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 | July 2020

Welcome to the July 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 Boulton Paul Defiant, a 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V, top tips for applying decals, the latest reviews, inspirational projects and more. Don't miss it!

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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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‘POP-OUT’ PAINTS

AMMO-MIG’s range of dry-brushing paints contains 27 shades, with six supplied to AMW for review.

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CRYSTAL CLEAR

A common technical limitation with 1/144 scale aircraft kits is that the canopy lacks scale thickness, as it would otherwise be too delicate as a styrene component.

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KAMIKAZE TRAINING COVERS

Modellers with FineMold’s 1/48 Yokasuka MXY7 Ohka K1 kit – depicting the training glider version – in their stash will appreciate this set of pre-cut canopy masks to aid decorating the model.

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HEAVYWEIGHT HITTER

Modellers wanting to add an unusual store to their 1/48 Turkish or Israeli F-4E Phantoms or the latter’s F-15I Eagles may wish to consider Eduard’s Popeye I missiles.

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BLOWN BELTS

Eduard’s 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.II may have just arrived, but the firm has already released aftermarket products for the kit, including these photo-etched steel seat restraints.

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FILL HER UP!

Here’s a neat addition suitable for an early Ju 88 refuelling diorama, in the shape of two resin inserts to represent the open fuelling points in the wing upper surfaces, sufficient for one side of the aircraft.

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‘DOUBLE BUBBLE’ BLADES

With its patented ‘figure eight’ fuselage designed to withstand high altitudes, the C-46 Commando was nicknamed the ‘Double Bubble’, but was not as popular as the C-47.

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SHADES OF HOVER

While it’s likely intended to complement the recent Kinetic 1/48 offerings, this paint set is equally suitable for first-generation Harriers in any scale.

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PULLING THE WOOL…

MiniArt’s diorama-friendly Miniatures series contains numerous products ideal for enhancing scenes, with one of the more unusual sets being a flock of 1/35 sheep.

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SOVIET ARMOUR ENHANCEMENT

It may only have been released this year, but Tamiya’s newly tooled 1/48 T-34-85 is the recipient of Hauler’s three-fret photo-etched brass upgrade package.

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Editor

Stu Fone 

stuart.fone@keypublishing.com

Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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Brodie Baxter

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