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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Although stated as being for the MiG-21, the 16-shot 57mm rocket pod was a common sight on Su-17/22 Fitter and MiG-23/27 Flogger aircraft plus Mi-8 Hip helicopters.

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Not having been included in any iteration of its newly tooled 1/72 Z-37A Čmelák, Eduard’s Brassin M72 applicator – essentially the type’s crop-spraying equipment – will be a boon to those looking for enhanced detail.

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Special Hobby’s new-tool 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109 has drawn many plaudits since its recent release, but those seeking extra detail will appreciate subsidiary firm CMK’s detailing sets – such as this wing armament package for E-1 or E-5 versions.

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Designed to fit MiniWing’s resin F.1 or FB.2 kits, this is one of Shelf Oddity’s more complex offerings, as it involves removing a section of the fuselage to allow new dorsal bleed air doors to be installed.

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Modellers with 1/32 Thunderbolts by Trumpeter, Revell or Hasegawa will find this turned metal upgrade from Master Model ideal for improving the model’s appearance.

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Designed to fit Special Hobby’s newly tooled Bf 109E kits, this upgrade adds a set of FuG VII radio equipment for the rear fuselage, all visible behind a separate hatch.

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Containing 14 beautifully cast resin components, this unusual set provides sufficient parts to make three large and eight small cakes.

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Aimed at modellers who want to add just basic detail to the cockpit of Hobby Boss’s MV-22, this Zoom set comprises a single pre-painted photo-etched metal fret and replaces the kit’s instrument panels, ceiling and side consoles.

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With the popularity of 1/48 modelling boosted by an increasing number of armour kits in this scale, there’s demand for diorama accessories, such as Hauler’s collection of wood-burning ephemera.

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Modellers wanting to add an anti-aircraft mount to their 1/35 German trucks, trailers or staff cars – even a revetment – now have this superb newly tooled product from ICM for the standard twin-MG 34 weapon used throughout World War Two.

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