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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FLYING SWALLOW COVERS

Here’s a neat solution for decorating any of Hasegawa’s 1/32 Kawasaki Ki-61-I Hien (flying swallow) kits: Dead Design’s pre-cut mask set for the undercarriage apertures and wing walkways.

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FIT FOR A BEAU'

Revell’s recently re-tooled Beaufighter gets an easy-to-add makeover, courtesy of Eduard’s Löök series, with a 3D-printed pre-coloured resin instrument panel and harnesses for the pilot and observer seats.

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'SANDY' SPINNER

Designed to replace the inaccurate component in Trumpeter’s large-scale Skyraider kit, this beautifully cast resin set has six parts: four separate blades, a propeller hub and a regulator disk.

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THIRD-GENERATION EXIT

The Advanced Concept Ejection Seat (ACES) II is used in many modern US Air Force military jets, so Kits-World’s 1/48 3D-printed decals will be a boon for enhancing these fittings.

WARHAWK UPGRADE

Modellers with Special Hobby’s 1/72 Curtiss P-40K Warhawk kits will appreciate this two-fret photoetched brass package from Eduard, which caters specifically for these offerings.

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MINES, WITH SPIKES!

Anchored ‘spiky’ sea mines are the staple crop of many a ship or submarine-themed film and this delightful 3D-printed product from SSN Modellbau provides 50 items, all mounted on mine cars with side-fitted ballast/anchor units.

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EASY GROUNDWORK

Producing realistic diorama settings can be time-consuming and messy, but Reality in Scale’s Landscape mats offer a quick and easy solution for a realistic groundwork.

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RADAR HUNTERS

Ideal for any 1/32 F/A-18, EA-18G, F-16C, Tornado ECR or F-4G Phantom II kit, Eduard’s resin and photo-etched brass weapons set provides sufficient parts for two six-piece missiles and their adapter/launch rails.

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LATIN INTERIOR HUES

AMMO-MIG has added Regia Aeronautica colours to its range of acrylic paint aircraft cockpit sets, supplying four common tones in its standard 17ml dropper-style bottles.

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STARFIGHTER 'BANG' SEAT

Here’s an extensive upgrade for Kinetic’s 1/48 Lockheed F-104 Starfighter kits in the form of Eduard’s Martin-Baker Mk.7 ejection seat.

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Stu Fone 

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Mike Wild

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