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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AMW118 September 2020 Feature Premium

Airfix Model World | September 2020 PDF reader

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW118, September 2020. This bumper Summer Special comes with an exclusive competition to win Airfix Battle of Britain related kits, a UK Model Shop Directory and a wide range of builds. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during August.

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Airfix Model World | August 2020

Welcome to Airfix Model World issue 117 - August 2020. Headlining this issue is a conversion of Airfix's 1/48 Gloster Javelin plus we have more than 70 reviews, basic, intermediate and advanced builds and much more. Read the magazine in PDF format here and look out for new posts here on KeyModelWorld during July.

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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!

Latest articles from Airfix Model World

View the latest news and features from Airfix Model World Monthly magazine below.

AMERICAN EAGLE Feature Premium


Ben Davies tackles Airfix's re-released 1/48 Spitfire Mk.Vb in this out-of-the-box build, which replicates an airframe flown by US ace Don Gentile.

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Heller's 1/24 Renault Estafette Police Van clocks in!

Heller’s Gendarmerie van was released at the same time as its Renault Estafette and shares many of the same parts - discover the additions and tweaks as Airfix Model World lifts the lid on this model kit.

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ICM creates a Scene with its 1/35 Model T Fire Engine

ICM has continued its scaled-down Model T kits with the arrival of a 1/35 1914 fire truck – subject to Airfix Model World's in-depth review.

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Reviewing Revell's Constructable Camper: 1/24 VW T2

Following its 1/24 easy-click VW Type 2 Microbus, Revell’s newly tooled parts form an enticing campervan package - but is this beginner-aimed kit as simple as it appears?

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Will MiniArt's latest 1/35 Typ 170 Lieferwagen bear fruit?

Here’s MiniArt’s bold ninth take on its 1/35 Mercedes-Benz Type 170V, depicting a 1940s-50s delivery van with a trio of bright liveries. Discover the full selection of schemes and the new parts in this iteration via Airfix Model World's review.

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Chris Jones replicates Douglas Bader's 'silver period' mount with Airfix's vintage 1/72 Bristol Bulldog Mk.II, and adds scratch-built detail and rigging.

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Mercurial Messerschmitt

Border Model has managed to unite the aircraft and military genres by releasing a 1/35 Messerschmitt Bf 109... the first in this scale and ideal for dioramas with vehicles and figures.

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Revell embarks on a World of Tanks link-up with new Armour Kits

Revell is arguably pioneering the art of model kit and videogame linkups, as here’s a new range of armour subjects under the World of Tanks label. We examine two of these offerings: 1/72 Cromwell tank and SU-100 tank-destroyer kits.

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Appraising Airfix’s Classic Charmer: the 1/72 Henschel Hs 123A-1

Many modellers will remember Airfix’s small-scale Henschel Hs 123, which first appeared in 1970. Having now returned to the range in Vintage Classics format, does this old favourite have the same styrene charm? JOHN FULLER reveals all…

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Unscrambling ICM's package

The latest of ICM’s current diorama sets provides one of the best value-for-money packages on the market, combining three staff vehicles (Kfz.1, 2 and 4) plus a twin MG 34 mounting for just 60% of the separate kits’ total cost. Airfix Model World's full review contains exclusive parts photos.

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