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 March 2017

SOUPED-UP STRINGBAG: Detailing Airfi x’s re-released 1/72 Swordfish

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Airfix Model World February 2017

TED'S SILVER SNOOPER: Extra detail for Airfix’s re-issued 1/72 Spitfire PR.XIX

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Airfix Model World January 2017

BATTLE STANDARD: Kinetic’s 1/48 Super Étendard build and reference

Latest articles from Airfix Model World

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

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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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Decal Review: MILSPEC 1/72 562nd Tactical Fighter Training Sqn F-4G Phantoms

While the operational F-4G ‘Wild Weasel’ airframes get most attention, this superb decal sheet from MILSPEC provides markings for a training unit machine, assigned to the 562nd Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, 37th Tactical Fighter Wing at George Air Force Base, California, in 1990.

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Decal Review: Star Decals' Normandy Thunderbolt Shermans

Here’s another great compilation of schemes from Star Decals, with this sheet focusing on the vehicles used by the US Army’s 70th Tank Battalion ‘Thunderbolts’ at Utah Beach on June 6, 1944.

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FLOWER AFLOAT

In his debut for Airfix Model World/Key Model World, Toby Knight finds much to enjoy in Black Cat Models' 1/350 resin and photo-etched metal Flower-Class Corvette.

Revell's New-Tool Porsche 911 is Here!

Builders of auto subjects were delighted when Revell announced a newly tooled Porsche 911 Carrera in coupé and targa configurations. The latter has arrived... and Airfix Model World reveals what's inside...

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Revell teams up with Farming Simulator with its Porsche tractor

While videogaming and modelmaking may seem rivals for people’s attention, the saying goes ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’ and Revell has done just that by releasing a Farming Simulator 22 edition of its Porsche 108 tractor. What can this link-up bring to modelling?

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Airfix Quickbuild Ford Mustang GT 1968 Review

Discover how Airfix's Quickbuild Ford Mustang is a star of the screen in this full review of the snap-fit offering.

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MiniArt's D8506 German Tractor with Trailer Review

MiniArt has reverted to a civilian vehicle for the latest iteration of its D8506 tractor, combining it with the trailer used in several military releases. We reveal what this pairing can offer in a full review.

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Black Cat Models' Newly Tooled Bathurst-class Corvette Review

Black Cat Models has further enhanced its reputation with a series of stunning 1/350 and 1/400 multi-media ship kits. Here, Airfix Model World examines its new 1/350 Bathurst-class corvette, HMAS Castlemaine

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Italeri's Torpedo Boat Returns! MAS 565/568 with Crew Review

After an absence of 12 years, Italeri’s MAS.568 4a Serie torpedo boat is available once more, adding a crew to the kit as part of an imposing range of 1/35 maritime subjects. Airfix Model World examines the contents in this full review...

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Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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