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 2020

Welcome to the June 2020 issue of Airfix Model World. Subscribers can login in to the view the full issue as PDFs in this brand-new online service. Highlights include the Airfix 1/48 Hurricane, a 1/72 J26 Mustang, Revell's 1/32 Arado Ar196s, top tips for painting with brushes and airbrushes, the latest reviews, inspirational projects and more. Don't miss it!

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Airfix Model World May 2020

Welcome to the May 2020 issue of Airfix Model World. Subscribers can login in to the view the full issue as PDFs in this brand-new online service. Highlights include a first look at Airfix's 1/48 scale Walrus, top tips to remove blemishes and seams, a full guide to adding rigging to Airfix's 1/72 Gladiator Mk. 1 plus 90 reviews, inspirational projects and more. Don't miss it!

Latest articles from Airfix Model World

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

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COMMUNIST CARICATURE

The fourth and final entry in ToRo’s Two Types caricature series depicts a Soviet Army officer in Vienna (as per the original cartoon), walking along with his hands in his pockets.

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ARENA SWORDSMAN

Following its 1/16 Roman Centurion (see here), ICM has produced a new-tool Gladiator in traditional attire for the empire’s Murmillo class – though the sword appears to be a kinked Sica, rather than a Gladius.

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DEFENDING FROM THE SKIES

Released to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, this three-figure set depicting two Chinese People’s Volunteer Army soldiers operating a 12.7mm DShK heavy machine gun as an antiaircraft weapon, with a third pointing towards the approaching threat.

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HANGING ON TO A HETZER

Although specified for use with a same-scale Sd.Kfz. 138/2 Hetzer tank-destroyer, CMK’s 1/35 later-war Wehrmacht infantryman should be suitable for posing on numerous German armoured vehicles.

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TEUTONIC HEAVY MORTAR TEAM

Zvezda’s Art of Tactic sets continue to impress, with this 1/72 Granatwerfer 42 mortar and associated team being another package ideal for producing an instant diorama.

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PRUSSIAN KNIGHTS OF THE AIR

German publisher Luftfahrtverlag START has produced a stunning new book on a lesser-known World War One German fighter unit, along with accompanying decals. 

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HUNTING BY NIGHT

The first in a two-part series, this Classic Colours volume describes the changes in camouflage worn by Luftwaffe night-fighters between 1939 and 1945, while also providing valuable insight into how these aircraft were designed, organised and operated.

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WONKY WING

Known for unconventional designs, German manufacturer Blohm & Voss arguably surpassed itself with the Bv 141, producing an asymmetric design in response to a reconnaissance requirement (eventually filled by the Fw 189).

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RUSSIAN CLOSE-AIR SUPPORT

The Duke Hawkins series of photo studies is now in its 17th edition, which is devoted to Sukhoi’s Su-25 Frogfoot ground attack aircraft. Packed with high-quality colour photos throughout, it showcases the type magnificently, with examples included from the Soviet Union/Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Belarus and Georgia.

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MARITIME 'HOW-TO'

Written by experienced modelmaker Mike McCabe (perhaps better known as the owner of Starling Models), this is a one-stop shop for anyone interested in building maritime subjects.

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Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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Brodie Baxter

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