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 January 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World January 2021 featuring model builds, the latest news, product 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 | December 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW121, December 2020. The latest edition features an exclusive build of Airfix’s new 1/72 Buccaneer S.2B. Accompanying it is Special Hobby's 1/72 Super Mystere/Sa'ar, Accurate Armour's 1/35 FV434, a 1/32 Mustang P-51D-5 build and plus the latest news and product reviews. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during October.

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Airfix Model World November 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW120, November 2020. The latest edition coincides with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and features an exclusive build of Airfix’s newly tooled 1/72 Spitfire Mk.Vc. Accompanying it is a pair of Zoukei-Mura Ho 229 fighters in 1/72 and 1/144, Eduard’s recent 1/48 Tempest Mk.V and more - plus the latest news and product reviews. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during October.

Latest articles from Airfix Model World

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

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MORTARS UNDER ARMOUR

Despite there being just 18 manufactured, the Sturm-Mörser (storm mortar, often called Sturmtiger due to the chassis it was based upon) is one of those highly specialised vehicles that continues to fascinate, with model companies having released almost as many kits of the type (albeit in different boxings).

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ARABIC AIR ARMS

Surprisingly, there’s considerable overlap with this fourth volume and the preceding third book in Helion’s mini-series devoted to military air capability in the Arabic Middle East – most notably, the timespans are identical.

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RAISING HAVOC

Schiffer Military’s Legends of Warfare series are ideal references for those wanting an introduction to a subject, with the A-20 Havoc volume being a perfect example. 

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CONVINCING TANKERS

Figure painting can be regarded as an art in itself, but for most modellers the aim is to impart convincing features on 1/35 tank or armoured-vehicle crew – and the same guidelines will apply to similar aircraft scales.

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THE PEOPLE'S TANK

Given its place high up in lists of the most widely produced tanks, longest serving types and vehicles most represented by model kits, it’s no surprise the T-54/55 is a popular choice for Pen & Sword’s Images of War series of references.

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TRAINING ROUNDS

Modellers who favour fast jets have a great new stores option with Bandit Resin Factory's practice bombs in 1/48 and 1/32 scales. Great for the F-4, F-111 and many other ground-attack types.

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CAFE RACER STYLE

Jaw-dropping results are achieved by Juanjo Dominguez Calvo with his stunning overhaul and update of Great Wall Hobby's 1/35 Zündapp KS 750 motorcycle.

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FLYING ARCHER

Czech manufacturer Sword appears to have shed its limited-run status with the 1/48 Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario.

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Airfix Model World December 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World December 2021, featuring full coverage of Airfix's reworked 1/72 LIM-5, Stearman 1/32 Douglas Tutor, Tamiya's 1/24 Ford Mustang GT4 plus more stunning model builds, scale modelling news, reviews, show reports 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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EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: There’s a great mix of old and new subjects in this month’s selection of readers’ builds!

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Editor

Stu Fone 

stuart.fone@keypublishing.com

Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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Brodie Baxter

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