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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A RISING POWER

Yefim Gordon and Dmitriy Komissarov have turned their attention away from their usual Soviet/Russian subjects to focus instead on China’s burgeoning air power as it has transformed from relying on types bought from Moscow with indigenous designs.

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STRINGBAGS VS BATTLESHIPS

Renowned naval historian David Hobbs examines the roles and contribution of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm to actions in the Mediterranean during World War Two.

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MEDITERRANEAN LEVIATHANS

Comparatively little has been written on Italian warships compared to those of other nations, but this Kagero volume on the Vittorio Veneto-class battleships seeks to address that shortfall.

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PINE-PRODUCED PURSUER

While it has been the subject of numerous kits over the years, few MiG-3 offerings have been tooled recently and thus feature minor inaccuracies or generic detailing.

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PENINSULA AIR BATTLES

For some reason, the Korean War tends to be overlooked by aviation historians, despite its significance of marking the transition between propeller- and jet-powered aircraft, resulting in the first jet-versus-jet combat.

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SILVER WINGS OVERSEAS

This third volume of a mini-series dedicated to charting the rise of combat air capability in the Arabic area of the Middle East charts colonial operations by France, Italy, Spain and Britain between 1918- 1936, plus the formation of homegrown forces.

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TONKA DETAILS

Modern aircraft are often covered in a bewildering array of stencils, warnings and labels, and these items are either omitted from kits for simplicity or replicated poorly, so Eduard’s bespoke decal set, for those with Tornados GR.4s from Revell, Italeri or Hobby Boss, will be a boon.

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IRAQ/SYRIA COUNTER-INSURGENCY OPS

Here’s another massive collection of markings from Air-Graphics, with the theme being aircraft involved in counter-insurgency operations against ISIS/ISIL between 2014 and 2020. 

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TESTBED CHECKERS

Modellers wanting different schemes for their Canadair Sabre Mk.5s will find Vingtor’s splendid Boeing Chase Planes sheet ideal, providing two liveries worn by Boeing’s test fleet.

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INITIAL RESCUERS

Paulus Victor is a new decal firm to AMW, but its well-researched and highly detailed products, such as this superb set dedicated to US Army first responders at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, are sure to be popular with modellers.

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Editor

Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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