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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FORTRESS BOOTS

This is a complete set of replacement resin main and tail wheels for Hong Kong Models’ newly tooled B-17.

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AVENGING PEARL

While this Images of Aviation volume devotes most of its pages to the Doolittle Raid against Tokyo in April 1942, it also provides insight into the aftermath.

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BOLD IDENTIFIERS

These re-released Xtradecal national insignia are ideal for replacing damaged or lost decals, or ensuring accurate and uniform tones, for 1/72 early-war RAF aircraft models, particularly Battle of Britain-era Spitfires and Hurricanes.

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SOVIET-SUPPLIED SWALLOW

ICM’s 1/32 Polikarpov I-16 Type 10 returns, this time representing fighters nicknamed ‘Lastochka’ (Swallow) by its Chinese Nationalist operators between 1938-39.

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LIQUID-CARRYING LOADER

MiniArt’s 1/35 Mercedes-Benz Typ 170 V has appeared in various guises, but this is the first to depict a panel van – the decal sheet containing markings for three beer delivery vehicles from the 1930s-40s.

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GO ANYWHERE FIREFIGHTER

There have been many Land Rover releases, but Italeri’s repackaged Esci offering is one of the few to depict a Fire Service vehicle.

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GALLIC AIRMEN

PJ Production has produced the perfect accompaniment for any 1/72 Rafale (regardless of whether it’s a single-seater or twin-stick variant), in the form of a pair of well-cast pilots.

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'BERRA GEAR

One benefit of resin accessories is that they allow detail to be rendered more sharply than styrene.

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GENERAL'S FIELD GUN

Here’s an ideal introduction to model kits and Napoleonic-era history in a single package, with MisterCraft’s re-boxed Směr 1/18 wheeled artillery piece.

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HYDRAULIC SHOCK

A common error in maritime kits is to have depth charge launchers but no associated ammunition.

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Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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