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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Latest articles from Airfix Model World

View the latest news and features from Airfix Model World Monthly magazine below.

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BOOTS FOR BREWERS

Designed to replace the inaccurate bicycle-type twin mainwheels in the Bobcat and Hobby Boss Yak-28 Firebar and Brewer kits, Barracuda’s resin pack also provides alternative outriggers and wheels.

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TRAINING WHEELS

Here’s a quick and easy upgrade for Airfix’s 1/48 Tiger Moth, in the shape of CMK’s all-resin mainwheels and tailskid set. 

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SHOWING THE WAY

Well known for its excellent resin kits and accessories, Plus Model also produces a raft of printed items, such as this collection of 14 military maps, presented on a single paper sheet.

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TRUCKING TREATS

Designed to embellish the detail on ICM’s 1/72 Zil-131 cargo truck, this small yet busy photo-etched brass fret contains a wealth of extras.

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DROP-IN DIALS

Painting instrument panels can be tricky, so Eduard’s pre-painted resin Löök sets are great for those wanting to add extra refinement as they are straightforward drop-in replacements for the styrene parts and offer lovely detail for minimal effort.

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CAMOUFLAGE 'SPOTS'

Replicating the ‘smoke’ camouflage on Italian aircraft models can be challenging, particularly in 1/72 scale, but Orlee’s pre-cut self-adhesive mask set simplifies this task greatly.

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CAT CANNON

Modellers wanting to pose their Academy 1/72 F-14s in a maintenance scene just found their task easier thanks to CMK’s well-designed resin and photo-etched (PE) brass M61 Vulcan cannon bay.

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ROTARY PUNCH

A common sight on modern Russian rotary-winged assets, the B8V20 replaced the earlier UB-57-32 and features a characteristic ‘blunt’ front section of rocket tubes; Eduard’s neat resin and photo-etched (PE) brass set provides four such pods, enough for a full helicopter load.

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STUKA UPGRADE

Academy’s Ju 87G-1 kit has been around for almost 20 years, yet there has been relatively little aftermarket material available recently, so Brengun’s photoetched ensemble will prove popular.

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DECK CREW

Here’s a great addition to any 1/350 US Navy aircraft carrier model, in the shape of Black Cat Models’ exquisitely detailed deck crew set, which comprises 59 figures in 11 poses.

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Stu Fone 

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Mike Wild

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