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

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LIGHTING THE WAY

Among munition types, flares receive little attention from accessory manufacturers when compared with standard ‘iron’ bombs, so Brengun’s pair of 1/48 M26 Flares will make for a different look to a model.

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DEVILLISH DIALS

This pre-assembled and pre-painted instrument panel set is designed to fit Tamiya’s recently tooled P-38F/G.

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KEEPING IN TOUCH

Although these super-detailed radio transmitter and receiver units are stated as being for either the Tamiya or Revell Mosquito kits, they would also be suitable for types such as the Lancaster, Beaufighter and Blenheim.

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FIRE FROM ABOVE

Ideal for a late RAF Tornado GR.4 or Project Centurion Typhoon FGR.4, Eduard’s Brimstone set supplies enough parts for two full ‘weapons’, with each unit having a three-piece triple launcher rail and three Brimstone missiles.

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ARMOURED UPGRADE

Revell’s delightful 1/72 StuG IV receives an armour upgrade in the form of photo-etched brass Schürzen plates, the associated mounting framework and spare track link brackets for the glacis and transmission covers.

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THE TWIRLY BIT

Modellers wanting to add a little extra refinement to their Special Hobby Bf 109E kits may be interested in this neat resin upgrade for the propeller and spinner, which are designed as drop-in replacements for the styrene parts.

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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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EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Unusual subjects and breaks from the hobby are key elements in this month’s selection of impressive reader-submitted build projects.

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CIRCLES IN THE SKY

Andy Davies has fun building and modifying an oddity from the golden age of aviation in the form of the 1/72 AviS Lee-Richards Annular wing No.3.

FANGED FIGHTER

It may not be a creature of the night (at least in its initial boxing), but with Airfix’s newly tooled 1/48 de Havilland Vampire F.3 about to hit the shops, here’s a sneak peak at what is likely to be a popular subject.

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Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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