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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The Next Step: It's All About Layers

AIRBRUSHING SKILLS GUIDE: Jay Blakemore expands upon his introductory tutorials by exploring more advanced airbrushing techniques - here, he examines layering.


EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: This month’s selection of reader projects has rallied together a superb pair of off-road racing cars plus a pretty prototype and fabulous figures - check out the full set plus bonus online-only inclusions here!



Peter Fearon builds Starling Models’ 1/700 scale HMS Glamorgan – the only vessel to survive an Exocet attack during 1982's Falklands conflict.


Jet fighter fans will welcome the news that Kinetic is to produce an all-new 1/48 F-16MLU NATO Viper kit. It offers stunning detail and a serious weapons selection, comprising air-to-air and 'mud-moving' stores.



Garry Tobiss builds what's arguably the best P-51B/C Mustang in 1/72 scale... Arma Hobby's newly tooled offering.

Academic Excellence: Yeovil Model Show Report

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Yeovil’s Model Show made a welcome return during October 2021 and this increasingly popular privately-run Somerset exhibition has since adopted a twice-yearly format. Malcolm V Lowe sampled the atmosphere...

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Flaps, Slats and Cats!

Chris Jones builds Tamiya's latest boxing of its 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, which comes with carrier deck diorama items. With 'Top Gun: Maverick' proving to be a huge hit in the cinemas, it's the perfect time to get nostalgic about the star of the original movie.



Russia's invasion of Ukraine has thrown a stark spotlight on the latter's air force and its assets. If you wish to build models on this theme, a superb book from Crecy Publishing is an invaluable reference.

Wartime Saviour from Airfix: 1/35 Austin K2/Y Ambulance first look!

Airfix's fifth new-tooling of 2022, a 1/35 Austin K2/Y Ambulance, has royal connections and its release coincides closely with Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. Examine this newly tooled model kit via AMW's first look here!

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The Need... For Speed! Revell's Top Gun: Maverick F/A-18E Super Hornet

Chris Jones brings the silver screen to quarter scale with Maverick’s Super Hornet from the hotly anticipated 'Top Gun' sequel, via Revell’s 1/48 kit. Relive the high-octane movie with this fast-paced build feature!

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