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 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World January 2021 featuring model builds, the latest news, product 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 | December 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW121, December 2020. The latest edition features an exclusive build of Airfix’s new 1/72 Buccaneer S.2B. Accompanying it is Special Hobby's 1/72 Super Mystere/Sa'ar, Accurate Armour's 1/35 FV434, a 1/32 Mustang P-51D-5 build and plus the latest news and product reviews. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during October.

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Airfix Model World November 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW120, November 2020. The latest edition coincides with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and features an exclusive build of Airfix’s newly tooled 1/72 Spitfire Mk.Vc. Accompanying it is a pair of Zoukei-Mura Ho 229 fighters in 1/72 and 1/144, Eduard’s recent 1/48 Tempest Mk.V and more - plus the latest news and product reviews. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during October.

Latest articles from Airfix Model World

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

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Phantom Twilight

Huw Morgan builds FineMolds' stunning 1/72 US Air National Guard F-4C Phantom II straight from the box.... and loves it!

Rapier Reference: Newark Air Museum's new exhibit

Newark Air Museum has announced it is set to display what is believed to be the only complete example of the Rapier Field Standard C (FSC) ground-based air defence system.

DISPLAY CASE

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: This month’s selection of reader projects has rallied together a superb pair of off-road racing cars plus a pretty prototype and fabulous figures - check out the full set plus bonus online-only inclusions here!

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Airfix Model World August 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

GLAMORGAN: EXOCET SURVIVOR Feature Premium

GLAMORGAN: EXOCET SURVIVOR

Peter Fearon builds Starling Models’ 1/700 scale HMS Glamorgan – the only vessel to survive an Exocet attack during 1982's Falklands conflict.

ALL-NEW MID-LIFE UPDATE VIPER

Jet fighter fans will welcome the news that Kinetic is to produce an all-new 1/48 F-16MLU NATO Viper kit. It offers stunning detail and a serious weapons selection, comprising air-to-air and 'mud-moving' stores.

RECCE THOROUGHBRED Feature Premium

RECCE THOROUGHBRED

Garry Tobiss builds what's arguably the best P-51B/C Mustang in 1/72 scale... Arma Hobby's newly tooled offering.

Academic Excellence: Yeovil Model Show Report

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Yeovil’s Model Show made a welcome return during October 2021 and this increasingly popular privately-run Somerset exhibition has since adopted a twice-yearly format. Malcolm V Lowe sampled the atmosphere...

Flaps, Slats and Cats! Feature Premium

Flaps, Slats and Cats!

Chris Jones builds Tamiya's latest boxing of its 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, which comes with carrier deck diorama items. With 'Top Gun: Maverick' proving to be a huge hit in the cinemas, it's the perfect time to get nostalgic about the star of the original movie.

DEFENDERS OF ‘WHEAT AND SKY’ Review Premium

DEFENDERS OF ‘WHEAT AND SKY’

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has thrown a stark spotlight on the latter's air force and its assets. If you wish to build models on this theme, a superb book from Crecy Publishing is an invaluable reference.

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Editor

Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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