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.

Airfix Model World Magazine Features

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 scale modelling magazine offers this much variety and quality.

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Airfix Model World July 2015

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Airfix Model World June 2015

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Airfix Model World May 2015

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Latest articles from Airfix Model World

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

Kilmarnock Station Community Village Update

Work at Kilmarnock station continues with the Kilmarnock Station Railway Heritage trust helping those in the community improve their physical and mental health wellbeing.

Whirlybird Models Closure

January 2022 marked the closure of a modelling stalwart, in the form of South Yorkshire-based Whirlybird Models. Read more about the loss of this firm here.

The Weird Howitzer Feature Premium

The Weird Howitzer

The unorthodox marriage of a 122mm gun and a vintage tank chassis forms the basis of RyeField Model's 1/35 T-34/D-30 howitzer. Learn all about this kit with Christian Lupu's fascinating build.

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Quechua Fortress

Garry Tobiss discovers that Kinetic's 1/48 new-tool Pucara has many fine features, in his almost-out-of-the-box build. Plus-points include a well-appointed cockpit.

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TAKOM’S LARGE-SCALE SHIP DEFENDERS

Takom's release of 1/35 Sea Wolf and Sea Dart missile systems are timely, given this year's 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflict...in which the weapons made their combat debuts. We review the kits in full.

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Decal Review: Euro Decals' Flashy 1/48 Super Sabres

Suitable for ESCI, Revell/Monogram and Trumpeter kits, Euro Decals’s quarter-scale markings provide a trio of attractive markings schemes for 1/48 North American F-100D Super Sabres.

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Decal Review: Two Bobs' 1/48 A-10C Indiana Tankbusters

Modellers seeking different schemes for their Hobby Boss, Monogram and Italeri kits (although not straight from the box – they all need ‘tweaks’) or the forthcoming Academy offering will find much to savour on this set from Two Bobs.

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Decal Review: BOA's 1/144 Air France Caravelles

Designed to fit the Airfix or AModel Caravelle III kits, this comprehensive two-sheet set from BOA enables modellers to build any of the 46 airframes operated by Air France.

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Decal Review: Kits-World presents 1/72 RAF 24in Letter Codes

Kits-World has produced this set of late-1930s-style airframe letters for RAF aircraft in 1/72, replicating the Stores Ref. 33B/157 specification of 24in squadron/airframe letters in Sea Grey (later renamed Sky Grey).

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Decal Review: Eduard's 1/48 Smoke Rings Camouflage

Designed specifically for quarter-scale Macchi MC.202 Folgore and MC.205 Veltro kits – the former of which the firm has included in its range – are Eduard’s ‘smoke ring’ decals, replicating the unusual camouflage favoured by Italy.

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Editor

Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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