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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This set of Luftwaffe stencils for 1/48 Eurofighters is perfect for replacing lost, missing or damaged markings and can offer an alternative to a kit-supplied livery.

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Modellers wanting a convincing replica of the second Death Star from Return of the Jedi via Bandia’s splendid kit may find Greenstrawberry’s bespoke decal set useful, as it provides markings for all exterior surfaces.

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One of Slovakia-based airline Sky Europe’s most striking liveries bore the face of Miss Austria 2006 Tatjiana Batinić on the fuselage, and this is replicated by BOA Decals’ set.

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Pen and Sword’s library of combined modelmaking/reference guides has recently expanded with Land Craft acting as a companion to the Tank Craft publications.

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As the introduction to this Africa@War publication states, conflicts around the Western Sahara are little-known in Britain, so this may be the first English-language guide to the battles that raged between 1945-1975.

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While frontline machinery gathers considerable attention from modellers and enthusiasts, training aircraft are of equal importance; as such, this photographic reference to World War Two Luftwaffe examples will be a valuable resource.

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Schiffer Military’s Legends of Warfare series is providing aviation enthusiasts and modellers with a refreshing appraisal of many classic designs, with this volume on the Douglas A-1 Skyraider being an ideal example.

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Bristol’s Scout biplane was an important but frequently neglected World War One aircraft, often overshadowed by later types.

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Valiant Wings’ Airframe & Miniature series is a firm modellers’ favourite, with this volume dedicated to a beloved subject: Hawker’s Hurricane.

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Kagero’s Top Drawings books may have low page counts, but in terms of information density they are arguably one of the most value-for-money products currently available, especially when the separate foldout A3 plans are factored into the equation.

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