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 March 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World March 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's new 1/72 Avro Vulcan a new tool 1/48 Spitfire Mk.1 from Eduard, 60 product reviews, exclusive model builds, the latest news 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 February 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World February 2021 featuring full coverage of the Airfix 2021 catalogue launch, exclusive 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 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.

Latest articles from Airfix Model World

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

New Model Show announced for Ely

A new modelling event will be hosted in the Cambridgeshire city of Ely, on April 30, 2022. Find out more about the Fen Model Show here!

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The rain in Spain… ICM releases 1/72 Spanish Civil War triple set

ICM has made an unusual move with its latest Diorama Set, as it focuses on 1/72 aircraft – Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3s and a Tupolev SB 2 during the Spanish Civil War. JOHN FULLER lifts the lid on this exciting three-kit package.

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Airfix Model World's Latest Accessories Reviews!

Check out the latest batch of 31 accessory reviews from the team at Airfix Model World, including photo-etched upgrade sets, lead wire for adding cable detail, 3D-printed maritime accessories and even diorama material...

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Decal Review: Eduard supplies myriad markings for 1/48 F-4Bs

Modellers wanting to replace lost items from Tamiya’s new F-4B or just looking for stencils to enhance their F-4Bs by Hasegawa, Academy or Esci/Ertl will find Eduard’s two-sheet set very useful.

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Decal Review: Kits-World's Icelandic Beauties - 1/32 B-17Gs

Kits-World has produced several aftermarket decal sheets suitable for large-scale B-17 Flying Fortresses including Hong Kong Models’ 1/32 offering – its RAF-themed sets include this pair of meteorological reconnaissance airframes.

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Decal Review: French and Brazilian P-36s by LPS Hobby

Perfect for early-model P-36 kits in 1/72 – such as those by AML, AZ, Aoshima, Monogram and Heller – these LPS Hobby markings cater for an early-war French airframe and a Brazilian aircraft later in World War Two.

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BYE BYE BUCKEYE

An air-to-air photoshoot in Greece inspired Kev Baxter's cool build of Wolfpack Design's 1/72 North American T-2E Buckeye. The project pitched a few curve balls, but the results were excellent.

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Decal Review: H-Models caters for Czechoslovakian Willys Jeeps in 1/35

Modellers seeking a slightly different appearance for their 1/35 Willys Jeeps may wish to consider H-Models’ limited-edition Czechoslovakian decals, which provide for four vehicles - read a full review of these markings here.

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Decal Review: Azur-FRROM provides for its own 1/72 Potez 25 kits

Intended for its own Potez 25 kits, Azur-FRROM’s decals provide for a wealth of airframes - including those used by famed 20th century aviators, as AMW's review reveals...

MODELLING FANFARE: Bugle Call 2021 Event Report

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Back in June 2021 – and with more than a little apprehension – Bristol’s British Model Soldier Society (BMSS) branch decided to proceed with its Bugle Call 2021, duly held in late November. Check out a full report with bonus images here!

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Editor

Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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Brodie Baxter

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