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 April 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World April 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's new 1/48 Sabre F.4 a new tool 1/32 Junkers EF-126 from Das Werks, NuNu's 1/24 Volvo 240 Turbo, the latest product reviews, 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.

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Airfix Model World March 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World March 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's new 1/72 Avro Vulcan a new tool 1/48 Spitfire Mk.1 from Eduard, 60 product reviews, exclusive model builds, the latest news 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 February 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World February 2021 featuring full coverage of the Airfix 2021 catalogue launch, exclusive 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.

Latest articles from Airfix Model World

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

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BELLOWING COW

Zvezda’s rocket firing Sd.Kfz.251 variant – nicknamed Heulende Kuh (bellowing cow) by German troops after the sound it made when the missiles were fired – is a recent tooling, distinct from its other Hanomags in this scale.

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FIGHTING CRICKET

Having acquired several moulds from now-defunct firm Toxso, Revell has issued the former’s newly tooled (but never-released) 1/72 Sturmpanzer 38(t) Grille (cricket) Ausf.M.

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MOBILE COMMAND CENTRE

Combining the recent 1/35 Sd.Kfz. 247 Ausf.B (35110) with its 2019-tooled German Command Vehicle Crew (35644) has allowed ICM to depict the type operating in its intended purpose as a portable operations centre.

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GUN-TOTING SPOOK

Esci’s 1/72 Phantoms were among its better offerings, so it’s great to see the F-4E/F re-released in Italeri boxing.

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DESERT TEMPEST

The first iteration of Special Hobby’s 1/72 Dassault Super Mystère/Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Sa’ar (tempest) has been re-released due to its popularity.

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FIGHTER AND FIGURES

Filling a gap between its standalone 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109 (48103) and the comprehensive Luftwaffe Airfield set (DS4801), ICM has combined the fighter with its Luftwaffe Ground Personnel in a neat value-for-money package.

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PUŁAWSKI’S FIGHTER

It’s a build of discovery for Dean Large as he encounters an unusual subject in IBG’s large-scale PZL P.11c.

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SPEEDY ‘WHAT-IF’

Airfix’s Concorde returns as a Vintage Classic, featuring the original 1966 scheme intended for the British Overseas Airways Corporation (which had become British Airways by the time the type entered service), although it never flew in those colours.

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THOROUGHBRED FACE-OFF

Revell’s reissued ‘Combat Set’ will inevitably draw comparisons with Airfix’s A50183 Dogfight Double, as both provide 1/72 Messerschmitt Me 262 and North American P-51 Mustang kits, though note the latter is a P-51B in this package.

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MINI-BLOCH

Having delighted modellers with its gorgeous 1/48 MB.152, Dora Wings has scaled down the mouldings for an equally impressive 1/72 offering.

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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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