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 | October 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW119, October 2020. The latest edition features an exclusive build of Airfix's newly tooled 1/72 Bristol Beaufort, the chance to win Zveda's 1/48 Mi-24 HIND helicopter kit plus the latest news, product reviews and builds to inspire your scale modelling. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during September.

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Airfix Model World | September 2020 PDF reader

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW118, September 2020. This bumper Summer Special comes with an exclusive competition to win Airfix Battle of Britain related kits, a UK Model Shop Directory and a wide range of builds. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during August.

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Airfix Model World | August 2020

Welcome to Airfix Model World issue 117 - August 2020. Headlining this issue is a conversion of Airfix's 1/48 Gloster Javelin plus we have more than 70 reviews, basic, intermediate and advanced builds and much more. Read the magazine in PDF format here and look out for new posts here on KeyModelWorld during July.

Latest articles from Airfix Model World

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


NEW FEATURE - CLUB SCENE: Welcome to the first in what will be a regular feature highlighting local clubs from around the UK, with up to four showcased each month.

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If a full crew compartment and turret interior on its T-55s wasn’t enough for armour modellers, then MiniArt takes it to the next level with a complete transmission set suitable for either the T-55 or T-55A, with alternative parts to cater for each variant.

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Despite the popularity of ‘wheels-down’ aircraft modelling, there’s still a demand for airborne representations, but a limited supply of stands.

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Eduard’s two-fret photo-etched upgrade package provides a selection of enhancements for the interior and exterior of ICM’s newly tooled 1/32 Bell AH-1G Cobra attack helicopter, which is also set to be re-boxed by Special Hobby.

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It’s the turn of Revell’s SPz Marder 1 to receive the Hauler upgrade treatment and while the photoetched (PE) brass fret is small, it is packed with refinements.

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Suitable for a range of fixed-wing and rotary subjects, the AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-ground missile is the subject of Brengun’s 1/48 set.

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ICM’s large-scale Tiger Moth is the recipient of Eduard’s resin wheel set, which provides one-piece items for the main undercarriage section, pre-cut painting masks, plus de Havilland badge decals in a choice of three colours.

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Those seeking embellishment for the bomb bay in Airfix’s 1/48 Blenheim will find Eduard’s photoetched (PE) brass set useful, as it supplies all the missing bulkhead cabling while adding scale-thickness bomb racks for 250lb and 40lb munitions.

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Given the praise lavished on Tamiya’s new F-4B Phantom, a set of resin wheels would appear superfluous, but closer examination reveals two issues with the kit.

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It was not too long ago there was only a choice between moulded detail and decals for instrument panels.

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