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 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW119, October 2020. The latest edition features an exclusive build of Airfix's newly tooled 1/72 Bristol Beaufort, the chance to win Zveda's 1/48 Mi-24 HIND helicopter kit plus the latest news, product reviews and builds to inspire your scale modelling. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during September.

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Airfix Model World | September 2020 PDF reader

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW118, September 2020. This bumper Summer Special comes with an exclusive competition to win Airfix Battle of Britain related kits, a UK Model Shop Directory and a wide range of builds. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during August.

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Airfix Model World | August 2020

Welcome to Airfix Model World issue 117 - August 2020. Headlining this issue is a conversion of Airfix's 1/48 Gloster Javelin plus we have more than 70 reviews, basic, intermediate and advanced builds and much more. Read the magazine in PDF format here and look out for new posts here on KeyModelWorld during July.

Latest articles from Airfix Model World

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

Wartime Saviour from Airfix: 1/35 Austin K2/Y Ambulance first look!

Airfix's fifth new-tooling of 2022, a 1/35 Austin K2/Y Ambulance, has royal connections and its release coincides closely with Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. Examine this newly tooled model kit via AMW's first look here!

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The Need... For Speed! Revell's Top Gun: Maverick F/A-18E Super Hornet

Chris Jones brings the silver screen to quarter scale with Maverick’s Super Hornet from the hotly anticipated 'Top Gun' sequel, via Revell’s 1/48 kit. Relive the high-octane movie with this fast-paced build feature!

A Successful Return: Aldingbourne Modellers IPMS Model Show

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Malcolm V Lowe visits the 2022 edition of the Aldingbourne IPMS event, reporting on the modelling sights on show - featuring extra online-only images.

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SOVIET SNOWBALL

Based on a real prototype, MiniArt's Ball Tank offers a decidedly different and fun project in 1/35 scale. Here, Dave Oliver builds it beautifully and poses the model on a scenic base.

Maritime-scale miniatures from Starling Models - 1/700 World War Two vehicles

Modellers wanting to recreate either a dockyard or amphibious landing scene in 1/700 have received a huge boost from Starling Models, which has released a series of World War Two vehicles in this scale.

Atlantic Models produces Airfix ship kit upgrades

Maritime kit and aftermarket specialist Atlantic Models has recently added to its range of 1/600 scale photo-etched brass accessories designed to upgrade and correct Airfix’s ship kits.

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Desert Cruiser

IBG Models' 1/72 A.15 Crusader tank is built out-of-the-box by Massimo Santarossa. Look out for tips on working with photo-etched metal - and how to create a convincing display base.

Nordic Sabre from Airfix: 1/48 F-86F-40

With the release of Airfix’s updated 1/48 F-86F-40 Sabre just around the corner, it's a good opportunity to give a sneak peak of the new parts, prior to our cover build of the kit.

New Tonka Turbines from Scale Model Parts

UK-based Scale Model Parts is a new manufacturer to Airfix Model World and among its initial 3D-printed releases are a series of engine bay upgrades for Revell’s recent 1/48 Tornado kits.

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MiniArt's Medical Delivery: Tempo A400 Lieferwagen

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Those who thought a 1/35 Tempo E400 was such an unusual type that there could be no further development of such a kit will be fascinated to find out what MiniArt’s second such offering contains…

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Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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