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 2023

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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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AFV Club 1/35 M548 to XM45E1 Conversion

Having detailed Dragon’s 1/35 M132 Flamethrower, John Paulding turns his attention to modifying AFV Club’s M548A1 into the type’s XM45E1 refueller

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Airfix Model World October 2023

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Sea King Walk-Round: Navy Search and Rescue Up Close

The Sea King may have left Royal Navy service but this selection of photos by Chris Clifford and Mike Grzebien, taken at the Waddington Air Show in 2013 should provide plenty of inspiration for modellers

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Rotary Royalty: Westland Sea King History

Long-serving and highly successful, Westland’s Sea King became one of the most recognisable helicopter designs in history. Malcolm V Lowe examines the type’s development and use by Britain’s Royal Navy

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Airfix Model World September 2023

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Ten Top USAF Kits Scale Modelling Buyer's Guide Ten of the Best Feature Premium


AMW’s Chris Clifford, Stu Fone and John Fuller explore ten of the best kits depicting US Air Force machines

Win! Italeri’s new-tool 1/12 Bugatti Type 35B

One lucky reader has the chance to win an Italeri 1/12 Bugatti Type 35B kit, worth £174.99 - find out how inside!

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For Vendel! ICM’s 1/16 Viking Figure FULL BUILD!

Johan Augustsson boards the longship into the mists of past days to build the 1/16 Viking (IX Century) from ICM.

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Airfix Model World August 2023

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Oleg Makhortov replicates a French classic with Heller's new 1/24 Renault Estafette boulangerie van.

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