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 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World October 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's newly tooled 1/48 de Havilland Vampire, Special Hobby's new 1/32 Westland Whirlwind and a 1/32 Battlestar Galactica Raptor from Moebius, plus exclusive model builds, scale modelling news, reviews and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.

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Airfix Model World August 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World August 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's newly tooled 1/72 Mosquito B/XVI, Tamiya's 1/24 McLaren Senna, Zoukei-Mura's new 1/48 F-4E Phantom II, exclusive model builds, scale modelling news, reviews and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.

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Airfix Model World September 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World September 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's reissued Beaufighter in 1/72 scale together with Kinetic's 1/48 Harrier GR.3, IBG's 1/32 Polish PZL p.11c fighter, exclusive model builds, scale modelling news, reviews and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.

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: Star Decals M47 Patton Middle East War & Peace

This evocatively titled Star Decals set provides for a varied array of M47 Patton tank liveries, suitable for kits by Italeri, Revell, Tamiya and Takom, among others.

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Decal Review: Decales Global 1/144 Airlift International F27

Airliner aficionados looking for an unusual scheme for their 1/144 Doyusha, Eastern Express, F-RSIN or Welsh Models Fokker F27 Friendships may wish to consider this Decales Global product for defunct carrier Airlift International.

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Airfix Model World September 2022

Presented in PDF format, the September 2022 issue of Airfix Model World (AMW142) includes an exclusive build of Airfix's 1/48 Blackburn Buccaneer, ICM's new-tool 1/32 AH-1G Cobra, Aoshima's 1/24 Lamborghini Countach, the latest news, reviews and more!

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Rescue Aids from CMK: 1/72 US and German Liferaft sets

CMK's 1/72 resin life rafts - for Revell's S-100 and Elco 80ft boat kits - are neat upgrade accessories, as our review reveals.

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Uncommon Spitfires from Eduard: 1/48 Spitfire Mk.Ia

One of the big plus points with Eduard’s approach to kits is that once the signature special boxings are released, there’s the chance to feature lesser-known aircraft, and such is the case with the Spitfire Mk.Ia, reviewed here.

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Eduard's Gustav Aces: 1/48 Bf 109G-6 Review

As AMW's review reveals, Modellers looking for a great value-for-money Bf 109G-6 should look no further than this lovely Weekend offering from Eduard.

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Fancy Fishbed: Eduard's 1/72 MiG-21PFM full build!

If striking colour schemes catch your eye, Niklas Knutzén's build of Eduard's 1/72 MiG-21PFM Fishbed-F in Czech Air Force colours is well worth examining...

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Special Hobby's 1/72 Curtiss P-40M Warhawk/Kitthawk Mk.III Reviewed!

Special Hobby’s P-40 returns as a P-40M variant, combining common Runners A and B with a new Frame C for the fuselage, plus relevant glazing from P-40E and P-40N releases. AMW Reviews these contents here.

Ermintrude's new home: Yorkshire Air Museum secures Avro Shackleton

Yorkshire Air Museum has announced it is to house Avro Shackleton MR.2 WR963 Ermindtrude from 2023, when the airframe will move from its current home at Coventry Airport.

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Cypriot Sunbather: Airfix 1/72 Avro Shackleton AEW.2 aftermarket build

Jen Wright depicts an expat retiree with Airfix’s 1/72 Shackleton AEW.2 and a selection of aftermarket upgrade parts in an advanced modelling project.

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Stu Fone 

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Mike Wild

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