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 June 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World June 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's re-released 1/48 Bristol Blenheim Mk. 1, Tamiya's 1/35 K-V1 Heavy Tank, Hobby Boss' 1/48 F-105D Thunderchief, 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.

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Airfix Model World May 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World May 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's new 1/48 Chipmunk T.10, a new tool 1/24 Bloodhound, Revell's 1/32 F/A-18E Super Hornet, Tamiya's 1/35 AMX-13/90 tank, exclusive model builds, scale modelling news and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.

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Airfix Model World April 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World April 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's new 1/48 Sabre F.4 a new tool 1/32 Junkers EF-126 from Das Werks, NuNu's 1/24 Volvo 240 Turbo, the latest product reviews, exclusive model builds, scale modelling news and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.

Latest articles from Airfix Model World

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

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Eduard’s 1/72 Hurricane package whips up a storm

Has Eduard produced the ultimate 1/72 Hawker Hurricane model kit package? John Fuller examines the firm’s ProfiPACK, containing Arma Hobby-tooled styrene, photo-etched enhancements, pre-cut masks and decals to find out…

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Bomber Nemesis: Arma Hobby's 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I

Arma Hobby's 2018-tooled Hurricanes - in both 'Junior' and 'Expert' editions - are examined in this double build by Jamie Haggo. Discover the differences between these iterations and the superb features apparent in both inside...

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On the Wrong Track: RyeField Model's 1/35 Sherman Vc Firefly

Huw Morgan goes off the rails to give RyeField Model’s 1/35 Sherman Firefly a decidedly different setting... a custom diorama base featuring a length of same-scale railway track. Discover how these elements were constructed in this full-build feature.

de Havilland Museum announces modelling event

Hertfordshire's de Havilland Aviation Museum has announced it is to host a brand-new model show on the site on May 29, 2022.

DISPLAY CASE

In a first for this feature, our Display Case this month has predominantly shifted the focus from aircraft models to readers’ ground-based vehicles instead, plus there's further variety with bonus online-exclusive entries.

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Hidden Treasures: RAF Sculthorpe Heritage Centre Model Show

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Stu Fone visits the RAF Sculthorpe Heritage Centre in Fakenham, Norfolk, to discover more about the museum and sample the delights on show at its annual model show.

Chiron to Swordfish: Airfix's latest releases revealed!

Airfix has released a varied batch of new products in March 2022, from the first of its new 1/43 supercars to a pair of Vintage Classic 1/76-scale tanks.

Ukraine Round-Up

Many readers will be aware of the devastating impact on Ukraine and its people caused by Russia’s invasion - AMW provides a round-up of the effects this conflict has had on modelling, particularly for the country's kit manufacturers.

Double the Reference: Valiant Wings releases Bf 109 books

Valiant Wings Publishing has a treat in store for fans of the Messerschmitt Bf 109, with updated, revised and expanded second editions of two Airframe & Miniature titles on the type.

AIRFIX MODEL WORLD CLUB SCENE

UPDATED LISTINGS - CLUB SCENE: Welcome to a regular feature highlighting local clubs from around the UK, with up to four added each month.

Magazine Contacts 

Editor

Stu Fone 

stuart.fone@keypublishing.com

Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

mike.wild@keypublishing.com

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Brodie Baxter

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