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

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NIGHT-FIGHTER ADDITIONS

Comprising just a single photoetched steel fret, Eduard’s upgrade for ICM’s 1/48 Junkers Ju 88C-6 night-fighter is nonetheless effective.

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TRANSPORTER TRIMMINGS

Airliner-scale specialist Shelf Oddity has produced a comprehensive four-fret photo-etched brass upgrade for MikroMir’s 1/144 Blackburn Beverley.

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GENERIC CREW

Although intended to complement the firm’s range of sci-fi accessories, Greenstrawberry’s generic 1/350 resin figures are equally suitable for real-world naval models in this scale.

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STARSHELL SHOOTERS

While Black Cat Models has produced its own 1/350 Flower-class frigate kits, those with other models can still add the French firm’s superb 3D-printed detailing with separate sets.

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LEATHERNECK TANKER

Whether you are intending to convert a baseline C-130J to a US Marine Corps tanker or update an older Italeri kit, this splendid two-piece set from Brengun is ideal and will make for an eye-catching model.

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STURMOVIK ‘OFFICE’

Designed for Tamiya’s splendid 1/48 offering, this is one of Yahu’s more complex update sets, providing replacement side console and equipment box facings in addition to the usual pre-painted and -assembled instrument panel.

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'EZ' EJ UPGRADES

As our build feature Retired Rhino shows, FineMolds’ 1/72 F-4EJ Phantom builds into a splendid model straight from the box, but those seeking refinement will appreciate Eduard’s photo-etched metal upgrade.

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SEALED YAK GLAZING

While Special Hobby’s Yak-3 kit has much to offer, those wanting a more scale-thickness canopy can utilise MH Models’ vac-form replacement, although the kit item is arguably just as clear.

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FIRE AND FORGET

MBDA’s advanced short range air-to-air missile (ASRAAM, also known as the AIM-132) is used on various British, Australian and Indian aircraft, replacing AIM-9 Sidewinders and Matra R.550 Magic weapons, respectively.

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SOVIET AIRSPEED PIPE

Replicating fine items such as pitot tubes in styrene can be challenging for manufacturers, but especially so in 1/144 scale, so Master’s turned brass and photoetched (PE) metal alternative will add a quality touch to any MiG-29 Fulcrum model.

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Stu Fone 

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Mike Wild

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