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 | 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.


FOLLOWING IN-HOUSE discussions and responses to the UK Government's latest guidance following COVID-19 restrictions, Newark Air Museum has announced its planned Aeroboot sale on September 26 has been cancelled.

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Richard Spreckley brings ICM’s new-tool 1/48 Douglas B-26 Invader ‘to life’ with Magic Scale Modeling’s plug-and-play lighting and sound system.

Win Zvezda’s 1/48 M-24 Hind

Five lucky readers have the chance to win one of Zvezda’s superb newly tooled Mi-24V/VP Hindhelicopter kits, each worth £39.99, courtesy of UK importer, The Hobby Company, which is also the route to Dragon/Cyber-Hobby, Tamiya, Italeri, Zvezda, Ebbro and other brands. Closing date Friday, December 4, 2020.


WITH ANTICIPATION for Airfix’s all-new 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 growing, the firm’s development team has released the first photos of the test-shot runners and a constructed model.


AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET specialist Decalcas has released a superb photographic reference guide to the MG Metro 6R4 rally car, subject of two upcoming 1/24 kits from Belkits.


UKRAINIAN MANUFACTURER ICM has stayed with a biplane theme for its latest large-scale aircraft release, with a newly tooled 1/32 Stearman PT-17/ N2S-3 Kaydet.


THE SOVIET Union’s Delfin/Delta IV ballistic missile submarines served much longer than expected, even outlasting the intended successor class (the Akula/Typhoon), but Zvezda’s 1/350 offering is just the fourth kit of the type.


WHEN EDUARD announced it was releasing a newly tooled 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, it definitely grabbed modellers’ attention.


VEHICLE MANUAL publisher Haynes has dipped its toe in the water with its latest Owners Workshop Manual, which describes the Royal Navy’s Motor Gun Boat (MGB) series.

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