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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RACING GRIFFON

Airfix’s ‘Civilian Schemes’ 1/48 Spitfire Mk.XIV is a straight re-boxing of the 2019-released Fighter Reconnaissance (FR) kit with changed markings.

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BIG-BOOMED TWIN-JET

When Revell announced a 1/72 Sea Vixen it took many modellers by surprise, but this is a re-boxing of the flawed Dragon/Cyber-Hobby kit.

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DESERT AIRBASE

The fourth outing for ICM’s Gladiator sees the return of the original Mk.I kit (32040), this time paired with the firm’s excellent three-figure British Pilots in Tropical Uniform set (32106).

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KURT TANK'S TANK-BUSTER

Eduard’s 1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 combines five frames from its latest depiction of the type with Runners N, S and T plus a pair of photo-etched steel frets from its previous quarter-scale Fw 190s.

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SCOURGE OF THE SKIES DUO

Eduard’s limited-edition offerings are often keenly anticipated, and its Fokker D.VII has been packed as a double set, complete with photoetched (PE) brass and resin extras – the last provides superb Mercedes D.III and BMW IIIa engines (one of each type).

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UPGRADED MOOSE

IBG has been meticulous with its coverage of the Polish PZL.37 bomber, covering each sub-type in turn.

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UHU TRAINER

Special Hobby has re-released its 1/72 Fw 189B, with two grey styrene runners containing the wings, fuselage booms (common with other iterations), but the third and transparent frames contain items for the three- or five-position gondola.

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DIVE-BOMBING BRITAIN

Re-released as part of Italeri’s Battle of Britain celebration, its Ju 87B contains beautifully printed markings for four France-based airframes during summer 1940.

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CAPTURED AUSTINS

World War One-era armoured cars seem all the rage, and MiniArt’s Austin vehicle is the firm’s fourth kit of this type, covering captured machines operated by German, Austro-Hungarian and Finnish forces.

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MOBILE MACHINE GUNS

Armoured cars are gaining in popularity, with Hauler’s resin kit depicting the Russo-Balt Type C produced in the Russian Empire during the 1910s.

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Stu Fone 

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Mike Wild

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