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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RE-ENGINED CARRIER

Zvezda has reworked its 1/144 Airbus A320 to depict the New Engine Option (neo) version, with decals supplied for the latest livery used by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS).

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MASTERLY CESSNA

The third boxing of ICM’s gorgeous O-2A Skymaster depicts a late-production machine, with changes to the port fuselage glazing supplied on two new runners, providing a replacement airframe half, upper wing section and enlarged window component

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YELLOW PERIL

Following two versions of its PT-17 Kaydet, ICM has offered the first tweaked version of its Stearman biplane with this PT-13/N2S version – US Army Air Force (USAAF)/US Navy designations for the Lyoming R-680-powered variants.

IPMS Scale ModelWorld 2021 - Telford model show

RICHARD WATSON

Join Group Editor Mike Wild and Assistant Editor John Fuller as they explore the IPMS Scale ModelWorld 2021 show in Telford.

RICHARD WATSON
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LATIN AMERICAN TRANSPORTS

While it’s usually World War Two fighter and bomber types that are immediately recognisable, there’s one transport aircraft that gets an honorary inclusion in any such listings: the Douglas DC-3/C-47.

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FIVE-BANK TANK

Schiffer’s approach to the Sherman tank has been to dedicate several volumes to the type, each focusing on a different sub-type, which allows for a detailed study of each of the M4 variants.

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BOMBER-HUNTING OWL

Now in its second edition, this revised and expanded volume about the Luftwaffe’s Heinkel He 219 provides modellers with all they need to know of this important night-fighter type and combines a well-written narrative with a superb collection of photos.

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POST-COLONIAL CONFLICT

This emotively titled Casemate publication is the first volume of an Asia@War series dedicated to conflict in Sri Lanka (previously known as Ceylon) between 1971-87, with subsequent books covering 1987-90 and 1990-94, respectively.

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SWINGING FENCER

Modellers with Trumpeter, Dragon, Revell, Armory or any other firm’s Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer kits will appreciate Kagero’s TopDrawings visual guide to the swing-wing attack aircraft.

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SLOPEY SLAVA

Modellers with 1/350 or 1/700 kits of Slava-class guided-missile cruisers will find this TopDrawings volume most useful although, frustratingly, none of the drawings are in either scale, with most in 1/400.

Magazine Contacts 

Editor

Stu Fone 

stuart.fone@keypublishing.com

Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

mike.wild@keypublishing.com

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Brodie Baxter

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