Basic Build

Airfix Model World encompasses a wide range of skill levels and we do the same here on KeyModelWorld. In this section you will find a growing collection of Basic Builds features from the latest and past issues of the magazine, all fully searchable and covering a wide range of subjects. Each build has been reformatted to suit the site so you can get the most from it.

ITALERI 1/72 F-5A FREEDOM FIGHTER BUILD Feature Premium

ITALERI 1/72 F-5A FREEDOM FIGHTER BUILD

Jack Homewood employs AK Interactive's new 3rd Generation acrylics on his build of Italeri's 1/72 F-5A... a popular ex-ESCI tooling.

BUILDING BANDAI’S DRAGON BALL Z ‘PICCOLO’ Feature Premium

BUILDING BANDAI'S DRAGON BALL Z 'PICCOLO'

Bandai's Dragon Ball Z Piccolo figure is completed by Editor at Large Chris Clifford, with son Samuel.

AIRFIX 1/72 BREWSTER BUFFALO Feature Premium

AIRFIX 1/72 BREWSTER BUFFALO FULL BUILD

Fun and nostalgia combine with Mike Williams' build of Airfix's Vintage Classics 1/72 Brewster Buffalo.

COMPLETING SPECIAL HOBBY’S NEW 1/72 THUNDERSTREAK Feature Freemium

COMPLETING SPECIAL HOBBY’S NEW 1/72 THUNDERSTREAK

Editor at Large Chris Clifford has a pleasing experience with Special Hobby's new-tool 1/72 F-84F Thunderstreak which is available to purchase from the Key Model World Shop.

AIRFIX NEW-TOOL 1/43 LAND ROVER Feature Premium

AIRFIX NEW-TOOL 1/43 LAND ROVER

Nick Shuttleworth reckons Airfix's new 1/43 Land Rover Series 1 is an instant classic, which builds like a dream.

ARMA HOBBY’S NEW 1/48 HURRICANE… COMPLETED! Feature Premium

ARMA HOBBY’S NEW 1/48 HURRICANE… COMPLETED!

Mike Williams can't praise Arma Hobby's new-tool 1/48 Hurricane enough. Check out his full build article.

COMPLETING REVELL’S TURKISH TIGER’ F-16D Feature Premium

COMPLETING REVELL’S TURKISH TIGER’ F-16D

Ethan Williams sharpens his modelling claws on Revell's 1/72 F-16d Tigermeet 2014 kit.

REVELL 1/32 NEW-TOOL HAWKER HURRICANE Mk.IIb Feature Premium

REVELL 1/32 NEW-TOOL HAWKER HURRICANE Mk.IIb

Mike Williams tackles Revell's new-tool 1/32 Hurricane Mk.IIb and also employs the extensive bespoke mask set from 1ManArmy.

HELLER’S NEW RENAULT ESTAFETTE Feature Premium

HELLER’S NEW RENAULT ESTAFETTE

Oleg Makhortov replicates a French classic with Heller's new 1/24 Renault Estafette boulangerie van.

BUILDING ICM’s MITSUBISHI Ki-21 SALLY Feature Premium

BUILDING ICM’s MITSUBISHI Ki-21 SALLY

A big gap in the Japanese aircraft kit market has been filled by ICM's 1/72 new-tool Ki-21 Sally... built splendidly here by Peter Fearon.