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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LAPLAND BOMBER

ICM’s delightful Do 17 is back, this time in Finnish markings.

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ENGINE COVER

Modellers wanting to avoid an unsightly join on their Eduard 1/72 Spitfire Mk.XVI cowlings will find this one-piece resin replacement a boon.

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EAST SUFFOLK MUSTANGS

Exito’s latest additions are for a trio of P-51D Mustangs based in East Suffolk at RAF Leiston (also known as Yoxford), all assigned to the 357th Fighter Group.

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BIRTHDAY BUMPER PACKAGE

This package is a slightly different release from Model Art Decal System as it focuses solely on RAF markings, rather than its usual Royal Navy/French subjects.

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CHARMANT HOMELAND DEFENDER

Tamiya’s new-tool 1/35 Renault R35 tank is a charming representation of this French inter-war design, combining just four styrene runners with neatly moulded detail – parts exhibit fine panel lines, delicate rivets and convincing representations of cast metal surfaces.

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IMPERIAL CREWS

This mix of airmen and groundcrew will make for an instant World War One German aircraft vignette, as it comprises three single-piece figures.

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WIRELESS 'ON THE DOUBLE'

ICM has sprung another ‘combo’ product on modellers as part of its Diorama Series, this time focusing on German radio trucks.

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INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR TREATS

Modellers seeking extra refinement for their Tamiya 1/72 Bf 109G-6 will find plenty in Eduard’s photo-etched metal upgrade set, which comprises two frets, with pre-painted parts for the cockpit and plain brass items for the airframe in general.

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SIMPLE STANDARD

The ubiquity of the Sherman tank during World War Two makes it a popular subject with small-scale armour modellers and wargamers alike, and this 1/72 Forces of Valor kit is ideal for both purposes thanks to its easy construction, large locating pins and pre-coloured Olive Drab styrene.

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MUDDY TRACTION

German tracked vehicles on the Eastern Front often became bogged down in mud and slush, so standard-width tracks were fitted with extensions on the outer edge, known as winterketten (winter chains), plus cleats on the track pads for extra traction.

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Stu Fone 

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Mike Wild

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