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 | December 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW121, December 2020. The latest edition features an exclusive build of Airfix’s new 1/72 Buccaneer S.2B. Accompanying it is Special Hobby's 1/72 Super Mystere/Sa'ar, Accurate Armour's 1/35 FV434, a 1/32 Mustang P-51D-5 build and plus the latest news and product reviews. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during October.

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Airfix Model World November 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW120, November 2020. The latest edition coincides with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and features an exclusive build of Airfix’s newly tooled 1/72 Spitfire Mk.Vc. Accompanying it is a pair of Zoukei-Mura Ho 229 fighters in 1/72 and 1/144, Eduard’s recent 1/48 Tempest Mk.V and more - plus the latest news and product reviews. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during October.

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Airfix Model World | October 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW119, October 2020. The latest edition features an exclusive build of Airfix's newly tooled 1/72 Bristol Beaufort, the chance to win Zveda's 1/48 Mi-24 HIND helicopter kit plus the latest news, product reviews and builds to inspire your scale modelling. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during September.

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Airfix Model World | December 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW121, December 2020. The latest edition features an exclusive build of Airfix’s new 1/72 Buccaneer S.2B. Accompanying it is Special Hobby's 1/72 Super Mystere/Sa'ar, Accurate Armour's 1/35 FV434, a 1/32 Mustang P-51D-5 build and plus the latest news and product reviews. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during October.

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MIDDLE EASTERN MACHINERY

Israeli armour subjects garner significant interest with modellers, so it’s no surprise aftermarket marking specialist Star Decals has catered for such vehicles, with this set covering M48 Magach and AMX-13 tanks.

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FELINE MACHINERY

Modellers with 1/35 kits depicting early-model Tiger tanks may wish to consider this selection of unusual markings options from Star Decals.

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D-DAY MARINES

While small-scale kits depicting the Sherman M4A4 variant with the Chrysler A57 ‘cloverleaf’ engine housed in an extended rear hull and widely spaced bogies are unusual, those seeking an alternative scheme for such offerings will enjoy this Star Decals’ product.

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MEDICAL TRANSPORT

Food Machinery Corp’s M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) has been adapted to provide a wide array of specialist vehicles and its ambulance variants are the subject of Star Decals’ 13th collection of Israel Defense Force (IDF) Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs).

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ANTI-TANK MUNITIONS

Although they appear similar to conventional explosive munitions, Eduard’s 1/72 Brassin fittings depict the BL755 cluster bombs developed by Hunting Aircraft and used by the RAF between 1972-2008.

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AUXILIARY ADDITIONS

Intended to replace the styrene representations of the external fuel tanks supplied with its 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109G kits, Eduard has released this Brassin set, containing two distinct fittings.

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ELECTRONIC WARFARE PROTECTION

Eduard’s 1/72 AN/ALQ-184 Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) pod is suitable for a range of US Air Force types and is a simple addition, comprising just a single cast component.

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'PONY' PIPES

Here’s a simple but effective upgrade for Revell’s recent 1/32 P-51D Mustang, in the form of Eduard’s Brassin exhaust outlets.

RETAILER RESURGENCE

THERE’S BEEN a boost to the scale model industry with an announcement that hobby retailer Modelzone has been relaunched as a specialist brand under the ownership of the WHSmith retail chain.

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Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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Brodie Baxter

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