Airfix Model World


Your complete guide to the world of scale modelling.

The Official Airfix
Modelling Magazine

Welcome to Airfix Model World (AMW). We hope you will be pleasantly surprised by the contents, not just in terms of actual builds, but also the high-quality photography (all by contributors) and explanatory text. Both have been trademarks of this magazine since its inception, with the former crucial to creating an easily understandable article – after all, model-making is a visual hobby, so we have always strived to show readers just how the end result is achieved.

Airfix Model World Magazine Features

While we feature Airfix products in every issue, we also cover those from other major manufacturers, such as Eduard, Hasegawa, Revell, Special Hobby, IBG Models, Italeri, Tamiya and Kinetic, as well as those from limited-run and ‘cottage industry’ firms. It means we cover every genre of the hobby, from figures and aircraft to armour, maritime and sci-fi/real space, with the aim of providing the broadest selection of content.

Furthermore, AMW has strived to include informative history/background articles with certain build features, often providing a different take on an otherwise familiar topic. These are written by renowned historians or people involved intimately with a subject. If you are seeking something more in-depth, then we occasionally publish special supplements, dedicated sections or bookazines, which focus on either a theme or a newly-tooled kit, along with valuable reference material on the real subject where feasible. No other monthly scale modelling magazine offers this much variety and quality.

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Airfix Model World September 2022

Presented in PDF format, the September 2022 issue of Airfix Model World (AMW142) includes an exclusive build of Airfix's 1/48 Blackburn Buccaneer, ICM's new-tool 1/32 AH-1G Cobra, Aoshima's 1/24 Lamborghini Countach, the latest news, reviews and more!

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Airfix Model World August 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Airfix Model World July 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Latest articles from Airfix Model World

View the latest news and features from Airfix Model World Monthly magazine below.

Flying Banana Republic Feature Premium

Flying Banana Republic

Andy Davies adds African flavour to Italeri's 1/72 Piasecki H-21 helicopter, using Whirlybird's Congolese conversion set.

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EXCLUSIVE: We build Airfix's all-new 1/48 Blackburn Buccaneer

EXCLUSIVE FULL-BUILD FEATURE: Richard Spreckley examines Airfix's highly anticipated 1/48 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2C/D in depth, constructing the model in full.

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IN FOCUS: Blackburn Buccaneer from an RAF/Royal Navy Exchange Perspective

IN FOCUS: Former navigator Graham Pitchfork describes his experience as one half of the first RAF exchange crew on Royal Navy Buccaneers - offering inspiration for Airfix's new 1/48 kit.

FONTHILL’S USAFE TACTICAL UNITS BOOK Review Premium

FONTHILL’S USAFE TACTICAL UNITS BOOK

Fonthill Media's new book USAFE Tactical Units is a splendid reference for modellers building aircraft based in the UK from 1950-92.

AIRFIX MODEL WORLD CLUB SCENE

UPDATED LISTINGS - CLUB SCENE: Welcome to a regular feature highlighting local clubs from around the UK, with up to four added each month.

NEW TOOL: EDUARD’S 1/48 WILDCAT Review Premium

NEW TOOL: EDUARD’S 1/48 WILDCAT

Eduard's hotly anticipated new-tool 1/48 Grumman Wildcat is finally here, in ProfiPACK format... and it's a cracker!

Deluxe Materials' 2022 Range Revealed!

Whether you're a railway, scale, radio-control or miniaturist modeller, you may be interested in Deluxe Materials’ 2022 catalogue, which celebrates half a century of trading and has just been released.

Peewit MC.200, MB-339A, Jet Provost, Avia S-199 and Tatra OA VZ.20 Masks

Czech firm Peewit has been busy with new releases, with five new products catering for subjects as diverse as undercarriage bay masks to camouflage sets for a Czechoslovakian armoured car.

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Polish Perfection: SBS Model's 1/72 PZL P.1 Resin Kit full build

Mike Grant unmasks a painting challenge, as he constructs SBS Model’s 1/72 PZL P.1 resin kit with an eye-catching livery. Discover the full build here.

We're Back: North Virginia Model Classic show report!

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Walter Schlueter reports on a successful return for the North Virginia Model Classic, with the American show not having been held for two years.

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Editor

Stu Fone 

stuart.fone@keypublishing.com

Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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Brodie Baxter

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