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.

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 modelling magazine offers this much variety and quality.

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Airfix Model World | August 2020

Welcome to Airfix Model World issue 117 - August 2020. Headlining this issue is a conversion of Airfix's 1/48 Gloster Javelin plus we have more than 70 reviews, basic, intermediate and advanced builds and much more. Read the magazine in PDF format here and look out for new posts here on KeyModelWorld during July.


Following a successful three-week period of COVID-19-secure opening, Newark Air Museum has announced it will host an outdoor Aeroboot sale on September 26, 2020.


A TRIO of new 1/72 military releases have been announced by Ukrainian company ACE Model, including World War Two-era FlaK 36-fitted Sd.Kfz.6/2 half-track and Humber Super Snipe staff car kits, plus a more modern Mercedes-Benz Unimog 4x4 truck.


RESIN AUTOMOTIVE specialist Alpha Model has revealed another addition to its 1/24 supercar collection: an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera (super-light), which is now available to pre-order.


The second iteration of IBG Models' splendid PZL P.11c fighter has been announced, with this new version (32002) containing markings for Romanian Air Force machines.


FIGURE SPECIALIST Stalingrad Miniatures has announced its latest themed collection of 1/35 resin subjects: six members of a Soviet tank crew from 1945.


CHINESE FIRM Alpha Model has announced an expansion to its range of supercar kits with new 1/24 scale offerings of a Ferrari 488 Pista and McLaren 720S.


With the UK government announcing heritage sites can reopen from early July, the Newark Air Museum has moved several airframes in preparation for a new one-way route around the exhibits.


MODELLERS RECEIVED a welcome surprise on June 26, with the announcement that the Airfix Club was being restarted, with two levels of membership being offered.


IWATA’S AIRBRUSHES and compressors are well-known for their quality and ease-of-use, and the firm’s Z-Model combo sets have now been expanded to contain a LifeColor Essentials paint set (ES01)

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