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.

SUPERIOR MIRAGE: SPECIAL HOBBY’S NEW IIIC Feature Premium

SUPERIOR MIRAGE: SPECIAL HOBBY’S NEW IIIC

Mike Williams

Mike Williams appraises Special Hobby's 1/72 new-tool Mirage IIIC by building an advance sample.

Mike Williams
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BASIC BUILD: Airfix’s Vickers Valiant kit

KEV BAXTER

Following the re-release of Airfix’s 1/72 scale Vickers Valiant, Kev Baxter finally finds a better home for one of his allegedly ill-gotten gains. Read the full build and discover how to make this stunning scale model.

KEV BAXTER
SEA SERPENT: BUILDING SPECIAL HOBBY’S AH-1G Feature Premium

SEA SERPENT: BUILDING SPECIAL HOBBY’S AH-1G

Garry Tobiss

Garry Tobiss completes Special Hobby's new-tool 1/48 AH-1G gunship in smart Spanish navy colours.

Garry Tobiss
ACES HIGH: BUILDING REVELL’S IRON MAIDEN SPITFIRE Feature Premium

ACES HIGH: BUILDING REVELL’S IRON MAIDEN SPITFIRE

Johan Augustsson

Revell has collaborated with world-famous heavy metal band Iron Maiden to produce a themed 1/32 'Aces High' Spitfire Mk.II with 'Eddie' figures. It's built here by Johan Augustsson.

Johan Augustsson
NEW TOOL: EDUARD’S 1/72 S-199 MEZEK Feature Premium

NEW TOOL: EDUARD’S 1/72 S-199 MEZEK

Eduard's new-tool 1/72 Avia S-199 Mezek provides Garry Tobiss with a hugely enjoyable build experience... twice!

GLIDE AND CONQUER: ICM NEW-TOOL GOTHA 242 Feature Premium

GLIDE AND CONQUER: BUILDING ICM'S NEW-TOOL GOTHA 242

ICM's new-tool 1/48 Gotha Go 242B was a surprise offering for many modellers, including Dean Large. Read the full build article and see his verdict.

SLOW BUT DEADLY: FLYHAWK’S NEW-TOOL 1/72 DAUNTLESS Feature Premium

SLOW BUT DEADLY: FLYHAWK’S NEW-TOOL 1/72 DAUNTLESS

Mike Williams celebrates 80 years since the Douglas SBD Dauntless delivered a decisive blow at the Battle of Midway, by building Flyhawk’s superb new 1/72 kit.

ALTERNATIVE REALITY: SUYATA TITANIC DIORAMA Feature Premium

EXCLUSIVE: SUYATA TITANIC DIORAMA

Key Model World's CHRIS CLIFFORD builds Suyata's Titanic Port Scene & Vehicle package - finding it a refreshingly different and satisfying project.

AMIENS RAIDER: CSM’S CANADIAN ARMOURED MG CARRIER Feature Premium

AMIENS RAIDER: CSM’S CANADIAN ARMOURED MG CARRIER

Toni Canfora builds Copper State Models' Canadian Armoured MG Carrier from World War One.

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EXCLUSIVE BUILD: Airfix's new-tool 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.8

EXCLUSIVE FULL-BUILD FEATURE: Kev Baxter was delighted to preview the latest and arguably the greatest Airfix release in 1/72 scale to date, a newly tooled Gloster Meteor F.8.