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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HAVING DELIGHTED modellers with its experimental-themed armour and anti-aircraft artillery kits, Das Werk has released its first aircraft subject: the pulse-jet/rocket-powered Junkers EF-126 Elli/EF-127 Walli.

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ITALIAN CAR kit manufacturer Racing43 is well known for its 1/43 kits, but its latest offering is for a 1/24 Skoda Fabia R5 rally car.

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Blockade runner

Massimo Santarossa finds out if Special Hobby’s newly tooled 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V sinks or swims.

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JUNE HERALDS the arrival of a new range of aviation history books from Key Publishing, including titles specifically linked to the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

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Formidable Flying Boat

Malcolm V Lowe describes the later operational versions of one of the most famous and successful military flying boats: the Short Sunderland

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MILITARY MODELLERS will find much to savour from FC Model Trend’s range of 1/35 and 1/16 3D-printed accessories, which offer alternatives to fiddly photo-etched (PE) brass fittings.

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VALIANT WINGS has delighted modellers with the news that its next Airframe and Miniature publication – the 15th in the series – will be dedicated to Grumman’s F6F Hellcat.

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The latest Warpaint volume is dedicated to the Soviet Union’s first supersonic-capable fighter, the MiG-17, NATO nickname Fresco.

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ACHIEVING A showroom-quality sheen on auto models can be challenging, but UMP’s four-stage system should make this a much easier process.

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IF POLISH FIRM IBG impressed modellers with its 1/72 PZL.11 fighters, its upscaled 1/32 version (32001) will blow them away.

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