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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Zvezda’s 1/72 MiG-29SMT is the recipient of this photoetched metal set from Eduard.

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Developed under the codename ‘Hohentwiel’, an extinct volcano in south Germany, the FuG 200 radar was used on several Luftwaffe aircraft types as a maritime patrol system.

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Here’s another great idea from accessory and diorama specialist Plus Model – a 100 US gal fuel cart. Its thoroughness is evidenced by the inclusion of two thicknesses of wire for the axle and fuel lines, plus a photo-etched brass fret for handles and protective covers.

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This two-fret offering from Hauler provides for two pressed steel open-topped storage containers, with all components supplied as photo-etched (PE) brass items.

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Metal undercarriage components can give strength and rigidity to models, so these Scale Aircraft Conversions items, designed for Meng’s recent 1/32 Fokker Dr.I, will be a boon. 

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While Academy’s newly tooled F-14A may strike an ideal balance between cost and complexity, those seeking extra refinement will find CMK’s resin and photo-etched (PE) brass cockpit set a real bonus.

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Intended for Trumpeter’s 1/350 kit of SMS Schleswig-Holstein as it appeared in 1935, this set of turned brass barrels provides for the battleship’s 28cm primary (four), 15cm secondary (ten) and 8.8cm anti-aircraft (four) armaments. 

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Here’s a neat upgrade for any Eduard Spitfire Mk.I in the shape of resin exhaust stack units with circular nozzles (later versions had a fishtail-shaped orifice).

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While Italeri’s 1/72 Convair B-58 Hustler is surprisingly refined for its age (having first been released in 1984), the basic kit can be improved with this neat package from Eduard.

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Hauler has produced this photoetched (PE) metal set to replace the integrally moulded representations of the rubber skirts on Tamiya’s recent 1/48 Japanese Ground Self-Defense Type 10 main battle tank.

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