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 January 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World January 2021 featuring model builds, the latest news, product 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 | December 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW121, December 2020. The latest edition features an exclusive build of Airfix’s new 1/72 Buccaneer S.2B. Accompanying it is Special Hobby's 1/72 Super Mystere/Sa'ar, Accurate Armour's 1/35 FV434, a 1/32 Mustang P-51D-5 build and plus the latest news and product reviews. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during October.

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Airfix Model World November 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW120, November 2020. The latest edition coincides with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and features an exclusive build of Airfix’s newly tooled 1/72 Spitfire Mk.Vc. Accompanying it is a pair of Zoukei-Mura Ho 229 fighters in 1/72 and 1/144, Eduard’s recent 1/48 Tempest Mk.V and more - plus the latest news and product reviews. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during October.

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

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MIDDLE EASTERN EXPLOITS

Israel has a fine pedigree of operating the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle and Strike Eagle; as such, this hefty volume dedicated to the type’s history will be of interest to many fans of this capable design.

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BUILDING AVIATION LEGENDS

Those who have read any of Crowood’s modelling manuals will find the format familiar, with opening sections outlining suitable tools and equipment (including household items) plus discussion on which kits and scale to choose before delving into the subject matter itself.

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ITALIAN GREYHOUND

MMP’s Orange Series publication is dedicated to the Macchi C.205 Veltro (greyhound) fighter aircraft – a development of the firm’s preceding C.202 Folgore.

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DEMONIC FELINES

Platz’s F6F-3 Hellcat is a neat two-kit offering, with each comprising four styrene runners.

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VIETNAM WAR DUO

The latest Dogfight Double Gift Set offers a MiG-17F and A-4B plus a two-position stand, nine pots of acrylic paint, two brushes and a tube of Poly Cement.

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THREE'S A CROWD...

Kinetic’s 1/48 Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI) Nesher is truly a ‘2-in-1’ product with parts to create both an ‘S’ single-seat and ‘T’ twin-position model.

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ALL-NEW NARROWBODY

Russia’s new Ikrut MC-21-300 narrowbody airliner is the subject of this 1/144 release from compatriot firm Zvezda – albeit in the guise of the first testing/prototype airframe.

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STYRENE SAILPLANE

As unpowered flight is a popular hobby and an important part of many pilot-training programmes, it’s surprising there are few kits depicting gliders; however, offerings such as Brengun’s new-tool 1/48 DG Flugzeugbau DG-1000S are addressing this gap.

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LYING DOWN ON THE JOB

Released initially under the MPM label in 2013, Special Hobby’s lovely Prone Meteor is back.

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LUFTWAFFE CASUALTIES

Released to celebrate 80 years since the Battle of Britain, Italeri’s 1/72 Heinkel He 111H contains beautiful Cartograf-printed markings for five schemes, but disappointingly, the styrene contents date back to 1976.

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Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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