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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TROOP TRANSIT

Wargamers or modellers who favour 28mm figures will want to examine Rubicon Models’ range of 1/56 vehicle kits (the scales are aligned), which includes this Bedford QLT as part of its British World War Two selection.

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DELTA FORCE

PJ Production's mixed-media replica of the Swiss Mirage IIIS is given a thorough examination via Huw Morgan's build project.

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BIG-NOSED FIGHTER

Special Hobby is gradually releasing the two-seat night-fighter Meteors and it’s latest is the Mk.14. Four styrene runners are common to previous variants, with new frames for the fuselage and clear parts – the latter captures the subtype’s ‘blown’ canopy accurately.

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FANTASTIC FOXBAT

Having worked its way through the reconnaissance/strike Foxbat variants it was just a matter of time before ICM released the interceptor versions, with the first being a MiG-25PD Foxbat-E.

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HEFTY TAIFUN

Large-scale modelling is undergoing something of a boom, so it’s no surprise Eduard was quick to release the 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 108 that Striped Fighter didn’t manage to bring to the market.

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GUN-TOTING PIRATE

Italeri’s splendid UH-34/Wessex kit returns with markings for US, French and German machines.

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LITTLE DONKEY

Comprising just 13 components, Zvezda’s 1/144 Polikarpov I-16 is the ideal means of adding the ‘Ishak’ (Donkey) to wargaming fleets, a perfect rainy afternoon project or the simple basis for a painting and weathering challenge.

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NOT QUITE NIGHT-FIGHTERS

Re-released for 2021 is Special Hobby’s 1/32 Heinkel He 100 in the same format as the initial iteration – the product code, parts and schemes are unchanged.

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CHELSEA ROSE

When it comes to attractive airliner schemes, Revell doesn’t shy away from replicating them in kit form, such as the Chelsea Rose artwork worn by 23 airframes, as part of British Airways’ ‘World Art’ series – including Boeing 767-300ER G-BNWB.

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GREEN-HEARTED RADIAL

Now in its sixth boxing, Eduard’s Fw 190A-5 is a popular subject, and this ProfiPACK release features the return of several schemes from earlier offerings, including what appears to be a favourite for the firm – JG 54 Grünhertz, with its unusual camouflage colours.

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Editor

Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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Brodie Baxter

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