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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Airfix Model World June 2020

Welcome to the June 2020 issue of Airfix Model World. Subscribers can login in to the view the full issue as PDFs in this brand-new online service. Highlights include the Airfix 1/48 Hurricane, a 1/72 J26 Mustang, Revell's 1/32 Arado Ar196s, top tips for painting with brushes and airbrushes, the latest reviews, inspirational projects and more. Don't miss it!

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Airfix Model World May 2020

Welcome to the May 2020 issue of Airfix Model World. Subscribers can login in to the view the full issue as PDFs in this brand-new online service. Highlights include a first look at Airfix's 1/48 scale Walrus, top tips to remove blemishes and seams, a full guide to adding rigging to Airfix's 1/72 Gladiator Mk. 1 plus 90 reviews, inspirational projects and more. Don't miss it!

Latest articles from Airfix Model World

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

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MiniArt's combined T-55 and KMT-5M Mine-roller package

MiniArt has raised what modellers expect from an armour kit, such as this T-55 with mine roller, offering 91 styrene runners, plus two brass chains and a photo-etched brass fret, yet this is just a ‘basic’ offering, without a full interior.

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Dragon adds a 1/72 T-34/85 to its Armor Pro range!

Released as part of Dragon’s Armor Pro range, this is a welcome return of the firm’s late-model T-34/85; AMW lifts the lid on this re-issued kit here.

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ICM's 1/35 G7117 Truck gains drivers!

Deciding to produce a newly tooled Chevrolet G7100-series truck in 1/35 was a smart move by ICM, as there are numerous sub-types and users to depict; here, the firm has provided Soviet figures, as the Red Army utilised the vehicles.

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UPGRADING KHAN’S RELIANT

If you love modelling Star Trek spacecraft, Greenstrawberry's new FruitPACK detail set for the AMT/ERTL USS Reliant is an unmissable product. It contains a feast of resin and photo-etched brass components...but it's not for those on a budget.

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Cold War 'Cossack' - building the world's biggest aircraft

Russia's invasion of Ukraine not only caused terrible loss of human life, but also brought about the destruction of the world's largest aircraft... the Antonov An-225 Mriya. Here, to mark its demise, we revisit Massimo Santarossa's original test-shot build of Revell's 1/72 kit, from the May 2019 edition of Airfix Model World.

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Examining Special Hobby's early-model Bf 109Es in 1/72

As part of its range of newly tooled 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109Es, Special Hobby has released a pair of kits depicting the first ‘Emil’ subtype – the 7.92mm MG 17 machine gun-armed E-1. Discover more about these small-scale offerings in this review.

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Revell down-sizes its Tornado ASSTA 3.1 to 1/72

Small-scale builders who rued Revell’s decision to release a Tornado Avionics System Software Tornado in Ada (ASSTA) 3.1 variant in 1/48 will rejoice at the firm’s downsized 1/72 version.

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Eduard's 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Re-issue

Airfix Model World examines the contents of what appears to be a straightforward re-issue of Eduard’s 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Series 2 ProfiPACK.

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ICM adds crew to its 1/32 AH-1G Cobra

ICM has combined its newly tooled 1/32 AH-1G Cobra with a figure set – US Helicopter Pilots Vietnam War (32114) - find out more about this combined package here.

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Eduard's 1/48 Sopwith Camel ProfiPACK has landed!

Having dazzled modellers with the limited-edition Camel & Co, Eduard has followed this with a ProfiPACK offering of the Bentley Rotary-powered Camel F.1, as used predominantly by the Royal Naval Air Service.

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Stu Fone 

stuart.fone@keypublishing.com

Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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Brodie Baxter

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