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 May 2020

Welcome to the May 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 a first look at Airfix's 1/48 scale Walrus, top tips to remove blemishes and seams, a full guide to adding rigging to Airfix's 1/72 Gladiator Mk. 1 plus 90 reviews, inspirational projects and more. Don't miss it!

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

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FRANCO TANKS

A classic Matchbox gem returns with Revell's Char B1 Bis and Renault FT set, complete with a backing scene and figures for an instant vignette.

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DUNE SCOUTS

The tenth 1/35 diorama-series combo from ICM is yet another great value for money offering, with three ANZAC Model Ts for the price of just two if purchased separately.

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SOUTHERN TRAVELLER

After an absence of more than a decade from Airfix’s catalogue, its 1962-vintage HM Bark Endeavour sailing ship kit has been re-released to commemorate 250 years since Capt James Cook became the first European to map Australia’s eastern shoreline.

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HARD-HITTING ‘FRANK’

Modellers with Hasegawa’s small-scale Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate can add armament detail courtesy of CMK’s resin set.

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CONVOY PROTECTOR

IBG’s collection of G-, H-and I-class destroyer subjects is popular with maritime modellers thanks to its well-designed parts breakdown and incorporation of photo-etched components for railings, davits, ladders and radar housings.

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PILGRIMS’ PASSAGE

Revell’s Mayflower kit has been released to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers’ emigration to North America.

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INDEPENDENCE SHOOTER

Rather than just reissue its Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship kits, Cyber-hobby has been updating them with each release.

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LUNAR GIFT SET

While commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings, Airfix’s lunar diorama is also timed perfectly to pick up on the renewed interest in space following recent SpaceX missions and Space Launch System developments.

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IMPERIAL POWER

Star Wars fans will find much to savour in this Bandai combo set (re-released in Europe by Revell) regardless of modelling skill as it combines exquisite detail with small size, allowing builders to have their own Death Star and Star Destroyer without taking up too much room.

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ONE-OF-A-KIND TIE

While the Empire’s TIE fighters are instantly recognisable from the Star Wars franchise, a design that appeared in just a single film – the TIE Advanced XI – arguably became even more well known, due to it being flown by Darth Vader.

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Stu Fone 

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Mike Wild

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