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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GOING ON A SUMMER...

Decales Global offers up yet another unusual airliner scheme, this time in the form of the short-lived (1994-96) Turkish charter company Holiday Air, with its smiling four-tone ‘sun’ logo on the tail.

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TRIPARTITE ALLY

This is the first in a series of decal sets covering Axis forces from World War Two, and concentrates on Bulgarian wheeled and tracked armour.

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ARMOURED ROCKETRY

ToRo’s collection of Polish rocket-launching machinery continues with this third offering, which includes both surface-to-air and surface-to-ground systems.

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COLOURFUL SUPER SLEDS

The second batch of F-100D schemes from Euro Decals provides four more colourful liveries as worn by US Air Force aircraft during the late 1950s.

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CAPTURED MATERIEL

Perfect alternatives for the schemes supplied in Tamiya, Bandai or Hobby Boss kits, Star Decals’ 1/48 Finnish T-34s depicts vehicles captured from Soviet forces or purchased from Germany and operated by the Scandinavian country.

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HOGS OF ALL HUES

Two Bobs can always be relied on to approach a subject differently, such as its latest A-10 sheet, which offers one aircraft as it appeared during Desert Storm plus during the DARPA Persistent Close-Air Support Program (PCAS) and a participant in Operation Cool Snow Hog.

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FLYING SWIMMERS

While the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter isn’t popular with kit manufacturers – Matchbox/Revell produce the only mainstream 1/72 styrene offering – Iliad’s treatise on the type is well received, having now been re-printed with a bonus scheme.

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DIMINUTIVE DINGHIES

Ship modellers who work in 1/400 scale will find Black Cat Models’ 3D-printed 16ft dinghies useful, as these auxiliary rowboats were carried on many Royal Navy vessels during World War Two. 

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ITALIAN TONES

A recent release from AMMO- MIG has been its excellent set of colours, which are intended for late-war Italian Air Force fighters and bombers. It comprises the usual six 17ml dropper-style screw-top bottles, each with a ‘stirring ball’ to aid paint mixing while shaking.

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INTERIOR RELIEF

Czech firm Eduard is one of several companies to release 3D-printed decals, with the result being its ‘Space’ range of accessories, which also feature photo-etched metal additions. 

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Editor

Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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