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 July 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World July 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's re-released 1/72 Ju 87B-1 Stuka, AMK's stunning 1/48 F-14D Super Tomcat, Airfix's 1/35 US Military Tractor, 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 June 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World June 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's re-released 1/48 Bristol Blenheim Mk. 1, Tamiya's 1/35 K-V1 Heavy Tank, Hobby Boss' 1/48 F-105D Thunderchief, 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 May 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World May 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's new 1/48 Chipmunk T.10, a new tool 1/24 Bloodhound, Revell's 1/32 F/A-18E Super Hornet, Tamiya's 1/35 AMX-13/90 tank, exclusive model builds, scale modelling news 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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SPECIAL HAULER

Italeri’s Turbostar Special is a mix of old and new – most parts date back to one of the type’s earliest offerings (kit 796 from 1991) as the Turbostar, but the original seven styrene runners are augmented by a new frame with parts for the 190.48 version.

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“EVERY DAY I GET IN THE QUEUE…”

Adding to Revell’s array of music-themed road vehicle kits, this re-issue of the Volkswagen T1 delivery van features a striking ‘The Magic Bus’ livery celebrating British band The Who.

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TO THE RESCUE!

ICM has continued to expand its range of 1/35 Model T variants with a 1914 Fire Truck – as with the other releases in this series it’s effectively a down-scaling of the larger 1/24 offering.

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ON THE PULL

Suitable for most 1960s Royal Navy flight deck scenes, this Tugmaster tractor would make an ideal addition to any carrier diorama, but its complexity and detail make it equally suitable as a standalone model.

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ARMOURED STARTER

Airfix has combined the two ‘basic’ runners from its newly tooled Sherman Firefly kit with three Humbrol acrylic paints, a tube of Poly Cement and a paint brush, to make a great Starter Set.

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PEREGRINE-POWERED STORM

Special Hobby's newly tooled 1/32 Whirlwind Mk.I offers much for modellers to savour, as Mike Williams discovers.

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SHOOT AND SCOOT

Modern Russian armour subjects are increasingly popular with modellers, so its encouraging to see types such as the 2S35 Koalitsiya (coalition) self-propelled howitzer in 1/72 scale – courtesy of this new tooling from Zvezda.

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GOLAN BATTLER

Fans of Soviet tanks will no doubt be delighted that MiniArt has included the classic T-34 among recent releases – this iteration depicts T-34/85s used by the Syrian Army during the 1960s/1970s and is one of the less-complex offerings.

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Lean Green Racing Machine

Few aircraft were as beautiful as de Havilland's DH.88 racer. Here, Andy Davies replicates individual airframe G-ACSR - the so-called 'Green-un' - via SBS Model's 1/72 kit.

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WEIGHTY SCOUT

Considering the complexity and vast parts counts in some of its large-scale armour kits, Dragon’s small-scale offerings can appear refreshingly simple, as with its 1/72 Schwerer Panzerspähwagen 8-Rad (heavy armoured reconnaissance vehicle, 8-wheeled).

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Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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