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.

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 modelling magazine offers this much variety and quality.

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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.

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Airfix Model World | July 2020

Welcome to the July 2020 issue of Airfix Model World. Subscribers can login in to the view the full issue as PDFs in this brand-new online service. Highlights include the Airfix 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant, a 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V, top tips for applying decals, the latest reviews, inspirational projects and more. Don't miss it!

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


Members of Bedford and District Scale Model Club have produced a Battle of Britain-themed diorama and are raising funds for two mental health charities as a tribute to a club member who sadly took his own life during July 2020.

Win Italeri’s all-new 1/32 Tornado GR.4!

Five lucky readers have the chance to win one of Italeri’s brand-new 1/32 Tornado GR.4 kits, each worth £139.99, courtesy of UK importer The Hobby Company, which is also the route to Dragon/Cyber-Hobby, Tamiya, Zvezda, Ebbro and other brands. The closing date for entires is Friday January 15, 2021.


NEWARK AIR Museum has responded to COVID-19 restrictions and extreme weather conditions with work on several exhibits plus a JustGiving page to raise funds for further projects given the imminent loss of visitor revenue.


IN FURTHER good news, popular aviation and specialist modelling publisher Valiant Wings has announced it has moved to a larger warehouse space – safeguarding its survival for the future.


WITH 2020 marking 80 years since the Battle of Britain, it’s fitting that a new reference covering the Hawker Hurricane has been announced, in the form of Valiant Wings’ latest Airframe & Miniature title.


WHILE MINIART is known for its high-quality figure sets, the firm has taken a step forward with its latest packages, as its 1/35 German Tank Crew will include resin heads to accompany the styrene bodies.


SPECIAL HOBBY has delighted modellers by announcing newly tooled SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 kits in 1/72 and 1/48, and has now revealed a selection of parts from the upcoming small-scale release.

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French aircraft armaments are garnering attention from aftermarket accessory producers, such as this pair of Matra R.530 air-to-air weapons from Eduard's Brassin range.

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Following sweeping reviews of air-to-air missile usage in the late 1960s, the US Navy introduced improved versions of the standard AIM-9 Sidewinder, and the resulting AIM-9G/H versions are the subject of Eduard's Brassin set.

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Eduard has added a set of eight 1/72 AGM-114 Hellfire Air-Ground Missiles to its Brassin range, complete with a set of hardpoints capable of carrying four weapons each.

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