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 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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Eduard's 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Re-issue

Airfix Model World examines the contents of what appears to be a straightforward re-issue of Eduard’s 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Series 2 ProfiPACK.

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ICM adds crew to its 1/32 AH-1G Cobra

ICM has combined its newly tooled 1/32 AH-1G Cobra with a figure set – US Helicopter Pilots Vietnam War (32114) - find out more about this combined package here.

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Eduard's 1/48 Sopwith Camel ProfiPACK has landed!

Having dazzled modellers with the limited-edition Camel & Co, Eduard has followed this with a ProfiPACK offering of the Bentley Rotary-powered Camel F.1, as used predominantly by the Royal Naval Air Service.

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Appraising Airfix's 1/72 Panavia Tornado F.3 Starter Set

Airfix’s 1/72 Tornado F.3 starter set seems to fall into a gap between the firm’s Vintage Classics and regular kit range, especially in the current format as a starter set - so is it suitable for a beginner?

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Special Hobby's re-issued 1/48 Re.2005 Review

It’s a quick return for Special Hobby’s delightful 1/48 Re.2005, with all the contents as per the original release - discover more about this re-issued kit here.

Event News: Newark Air Museum's first Night Shoot of 2022

Newark Air Museum has announced it will host its first Day-Night Photo Shoot event in 2022, with the date set for March 26, 2022.



Royal Navy fans, or modellers building on a Falklands conflict theme, will welcome Atlantic Models superb 1/350 HMS Yarmouth kit. It features crisply cast resin, white metal, and photo-etched brass details



Jen Wright demonstrates simple building tips and upgrades on Revell's re-boxing of the 1/72 Academy OV-10A Bronco.

Blitz StuH and StuG tank Review Premium


Takom sub-brand Blitz has produced a superb1/35 kit that allows you to build either a late production StuG III Ausf.G, or a StuH 42. It's great value for fans of German armour, and includes extensive photo-etched metal details and optional turned metal barrels.

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Book Review: Crowood's Guide to making Military Scenes

If an aspect of modelling could be likened to art, then arguably diorama making is the closest, whether it’s an interpretation of a photo, or a completely imagined scene.

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