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OCTOBER 1963

"COVER PICTURE - The MT 'ASTRALITY' in the River Humber, taken from an original oil painting by Frank H. Mason, RI. The 'ASTRALABY' was built by Messrs J. L. Thompson and Sons Ltd, of Sunderland, in 1945, and is owned by F. T. Evereard and Sons Ltd, of London, EC3. She was a summer deadweight of 5,127 tons and gross tonnage of 3,744 tons. The vessel trades from ports in the Baltic and North West Europe and also to French ports in the Bay of Biscay."

  • NEWS FROM AIRFIX
    New Skyking 1:144 scale Boeing 707, 1:72 scale Yak-9D and 1:32 scale Zodiac kits
  • IN THE AIR
    First flight of the BAC-111 and tips for aero-modellers are subjects of interest from ALAN HALL
  • PLASTIC MODELLING
    Two methods of motorizing the Airfix railbus kit, described by MIKE BRYANT
  • WHEELSPIN
    BERT LAMKIN tells you how to build a compact model racing layout giving room for three cars
  • LAYOUT REALISM
    ALEX BOWIE gives a detailed account of building a confortable model railway or hobby room in a garden shed
  • DISPLAYING THE B-TYPE
    A cheap and simple-to-build showcase, made by NORMAN SIMMONS for a popular Airfix model
  • WARSHIP MODELLING
    By way of a change, C. O. ELLIS takes a temporary rest from tank, and deals with some of the many cruiser conversions possible from the Airfix HMS Tiger kit
  • ON THE ROAD AND TRACK
    The new world motor racing champion, and some interesting new cars are among items discussed by SARRYL REACH
  • PROFILE
    M. J. F. BOWYER turns his attention to conversion ideas for Griffon-engined Spitfires
  • NEW KITS AND MODELS
    Latest releases of interest to modellers, including a new idea in OOO scale trains sets
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    The page where you have the chance to tell us what you think - and earn yourself a free kit

in Airfix magazine

 Volume 5, Number 2, page 35

Hand painted toy soldiers