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.


FANS OF Westland’s Lysander will savour Valiant Wings’ ninth Airframe Detail book, which is dedicated to this World War Two liaison, army co-operation and special duties aircraft.


WHENEVER CANFORA Publishing releases a new book, a high-quality product is guaranteed, and its second Truck Modelling raises the bar even further.


WHEN IT comes to combining ease of build with high levels of detail there are few manufacturers to rival Tamiya, and its 1/24 Ford Mustang GT is no exception.


MODELLERS MAY have heard of Tru-Color Paint because of its excellent railway-associated products, but it also specialises in military, auto and infrastructure shades.


NEOMEGA HAS an excellent reputation for its resin aftermarket accessories, and its first kit – depicting a 1957 Trans-Antarctic Expedition Tractor – is of similar quality.

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What do Hobbits, Gnomes and puppies all have in common? Jay Blakemore finds out when he builds a 1/32 Sopwith Pup from New Zealand-based firm Wingnut Wings.

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Matthew Porter shares his experience building Airfix’s 1/24 Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat – the firm’s latest ‘Superkit’


Following last month’s introduction to this new feature, we select another four projects submitted by AMW’s readers.

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Massimo Santarossa embarks on an out-of-this-world voyage aboard the USS Franklin – replicated in 1/350 scale by Moebius Models.

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Andy Davies enjoys a successful carrier ‘launch’ with Clear Prop Models’ superb late-version 1/72 Mitsubishi A5M2b Claude.

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