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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HIGH-FLIER

This excellent four-piece resin figure depicts a US pilot fitted with a pressure suit, making it suitable for high-altitude capable platforms such as the SR-71/A-12/YF-12 Blackbird and U-2.

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QUICK-FIRE ARTILLERY

French artillery seems to attract less attention than other nation’s subjects, so this Mle 1897 from IBG will be popular among military kit aficionados.

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TRAINING SCENE

ICM has combined its delightful Bü 131D (32030) with its three-figure German Luftwaffe Cadets set (32103) for a quick and easy diorama of crew preparing for a training mission.

RE-OPENING PLANS

MUSEUM SHOPS are an important income source for many historical institutions, so their mid-June reopening (in line with UK government guidelines) mean there is welcome news from the Newark Air Museum.

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ARMOURED GROUCH

While many books have dealt with German’s Sturmpanzer (also known as Brummbär – grouch), this is one of the first to examine a specific unit.

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KURSK COMBATANT

Having already released Ausf.H and Ausf.E versions of Germany’s ubiquitous Panzer IV tank, Zvezda has now addressed the Ausf.G, providing two new runners for the differences in the track guards, drive sprockets, schürzen plate/ support configuration and hull/ turret armour plating.

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MANNED FLAK COMBO

This neat little set from Dragon combines the firm’s 2cm FlaK 38 (6288) with its superb crew figures (6368) to provide arguably the best diorama package currently available for this type of anti-aircraft gun.

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AIRBORNE ARMOUR

Vickers’ Light Tank Mk.VII hasn’t been the most popular subject – Hauler’s 1/72 offering being just the eighth kit of the type.

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GLOBAL MUD-MOVER

This is Eduard’s second weekend-series boxing of its MiG-21MF fighter bomber and, like its predecessor, features two colourful schemes.

RETURN OF THE AIRFIX CLUB

MODELLERS RECEIVED a welcome surprise on June 26, with the announcement that the Airfix Club was being restarted, with two levels of membership being offered.

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Stu Fone 

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Mike Wild

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