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 October 2015

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Airfix Model World September 2015

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Airfix Model World August 2015

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Latest articles from Airfix Model World

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

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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

BLITZ’S 2-IN-1 STURMGESCHÜTZ

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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Book Review: A history of the Schneider Trophy Air Races

Many modellers and aviation enthusiasts are big fans of Schneider Trophy aircraft – AMW’s editorial staff are no exception, so this Pen & Sword history of the competition was very hotly anticipated in our office.

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Book Review: Images of War Early Jet Fighters photoguide

Following a book covering British and American jet aircraft in the decade after World War Two, this photographic study of several European countries’ efforts (plus a few outside of this continent) is a worthy successor.

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Book Review: Pen & Sword's guide to British Trawlers and Drifters

When it comes to the Royal Navy during the two World Wars, all attention goes to warships, yet the most numerous vessels were converted fishing boats, and these varied types are described in this fourth volume dedicated to the drawings and plans of renowned draughtsman John Lambert.

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Book Review: Schiffer's Sherman Tank Guide Vol.6

In what appears to be its final Legends of Warfare book devoted to the M4 Sherman (five preceding publications have tackled various sub-types), Schiffer has opted to examine recovery vehicles – sometimes known as wreckers – based on the tank.

YOUR AIRFIX: 1/72 Bristol Superfreighter

Vintage Classics showcase: Bob Newberry explains his longstanding interest in the Bristol Superfreighter, and why he was compelled to modify Airfix's 1/72 kit of the type.

DISPLAY CASE

​​​​​​​Personal experience is a key element in this selection of readers’ modelling projects - check out the full repertoire (including bonus online-only entries).

Latest Legs from Scale Aircraft Conversions

Yet more products have been added to Scale Aircraft Conversion’s white-metal landing-gear range - check out the full listing inside!

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Editor

Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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