage F1 – detail photos; The Legendary Fury – biplane fighter; Munich Crisis Fury – enhancing the Airfix 1:48 kit; American Lightweights – US trucks; Up in Smoke…Rothmans Style – display team; New Books; New Models; Post Box
Vol.22 No.1 September 1980
Editor’s Notebook; Workshop – the tool kit; Build this 63ft Motor Anti-Submarine Boat; The Workhorse – 18 pdr field gun: part 2; Wheels of the RAF part 25 – Special Purpose Vehicles; Hurricane Modelling (cutaway drwg, internal detail sketches, 1 tone profile, 4 side view line drwgs); Three simple Hurricane models you can build; American Medium Duty and Light-heavyweights – US trucks; Get started on Truck Conversions; New Books; New Models; Post Box
Vol.22 No.2 October 1980
Editor’s Notebook; Airfix News; The New Valiant – Vickers tank; RAF Phantoms (sic) part 3 – RAF Coningsby (6 tone profiles); Royal Air Force Thunderbolts part 4 (no drwgs); Royal Marines Officer, 1823; Spanish Cruisers, Baleares and Canarias – Spanish warships by I.M. Fleming; Big scale Roman Legionary; Workshop – stretching sprue; New Models; Three simple Hurricane models you can build; New Books; Index to Volume 21; Post Box
Vol.22 No.3 November 1980
Editor’s Notebook; Airfix News; Bismark to Tirpitz; Jupiter Fighter – Bristol Fighter conversion; Farnborough International ’80; Workshop – steam forming; 14th-Century Archer in 1:12 scale; RAF Phantoms (sic) part 4 – Air Defence Squadrons (6 tone profiles); Modelling the Dart Dakota (3 tone profiles); New Books; Modelling a Jeep and an Ambulance Jeep; Hints & Tips; Royal Air Force Thunderbolts part 5 (4 tone profiles); The Self-Propelled Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun; Canberra TT18 Postscript – 2 sketches; New Models; Playing with a Porsche – Rally car conversion; Post Box
Vol.22 No.4 December 1980
Editor’s Notebook; Airfix News; Tactical Air Meet Eight Zero (TAM 80); US Army Airborne Forces Part 1: Uniforms; Royal Air Force Thunderbolts part 6 (1 tone 3-view drwg); A Diamond ‘T’ Heavy Breakdown Truck; Post-War RAF Flying Clothing; The Morris Commercial 6 x 4 Pre-war series; Combat Colours No.1 The Bristol Scout (5 tone profiles); Modelling The Bristol Scout (1:72 scale 3-view); New Books; Workshop – plastic card; In Focus – three photos; Hints & Tips; New Models; Post Box
Vol.22 No.5 January 1981
Editor’s Notebook; Airfix News; Australian Army Kiowa (14 sketches + 4 tone profiles); Royal Air Force Thunderbolts part 7 (1 tone 3-view drwg); Opel Blitz Conversions; From Rifleman to Montagnard – figure conversion; RAF Phantoms (sic) part 5 – Air Defence Squadrons cont’d (4 tone profiles); Combat Colours No.2 The Sopwith Pup (5 tone profiles); Modelling a Whitehead Pup – simple Sopwith Pup conversion (1 sketch); New Books; ‘Atlanta’ class cruiser – US warships; The Navy Lynx – Westland Lynx colour details; New Models; Workshop – embossed plastic card; Post Box
Vol.22 No.6 February 1981
Editor’s Notebook; Combat Colours No.3 ? (? tone profiles); US Army Airborne Forces; Carabinier Trumpeter – 54 mm figure; Fire Department Chevy Rescue Truck; J, K and N class Destroyers – warships by I.M. Fleming; Focus on Phantoms – photo feature; British Armoured Cars at War part 1; Royal Air Force Thunderbolts part 8 (? drwg); More on that Diamond ‘T’ Wrecker – vehicles; The 17 pdr – A Modellers’ Guide; Building the Airfix 17 pdr; New Books; New Models; Post Box
Vol.22 No.7 March 1981
Editor’s Notebook; Build a Miles Master II (2 side view drwgs); The Jolly Green Giant – story of the CH-53; German Half-tracks, British Colours – captured vehicles; Boomerangs of the RAAF – modelling the Commonwealth Boomerang (6 sketches + 8 tone profiles + plan view); New Books; The L & M Class Destroyers – warships by I.M. Fleming; Focus on the Morris D Type/30 cwt 6×4 Pre War Series – military vehicles; Close-Up on the Lysander – detail photos; The Hagglund BV 206 All-Terrain Carrier – Swedish tracked vehicle; New Models; Post Box
Vol.22 No.8 April 1981
Editor’s Notebook; Airfix News; Simple Banshee Conversions – F2H Banshee (no drwgs); Operation Plain Fare – diorama ideas; Royal Air Force Thunderbolts part 9 (1 tone profile + 1 tone 3-view drwg); HMS Invincible 1925 – warship; Close-Up on the Fw 190 – detail photos; New Books; Combat Colours No.4 The Sopwith Triplane (5 tone profiles); Modelling The Sopwith Triplane (no drwgs); Exhibitions and Events; Build a ‘B’ Type Lorry; Workshop – airbrushes; New Models; M47 in 1:35 scale by Italaerei – building the tank kit; Post Box
Vol.22 No.9 May 1981
Editor’s Notebook; Airfix News; From EIII to EIV – a simple Fokker conversions (no drwgs); British Armoured Cars at War part 2; New Books; Soldiers of the Seven Years War; Combat Colours No.5 The Avro 504K (6 tone profiles); Build the Avro 504K Night Fighter (1 side view drwg); Air Display Diary; New look at an old Sherman – improving the Airfix tank kit; ‘Discovery’ of the Antarctic – modelling Captain Scott’s ship part 1 by I.M. Fleming; New Models; Canberra – The Old Lady Who Still Has Teeth! Modelling the RAAFs Canberra (5 1:144 scale tone 3-view drwgs); Post Box; Photographing Your Models; Workshop – Airbrushing part 2
Vol.22 No.10 June 1981
Lancaster ASRIII (2 pages sketches + 3 tone profiles + 1 plan view); New Books; Mulberry Harbour part 1; Combat Colours No.5(sic) The SE5a (5 tone profiles); ‘Discovery’ of the Antarctic – modelling Captain Scott’s ship part 2 by I.M. Fleming; Commando V-150 – US armoured car; Modelling the SE5a (no drwgs); Soldiers of the Seven Years War – cont’d; Royal Air Force Thunderbolts part 10 (2 tone profile drwg); Make a Working Amphibious Jeep; New Models; Air Display Diary; Post Box
Vol.22 No.11 July 1981
Editor’s Notebook; Crimean War Conversions; Yesterday’s Sportsplanes – photo feature; Zuk, Nysa, Tarren, Star and Jelcz – Polish commercial vehicles; Focus on Phantoms – USAF 186th TRG RF-4E Phantoms photo feature; Phantoms go grey – RAF Phantom markings (2 tone profiles); Officers of Madras Cavalry 1846; Combat Colours No.7 The DH2 (5 tone profiles); Modelling the DH2 (no drwgs); Morris Commercial 6 x 4 Touring And Saloon Command Cars; Mulberry Harbour part 2; Spanish Messerschmitt – modelling the HA-1112-M1L (sketches + 3-view drwg); The Modern Submarine Service; Sikorsky CH-53E Super Sea Stallion (1:72 scale 3-view drwg); New Models; The German 7.5 cm Light Infantry Gun; Airfix Fw 190A; Post Box; New Books
Vol.22 No.12 August 1981
Editor’s Notebook; Airfix News; Mulberry Harbour part 3; The Modern Submarine Service part 2; Kite Balloons and the Balloon Service – vehicles used; The SAS at Prince’s Gate – 54 mm figure; British Armoured Cars at War part 3; USS Prinz Eugen; Modelling the Beagle Pup (4-view scale drwg); The Lavochkin Fighters – La-5 to La-11 (16 tone profiles); From La 5 to La 7 – simple conversion; Focus on the Morris D Type/30 cwt 6 x 4 Pre War Series; New Books; New Models; Post Box; Index to Volume 22
Vol.23 No.1 September 1981
Editor’s Notebook – Comments and News; RAF Thunderbolts – Geoff Thomas Completes the History of the P-47 in the RAF (2 tone side views); Bookends – Suggestions for Small Kits by Michael Andress; The Modern Submarine Service: Part 3 – A Look at Wargaming by Andrew Ambrose; Six-ton Trucks – Details and Specifications of These Military Vehicles by Mike Conniford; Tropical Uniforms – Peter Redman Begins A New Series; A Roman Legionary Modelled in DAS – How to Scratch Build A Model Soldier by Mike French; Combat Colours: The Bristol Monoplane – Peler Cooksley gives Details and Colour Schemes (2 tone side views); Modelling the Bristol Monoplane – Chris Ellis shows how it’s done (1/72 scale 3-view line drg); The 17 pdr in Action – A Personal Photographic Account of This Gun by Des Reed; The Matilda Canal Defence Light Tank – Conversion Details Given By Fred Wrigley; Mulberry Harbour: Part 4 – Geoff Futter Continues His Story With The ‘Gooseberry’ Breakwaters; New Books – Latest Publications of Interest to Modellers; Making A Moose – the Yakovlev Yak-11 is an easy conversion from the Airfix Yak-9D, an Interesting Conversion Described by Alan Laird (1/72 scale 3-view line drg); Aviation Index Our Year by Year Reference: 1960; Modelling the Spitfire PR MkX – Paul Adams Sets To Work on the Model (1/72 scale line drgs with scrap views); New Models – Recent Kits And Products Reviewed; Post Box – Letters and Ideas from Readers (1/144 scale line drg of Bristol type 89A Jupiter trainer); Hints and Tips – Useful Information for Modelling
Vol.23 No.2 October 1981
Editors Notebook – Canadian Tracker; Tropical Uniform part two: ‘The Desert War’; Combat Colours No.8 The Bristol F-2B; The Aircraft of Scott Air Base, USAF Types and Colour Schemes; The Flamethrower Story, The Flame Weapons of World War II; Phantom in the RAAF, 1:32 scale Revell kit; British Armoured Cars at War, The First Fifty Years Part 4 – the guardian and empire (1919-1939); Modelling The Bristol Fighter, an easy one in 1:72 scale, Airfix kit build; Aviation Index 2 – aviation articles from 1961; The Modern Submarine Service part 4; Royal Air Force Harrier Squadron Markings, photo’s and profiles; Reviews section; Post Box – Jungmeister correction, 1940 mobile airfield radar (France), Ship recognition, Legion Condor
Vol.23 No.3 November 1981
Editor’s Notebook – Comments and news; The 1934 Melbourne Air Race – Christine Lake tells the story of an epic event; Bulldogs Extraordinary – The famous Bristol Bulldog, complete with some Colour Schemes, by Peter Cooksley (1/48 scale 2 tone side views with scrap views of wing markings); Tropical Uniforms – Peter Redman continues his recollections; Mulberry Harbour Part 5 – the ‘Phoenix’ Breakwaters: Geoff Fufter Carries on with his detailed history; HMS ‘Hood’ 1920 – M.W. Williams with a detailed 1:600 scale conversion project; RAF Harrier Squadron Markings Part 2 – the RAF Germany Harrier Wing: The survey completed by S.J. Hazell (2-tone side view drgs with scrap views of squadron emblems); Modelling Wire Wheels – Enhance your model cars using this technique; Combat Colours No 9 – The Albatros DIII, Peter Cooksley starts on the German aircraft (2-tone side view drgs with scrap views of a/c insignia); Modelling the Albatros DIII in 1:72 scale – Late production machine converted by Chris Ellis; Aviation Index – All-Time guide by Phil Hunt reaches 1962; The Vikings – Tony Little looks at their ships with wargamers in mind; New Books – Latest publications of interest to modellers; Post Box – Letters and ideas from readers; New Models – Latest kits and models reviewed
Vol.23 No.4 December 1981
Editor’s Notebook; Airfix News; British Armoured Cars at War part 5; Flying Fire Engines – California fire bombers pictorial; Rolls Royce Armoured Car Models; The Flamethrower Story part 2; HMS Hood 1931; The Ilyushin Il-28 ‘Beagle’ – (18 tone profiles); From Beagle to Macot – Il-28 trainer conversion (1 side view drwg); New Books; CVR(T) Family – Spartan, Scimitar etc; Scorpion Strikes Again – conversion to Striker; The Seventh Regiment – American Civil War; Post Box; New Models
Vol.23 No.5 January 1982
Editor’s Notebook – Comments and news; Mulberry Harbour Part 6: the Phoenix breakwaters continued – Geoff Futter continues with the detailed history; The Marchwood Depot – John Reed describes the British Army’s fine port facility; Modelling the Pfalz D.III – Chris Ellis modifies the Veeday model; Combat Colours No 13: The Pfalz D.III – Classic German aircraft described by Peter Cooksley (2 tone side views); Northern Militaire 1981 – Outstanding models at this event described by Brian Monaghan; HMS ‘Hood’ 1941 – M. W. Williams describes the ship as she might have been after 1941; Hong Kong Colours – Current aircraft and equipment at Hong Kong, by Paul Beaver; Cats and Cathedrals – I.M. Fleming looks at some Airfix frigate conversions; Aviation Index 4 – aviation articles from 1963, All time guide by Phil Hunt; Post Box – Letters and ideas from readers; Modelling With Plastic Figures part 1: Types of plastic – First of a new series by Roy Dilley; New Books – Recent publications of interest to modellers; New Models – Recent kits and models reviewed
Vol.23 No.6 February 1982
Editor’s Notebook – Comments and notes; Petlyakov’s Masterpiece: The Pe-2 – detailed story and illustrations by Peter Cooksley (2 tone side views); Modelling the Pe-2 – Chris Ellis Converts the Airfix kit to the trainer version (1:72 scale 2 tone side views); Pounding Away! Terry Gander tells the story of the British 60pdr gun; Veterans at Las Vegas – Ford elderly Trimotors by Peter F Guiver; Resin – A look at recent resin-moulded military kits by Les Freathy; Mulberry Harbour Part 7: the ‘Whale’ pierheads and floating roadways – Geoff Futter continues his detailed coverage; Scalextric and Slot Racing – Christine Lake takes a look at the current slot racing scene; Officer 1st Foot 1739 – Conversion for 54mm scale modellers; Torpedo Bomber Colours Part 1: The Torpedo – Bruce Robertson starts a new series; Post box – Letters and ideas from readers; Can a jerry be a merry? – There’s more to jerricans than you may think Arthur North reports; New Books – Latest publications of interest to modellers; New Models – Recent kits and models reviewed
Vol.23 No.7 March 1982
Editor’s Notebook – with a look at some 1982 new models; The DFW ‘Mars’ – The first German aeroplane to go to war by Harry Woodman (1/72 3-view scale line drg); Combat Colours No 14: the Fokker DVII – Peter Cooksley describes and draws this famous fighter (2 tone side views); Modelling the Fokker DVII – Working on the Revell Kit with Chris Ellis; Torpedo-Bomber Colours Part 2: the torpedo-carriers of World War 1 by Bruce Robertson; The G-H Lancasters – marking details by Peter Cooksley; Photopage – Aircraft in Thailand; Tornado Weapons conversion Unit formed; Mulberry Harbour Part 8 – Geoff Futter looks at the pierhead spud pontoons; The Bofors L40/70 L3 Gun – An account of this once widely used gun, by Charles Mackay; The Flamethrower Story Part 3: German, Russian and Japanese flamethrowing equipment – the final instalment in John Reed’s series on flame weapons; Aviation Index 5 – All time guide by Phil Hunt Reaches 1964; Post Box – Letters and ideas from readers; The Admiral Class 1919 – How to model a ship of the projected ‘Admiral’ class by M.W. Williams; New Models – Latest kits and models reviewed
Vol.23 No.8 April 1982
Editor’s Notebook – Comments and notes; The Seventeenth Virginia – R.A. Warren describes a Confederate regiment; New Books – Latest publications of interest to modellers; Escort Service – A look at escorts for the Airfix Forrestal by Andrew Ambrose; Supermarine Spitfire – An examination of wing types and armament by Robert Humphries (line drgs of wing shapes); The Lewis Gun – An old favourite described by Peter Redman; The Miracle Drivers – Modelling the RAAF Mirage 111O And 111D Fighters in service by Gary Byk (2 tone side views); Bedford QLs in quantity – Conversions from the Airfix 1:76 scale kit by Mike Conniford; Showing Off – some notable aircraft and markings of 1981 by Peter Guiver; Torpedo Bomber Colours Part 3: the experimental Carriers of World War 1 – Bruce Robertson continues his interesting series; British Utilities – The main utility types of World War II by Les Freathy; Tent Pegging – R.H. Bartlett with an interesting military conversion; Post Box – Letters and ideas from readers; New Models – Recent kits and models reviewed
Vol.23 No.9 May 1982
Editor’s Notebook – News and comments; Display Diary 1982 – Summer events compiled by Peter Guiver; Young Eagle – Australia’s Winjeel trainer described and modelled by Gary Byk (2 tone side and plan views); More Matadors to Make – Conversions from the Airfix kit by Mike Conniford; US Army Uniforms – The 1941 Pacific uniforms described by Lee Russell; Modelling With Plastic Figures – Roy Dilley suggests Household Cavalry conversions of 1815; Farewell to the Avro Vulcan – The Vulcan story told by Mike Taylor (3-view 2-tone drg); Torpedo-Bomber Colours Part 4: Decade of the Dart – Bruce Robertson continues with the inter-war period; British Battlecruisers – M.W. Williams starts a chronology of all RN battlecruisers; Scratch-Built Terrapin – Simple but interesting World War 2 amphibian by W.Cane; Polish Legions – R.A. Warren looks at the Polish troops in the Austrian Army 1914-17; New Books – latest publications of interest to modellers; Post Box – Letters and ideas from readers; New Models – latest kits and models reviewed; Aviation Index 6 – aviation articles from 1965, Series continued by Phil Hunt
Vol.23 No.10 June 1982
Editor’s Notebook – News and comments; Modelling the Albatros D.V from the Esci D.III kit – Chris Ellis Converts a D.III to a D.V; RASC Workshop Diorama – Modelling a workshop unit in 1:76 scale by J. R. Linsley; Marked for Life – Ian Huntley describes small markings on RAF aircraft in the 1920s and 1930s (scrap views showing a/c marking locations and size); Design Detail – the 6in 26cwt howitzer detailed by Terry Gander; Torpedo-Bomber Colours Part 5 – This month Bruce Robertson looks at the Ripon; Combat Colours No 15 – the Albatros D.V by Peter G Cooksley (2 tone side views); Japanese Infantry 1914 – R. A. Warren describes A uniform that has changed little over the years; British Battlecruisers Part 2: The Lion, Princes Royal, Queen Mary And tiger have their stories told by M.W. Williams; Squash Bomber – The Republic F-105 as described by Vic Carter; Search and Destroy – John Curran models in plasticine; Nery – A report on the battle by Peter Redman; New Books – Latest publications of interest to modellers; Post Box – Letters and ideas from readers; New Models – Latest kits and models reviewed; Profile on the DH88 Comet – Useful details by V. W. Clarkson
Vol.23 No.11 July 1982
Editor’s Notebook – Comments and Notes; Chipmunks in Berlin – two elderly Mk10s keep the British presence very visible report from Colin Tredwell; HMS Invincible – Modelling the Ship In 1:600 Scale by Andrew Ambrose; Combat Colours: The Tupolev Tu-2 – Peter Cooksley looks at the Bat (2 tone side views); Modelling the Tupolev Tu-2 – Details by Chris Ellis; Women Wanted – Christine Lake examines the role of Women in World War 1; Israeli M32 ARV – A Conversion Job by Tim Neate; Aviation Index 7 – aviation articles from 1966, Phil Hunt’s guide continues; Mulberry Harbour Part 9 – Geoff Futter continues his fascinating series with a look at the LST pierhead; How to Scratch-Build A Maus – Don’t miss W. J. Cane’s step by step instructions; US Army Uniforms: Pacific 1941 – Detailed description of army clothing by Lee Russell; Torpedo-Bombers Part 6 – Renewal of the Baffin by Bruce Robertson; New Models – Recent kits and models reviewed; New Books – Latest publications of interest to modellers; Post Box – letters and ideas from readers
Vol.23 No.12 August 1982
Editor’s Notebook – News and comments; Airfix News – Six new kits released and described; The Prussian Army – Don Fosten Describes Hussar uniform of Napoleonic days; Sabouter Trooper – Small but nimble assault vehicle, described by John Reed, and complete with scale drawings; Samurai Special – Plasticine modelling expert John Curran gives complete details for making a mounted figure try it yourself!; Tough Truck – John Reed describes the latest Scania with modellers in mind; More On Spitfires – D. Moss gives details for modelling the captured Luftwaffe test version with DB engine from a Bf 109 (small 2-tone side and plan view with scrap details); Index for Volume 23: The year’s coverage compiled by Elizabeth Elliot; Torpedo Bomber Colours Part 7 – the Hawker Horsley, Bruce Robertson continues his series (2 tone side views); Tiny Russian – Complete details for modelling the Soviet T60 Tank By Tony Little, Make It In 1:76 Or 1:35; Introduction to Radio Control – First of a short series by Mike Purser which will concentrate on RC plastic models; New Books – Latest publications of interest to modellers; Combat Colours No 16 the Roland DII – Peter Cooksley continues his 1914-18 coverage (2 tone side views with scrap views of a/c insignia); New Models – Latest kits and models reviewed; Post Box – Letters and ideas from readers; Airfix Modellers’ Club – Interesting news for younger readers
Vol.24 No.1 September 1982
Editor’s Notebook – News and comments; Torpedo-Bomber Colours Part 8 – Bruce Robertson continues his series with the Bi-plane Experimentals; Falklands Report – A look at the colours of British and Argentine planes used in the conflict, researched by Pete Cooksley (2 tone side views and scrap views of a/c insignia); New Books – Latest publications of interest to modellers; Mulberry Harbour Part 10 – The ‘Whale’ Floating Roadways By Geoffrey Futter; Radio Control For Models Part 2: Mike Purser makes the Tamiya XR3 11 and puts it through its paces in this introductory course; Fairey Seafox – Story of a famous spotter-plane by Bruce Robertson (2 tone side views); GKN Sankey AT105 – The new British troop carrier by Mike Conniford; British Battlecruisers Part 3: M. W. Williams examines the Renown and the Repulse; Herons in all Colours – Alan C. M. Laird gives an extensive selection of colour schemes for modellers (12 – 1:72 scale 2 tone side views); Instant SP guns – John Reed Describes Vickers’ new howitzer; Making a Lloyd Carrier 1:76 scale model – A simple 1:76 conversion for AFV enthusiasts by W.J. Cane; Eye Of The Phoenix – Part 1 introduction: Geoff Thomas begins a new series on photographic reconnaissance in South East Asia Command; New Models – Latest kits and models reviewed; Post Box – Letters and ideas from readers
Vol.24 No.2 October 1982
Editor’s Notebook – News and Comments; Airfix News – Four new kits released and described; Modelling Plastic Figures – Roy Dilley makes an 8th Army Officer; Camera in Space – David Whenhan’s photographic studies that are literally ‘out of this world’!; Falkland Facts and Feats – A round up of equipment and events by Peter Cooksley; German Canberras – An interesting colour scheme of the Canberra Mk 2 by Simon Murdoch; New Books – Latest publications of interest to modellers; Panzer IV Ausf H – John Bishop converts the Airfix kit to a later model; South Atlantic Sea Harriers – Facts, diagrams and superb photographs from service in the Falklands; Torpedo Bomber Colours: Part 8 – Bruce Robinson continues his interesting series; The Blackburn Dart – Harry Woodman tells the story of this famous torpedo bomber; Italian Infantry 1914-1918 – R. A. Warren gives a detailed description of Italian uniform of this period; Roller Power – R. Wood describes and models a peculiar floating ship project of the late 19th
century; New Models – Latest kits and models reviewed; Post Box – Letters and ideas from readers
Vol.24 No.3 November 1982
Editor’s Notebook – News and Comments; Merlin-engined Wimpey – Brian Monaghan Converts the Wellington Mk II from the Airfix kit (1:72 scrap views and small line drgs showing code positions); New Books – Latest publications of interest to modellers; Submarines – An in-depth illustrated article on the Alliance submarine museum at Gosport, by Andrew Ambrose; Farnborough ’82 – Peter F. Guiver reports on this year’s international air show; Eye of the Phoenix Part 2 – The SEAC photographic reconnaissance story continued by Geoff Thomas; Post Box – Letters and ideas from readers; Churchill Carpet Layers – J. Cane makes two intricate 1:76 conversions from an Airfix Churchill tank; Torpedo Bomber Colours Part 10 – Bruce Robertson Continues his series with the Blackburn Shark (2 tone side views); USS Ohio – SSBN 726 – The ultimate weapons system by M. W. Williams; Combat Colours Part 17: The Pfalz DXII – this month (2 tone side views); Supporting Roles – Some of the latest UK defence industry equipment and vehicles considered by John Reed; Where’s That Fire? – Jeff Brooksmith Models Modern Firemen; Sky Patrol – behind the scenes with the Automobile Association in flight; New Models – Latest kits and models reviewed
Vol.24 No.4 December 1982
Editor’s Notebook; Police Helicopters – John Reed examines aerial law enforcement; Modelling The T44 In 1:76 Scale – John Burrows converts the Fujimi T-34/85 kit; The Home Guard – R. A. Warren describes and draws more uniforms; Torpedo Bomber Colours Part II – The Fairey built Swordfish by Bruce Robertson; Fort Riley and the Big Red One – The first instalment of John Reed’s Visit; Sea Harriers Return – Harrier schemes aboard Invincible and after; Aviation Index Part 9 – aviation articles from 1968; HMS Saint George – A 1:700 scale conversion by M. W. Williams; Bristol Blenheim Mark V – Brian Monaghan converts the basic Airfix kit; Polish Cavalry In 1:35 scale – Tony Little makes an officer and lancer; Fighters for the Future – Aircraft for the 80s, by Richard Gardner; Food For Thought – Les Freathy’s ideas for model mobile canteens; New Books; New Models; Post box; Aviation Photopage
Vol.24 No.5 January 1983
Editor’s Notebook; Falklands Sea Kings – Richard Gardner updates our Falklands information; Aviation Index Part 10 – index to aviation articles from 1969; All Wound Up – Peter Redman investigates puttees; Eye of the Phoenix Part 3 – A further instalment in Geoff Thomas’ SEAC series; Radio Control for Models Part 3 – Mike Purser makes the Airfix Crusader Mk III mobile; British Battlecruisers Part 4 – The ‘Outrageous’ class by M. W. Williams; Modelling a 4th century Persian foot soldier – Pete Loveday makes a conversion from various Multipose figures; Torpedo Bomber Colours Part 12 – The Fairey Albacore, by Bruce Robertson; Improving the Matador – Gordon Huntley upgrades the basic Airfix 1:76 scale kit; Penpals; Aviation Photopage; Louisiana Zouaves – R. A. Warren looks at American Civil War Uniforms; New Models; Post Box; New Books
Vol.24 No.6 February 1983
Editor’s Notebook – Comments from the Editor; RAF Binbrook’s Lightnings – Current units and colour schemes by Mike Taylor; New Books – Recent publications of interest to modellers; Israeli Centurion Tank- Tim Neate updates the Airfix model; Combat Colours: Fokker DVIII – Peter Cooksley’s look at a 1918 fighter; True Colours – Geoff Thomas sorts out service colours for modellers; Mig-15 – In which we look at colour schemes and variants; HMS ‘Hood’ in later days – Conversion details by M. W. Williams; Workers’ Combat Groups of East Germany – Rarely seen uniforms, drawn by R. A. Warren; The Fuehrer Transports – Modelling Hitler’s Ju 52 and Fw 200, by Brian Monaghan; Canadian Sea King – Modelling and Detailing the CAF shipborne S-61; Polish Mountain Troops – Unusual World War 2 conversions; New Models – Reviews and news of recent kits and releases; Post Box – Letters and ideas from readers
Vol.24 No.7 March 1983
Editor’s Notebook – Comments from the Editor and 1983’s new products; Airfix Sea King Conversion – S. Slater makes the HAS Mk 1, Mk 2 and Mk 2 AEW; Post Box – Letters and ideas from readers; British Battlecruisers Part 5 – The last battlecruisers reviewed by M. W. Williams; Beginning Modelling – Suggestions for a basic tool kit; Building a Russian T26 Tank – Wood modelling in 1:32 scale, by Dennis J. Murphy; Men of the Crimea – H. M. Parkinson converts two Airfix figures; Falklands Air Power – Military Aviation in the South Atlantic surveyed by Richard Gardner; Eye of the Phoenix Part 4 – More on SEAC Photographic Reconnaissance, by Geoff Thomas; Fort Riley and Big Red One Part 2 – John Reed looks at Big Red One; Uniforms of the Spanish Civil War – The Air Force, studied by R. A. Warren; New Books – Recent publications of interest to modellers; New Models – Reviews and news of recent kits and releases; From Constellation to C-69
Vol.24 No.8 April 1983
Editor’s Notebook – Comments from the Editor; Combat Colours Part 19: Peter Cooksley looks at the BE 2c; Modelling the BE 2 in 1:72 scale – S. W. Foster examines the possibilities; British Phantoms – Early days and Royal Navy service of this aircraft, by Steve Richards; A closer look at the Cadillac V-16 Town Car – Helen M. Jerome makes the Revell 1:16 model; Radio Control for Models Part 4 – Making Tracks with Mike Purser; Police File – R. S. Kidd’s survey of the US Police forces; Equipment File – Photos of American Police equipment; Conversion of the Airfix Cessna 0-1E Bird Dog – S. Slater models the Siai Marchetti 1019; Battleship Life – On board the Rodney in the 1930s by M. W. Williams; Aviation Index 11 – aviation articles from 1970; New Kits 1983; Modelling the Daimler Mk I Armoured Car – Paul Adams converts the Hasegawa Mk II; 4th Century BC Persian Standard Bearer – Airfix 54mm figure parts given an alternative assembly by Pete Loveday; Torpedo Bomber Colours Part 13:- The Blackburn-built Swordfish, by Bruce Robertson; Polish Mountain Troops Extra; Rare Warbirds – F. Bulmer throws light on some little-known warplanes; New Books – Recent publications of interest to modellers; New Models – Reviews and news of recent kits and releases; Post Box – Letters and ideas from readers
Vol.24 No.9 May 1983
Editor’s notebook – Manchester Air and Space Museum, Gloster Sea Gladiator restoration; Tin donkeys of Dessau – Junkers aircraft, 1915 – 1918, Part 1 – scale plans; Mulbery Harbour, Part 11 – Whale floating roadway bridge spans; Aircraft modelling – Boeing DH-4M-1; British Phantoms, Part 2 – Into service with the RAF – four tone profiles; American battlecruisers; Beginning modelling, Part 2; Italian uniforms, 1936 – 1943; Fighting Maple Leaf, Part 1 – Introduction; Figure modelling – SAS, Jabal Akhdar, 1958; Northern Militaire, 1982; Reader’s letters; New kits and models; 1903 pattern bandolier; Display diary, 1983.
Vol.24 No.10 June 1983
Editor’s Notebook – Comments from the Editor; Bringing the Battle of Minden to Life – Part One of John Curran’s modelling feature; New Books – Recent publications of interest to modellers; Tin Donkeys of Dessau:- Part 2: The Flying Furniture Van, by Harry Woodman; Military Airlift Command Part 1 – John Reed examines the origins and development; Surcouf 1942 – M.W. Williams converts the Heller 1:400 kit; Argentine Aircraft of the Falklands Conflict – Conversions to the A-4 Skyhawk and the IAI Dagger, by S. Slater; AEC Mk III Armoured Car Part 1 – How to make an impressive model from wood, by D.J. Murphy; Eye of the Phoenix Part 5 – Geoff Thomas continues his series on SEAC; New Models – Reviews and news of recent kits and releases; Post Box – Letters and ideas from readers
Vol.24 No.11 July 1983
Editor’s Notebook – Comments from the Editor; Valetta Conversion – Brian Monaghan transforms the Wellington; Tin Donkeys of Dessau Part 3 – The final instalment of Harry Woodman’s series covers the Riesenflugzeuge Projects and Final Developments; British Matilda Tank Mk I – 1:35 and 1:76 scale model conversions; The Westland Aerospatiale Gazelle in Close Up – Bill Beeson looks at some of the British users of this plane; SMS Osffriesland-1921 – America’s Battleship H, target ship, by M. W. Williams; New Books – Recent publications of interest to modellers; Bringing the Battle of Minden to Life – John Curran concludes his unusual modelling feature; New Models – Reviews and news of recent kits and releases; Post Box – Letters and ideas from readers; Constructor – The newsletter of the Airfix Modellers’ Club
Vol.24 No.12 August 1983
Editor’s notebook; News from Airfix – 1:144 scale Boeing 727, 1:25 Fall Guy truck; Aircraft modelling – Vickers Valetta; Donkeys of Dessau – Junkers aircraft, 1915 – 1918, Part 3 – Reisenflugzeuge projects and final developments – scale plans; Military modelling – Matilda Mk I; Westland Aerospatiale Gazelle; SMS Ostfriesland, 1921; New books; Figure modelling – Battle of Minden; New kits and models; Reader’s letters.
Vol.25 No.1 September 1983
Editor’s Notebook – Comments from the Editor; The Goodyear built F2G-2 Corsair – Brian Monaghan shows how to make this conversion; Monte Cassino – Andrew Thompson’s 1:32 scale diorama; Falklands War Series Part 1 – The Argentinian A-4P Skyhawk starts Ken Morris series; Military Airlift Command Part 2 – John Reed looks at MAC’s organisation; How to build the AEC Mk III Armoured Car Part 2 – Dennis J Murphy completes his wooden model; The sinking of the Roma – On the 40th anniversary of an Italian battleship’s end, M. W. Williams looks back; Mulberry Harbour Part 12 – Geoffrey Futter’s series covers the “Beetle” floats, Shore Ramp Float and Intermediate Pierhead Pontoon; Events etc – Forthcoming dates for your diary; Post Box – Letters and ideas from readers; Eye of the Phoenix Part 6 – More on photographic reconnaissance in South East Asia Command, by Geoff Thomas; New Books – Recent publications of interest to modellers; Beginning Modelling Part 3 – S. Slater gives some useful hints to new modellers. [Last issue edited by Chris Ellis].
Vol.25 No.2 October 1983
Editor’s notebook; New kits and models; News from Airfix – Star Wars kits; Aircraft modelling – Avro Lancaster; Police vehicles, Part 1 – Cars and motor cycles; Radio control for models; Dealing with dinosaurs; Professional modelling; Figure modelling – getting the most from model figures; Fighting Maple Leaf, Part 3 scale drawing; Vehicle modelling – 1:24 Esci Golf; Combat colours, Part 19 – de Havilland D.H.9A – four tone profiles; New books; Reader’s letters.
Vol.25 No.3 November 1983
Editor’s notebook; New kits and models; Figure modelling – getting the most from model figures; Police vehicles, Part 2 – Specialised support vehicles; HMS Exeter; Combat colours, Part 20 – Nieuport 17 – four tone profiles; Vehicle modelling – 1:12 Tamiya Ferrari 312T; Avro Vulcan four tone profiles; Paris Air Show, 1983; New books; Photopage.
Vol.25 No.4 December 1983
Editor’s notebook; Aircraft modelling – Harrier GR.3; Vehicle modelling – Suzuki RGA-500; Combat colours, Part 21 – Sopwith Snipe – four tone profile; Aircraft modelling – Vacform biplane; Forbes Museum of Military Miniatures, Tangier; Aircraft modelling – Hercules C Mk 1 and C Mk 1 [K] – scale drawing; New books; Reader’s letters.
Vol.25 No.5 January 1984
Editor’s notebook; Model review – Airfix Northrop F-5E Tiger II, Panavia Tornado GR.1, 1:48 Sea Harrier; Die cast model transport; Lockheed Shooting Star – markings summary, four tone profiles; Warbirds No. 1 – McDonnell F2H Banshee; Constructor’s guide to modelling, part 1; Space modelling; West Malling Air Display; Vehicle modelling – Brabham BT50 BMW; Background data No. 1 – Hawker Hunter – markings summary, four tone profiles; Aircraft modelling – Cessna O-1E Bird Dog; New books.
Vol.25 No.6 February 1984
Editor’s notebook; Model review; Die cast model transport; Introduction to 54 mm wargaming, Part 1; On display – review of 1983 air displays; Warbirds No. 2 – Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter; Constructor’s guide to modelling, Part 2; Space modelling; Naval modelling – Beatty’s battle cruisers in 1:3000; Background data No. 2 – British Aerospace Lightning – markings summary, four tone profiles; RAC Rally; Fighting Maple Leaf, Part 4 – scale drawings
Vol.25 No.7 March/April 1984
Editor’s notebook; Model review; Looking back – Airfix Magazine March 1962; Flying bomb, Part 1 – history; Part 2 – V-1 in model form; Warbirds No. 3 – Douglas Skyraider; Space modelling; Background data No. 3 – Boeing B-17 – markings summary, four tone profiles; French police uniforms; Bo-105 rescue helicopter – markings summary, four tone profiles; New books; Reader’s letters.
Vol.25 No.8 April 1984
[Not issued separately].
Vol.25 No.9 May 1984
Editor’s notebook; Model review – Airfix Avro Vulcan B.2; BAC Hawk – kit review; 1984 Toy Fair Report; Aircraft modelling – 1:48 Sea Harrier; Warbirds No. 4 – Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt; War in the air – US in Korea; Background data No. 4 – Messerschmitt Bf-109 – markings summary, four tone profile; Airbrush for beginners, Part 1; Display diary, 1984; Gloster Meteor – markings; New books; Reader’s letters.
Vol.25 No.10 June 1984
Editor’s notebook; Modeller’s notebook; Airfix – a personal history – book review; New kits and models; Lockheed U2 – kit review, scale drawing; Die cast model transport; Airbrush for beginners, Part 2; Meccano corner, Part 1; Warbirds No. 6 – McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom; Vehicle modelling – Escort RS 1800; Avro Vulcan – history and kit review; Background data No. 5 – Fairey Firefly – markings summary, four tone profile; New books
Vol.25 No.11 July 1984
Editor’s notebook; Modeller’s notebook; Die cast model transport; Introduction to 54 mm wargaming, Part 2; New kits and models; Recce – aircraft photographs; Beirut Multi National Force – uniforms; Navwar’s 1:3000 British battle cruisers; Sepecat Jaguar GR.1 – Hasegawa review; Vehcile modelling – Esci 1:24 Audi Quattro; Background data No. 6 – Heinkel He-111 – markings summary, four tone profiles; Vehicle modelling – Ertl 1:25 AC Cobra; Meccano corner, Part 2; New books; Reader’s letters.
Vol.25 No.12 August 1984
Editor’s Notebook – News and Views; Contrasts at Mildenhall – Peter Guiver visits the Mildenhall Air Show; Star Wars Diorama – A Reader’s Photos; ‘New Off The Sprue’ – Latest Models Reviewed; A Beginner’s Guide to Airbrushing No.3; Hot Off The Press! – Airfix Kamov Ka-25A/C (side view Line Drg); Diecasts and Plastics – model transport reported By Iain Hines; Le-Mans 1984 race – Fred Game Scoops the Auto Press!; Mulberry Harbour Part 13 – Whale Floating Roadway; Background Data 7 – Hurricane (markings summary, four tone profiles); Vehicle modelling – Tamiya’s 1:12 Porsche – Builder’s Report; Spot the Difference – Winners; Meccano Corner PArt 3 – It Gets Harder; New Books – Latest Publications; Post Box – The Reader Strikes Back!
Vol.26 No.1 September 1984
Editor’s norebook; Modeller’s notebook; USAF Thunderbirds visit Europe; New kits and models; Die cast and plastic model transport; Aircraft modelling – Mil Mi-24 Hind D scale drawing; Battle of Britain – summary; Battle of Britain – Spitfire Mk I and Messerschmitt Bf-109E – modelling summary; British Grand Prix; Background data No. 8 – Sopwith Pup – markings summary, four tone profiles; Aircraft modelling – Sopwith Pup; Model aircraft photography, Part 1; Fighting Maple Leaf, Part 5; Index to Volume 25; Reader’s letters.
Vol.26 No.2 October 1984
Editor’s Notebook – News and Views; Modeller’s Notebook – With James Bradbury; Airshow ’84 – Peter Guiver’s Camera in Action; ‘New Off The Sprue’ – Latest Kits And Pieces; Roland C.II – Building the Airfix Kit; Diecast & Plastic Model Transport News; Airbrushing – Fourth Part By Ian Peacock; Background Data 9 – Handley Page 0/400 (2 tone side view drgs); Modelling ‘The Bloody Paralyser’ Ray Rimell; Legionnaire – 54mm Conversion; Saloon Car Photo Special – By Fred Game; Modelling Dennis – Fred Game’s Fire Engine; Some Gear Configurations – Hubert Carr; Last Of The Armoured Cruisers – Warship Feature; New Books – Latest References; Post Bag – The Reader Strikes Back!
Vol.26 No.3 November 1984
Editor’s notebook; Farnborough 1984; Die cast and plastic model transport; New books; New kits and models – Airfix 1:48 AH-64 Apache, Rockwell B-1; White metal kits; HMS Revenge and SMS Baden – scale drawings; Military modelling – super detailing the 1:35 scale SAS Jeep; World of sprints and hill climbs, Part 1; Fairey Swordfish – photographs; Aircraft modelling – Israeli Air Force theme, Part 1; Henley Mecanno Exhibition; Meccano corner; Background data No. 10 – de Havilland Mosquito – markings summary, four tone profiles; Reader’s letters.
Vol.26 No.4 December 1984
Editor’s notebook; Showtime ’84 – photographs; New kits and models; Meccano models of yesterday; Aircraft modelling – Israeli Air Force theme, Part 2; Figure modelling – 54 mm French Foreign Legionnaire, Spain, 1837; World of sprints and hill climbs, Part 2; New books; Naval modelling – 1:388 HMS Hood, 1:388 – scale drawings; Aircraft modelling – AH-64 Apache; Die cast and plastic model transport; Background data No. 11 – Consolidated B-24 Liberator markings summary, four tone profiles; Reader’s letters.
Vol.26 No.5 January 1985
Editor’s notebook; Return of the Tigers – re-forming 74 Squadron with Phantoms; Starting a model railway, Part 1; New kits and models; Photopage; Airbrush for beginners, Part 5; Evolution of IJN battleship Hiei; Spanish Police Forces – uniforms; Die cast and plastic model transport; Fighting Maple Leaf, Part 6 – scale drawings; Meccano corner; Background data NO. 12 – North American P-51 Mustang – markings summary , four tone profiles; Reader’s letters.
Vol.26 No.6 February 1985
Editor’s notebook; RAF’s new VC-10’s; In Flanders’ skies, Part 1 – RAF BE2 – history, markings summary, modelling notes; IJN battleship Akagi; New kits and models; Die cast and plastic model transport; Figure modelling – French Foreign Legionnaire, Grenadier Company, Algiers, 1845; New books; Vacform modelling; Photopage.
Vol.26 No.7 March 1985
Editor’s notebook; Reader’s letters; New books; New kits and models; Die cast and plastic model transport; In Flanders’ skies, Part 2 – Avro 504 – history, markings summary, modelling notes; Battle cruisers of the High Seas Fleet; Audi Quattro; Military modelling – 1:76 modern Russian infantry equipment; Making your own airbrush compressor; Starting a model railway, Part 2; Vehicle modelling – Ford RS1800; Meccano corner.
Vol.26 No.8 April 1985
Editor’s notebook; Modeller’s notebook; Reader’s letters; New kits and models; Aeronavale Lynx – photographs; In Flanders’ skies, Part 3 – Fokker Monoplane – history, markings summary, modelling notes; Vehicle modelling – 1:24 Jaguar E Type; New books; Naval modelling – USS Monitor, 1862; Die cast and plastic model transport; RAC Rally in retrospect; Meccano corner.
Vol.26 No.9 May 1985
Editor’s notebook; Reader’s letters; New books; Air show diary, 1985; Aircraft modelling – Hawker Kestrel; Die cast and plastic model transport; Meccano corner; Il’ya Muromets – history, scale drawings; Figure modelling – WWII diorama; Naval modelling – USS New Jersey, Part 1; In Flanders’ skies, Part 4 – Sopwith Tabloid – history, markings summary, modelling notes; Fighting Maple Leaf, Part 7 – scale drawing
Vol.26 No.10 June 1985
Editor’s notebook; Reader’s letters; Modeller’s notebook; Naval modelling – USS New Jersey, Part 2; Die cast and plastic model transport; Figure modelling – Legionnaire, Algeria, 1850; Naval modelling – HMS Hood, 1942; 25 years of the Airfix Magazine supplement; In Flanders’ skies, Part 5 – Taube monoplanes, history, markings summary, modelling notes; Meccano corner; New books; New kits and models
Vol.26 No.11 July 1985
Editor’s notebook; Modeller’s notebook; Reader’s letters; Norwich Air Fete; Aircraft modelling – Legion Condor; New books; New kits and models; Military modelling – 1:76 NATO infantry equipment; IJN battleship Kaga; In Flanders’ skies, Part 6 – Bleriot Monoplanes – history, markings summary, modelling notes; Meccano corner; Viva Zapata! Revolution uniform data, Mexico, 1910 – 1920; Die cast and plastic model transport; Vehicle modelling – 1:24 modelling notes; Photopage.
Vol.26 No.12 August 1985
Editor’s notebook; New books; Observer’s Diary [Royal Observer Corps], Part 1 – July 10, 1938 – October 30, 1939 markings summary; Cruiser tanks, Part 1 – scale drawings; Bagged and boxed Bristols – kit review; Model transport; Meccano corner; Paris Air Show, 1985; Le Mans, 1985; Where are they now? – IMC kits; Aircraft modelling – Bristol Fighter; Photopage; In Flanders’ skies, Part 7 – Bristol F2B Fighter – history, scale drawings; New kits and models; reader’s letters.
Vol.27 No.1 September 1985
This month; New books; Military modelling – Other Panthers, Part1 – scale drawings; In Flanders’ skies, Part 8 – Morane Saulnier L – markings summary; SH-60B Seahawk – cutaway drawing; Le Mans ’85; Observer’s diary, Part 2 – 4 March, 1940 – 1 July, 1940; Model transport; Nitto’s SF-3D space kits; Naval modelling – HMS Hood, mid 1940 – scale drawings; New kits and models.
Vol.27 No.2 October 1985
This month; Index, Volume 26; New books; Mildenhall Air Fete ’85; Military modelling – Other Panthers, Part 2 – scale drawings; Observer’s diary, Part 3 – 10 June, 1940 – 17 April, 1941 Hawker Demon four tone profile; 1:12 BMW K100 kit review; USS Missouri – four tone profile; International Air Tattoo, Fairford, 1985; In Flanders’ skies, Part 9 – LVG C.VI; Hotting up the Cold War – ice bound wargaming ideas; Model transport; New kits and models; Reader’s letters.
Vol.27 No.3 November 1985
This month; Reader’s letters; Where are they now? – Inpact aircraft kits; Model transport; In Flanders’ skies – Part 10 Hanriot HD-1 – markings summary, four tone profiles; Special SF / Space supplement, Part 1; X planes; Observer’s diary, Part 4 – 2 May, 1941 – 5 November 1941; Fighting Maple Leaf, Part 8 – scale drawings; New kits and models
Vol.27 No.4 December 1985
This month; New books; Reader’s letters; USAAF markings update; In Flanders’ skies, Part 11 – Bristol Scout – markings summary, four tone profiles; Where are they now? – Aurora; Cruiser tanks, Part 2 – scale drawings; Observer’s diary, Part 5 – 6 January 1941 – 2 May 1941; Special SF / Space supplement, Part 2; Model transport; New kits and models.
Vol.27 No.5 January 1986
This month; New books; Reader’s letters; IPMS news; In Flanders’ skies, Part 12 – SE5 / SE5a – markings summary, four tone profile; Model transport; New kits and models; Observer’s diary, Part 6 – 10 May, 1942 – 30 December 1942; Armoured column; Where are they now? – Strombeck Becker; Military modelling – Israeli M48A3 Patton, Part 1 – scale drawings; Meccano column; 12 British bombers, No. 1 – Canberra; New kits and models;
Vol.27 No.8 (sic) February 1986
This month; Reader’s letters; Armoured column; Where are they now? – Renwall; Model transport; Meccano column; Aircraft modelling – Vickers Victoria; 12 British bombers, No. 2 – Short Stirling; Small space; Observer’s diary, Part 7 – 1943; New kits and models
Vol.27 No.9 (sic) March 1986
This month; New books; Where are they now? – Deora; Armoured column; Observer’s diary, Part 8 – 30 September, 1943 – 12 November 1943; Israeli M48A3 Patton, Part 2 – scale drawings; Model transport; Short run injection moulded kits – Merlin Models; AFVs in metal and resin; 12 British bombers, Part 3 – Whitley; Aircraft modelling – Fifty years of the Spitfire – Spitfire prototype; Small space; New kits and models; Meccano column.
Vol.27 No.10 (sic) April 1986
This month; New books; Reader’s letters; Armoured column; Where are they now? – Tiger Moth kits; Model transport; 12 British bombers, Part 4 – DH9A; Cruiser tanks, Part 3 – scale drawings; Hendon’s RAF Museum; Observer’s diary, Part 9 – 14 November, 1943 – 9 January, 1944; Aircraft modelling – LDM 1:48 metal kit; Kiwi colours, Part 1, Tiger Moth – markings summary, four tone profiles; Small space; New kits and models; Meccano column.
Vol.27 No.11 (sic) May 1986
This month; New books; Reader’s letters; Armoured column; 12 British bomber, No. 5 – Lincoln; Small space; Model transport; Dubendorff Air base, Zurich – visit; Iowas – battleship models; Lancaster legend – Newark Club’s 1985 modelling project; Where are they now? – Jo-Han; Vietnam for modellers – modelling details; Kiwi colours, Part 2 – Avro 504, Part 1 – markings summary, scale drawings
Vol.27 No.12 (sic) June 1986
Editorial; News; Comment; Armoured column; 12 British bombers, No.5 – Handley Page Hampden; Model transport; Where are they now? – Kitmaster; Small space; Display diary; Observer’s diary, Part 10 – 18 January, 1944 – 13 July, 1944; Kiwi colours, Part 3 – Avro 504, Part 2 – scale drawings, modelling notes; Reader’s letters; Improving plastic kits; New kits and models; New books; Meccano column
Vol.27 No.11** July 1986
Editorial; News; Armoured column; Small space; New books; 12 British bombers, No. 6 – Hawker Hart; Vehicle modelling – Gunze Sangyo TR3; Model transport; Plastic card modelling, Part 1; Observer’s diary, Part 11 – 15 August, 1944 – 31 December, 1944; Kiwi colours, Part 4 – Strikemaster – markings summary, four tone profiles; New kits and models
Vol.27 No.12** August 1986
Editorial; News; Armoured column; 12 British bombers, No. 6 – Vickers Valiant; Fighting Maple Leaf, Part 9 – scale drawings; Observer’s diary, 10 February, 1945 – 12 May, 1945; Reader’s letters; Small space; Plastic card modelling, Part 2; Model transport; Kiwi colours,Part 5 – Bell UH-1 – scale drawing, four tone profile; RAF markings changes; New kits and models. [Last issue from this publisher].
September 1986
Not published
October 1986
Not published
November 1986
Monday column; Top un competition; Junior modellers; Small space – space models; Intrepid Air and Space Museum, New York; F-104 Starfighter – history; IPMS news; Aircraft modelling – F-104 Starfighter; All change – ownership changes in model manufacturers; New books.
December 1986
Top Gun winners; Model transport; Tornado – NATO’s fighting bomber – history; Reader’s letters; IPMS news; Shorland SB 401 – history, scale drawing; Junior corner; Viewpoint – vacforms; New books;
January 1987
Junior corner; New kits and models; Tornado – kit review; Reader’s letters; Vehicle modelling – Bugatti 35; Expo ’86; Heathrow 2nd International Swapmeet Toy and Model Fair; Scorpion Reconnaissance Vehicle family, Part 1 – history, scale drawings; Super Etendard – Dassault’s super striker – history.
February 1987
Starstreak missile system; Scorpion Reconnaissance Vehicle family, Part 2 – history, scale drawings; RAF LandRover and USAFE generator; Viewpoint – vacforms; HMS Prince of Wales – kit review; Reader’s letters’ New kits and models; A7 Corsair – Vought’s Little Fella – history; In the air; Kit collectors column; Lancaster – history; Street talk; IPMS news; New kits and models; Reader’s questions.
March 1987
One man’s Airfix Collection; Earls Court Toy Fair, 1987, Part 1; Bristol Blenheim – history; Viewpoint – vacforms; Herky bord – RAF heavyweight – C-130 – history, markings summary; Military modelling – Eager Beaver – rough terrain fork lift – scale drawing; Military scene – Abrams, M113 ACAV; Porsche – the man, the history and the super cars; Junior corner.
April 1987
Not published
May 1987
Not published
June 1987
Not published
July 1987
Keep on trucking; New books; Earls Court Toy Fair, 1987, Part 2; Reader’s letters; Fortresses of the Winged Eight, Part 1; Aircraft modelling – Bomb bay for the Monogram 1:48 B-17; Viewpoint – vacform B-17; Marking time – current markings; IPMS news; Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle YPR 765; M113 FSV Scorpion; New kits and models; In the air – USAF Phantom.
August 1987
Street talk; Fortresses of the Winged Eight, Part 2 – markings summary; Military modelling – GAZ AAA artillery tractor; Phantastic Phantom – history, RAF modelling notes; Military scene; Display debrief, Part 1; M113 FSV Scorpion – scale drawing; Entente cordiale – Matchbox BAe Harrier and Dassault Mirage IIIB kit reviews; In the air – BAe Hawk 200.
September/October 1987
New kits and models; Viewpoint – vacforms; Display debrief, Part 2 – June; Sunderland, queen of the flying boats; Centurion BARV – history, scale drawing; New books; Street talk; Military scene.
October 1987
Not published separately
November 1987
Not published
December 1987
Not published
January 1988
Not published
February 1988
Not published
March 1988
Not published
April 1988
Not published
May 1988
Not published
June 1988
Not published
July 1988
Not published
August 1988
Not published
Vol.1 No.1 September 1988
Aircraft modelling – Fujimi McDonnell Douglas TA-4J – colour profiles, modelling notes; Trouble with drawings – comparison of published drawings of aircraft; Primer on painting model cars; Vehicle modelling – 1:24 Ferrari F40; Decalomania; Military modelling – 1:35 Challenger – scale drawings; Space Shuttle – kitography; Kit comment; O Group; Scenic bases for waterline ships; Vehicle modelling – DAF 3300 tractor; Back to basics – joint lines.
Vol.1 No.2 October 1988
Aircraft modelling – Matchbox and Modeldecal Meteors – colour profiles, four tone profiles; modelling notes; Military modelling – Sherman Firefly – scale drawings; Resin aircraft models; Bases for models; Gliders – kitography; Back to basics – wheels; O Group; Kit comment; Decalomania.
Vol.1 No.3 November 1988
Vehicle modelling – 1:24 Jaguar XJR-8; Early Mistels – Focke Wulf Fw-56 / DFS-230 four tone profile; Paint storage; Military modelling – Esci / ERTL Merkava kits; Bases for models; Vehicle modelling – 1:24 Iveco 190.42 Turbostar tractor; Back to basics – canopies; Military modelling – 1:35 T-34 scale drawing; Messerschmitt Bf-109E – kitography; Naval modelling – converting full hull ship models to waterline models; Aircraft modelling – undercarriages; Speciality modelling shops; O Group; Kit comment; Decalomania.
Vol.1 No.4 December 1988
Straight from the box: The Airfix 1:72nd Lightning F.3; Carry on Lightnings: Variations on a Lightning theme; Painting the real thing: Alan W. Hall visits RAF St Athan; Ferrari 250 GTO: Franco reviews the 1:24th scale kit; Accent on armour: The World War 2 Challenger; Back to basics: Brush painting silver; ‘0’ Group: Phil Greenwood’s armour column; Kit comment special: Limited run kits reviewed; Kit comment: Reviews by Airfix Magazine staff
Vol.1 No.5 January 1989
Straight from the box: The Airfix F-5E; Kitography: A list of current F-5 kits; XM734: An M113 conversion; Improving the JB M113: 1:76th scale modification; ‘Crikey. it’s a Whirlwind’: Plastic profile; Colourquest: The search for the ‘right colour’; Bases and cases: Catapults; The inside story: Detailing cockpits; The M48 Patton; Kit comment: Reviews by Airfix Magazine staff; Back to basics: Dealing with decals
Vol.1 No.6 February 1989
Straight from the box: The KP MiG-17; Kitography: A list of current MiG kits; Bases and cases: Vacuformed bases; Accent on armour: The M-3 ‘Lee’ tank; Back to basics: A weighty problem; Comparing the MiG-29 kits; Plastic profile: The P-39 Airacobra; Search and Rescue Wessex; ‘0’ Group; Kit comment: Reviews by Airfix Magazine staff; Decalcomania
Vol.1 No.7 March 1989
Kitography: The Tomcat in 1:72nd scale; Ironhammer 88; British tanks in Korea: Armour in the Korean War; New on the sprue: The 1989 Earls Court Show; T34 tanks: How to build a mini collection; Revell’s electronic fire engines; Tamiya’s 1:12th scale Honda N5600; Back to basics: Heat stretching sprue; The ‘0’ Group: Phil Greenwood’s armour column; Kit comment special: The cream of the cats; Kit comment: Reviews by Airfix Magazine staff; Decalcomania
Vol.1 No.8 April 1989
Straight from the box: Airfix’s Mirage F.1; Kitography: The Mirage F.1 in 1:72nd scale; The Scorpion story
British armour in the Falklands; New on the sprue; Biking: Tamiya’s VFR750R; MLRS: Britain’s new artillery; The ‘0’ Group: Phil Greenwood’s armour column; Kit comment: Reviews by Airfix Magazine staff; Decalcomania
Vol.1 No.9 May 1989
Straight from the box: Esci/Erti’s M48 series; Straight from the second box: Airfix’s 1:48th scale Bf 109E; Kitography: 1:48th scale Bf 109 kits reviewed; Accent on armour: US M4 Sherman tanks; Back to basics: Painting figures; Bases and cases: Bundeswehr diorama; Expo South 1988: Rod Holland reports on Mitcham; Battlefield taxi: A look at the Warrior APC; The ‘0’ Group: Phil Greenwood’s armour column; Kit comment: Reviews by Airfix Magazine staff
Vol.1 No.10 June 1989
Straight from the box: The Heller F-86F; RAF Sabres: Between the Meteor and the Hunter; Kitography: The North American Sabre; Accent on armour: The Leopard 2 tank; Handy tip: Photo-etched brass; Tamiya Yamaha: The YZR 500; Gis in ‘Nam: Figure painting; Back to basics: Knives and files; Airfix, a recollection: The first 17 years; The ‘0’ Group: Phil Greenwood’s armour column; Kit comment: Special new Verlinden products
Vol.1 No.11 July 1989
Straight from the box: The Heller T-6G Texan; Kitography: Texan alias Harvard kits; Accent on armour: Soviet heavy tanks; Back to basics: Painting polythene figures; Paras: The British paratrooper in World War 2; Leopard update: Bundeswehr Leopard camouflage; ‘0’ Group: Phil Greenwood reviews the latest armour; Airfix kits: Terence Marriott visits his loft; Honda NXR750: Tamiya’s 1:12th off road wonder; Moonrockets from the cupboard; Mildenhall Air Fete ’89: USAF in the UK
Vol.1 No.12 August 1989
Straight from the box: Airfix Martin B-57; Building the RB-57A; Building the RB-57D – conversion; Building the long-wing RB-57F; The ‘0’ Group: Cottage industry review; Back to basics: Painting military models; Italian M13/40 medium tank; Kit comment: PP Aeroparts latest releases
September 1989
Not published
October 1989
Not published
November 1989
Not published
Vol.2 No.1 December 1989/January 1990
Aircraft modelling – Boulton Paul Defiant TT.III – four tone profile; modelling notes; Vehicle modelling – 1:12 Suzuki RGA 500; Aircraft modelling – Frog Whitley Mk V; Aircraft modelling – Airfix 1:24 Messerschmitt Bf-109E – four tone profiles; Vehicle recovery in the British Army; Back to basics – rigging biplanes; Military modelling – British Shermans; O Group; Kit comment

** Volume/Issue numbers not printed in July & August 1986 issues.

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