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 | October 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW119, October 2020. The latest edition features an exclusive build of Airfix's newly tooled 1/72 Bristol Beaufort, the chance to win Zveda's 1/48 Mi-24 HIND helicopter kit plus the latest news, product reviews and builds to inspire your scale modelling. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during September.

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Airfix Model World | September 2020 PDF reader

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW118, September 2020. This bumper Summer Special comes with an exclusive competition to win Airfix Battle of Britain related kits, a UK Model Shop Directory and a wide range of builds. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during August.

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Airfix Model World | August 2020

Welcome to Airfix Model World issue 117 - August 2020. Headlining this issue is a conversion of Airfix's 1/48 Gloster Javelin plus we have more than 70 reviews, basic, intermediate and advanced builds and much more. Read the magazine in PDF format here and look out for new posts here on KeyModelWorld during July.

Latest articles from Airfix Model World

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

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Modellers with Messerschmitt Bf 109F kits will appreciate Kagero’s TopDrawings publication, which provides a selection of scale plans, colour profiles and detail diagrams for this sub-type.

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“Necessity is the mother of invention”, as the saying goes, and this is particularly true during wartime, when operational needs drive massive changes.

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Well covered in the larger scales, Academy’s 1/700 World War Two-period USS Missouri is explored by Andy Davies.

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Airfix Model World October 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World October 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's newly tooled 1/48 de Havilland Vampire, Special Hobby's new 1/32 Westland Whirlwind and a 1/32 Battlestar Galactica Raptor from Moebius, plus exclusive model builds, scale modelling news, reviews and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.



Mike Verier finds that this 'not-really-an-airliner' 1/144 Tu-134UBL Crusty-B from Zvezda builds into a faithful rendition of the Soviet aircraft.

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Dean Large sinks his teeth into the latest tooling from Airfix: a 1/48 scale de Havilland Vampire.


Having delighted modellers with its latest Russian aircraft and submarines, Zvezda has turned its attention to surface-to-air-missiles, with a new tooling of the S-400 ‘Triumf’.


AK Interactive's paint range has been revitalised with the introduction of its water-based 3rd Generation Acrylics line, which has now been joined by the release of dedicated primers.


Czech kit and aftermarket manufacturer Special Hobby has teamed up with Ukrainian firm ICM to release a special hi-tech version of the latter’s splendid 1/32 AH-1G Cobra attack helicopter.


EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: This month’s selection of reader projects features large subjects depicted in the small scale of 1/72 – including a trio of diorama builds.

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Mike Wild

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