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10 AIRFIX MODEL MAGAZINE

10 AIRFIX MODEL MAGAZINE

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AIRFIX MODEL MAGAZINE
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In this issue...
SPECIAL FEATURE...
The OfficialAirfix Club Magazine
Issue 102010
THE TRAFALGAR CLASS SUBMARINE
JOINS HER MAJESTY’S FLEET OF AIRFIXNAVAL VESSELS
AIRFIX 2010 NEW MODEL RELEASESPLUS...
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In this issue, we complete the round up of the 2010 Airfix programme of newreleases, between April and the end of the year. We also include a specialfeature on the new range of buildings in ‘wartime’ guise and military figures from WWII – all ofwhich will be a valuable addition for those of you who are creating realistic dioramas to enhancethe display of your Airfix aircraft and military land vehicles of the period.
Editorial
The process is used to check the shape and size of the CAD(computer aided design) interpretation, prior to proceeding to tooling up the first shots of the model.The finished model kit is due for release in September. We willbe bringing you further updates in future issues of the magazine,but in the meantime due to unprecedented interest this modelis no longer a limited edition kit.A11002 is a replica of the H. S. Sea Vixen FAW.2, the twin-boomed British two-seater jet fighter of the Fleet Air Arm.Acarrier-based fleet defence fighter, the Sea Vixen FAW.2 first flewin 1962, entering service with front-line squadrons in 1964.It superseded the FAW. 1, developed in the early 1950s – bothbeing designed by De Havilland, which subsequently becamepart of the Hawker Siddeley Group.The FAW.2 featured many improvements over the original withincreased armaments, an enlarged tail boom to cope withadditional fuel capacity and an improved escape system.For naval enthusiasts, the introduction of the Trafalgar classsubmarine brings the Airfix series of Historic Ships and MarineVessels, right up to date and will give you a lot of fun andAirfix and the Royal Air Force Museum joined forces on 19thDecember 2009 to present "Spitfix", a Guinness World Recordattempt to build the most Spitfires in one day. The event was alsoa celebration of 60 years of Airfix and coincided with the recentlaunch of Arthur Ward’s book, The Boys' Book of Airfix.Airfix and the Royal Air Force Museum issued an invitation to thepublic to help achieve this brand new Guinness World Record.Everyone who entered the contest was expected to build anddecorate an Airfix model Spitfire, with the reward of taking his or her personal aircraft home, as a souvenir of a great day out!Apart from the attempt to enter the Guinness Book of WorldRecords, there were lots of other attractions for enthusiasts andvolunteers to enjoy, including an opportunity to learn about thehistory of the Spitfire; a chance to enter the Airfix Box ArtCompetition; and an audience with author, Arthur Ward, who gave afascinating talk during the course of the day on the history of Airfix.
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AF HENDON AND AIRFIX CO-ORDINATE AN ATTEMPTTO ENTER THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS
THE NEW AIRFIX SEA VIXENTAKES ADVANTAGE OF ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY 
Consultant Editor:
Susan Pownell.
Design & Production:
DSP Limited.
Membership Organiser:
Sarah Woodhouse.
2010 Subscription Fees:
UK POSTAL Version £24.99.UK DOWNLOADABLE Version £15.99.EU DOWNLOADABLE Version £19.49.Rest of the World DOWNLOADABLEVersion £21.49.
Cheques made payable to:
Hornby Hobbies Limited.Visa, Access, Mastercard, Maestro& Switch accepted with validexpiry date.
Club Address:
Airfix Collectors Club,PO Box 25, Melton Mowbray,Leicestershire, UK. LE13 IZG.Tel: 0870 062 4001Fax: 01664 480 257The Airfix Club Magazine ispublished on behalf of Hornby plc,Westwood, Margate,Kent CT9 4JX.The Club accepts no responsibilityfor errors or ommissions or for views and opinions expressed bycontributors to the magazine.
Contents
The New Airfix Sea Vixen..................................2Spitfix - Guinness Book of Records................2Airfix 2010 New ModelReleases.............3 - 4New Airfix WWIIBuildings...................5The Trafalgar ClassSubmarine..........6 - 7Trafalgar ClassSubmarine Model Build.............................8 - 9The MesserschmittBf109E....................10Advertorial..............11Competition Time.....12
Part of the new tooling in the 1:48 Military Aircraft section of the 2010 Airfix range includesthe Hawker Siddeley Sea Vixen. Our image shows an SLA prototype version of the aircraft,which enabled our research and development team to see it in three-dimensional format.
It continued in service until 1972, during which time it wasdeployed to various parts of the world to assist in militaryoperations, although it never took part in active conflict. You can see examples of the H.S Sea Vixen displayed in severalUK Aircraft Museums across the UK and there is also one at the Queensland Air Museum at Caloundra in Australia, albeitwithout its internal systems. However, only one Sea Vixenremains airworthy and is in the hands of De Havilland Aviation,Bournemouth Airport in Dorset.satisfaction in its construction. In the meantime, one of our modelbuild experts has done it for you and you can follow the processin this edition of the magazine.He was also on hand for a book signing session, especially for purchasers of his book ‘The Boys’ Book of Airfix’. As we go toprint we are still waiting to hear from Guinness.
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For those of you who watched the series of six amazing James May Toy Storiesprogrammes on BBC2 towards the end of 2009, you will have been fascinated by theTop Gear presenter’s attempts to bring a new dimension to the greatest British toys.As we reported in issue 8, the series started at RAF Cosford in May 2009 whereJames, assisted by a huge team of experts and volunteers, successfully built a 1:1scale Spitfire. The star of the programme was the first ever Spitfire built by Airfix, the BTK.To celebrate its renewed star status, Airfix have re-introduced the BTK in 1:72 scaleinto the range. As model A01001, it comes with a header card carrying the imageused in the programme. Still in its original blue colouring, it is not only a nostalgicmodelling opportunity but is also a collectable piece to put away. It is accompaniedby a pilot figure – the great man himself!
Military and Civil Aircraft
The new additions to this popular category include more iconic aircraft from WWII, through the Cold War and on to the present day, appealing to a worldwide audienceof modellers. Unless stated otherwise, all the new releases are modelled in 1:72 scale.WWII – and brand new tooling of the Supermarine Spitfire Mk1a tops the list.
A01071A
represents a Spitfire of 610 Squadron as flown in 1940 and is fully detailed to capture the shape of this iconic aircraft.Moving on almost a decade in aviation history, the immediate post WWII periodentered the Cold War, during which all eyes and defences were pointed towards Russia,with aviation military might to match. It was also the period of the Korean War. Airfix is introducing newly tooled aircraft epitomising this era. Modellers of this particular genre can look forward to the following:
A03082 North American F-86F Sabre
, a transonic jet fighter aircraft, which during theKorean War was pitted against the Soviet MiG-15. It comes with two variants.
A03083 North American Sabre Mk.4 Canadair
– one of the finest dogfighters of its day.It also comes with two variants – one as flown by the RAF and also as it flew with theGreek Air Force.To complement the range of modern military aircraft in 1:72 scale, Airfix are adding the newly tooled BAe Hawk T1 this year.
A03085
is a replica of the tandem two seater trainer version of the Mk 1 and comesin two finish options – as flown at RAF Leeming in 2009 and the Midnight HawksAerobatics Team of the FinnishAir Force Academy. Also look out for the newly tooledHarrier GR9 –
A04050
, as used by the Joint Force Harrier squadrons crewed by theRAF and Royal Navy. One of the major highlights of the new 2010 toolingprogramme is certainly theintroduction of the 1:72 scale Vickers Valiant. The VickersArmstrong Valiant was a British four-jet bomber, once part of the RAF’s V Bomber force. Under model number 
A11001
, representing the first RAF aircraft to drop a Britishoperational atomic bomb, when it performed a test drop in South Australia in 1956.The following 1:72 scale aircraft in the Airfix Military range are given a new look for 2010:
A02046A Spitfire MkVb
, a replica of the aircraft that served with over 140RAFSquadrons during the conflict.
A02082A Hawker Hurricane Mk I
, the aircraft which played such a major role in theBattle of Britain.The new Airfix introductions in 1:48 scale also combine contemporary and wartimemilitary themes, several echoing their 1:72 scale counterparts in the range. Modellersfavouring helicopters are treated to two newly tooled models –
A08107
 the WestlandLynx Navy HAM8/Super Lynx, representing the up to the minute Royal Navy ASW patrolhelicopter, which comes in three finish options; and
A08108
Westland Lynx ArmyAH-7, again with three finish options.The Lynx appears again as part of the Airfix Royal Navy sets series, enabling you toobtain
A50112
Westland Lynx HAS.3, as a model kit in 1:48 scale, complete withpaints, poly cement and brushes.New tooling also sees the introduction of the following:
A05117
Spitfire Mk XII. In real-life, this was the first Spitfire to use the Rolls-RoyceGriffon engine. Our Airfix example comes with two finish options, as used by No.41and No. 91 RAF Squadrons respectively.
A05120
Messerschmitt Bf109E. See our feature in this issue for full details.
A05122
Messerchmitt Bf109E Tropical. See our feature in this issue.
A06102
Seafire XVIIc. Three finish options.The following 1:48 scale aircraft receive a makeover in 2010:
A05100
Junkers Ju87-B Stuka with three finish options.
A05121
BAe Hawk T1 – three finish options.The 1:24 scale Airfix repertoire sees a new version of the Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3with three paint options, two British and one from the US Marine Corps, between themcovering a period from 1977 – 1992.
Civil Aircraft
We know there are many modellers of civil aircraft in the preferred scale of 1:144and we have two new updated models for you.
A04177
Boeing 727, representing the popular passenger aircraft from the 1960s-1980speriod.
A04178
, the Boeing 737 – the best selling commercial passenger aircraft inaviation history, spanning a period from 1965 to the present day.
Historic Ships and Marine Vessels
The exciting news for 2010 is a further extension of modern Royal Navy subjects.New tooling brings you the 1:350 scale Trafalgar Class Submarine
A03260
, with7 finish options, representing each vessel in the class. See our feature article in this issue.
 
2010NEW MODEL RELEASES...
We continue our preview of the newly tooledAirfix introductions scheduled for release between thesecond quarter of the year and the end of December 2010.
A04011 the HPHampden.
(The FlyingPanhandle).
A03032 Fairey Battle.
In two finish options.
A02048A Messerschmitt Bf109E. A03030A Junkers Ju87-B.A03007Junkers Ju88.A05021 Heinkel HeIII.

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