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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SIXTIES SCHOOLING

Part of Air-Graphic’s UK Air Power Series, this superb collection of aftermarket decals covers a range of winged and rotary training types in service with the RAF during the 1960s.

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GUARD TRANSPORTS

Here’s another great collection of C-47s for those wanting a different livery for their Airfix, HobbyBoss or Italeri kits.

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BUMPER BOMBER COLLECTION

When it comes to offering choice, few manufacturers can match Begemot. For example, take this sheet dedicated to the Tupolev SB-series bombers – 40 options are provided, covering Soviet (VVS RKKA), Spanish Republican and Republic of China machines.

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AIRSHOWS AND INTELLIGENCE

Aftermarket decal company Kits- World regularly covers unusual schemes – this set of 1/48 B-17 markings is a case in point, depicting a current museum airframe and a captured Luftwaffe example.

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UPSCALED SPOOKS

Modellers interested in Euro Decals’s collection of 1/72 F-4 Phantom IIs who prefer 1/48 will find the firm’s enlarged quarter-scale markings of interest.

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PLAYBOY’S PRIVATEER PHOTOGUIDE

Military and aviation specialist Trackpad Publishing’s new imprint Track Limits is a bold step into motorsport, with the first release being a photobook dedicated to modelling the Hesketh 308B Formula 1 car, which gave James Hunt his first win.

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STRIKING SKYTRAINS

While a popular modelling subject, military-liveried C-47 Skytrains can have something of a plain appearance – thankfully, aftermarket markings such as these ‘pin-up’ schemes from Foxbot can provide a welcome twist on the theme.

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FERRETS, FOXES AND ‘LANDIES’

The third collection of British vehicles from the 1991 Gulf War (also known as Operation Desert Storm or Granby) focuses on wheeled patrol/reconnaissance machines, with examples of Ferret armoured cars, Fuchs (fox) nuclear, bacteriological and chemical recce vehicles, plus Land Rovers.

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GOODWILL COMPANIONS

Paulus Victor has quickly established a reputation for high-quality themed releases, and this 1/144 set focuses on the goodwill trip by two Su-27 Flankers to the US in July 1990, which included their being escorted by Montana Air National Guard (ANG) F-16As on their return trip.

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Stu Fone 

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Mike Wild

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