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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L-39C Albatros Feature Premium


With Trumpeter’s 1/48 L-39C Albatros as a base, Dean Large builds a fitting personal memento by recreating the first jet he ever flew.

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Christian Lupu takes a ‘desert dog’ into the woods, as he applies a camouflage green livery to Meng Model’s 1/35 Husky TSV.

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When building their first model, those new to the hobby can face an almost bewildering array of tools, adhesives, paints and kits, not to mention more advanced products associated with weathering methods.

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Marvellous Markings

Decals can supply the finishing touch to a project. Here we offer advice on how to get the best from kit markings.

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Airfix Model World | July 2020

Welcome to the July 2020 issue of Airfix Model World. Subscribers can login in to the view the full issue as PDFs in this brand-new online service. Highlights include the Airfix 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant, a 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V, top tips for applying decals, the latest reviews, inspirational projects and more. Don't miss it!

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Rebel Defender

Andy Davies has fun adding aftermarket extras to Airfix’s re-issued 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant, adding rivets and chipping for good measure.

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JAPANESE MANUFACTURER Ushi Models is a new company to AMW, but its latest resin releases, featuring a mix of 3D-printing and conventional casting, are absolute gems.

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The first of two Jet Age series volumes dedicated to the Hawker Siddeley Harrier covers its introduction in 1969 to the end of the Cold War – judged to be 1990, when the first of the second-generation British Aerospace machines entered service.

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WITH ITS innovative ‘plug and play’ approach to motorised engines and associated sound effects, Belgian firm Magic Scale Modeling has brought electronic enhancement within the reach of any modeller.

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V Bomber Trio

This photo evocative captures air-to-air the RAF's potent Cold War trio of V-bombers - the Avro Vulcan, Vickers Valiant and Handley Page Victor respectively.

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