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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'EMIL' RETURNS

This styrene-only Weekend Edition of Eduard’s 1/48 Bf 109E-3 comprises three runners common to the firm’s ‘family’ of quarter-scale Bf 109Es, but Runner C represents cannon-fitted wings and Runner F the early-style canopy, replaced by a squarer design on E-4s onwards.

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PROTECTED LOGISTICS

This dual-language (German and English) Tankograd reference guide is dedicated to the Mercedes-Benz Zetros, a Geschütztes Transport-Fahrzeug (Protected Transport Vehicle) developed by the Special Truck department of Daimler AG.

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RHINO BLING

Revell’s 1/72 Nashorn (Rhinoceros) receives a major upgrade with this photo-etched brass fret from Hauler.

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TACTICAL RENAISSANCE

Many historians cite the Spanish Civil War as being the testing ground for the Luftwaffe’s tactical development in the years preceding World War Two, and Osprey’s latest Air Campaign volume examines the earlier conflict in detail.

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WORLD-DEPLOYED WIDOWMAKERS

Xtradecal’s first collection of 1/48 scale markings for Lockheed F-104 Starfighters includes options for seven operators, providing national insignia, airframe serials and further embellishments (but no stencilling) for airframes operated between 1964-96.

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HARD-TOP SPORTS CAR

Having delighted modellers with its soft-top MX-5, it’s taken five years for Tamiya to release the Roadster RF hard-top.

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FROM LAND AND SHIP

Whenever DK Decals tackles a subject, it always ensures that modellers have plenty of options to choose from.

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ARMED WORKER

ToRo Model’s splendid Silesian Uprising figures are joined by a resin four-piece armed railway company worker, complete with a styrene two-part rifle, courtesy of a collaboration with ICM.

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GUNNER'S FRIEND

When it comes to resin guns, few can match Greek firm Gas Patch for quality, such as with this neat two-gun .50 cal set.

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AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT

Here’s a return for Airfix’s 1/76 Landing Craft, Mechanised Mk.III (LCM3) and M4A2 Sherman tank combined offering – a pairing first released in 1966.

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Stu Fone 

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Mike Wild

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Brodie Baxter

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