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Build & Convert CIRCUITS & BUMPS Airfix Aircraft Models Part 2

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Build Convert Airfix Aircraft Models
Circuits & Bumps


by Mike Grant

128 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-906959-27-2

Mike Grant’s ‘Circuits and Bumps’ series had been the most enthusiastically acclaimed material ever to run in Scale Aviation Modeller International. Combining classic kits with simple but effective techniques Mike has produced a series of show-stopping models from an assortment of vintage Airfix toolings with very little recourse to after market products. The step by step guides are superbly photographed, each build demonstrating a specific technique and each article summarised in a ‘How To’ page that is both clear and concise. The overall content and presentation has excited enthusiastic comment from both sides of the Atlantic, and we have been inundated with requests to see the material in book form, where more space can be given to each model, and the excellent quality of the work involved can better be appreciated.
If you are a beginner, an intermediate, or even consider yourself an expert modeller, this book has something for you – be it new ideas, new ways to solve problems, or simply new ways to look at some of those old kits you built when you were young.

1. De Havilland Chippie
Getting things straight and level with the de Havilland Chipmunk

2. Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher
Tips on using etched brass details with this charismatic US Navy spotter

3. F-80 Shining Star
Getting a natural metal finish on the F-80 Shooting Star

4. Brewster Buffalo F2A-1
The Buffalo gets a makeover, using Barclay’s experimental camouflage scheme to demonstrate some masking and painting techniques

5. Point Defence
Filling seams on the Bristol Bloodhound missile

6. Classic Spotter Bird Dog
Getting to grips with the glazing on the Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog

7. Scaling Down Airbus
Creating your own decals for the Airbus A300

8. Angelito Henschel Hs123
Sanding techniques with the classic ground attack machine in Spanish markings

9. Dayglo Shark
Plunge moulding details for the SA 341 Gazelle

10. Roland C.II
Detailing without the aftermarket

11. Focke Wulf Fw 190F-8
Pre-shading techniques on an unusual captured ‘Butcher Bird’

12. DHC Beaver
Sweating the details – the bits that aren’t in the box!

13. Taking the Pane out of Kit Canopies
De Havilland’s Mosquito revisited

14. Douglas F4D-1 Skyray
Masking and painting the Killer Ray

15. Bristol Bulldog
Biplane basics with the classic inter -war fighter

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