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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ARMOUR WITH A STING(ER)

Dragon’s reissuing of its splendid M2 Bradley series continues with the short-lived M6 Linebacker, which replaced the anti-tank missile launcher with a Stinger surface-to-air missile unit.

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GUNNERY GROUP

Having been absent from Italeri’s range for 40 years, the ex-Peerless 1/35 155mm Howitzer M1 has been re-released and paired with Ukrainian firm Master Box’s same-scale US Artillery Crew figures.

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HEAVY FELINE

This iteration of Dragon’s 1/35 Panther Ausf.D provides alternative upper/lower hull and turret components with or without the integrally moulded Zimmerit anti-magnetic coating, providing a ‘2-in- 1’ option that’s either/or rather than two kits.

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PRIOR TO COMBAT

Consistently offering great value pairings, ICM has combined its 1/35 Model T RNAS Armoured Car (35669) with its World War One tank crew (35708) for a price increase of just 10% compared with the initial boxing.

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SCOUTING FOUR-WHEELER

Here’s a veritable blast from the past in the shape of Matchbox’s 1972-vintage Humber Mk.II scout car, which has been re-boxed by Revell with new markings.

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DREADED TIGER

Airfix’s re-boxing of the Academy Tiger I ‘Early Version’ might have modellers hoping it is the full-interior offering, but instead this is the basic kit (13264).

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ESCAPING DANGER

ICM’s fifth Chernobyl set features arguably one of the less well-known aspects – the evacuation of thousand of civilians from the vicinity.

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GERMAN GROUNDCREW

Large-scale Luftwaffe and diorama modellers will appreciate ICM’s newly tooled set of three 1/32 scale German ground personnel.

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CREW FOR CATS

While these well-sculpted and beautifully cast figures are intended to accompany Eduard’s F6F Hellcat kits, they are equally suitable for any World War Two US Navy carrier deck scene.

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FIGHT IN THE FREEZE

Re-released to mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, this well-designed set from Dragon features a squad of US Marines in winter garb.

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Stu Fone 

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Mike Wild

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