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Another Bumper Issue

The July 2018 ‘Airfix Model World’ magazine has three of my articles this time around – they are show reports on the Poole Vikings and Yeovil model shows, and a history feature on late-mark Spitfires. Advertisements

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Trophy winning MiG-9

In the recent Poole Vikings Model Show I actually had an aircraft model completed and ready to enter in the show’s competition. That’s a rare event in itself. I was very happy to win Gold, and also to be awarded … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the RAF – formed 100 years ago today, April 1, 1918.

The photo I find especially relevant and personal too, it is an RAF-operated North American Mitchell of the 2nd Tactical Air Force, active over Normandy in the summer of 1944 during the D-Day period – and as well as that, the … Continue reading

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Yeovil Model Show 2018

photos Malcolm V Lowe Today (March 24) was the very first Yeovil Model Show. This event has no connection with the regular and very successful model show that used to be held at RNAS Yeovilton and which very sadly was … Continue reading

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Junkers Ju 88: Combat Machines No.3

My latest book has just been published. It is on the Junkers Ju 88 (the World War Two German bomber) and is number three in the Airfix Model World/Key Publishing ‘Combat Machines’ series. I wrote the first volume in this … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Rapide

Recently published, my latest feature for ‘Airfix Model World’ magazine, in the January 2018 issue.  It relates to a British company named Sky Neon, which used a de Havilland Dragon Rapide for aerial advertising during the 1950s. It’s something a little different.

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Six-Gun River

Recently published, my latest feature in ‘Airfix Model World’ magazine, November 2017 issue. It’s a naval history article concerning a Japanese light cruiser from World War Two, the IJN Yahagi – with specific reference to the ship’s final action during … Continue reading

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