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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WARZONE RIDERS

Inspired by a photo published in the book Kontakt, which details Polish Secret Service operations in Afghanistan, ToRo Model’s figure set offers a pair of riders designed for the Honda XLR 250 supplied in Tamiya’s 35245 Japan Self-Defense Force Reconnaissance set.

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ARMOUR POPULATION

This special-edition version of MiniArt’s 1/35 British Tank Crew is expanded from the preceding iteration (35078) and features an additional two runners containing a range of equipment including sidearms, helmets, goggles and storage pouches.

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MAKING A SPLASH

Arguably, the Thunderbird 1 take-off sequence is one of the most impressive scenes from the TV series Thunderbirds, and the IMAI launch bay has been re-boxed by Adventures in Plastic.

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TRANSPARENT TRANSPORTER

Those who grew up with Thunderbirds may remember numerous cutaway diagrams in various books – now modellers can recreate the tantalising systems these depicted inside Thunderbird 2 with Adventures in Plastic’s ‘transparent’ 1/350 scale kit.

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VERSATILE VSTOL

Thunderbird 2 was perhaps the ‘jack of all trades’ machine in the classic 1960s TV series, supporting operations on land, sea and air either on its own or via a range of utility vehicles launched from its mid-section pods.

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ORBITAL LISTENER

Adventures in Plastic’s Thunderbird 5 is another of the firm’s complex offerings, as an electric motor, gearbox, associated wiring, bulb, switch and pair of magnets is provided along with the decals and 13 styrene runners.

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HIGH-SPEED SNOOPERS

Ukrainian decal specialist Foxbot’s second foray into home-nation Foxbats covers four MiG-25RB reconnaissance/bomber airframes.

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TRIBUTE RACER

Ford partnered with the Chip Ganassi racing team to operate four of its GTs in the FIA World Endurance Championship between 2016-19, and modellers with Revell’s 1/24 kit can replicate the team’s entries using Decalpool’s aftermarket sets.

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TOMCAT HAWK

Modellers with Fujimi/Hobby 2000, Hasegawa, Hobby Boss, Italeri and even Matchbox 1/72 A-4M Skyhawk II kits can use MILSPEC’s decals to replicate the livery of a VMA-311 jet, complete with an evil-looking tail motif depicting the unit’s ‘Tomcats’ namesake.

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VARGAS GIRL MUSTANG

Aftermarket decal supplier Kits- World specialises in airframes with ‘pin-up’ artwork applied and this set for a pair of P-51D Mustangs features a work by one of the most famous artists to produce such work: Alberto Vargas.

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Stu Fone 

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Mike Wild

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