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.

Latest articles from Airfix Model World

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

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TINY ’TOOM

Japanese firm Platz moved quickly to follow the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s (JASDF) retirement of its RF-4 airframes and disbanding of the 501st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron during March 2020, issuing several celebratory iterations of its 1/144 Phantom. 

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UPCYCLED CLASSIC

Israeli military ingenuity comes to the fore with Paul Cawte's classy build of Tiger Model's 1/35 Nagmachon armoured personnel carrier.

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IRON MEN

This Tankograd Special focuses on equipment of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th (US) Infantry Division (one of several US Army units to bear the moniker ‘Iron Brigade’) during its 2017 deployment to Germany.

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AMERICANS OVER AFRICA

Pen & Sword’s Images of War publications will be familiar to many modellers thanks to the range of reference imagery they contain, but this volume covering USAAF operations over North Africa is arguably one of the most varied.

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BOOTY COLLECTION

This is the second volume of Abteilung 502’s treatise on materiel captured from Iraqi forces during January and February 1991 (commonly known as the First Gulf War).

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LONG-LIVED BATTLECRUISERS

While many pre-World War One dreadnoughts were upgraded significantly in the inter-war period, few were changed as much as the four Japanese Kongō-class battlecruisers (Kongō, Hiei, Kirishima and Haruna), which were reconstructed extensively.

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MUSTANG UPDATED

Intended initially as an updated and expanded edition of an earlier volume, MMP’s Mustang Rediscovered evolved into a much more comprehensive study of later P-51 variants, and includes the photo-reconnaissance F-6D/K.

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CURRENT STATUS STUDY

Known officially as the Republic of China, Taiwan has a fascinating military history, with war with the People’s Republic of China and continuing tensions between the states. Its Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) is the subject of Harpia’s new book, which having been published in summer 2021, is the most up-to-date study of the subject available.

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SEABORNE SUKHOI

Chinese kit manufacturer Minibase has made a stunning debut with its sea-going 1/48 Su-33 Flanker-D. Chris Jones finds it an involved but satisfying project.

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SPLENDID SCHNELLBOMBER

Released as part of Revell’s ‘Battle of Britain’ collection, this superb Ju 88 – arguably the best in 1/72 – makes a welcome return, this time in an early-war A-1 guise.

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Editor

Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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