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 October 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World October 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's newly tooled 1/48 de Havilland Vampire, Special Hobby's new 1/32 Westland Whirlwind and a 1/32 Battlestar Galactica Raptor from Moebius, plus exclusive model builds, scale modelling news, 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 August 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World August 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's newly tooled 1/72 Mosquito B/XVI, Tamiya's 1/24 McLaren Senna, Zoukei-Mura's new 1/48 F-4E Phantom II, exclusive model builds, scale modelling news, 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 September 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World September 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's reissued Beaufighter in 1/72 scale together with Kinetic's 1/48 Harrier GR.3, IBG's 1/32 Polish PZL p.11c fighter, exclusive model builds, scale modelling news, reviews and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.

Latest articles from Airfix Model World

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

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LAND OF GREATER POLAND

Modellers with large-scale Mossies from either Revell or Tamiya wanting to replicate airframes flown by Polish crews during World War Two will find Model Makers’ well-designed package ideal.

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SMALL-SCALE DEVILS

While there aren’t many 1/72 kits of the KTO Rosomak (primarily Tololoko, S&S Models, G3 Resin and Auto Loto Motiv offerings), ToRo Models has produced a set of alternative decals to provide Polish markings for such products.

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Airfix Model World January 2022

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ROCKETEER FRESCO

Airfix's lovely MiG-17F returns as the Polish licence-built LIM-5 variant. Here, Mike Williams tells how the basic styrene can be improved.

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GREAT VALUE KATYUSHA COMBO

ICM has made a name for itself with its ‘all-in-one’ Diorama Sets, but the WWII Red Army Rocket Artillery package elevates this to a whole new level in terms of content, presentation and value for money.

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PaK-ING A HEAVY PUNCH

Newly tooled by Special Armour is this 1/72 depiction of the German 7.5cm PaK 40 anti-tank gun.

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INVASION FILLER

IBG’s reputation as a producer of small-scale gems is only to be enhanced with this splendid new version of its 1/72 Chevrolet C60S, which features newly tooled parts for a petrol tanker.

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TAME A TIGER

In a similar vein to its Sherman Firefly starter set, Airfix has trimmed its newly tooled 1/72 Tiger tank to just three runners – forming a beginner’s package with a tube of poly cement, three acrylic paints and a brush.

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AMERICAN HEAVY

Released to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, Dragon’s M26A-1 Pershing is unchanged from its original 1994 configuration.

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COLD WAR PRECURSOR

With modellers’ appetites for T-34 and T-54/55 arguably sated, MiniArt is filling the gaps in between – notably with the former’s immediate successor, the T-44.

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Editor

Stu Fone 

stuart.fone@keypublishing.com

Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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Brodie Baxter

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