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 February 2022

The February 2022 issue of Airfix Model World is here featuring coverage of the Airfix 2022 catalogue launch, exclusive model builds, the latest news, reviews and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.

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Airfix Model World January 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Airfix Model World December 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World December 2021, featuring full coverage of Airfix's reworked 1/72 LIM-5, Stearman 1/32 Douglas Tutor, Tamiya's 1/24 Ford Mustang GT4 plus more stunning model builds, scale modelling news, reviews, show reports and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.

Latest articles from Airfix Model World

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

CLASSIC RENAULT VAN FROM HELLER

French kit company Heller has made a great comeback with the first mainstream 1/24 replica of the Renault Estaffete van, with commercial and Gendarmerie versions available so far.

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.

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REVIVING THE REVIVAL!

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Auto modellers will revel in this selection of reference shots, gathered by Ian Grainger as he made up for the 'lost year' at the 2021 Goodwood Revival.

ANYONE FOR TEMPEST? Feature Premium

ANYONE FOR TEMPEST?

Garry Tobiss has fun with this test-shot build of Airfix's new-tool 1/72 Hawker Tempest Mk.V.

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Airfix Model World February 2022

The February 2022 issue of Airfix Model World is here featuring coverage of the Airfix 2022 catalogue launch, exclusive model builds, the latest news, reviews and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.

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Building Hong Kong Models 1/48 Lancaster

Matthew Porter found Hong Kong Models' recent 1/48 Lancaster B Mk.I a tremendous build proposition, brimming with detail. In this comprehensive modelling guide he explains how it was built, painted and detailed for a spectacular finish.

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Achtung Partisan!

ICM’s Panhard armoured car is set among rugged terrain by Kev Smith, to create a partisan attack scene.

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Liquid Liberation

Dave Oliver was inspired by Sheppard Paine’s modelling guides and applies lessons from those books to this ambitious project.

Man down! Feature Premium

Man down!

Small-scale dioramas can have all the detail and presence of their 1/35 equivalents, as Toni Canfora demonstrates with his 1/72 World War Two Italian street-fighting scene.

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CAUTION!

Our second diorama skills instalment involves a busy US Army scene, comprising a building front, two Dodge WC 51 'Beep' vehicles and figures... all expertly crafted by Johan Augustsson.

Magazine Contacts 

Editor

Stu Fone 

stuart.fone@keypublishing.com

Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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Brodie Baxter

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