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.

Airfix Model World Magazine Features

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 scale 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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Einheitsdampflokomotive from Revell: 1/87 BR 01 4-6-2 Pacific

In the aftermath of World War One, Germany produced standardised steam locomotive designs – Einheitsdampflokomotiven – the first of which Revell has replicated in 1/87 scale: the BR 01 4-6-2 Pacific.

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Clark's Last Championship represented by Tamiya and Ebbro's 1/20 Lotus 33

Marketed as an Ebbro product, this 1/20 Lotus 33 is a combined effort between the automotive specialist and fellow Japanese firm Tamiya. Discover the fruits of this collaboration via Airfix Model World's review of this new model kit.

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HUNGARIAN STAR

David Holmes adds a host of aftermarket extras to his fine build of AMK's 1/48 Aero L-29 Delfín, which represents a Hungarian Air Force machine.

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Demonstration for Display: ICM's 1/35 FCM 36 with French Tank Crew

ICM has combined its 1/35 FCM 36 French tank with the same-scale figures designed to accompany the vehicle in a package that’s cheaper than buying the two sets separately.

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Tamiya's Heavy-Hitting Rhino: 1/48 Nashorn Review

Modellers wanting a German Nashorn but who don’t have the space for a 1/35 version might prefer Tamiya’s 1/48 offering - the subject of Airfix Model World's review, here.

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Brengun adds another Teeny Tiny Tank: 1/144 A7V German WWI tank

Brengun continues to expand its range of ‘airliner-scale’ armour subjects, with the German A7V tank being one of the latest. Discover more about this tiny military kit in Airfix Model World's review.

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MiniArt releases Lanz Bulldog: D8506 tractor & Trailer with Crew

MiniArt has continued to build on its range of D8056 tractor kits – replicating the famous Lanz Bulldog vehicle – with this version containing the now-familiar trailer, German figures plus a range of grenades and mines. Discover more about the full kit here.

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Wheeled Troop Carrier from Dragon: /72 PLA ZBL-09 IFV

Arguably, convergent evolution is just as prevalent in vehicle design as nature, as evinced by China’s ZBL-09, which bears more than a passing resemblance to the Piranha series of vehicles (the source of many Western 8x8 designs) – understandable given they provide similar functions.

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ICM's Gun-Toting Tourer: 1/35 G4 Partisanwagen

The latest version of ICM’s 1/35 G4 tourer/staff car depicts a less common variant (of the 57 examples built) equipped with pedestal-mounted MG 34 machine guns in the rear/passenger section. Find out more here!

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Special Armour's Personal Command: 1/35 Panzerbefehlswagen 35(t)

Here’s a surprising but very welcome return for CMK’s 1/35 Panzerbefehlswagen (armoured/ tank command vehicle) 35(t) under the label of another Special Hobby subsidiary: Special Armour. Check out AMW's review here.

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Editor

Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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