The official Airfix Club Magazine Issue 16
In this Issue...
CROMWELL IV TANK
MEMBERS’ PHOTOS MODEL PAINT
& LETTERS P12/13 RUINED CHURCH - P8/9
Welcome to the summer edition of the Airfix Club
magazine. As you will see from our Diary Dates
column in this issue, the Airfix team are appearing
with the Roadshow at a number of venues up and
Contents down the UK.
Do come along if you are in the area. There is a lot
2011 Roadshow Events
going on, both for adults and younger enthusiasts –
& New Releases ......... 3
and an opportunity to browse through a wealth of
The Cromwell Tank. 4 - 5 Airfix souvenir merchandise. Most of all, you can meet
The Cromwell Tank the Airfix team and have a chat about your hobby, have
Model Build ........... 6 - 7 your queries answered and any problems solved.
Construct Your Own
Airfix Buildings....... 8 - 9
We look forward to meeting you!
Model Build ........10 - 11
Members’ Photos..... 12 Hornby backs...
Join Our Clubs
On-Line Now!........... 13
Dry Brush Technique Launched on TV
Hints & Tips ............. 14
Member Discount .... 15
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THE LATEST & FORTHCOMING
Buildings and Accessories Military Vehicles & Dioramas Starter Sets - Small
A50131 London Icons. 1:12 A02338 Cromwell Cruiser Tank. 1:76 A55101 Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk. 1:72
A75008 European Brewery Ruin. 1:76 Space Starter Sets - Medium
Figures A10170 Space Shuttle. 1:144 A55200 ‘E’Type Jaguar. 1:32
A01763 WWII British Infantry, Northern A55201 Triumph Herald. 1:32
A02026 Angel Interceptor. 1:72 Starter Sets - Large
Military and Civil Aircraft A55301 Panavia Tornado F3. 1:72
A02019 Arado Ar196. 1:72
A55300 BAe Harrier GR9.
A20440 1930 4.5 litre Bentley. 1:12
A01003 Curtiss P40-B. New Tool 1:72 New Tool 1:72
The Airfix Roadshow is appearing
at many key events between now and the end of 2011,
so for updates and more information, visit the Airfix website at www.airfix.com/events
13-14th August: RAF Harrowbeer, Devon. The weekend event marks
the 70th Anniversary of the opening of the RAF Harrowbeer, including
the history of its vital role during WWII.
For more information on the fantastic visiting displays, go to the website
18-19th August: The Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth Town
4-5th September: Duxford Air Show at the IWM, Duxford. CB22 4QR.
10-11th September: Battle of Britain Weekend at RAF Hendon, Grahame
Park Way, London NW9 5LL.
16th October: Duxford Autumn Show at the IWM, Duxford, CB22 4QR.
22nd October: Yeovilton Model Show at the Fleet Air Arm Museum,
RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset. BA22 8HT.
3-6th November: Crafts for Christmas Show at the NEC Birmingham.
12-13th November: Scale Model World at the Telford International Centre,
Telford, TF3 4JH.
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purchases featured on the Airfix Direct Sales website: www.airfix.com
your day out.
3 Follow the step by step guide to the checkout and give your Airfix Collectors
Club membership number to obtain your discount, quoting Code: VSHVXCBN
The 2011 Airfix range of 1:76 scale Military Vehicles
sees the introduction of the brand new Cromwell
Mk.IV Cruiser Tank, as used by the British Army in
Several leading British companies were involved in the overall construction of the Cromwell
tank, including LMS Railway, Morris Motors, English Electric, as well as the Birmingham
Railway Carriage and Wagon Company. It first saw action in June 1944, as the tank that
equipped the reconnaissance regiments of the Royal Armoured Corps. Serving predominantly
in North-West Europe and built to carry a crew of five – Commander, gunner, loader, driver
Europe between 1944 and 1945. and front gunner - it proved its superior speed of up to 40 mph, adept manoeuvrability and
With two kit options, under model number A02338, you can choose to decorate reliability more than a match for the sluggish, heavy German tanks.
it as used by the 5th Royal Horse Artillery, 7th Armoured Division or as it served The Cromwell Tank, named after the English Civil War leader, Oliver Cromwell, was designed
with the 11th Armoured Division. Along with its ‘relation’- the Centaur Tank, the by Leyland – then known as the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company.
Cromwell proved to be the fastest cruiser tank fielded by the British Army in WWII. Manufactured by the Nuffield Organisation, the number produced was just over 4000.
The Cromwell was the first in the British arsenal to combine a dual-purpose gun, high Its main dual-purpose gun comprised one OQF (Ordnance Quick Firing) 75mm weapon,
speed and reasonable armour (3 inches/76mm), all in one vehicle. with a secondary armament of 2 x 7.92mm Breda machine guns.
The Cromwell and Centaur were the result of further development and future The Cromwell tank was used to fully equip the 7th Armoured Division – one of the kit options
replacement of the Crusader tank. The military leaders of the day had laid down the with the new Airfix release. Although the Cromwell was very reliable, with great speed and
required specifications for the new tank, which they hoped would be ready for service manoeuvrability, it was the Sherman tank that remained the most common tank in the British
in 1942. The requirements included a QF 6 pounder gun, which was badly needed. and Allied armoured units. However, the speed of the Cromwell proved very useful as the
However, the main problem that delayed production was the engine. The Nuffield- main tank used by the reconnaissance regiments of the British Army, including service with
built Liberty engine proved unsuitable and so a new engine was designed as a tank the Allied units of the 1st Polish Armoured Division and the Czech Armoured Brigade.
There are several surviving Cromwell tanks at museums both at home and abroad, some in
The Meteor engine was based on the powerful Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, famous full running condition, including an example on show at the Cobbaton Combat Collection of
for its use on the legendary Spitfire aircraft. At trial stage, the engine, with almost military vehicles in North Devon.The Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset also has a well-
600hp, proved more than satisfactory. However, because manufacturing capacity preserved Cromwell Mk IV on display.
was already committed to other major components for the Allied needs, the Rover
If you are travelling on the A1065 in Norfolk, you
Car Company eventually undertook the job of producing the Meteor. Even they had
will find a Cromwell IV mounted on a plinth in
difficulty making extra provision on their production lines to fit the Meteor in to their
Thetford Forest. Overseas, you will also see
manufacturing schedule. Eventually, the Meteor engine became available in January
examples in The Royal Australian Armoured
1943, at which point production of the A27M Cromwell tank was able to commence.
Corps Army Tank Museum, in the Czech
The frame was riveted at first, though later models were of welded construction.The Republic, Israel and the Netherlands, to name
next stage was to bolt the armour plate to the frame.The caterpillar tracks were initially but a few.
14 inches wide but later versions extended to 15½ inches. Another modification to the
exhaust was necessary to direct fumes away from the fighting compartment, which
proved a problem only discovered when the tanks were lined up in preparation for an
Power: Rolls-Royce Meteor V12 petrol engine,
it had a fuel capacity of 110 gallons and an
operational range of 170 miles (270km) on
roads and 80 miles cross-country.
Weight: 27.6 tons (28 tonnes). Height: 8ft 2in (2.49m).
Length: 20ft 10in (6.35m). Width: 9ft 6½” (2.908m).
IVTANK A02338 1:76 SCALE
...It proved to be the fastest cruiser tank fielded by the British
Army in WWII.
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Tracks are carefully sanded to remove moulding seam. Painted Chocolate
(98) followed by a dark wash of black which enhances the detail, finished
off by light drybrushing with Gunmetal (53) on the exposed track and teeth.
STAGE 4...LOWER HULL CONSTRUCTION
Lower hull construction completed taking care that the drive sprocket teeth
are engaged with the track properly. Basic painting of major sub assemblies
in 159 (Khaki Drab)
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STAGE 3...STONE EFFECT STAGE 4...STONE EFFECT
A wash of highly thinned very dark grey paint is applied over the stonework
and roof tiles to bring out the recessed detailing cast into the stonework.The
wash can take the form of thinned enamel or acrylic colours or as used here
watercolours. Before the wash is fully dry, use a lint free cloth dampened with
The decorative stonework on the church is painted 121 (Pale Stone) and any the appropriate thinner, and using a downwards motion wipe the surface of the
"tidying up" of the base colours is carried out. stonework - this will remove some of the excess wash further enhancing the
textured surface. Finally paint the windows 85 (Satin Black) and touch up the
paintwork as required.
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STAGE 3...SAND STONE EFFECT
To accentuate the raised detailing use the "Dry Brushing" method using complimentary
highlight colours. For the external stonework 121 (Pale Stone) and for the roof tiles
64 (Light Grey). Final detail painting such as 98 (Chocolate) for the wooden door
can then be carried out to finish off the model.
Bedford were one of the War Department’s main
MODEL CONVERSION The detailing around the trailer and load box can be added from plastic strip, as is the
chassis framework underneath. The tie-down hooks along the trailer sides are only
suppliers throughout World War Two, and not only small but are quite noticeable. The Evergreen range of styrene mouldings includes a
because of their wide range of well known trucks. very fine ‘L’ shaped angle strip. As you can see from the photos, if you slice across this
at tiny intervals, you will create suitably shaped parts for your tie-down clamps.
Bedford also built more than 5,000 Churchill tanks, as well as parts for over 5 The underside of the trailer makes use of parts from the unused QLT in the kit. The axle
million jerricans and 750,000 steel helmets. But it was for their sturdy, reliable and is reworked and added to the rear springs and rear wheels. A spare wheel is fitted on
popular trucks that they are best recognised and particularly the ubiquitous QL. the underside and a framework constructed from 0.5mm plastic rod. Mudflaps from
Development of the QL began just days after the outbreak of war and a few months the QLD are used around the trailer wheels and another pair from the QLT are fitted
later the prototypes were ready for testing. Although the British Army lost a huge towards the front of the trailer to protect the rear wheels of the tractor unit. Small
amount of vehicles as a result of the Dunkirk evacuations, it did effectively clear detailing such as the mudguard supports and the rear step framework are made from
out a real clutter of dated and unreliable pre-war designs.This left the way clear plastic strip.The original fuel tank and spare wheel from the QLD are discarded, and a
for new standardised versions to be built and by February 1941, production of the the 1-ton load box fitted on the chassis tight against the back of the cab. The two fuel
Bedford QL was in full flow. The truck quickly found favour with both drivers and tanks from the QLT and the two stowage boxes are fitted to the underside of the load
mechanics and by the end of the war, over 52,000 QL’s had rolled off the production box. The QLC had a higher payload but the same engine as all the QL range and as
line.The recent Airfix release offers a pair of Bedford QL’s – the standard general such petrol consumption was higher.
service vehicle (QLD), and the troop carrier (QLT). There were a variety of other Finally, the trailer tilt framework was made from 0.75mm brass rod. Make a former to
types produced, including the Bofors Gun Tractor, Radio and Command bodies, the correct shape from 30 thou plastic card and then sandwich it between two larger
a tipper body, firetruck and various special bodies, all of which are possible scraps.This will then make it easy to bend the arched frames all to the right profile
conversions from this useful kit. before adding the lengths along the top. If you wish, a cover can be added from tissue
One of the more unusual is the QLC 4 x 4-2 articulated load carrier. This designation hardened with white glue, although the ‘open’ feel does have a certain pleasant look.
was the Army’s way of describing a 4-wheel drive truck with a fixed 2-wheeled As an RAF vehicle, the colour scheme was overall RAF vehicle blue and the ‘grubby’
trailer. It was a strange configuration, with a small 1-ton dropsied load area on the weathering was depicted to highlight how little TLC these workhorses often had. If
truck chassis, and the other 5-ton payload on the trailer. They found themselves you are opting for the army version, then the tilt cover was almost always used and
used with many army units, as well as the RAF, and even the Royal Navy. the colour scheme would have generally been the black and green ‘Mickey Mouse’
Constructing the model was not such a difficult task, as the main parts that need camouflage.
making are the trailer body and the 1-ton load carrier box on the tractor unit – both Sadly, despite over 1000 being produced, there don’t appear to be any surviving
of which are nice flat sides and square angles. Most other parts can be pillaged examples to see. So it seems a model is now the only way you will appreciate just
from the kit. how fine this vehicle looked.
Start by building the basic QLD cab and chassis from the kit – but change the
cab roof for the one without the hip-ring from the QLT. The coupling unit for
the trailer is a fairly simple ball and socket arrangement, as the trailer was
permanently coupled to the truck. This coupler sits directly over the rear
axle, for maximum strength and balance.
The trailer body and the 1-ton load box are both constructed of wood
planked styrene sheet. For strength, make the floor first using 30 thou
styrene sheet with the planked card on top.Then add the inner sides and
ends and finally the outer sides and ends.This laminating will make it
strong and help eliminate warping over time.
The plaster base is from the Landmark
Models range – www.landmarkmodels.co.uk
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Useful Contacts: Scale Plans of this and other Bedford QLD variants are available in the
Geoff Lacey series - send an A4 SAE to - 315a South Lane, New Maldon, Surrey KT3 5RR.
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A big thank you to everyone who sent in pictures of yourselves and your
Airfix projects for publication in Issue 15. As we promised – there was a
prize for what we considered to be the best entry. And the winner is
Mark Chadbourne, Member 500355 from Staffordshire.
Congratulations, Mark. We are sending you an example of the A06102
members’ photos Supermarine Seafire Mk XVIIC, with the compliments of the Airfix team.
Enjoy your model!
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The official Airfix Club Magazine Issue 15 Hornby Collectors Club
In this Issue...
THE BAe HARRIER
THE SINKING OF
Applying Humbrol paint using the...
Dry Brush Method
In this issue of our magazine, I demonstrate how to apply the simple yet effective dry
brush method to a newly constructed Airfix model. If applied correctly, the dry brush
method can achieve some very effective results which in my opinion are almost as good
technique as those achieved with an airbrush, but with the
added benefit of minimising the fuss and mess.
Time spent dry brushing with a complimenting
colour yeilds good results and can be very
brol Acr yl Having dry brushed the entire model using Humbrol Enamel 113 Rust, a contrasting colour
sing Hum s
ed to th e sprue u tailing item was also required for additional realism. I used a sparing amount of Humbrol Enamel 83 Ochre
1 model w hilst attach to
pick out va tip is to connect which was also applied by using the dry brush technique, but this time with an almost completely
complete was used top
spray the Gunmetal tracks, a with the
Acrylic 53 catapilar sier to fit dry brush, lightly picking out additional details where required.
st ep was to Humbrol ecting the ble and ea
The first mpl etely dry, . When conn more dura
e. Once co hine guns tracks are bly.
Light Oliv d the mac g so, the el assem
tracks an le. By doin of the whe
such as spare ing a small stap at the top
together us placed
the tracks n they are
2 Pick out details on your model before 5 The finishing to
you commence dry brushing. uches.
Once the component parts had been painted and the model had been fully assembled, Humbrol For the finishing
touches, I used
technique. For Humbrol Matt
Acrylic 53 Gunmetal was used to pick out additional details such as spades, hatch hinges etc. this instance the Enamel 28 Ca
tank appear we br ush was vir tua mouflage Grey
Humbrol Acrylic 53 Gunmetal was also used to paint both caterpillar tracks as a base colour in athered and fad lly dr y, as my applied using
ed by the sun. objective was the dr y br ush
preparation for additional dry brush weathering using Humbrol Matt Enamel 113 Rust. applied, a fix co With all the pa to make certain
at was applied inting and weath areas of the
protect my finish using Humbro ering complete
ed model. l DecalFix and
finally a coat of and decals
3 Now for the dry brushing!
The secret is to apply paint with a virtually dry
brush and build up by layers...always err on the
side of caution...it does pay off!
Having loaded a brush with Humbrol Matt Enamel 113 Rust, I wiped the brush on tissue until the
brush was almost completely dry. With hardly any pressure, I pulled the brush across the raised
areas of the model leaving the smallest amount of paint on the model until the desired weathering
effect had been achieved. Any excess paint was quickly removed by wiping with a tissue.
The Heritage Motor Centre
welcomes Airfix Club Members with a
Special Discount Offer
The Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon in Warwickshire The Heritage Motor Centre is host to a wide range of vehicle-related events throughout
2011, all of which are listed on the website. Two of the exhibitions that will be of
is home to the world’s largest collection of historic particular interest to Airfix Club members this autumn are:
22nd - 30th Oct 2011 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Opened in 1993, following help from the Rover Group, Week, including Autumn Half Term activities for visitors
the Collection had originally comprised over 200 with families.
examples of vehicles that had been part of British Enjoy the Ladybird Big Book of Motor Cars Exhibition with its nostalgic collection
Leyland – and subsequently Rover, under the auspices of illustrations from the books, set amongst many of the vehicles which feature in
them. The day presents a fabulous opportunity to recapture your childhood, and
of the British Motor Heritage Trust. The new venue at perhaps share it with your children or grandchildren. There will also be a children's
Gaydon facilitated many more exhibits to be put on show. Ladybird play area with books and activities to enjoy.
Following the break up of the Rover Group in the year 2000, the Trust decided that
23rd October - Large Model Aircraft Show
it should expand its remit to all of the British motor industry, not just those that had This annual indoor show has over 100 Large Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft
been part of British Leyland. on display, plus demonstrations and aircraft simulators. Normal Museum prices
apply with discounted rates for LMA & BMFA members.
As a result, today the car collection is nearly 300 strong, enabling the visitor to
follow comprehensively the evolution of the British motor car from 1896 through to
The Heritage Motor Centre is situated on Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire.
the new Millennium. In some instances, you can also sit behind the wheel and
CV35 0BJ. Telephone: 01926 641188.
experience motoring over the century.
It is open to the public daily from 10 am to 5 pm, except 24-26th December.
As an ongoing project, the Trust also works closely with the heritage arms of Britain’s
major car concerns, including Ford, Jaguar and Vauxhall, to bring some of their For full details of exhibitions, what to see and lots more, visit the website at:
historic vehicles to the museum for visitors to enjoy. www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk
One lucky adult competition winner will have a great time constructing our prize this
time. We have an example of the A50060 Western Front Set in 1:76 scale to give
away which, when complete, is a model replica of a typical trench layout found on the
Western Front of Northern Europe during the Great War. The set includes 2 x A01315
WWI ‘Male’ Tanks, 1 x A02337 WWI ‘Female’ Tank, A01726 WWI German Infantry
collection and A01727 WWI British Infantry collection, together with all the paints,
brushes and glue to complete the diorama.
To enter, we’d like your answer to the following question:
What is the difference between ‘male’ and ‘female’ tanks?
Is it (a) their armaments (b) their respective size or (c) their speed?
Put your answer on an email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a postcard. In either case,
please give your name, address and your membership number. If posting your entry, please send it to
Airfix Issue 16 Competition, PO Box 25, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK. LE13 1ZG. Closing date for
entries is 26th August 2011.
We invite our junior members, aged 14 or under, to compete for another great prize –
an example of the A50009 Battle Front Set in 1:76 scale. It comes with a Sherman
and Tiger Tank, British Paratroops and German Infantry, as well as a Forward
Command Post and a base to set everything out on. The set also includes the paints,
glue and brushes to complete your diorama. To enter, all we want you to do is answer
both the following Airfix related questions correctly:
1. Which country introduced the Sherman tank? Was it (a) Britain (b) the USA or
2. If you see a vehicle described with the letters LWB, what does the abbreviation
Put your answers on an email addressed to email@example.com or send us a postcard. In either case,
please give your name, address, age (you must be 14 or under) and your membership number. If posting
your entry, please send it to Airfix Issue 16 Junior Competition, PO Box 25, Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire, UK. LE13 1ZG. Closing date for entries is 26th August 2011.
Rules of entry for both competitions Competition Results
1. The winner of the adult competition will be the first 3. The results of the both competitions will be announced The winner of our adult competition in Issue 15 is Chris Bromley,
drawn from the all-correct answers on the closing date in issue 17 and the winners notified by post. Member 597022 from Staffordshire Well done. Your prize, comprising
of 26th August 2011. The winner of the junior 4. The competitions are not open to employees of Hornby the A50120 Sink the Bismarck Set and A04050 Harrier GR9 model,
competition must be aged 14 years or under and will Hobbies Ltd., their agents or families. is on its way.
be the first drawn from the all-correct entries received 5. No correspondence to be entered into in conjunction The answers to the competition questions were:
by the closing date of 26th August 2011. with the competitions. 1. HMS Suffolk and HMS Norfolk. 2. A Fairey Swordfish.
2. The competition is limited to one entry per current 6. No cash equivalent is available. 3. HMS Ark Royal. 4. RAF Wittering.
member of the Airfix Club. Duplicate entries will be The winner of the junior competition is Mstr Paul Lamberton, member
7. The Airfix Club accepts no responsibility for entries lost
disregarded. 503058, aged 11 and from Norwich, receiving an example of the
or damaged in the post or defaced or altered in any way.
8. The judges’ decision is final. A50129 VC set and the A04050 Harrier GR9. Congratulations, to you
too. And the model we asked you to identify was the A06102
Supermarine Seafire MK XVIIC, one of the newly tooled Airfix models
coming into the range this year, which features on Page 30 of the
2011 Airfix catalogue.
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