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First and Best for Reference and Scale June 2017 • £4.75 Volume 39 • Issue 04


Last Fights in the Pacific Special Hobby’s kit Revisited

Brough’s Big Bruiser Blackburn Beverley MikroMir Kit in 1/144

Early Bird

Westland Dragonfly HR.3 Whirlybird’s 1/72 Vacform

Korean Cat

Grumman F9F-2 Panther Fisher Model in 1/32

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Modelling the Martlet By Rick Greenwood

other mould flaws and the engraved detail was consistent. The changes in cowl, engine, exhaust and nose are provided on a small additional sprue. A number of build options are provided by Airfix such as folded or extended wings, open or closed canopy, positional flight controls and an in flight option with retracted undercarriage.

Kit No: 02074 Scale: 1/72 Type: Injection Moulded Plastic Manufacturer: Airfix


ollowing on from the 2015 release of their F4F-4 Wildcat, Airfix have now given the modeller the opportunity to add the Fleet Air Arm Martlet IV to their display cabinet with this updated tooling. The parts are moulded in the older pale blue/grey plastic and for me this was a welcome sight as the last two builds of Airfix products have been in the newer darker coloured plastic and featured sink marks and ejector pin circles on most of the major components. There was no sign of any flash or

The instruction booklet is unchanged in its appearance using C.A.D. diagrams covering the forty seven assembly stages. Colour call outs are provided along the way with reference to Humbrol paint numbers only. The painting and marking guide for the two options are printed in colour at the rear of the instruction booklet. Names are given to the paints as well as the Humbrol numbers to assist in cross-referencing to other brands of paint. Decals are again printed by Cartograf and have a satin sheen to them. The sheet contains the markings for two airframes and basic stencil data is included along with the logos for the propeller blades. The two options are: • Grumman Martlet IV Operation Torch 888 Naval Air Squadron Fleet Air Arm HMS Formidable November 1942

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• Another Operation Torch 888 Naval Air Squadron Fleet Air Arm HMS Formidable November 1942, featuring American style stars in place of the roundels Both airframes are painted in a disruptive camouflage scheme of Dark Slate Grey and Extra Dark Sea Grey over Sky. Construction commenc...

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