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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KNIGHT OF THE AUTOBAHN

Nick Shuttleworth replicates a continental load-carrier with Revell’s superb 1/24 Büssing 8000 S13 truck.

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MUSTANG 'OFFICE'

Eduard’s approach to detail is very much ‘pick and mix’, with Brassin sets representing the highest in terms of refinement, such as its P-51D cockpit.

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THE PEOPLE'S FIGHTER

It may be small, but Special Hobby’s newly tooled He 162 is perfectly formed and is easily the best 1/72 offering of the type in this scale.

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MOVIE MINIATURES

Here’s the perfect accompaniment for Moebius’s impressive 1/144 Discovery XD-1 from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, in the form of three beautifully detailed extravehicular activity (EVA) pods, which feature single-piece resin ‘bodies’ and photo-etched metal manipulators or ‘arms’.

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EAST ANGLIA TO THE MIDLANDS

While the firm is arguably most famous for its Defiant turret-equipped fighter, this Fonthill Media volume reveals the Boulton Paul company has a far richer history than just this one somewhat unsuccessful type.

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WELL-TRAVELLED OFF-ROADERS

Modellers with ACE, Armo or Gran Ltd 1/72 GAZ-69 kits can depict the Soviet-designed light truck in Polish service, courtesy of this decal package from ToRo Model.

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CLASSIC LIVERY RETURNS

Here’s an Italeri re-boxing of Protar’s 1984-vintage 1/24 Lancia LC2 competition car, used in the World Sportscar Championship between 1983-86.

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TACTICAL WATCH

Depicted in the kneeling position and armed with a Beretta 92-series pistol and slung M4A1 carbine, ICM’s fourth Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team member makes for an imposing presence.

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RODENT FORCES

Here’s another chance to depict small-scale ‘Desert Rats’, with the return of Airfix’s 1/76 8th Army under the Vintage Classics banner. It contains 45 figures, plus a pair of two-piece Vickers machine guns and tripods.

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RAILCAR HAULER

Here’s something completely different from Brengun, in the form of a four-axle version of the German pre-World War Two Culemeyer trailer (an eight-axle, 80t version is available as BRS144048).

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Stu Fone 

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Mike Wild

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