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Keep up to date with the latest and most comprehensive round up of new model, accessory, decal and book releases from Airfix Model World. Whether you are looking for aircraft, military, figures, auto or maritime kits or that specific set of decals you will find it here. Plus you can use our search feature to look for specific suppliers, scales or types of model.

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NEW-TOOL TAMIYA NISSAN Z REVIEW Review Premium

NEW-TOOL TAMIYA NISSAN Z REVIEW

Auto modellers will love the detail in Tamiya's 1/24 new-tool Nissan Fairlady Z, which comes with bespoke paint masks.

TAMIYA’S 1/48 NEW-TOOL M8 HMC Review Premium

TAMIYA’S 1/48 NEW-TOOL M8 HMC

Fans of 1/48 armour will welcome Tamiya's brand-new tooling of the diminutive M8 Howitzer Motor Carriage. It's packed with detail and features link-and-length tracks.

ESCI F-5E REPACKAGED BY ITALERI Review Premium

ESCI F-5E REPACKAGED BY ITALERI

Italeri has reissued ESCI's 1/48 F-5E Tiger II with stunning new decals. Read our review!

BORDER’S NEW INTIAL PRODUCTION TIGER I Review Premium

BORDER’S NEW INTIAL PRODUCTION TIGER I

Border Model has followed its debut 1/35 Tiger I Early Production kit from 2020 with an Initial version, offering schemes for s.Pz.Abt.502 at Leningrad, 1942-43.

NEW TOOL: 1/48 ACADEMY A-10C REVIEW Review Premium

NEW TOOL: 1/48 ACADEMY A-10C REVIEW

Academy has filled a noticeable gap in the market by providing a properly accurate A-10C Thunderbolt II 'Warthog'.

TRANSFORM YOUR EDUARD 1/48 P-51D WITH HALBERD MODELS Review Premium

TRANSFORM YOUR EDUARD 1/48 P-51D WITH HALBERD MODELS

Transform your Eduard 1/48 P-51D into a decidedly different Mustang with Halberd Models' conversion sets for a civilian racer, Cavalier Turbo Mustang and Piper Enforcer.

NEW-TOOL: ITALERI’S 1/12 VINTAGE BUGATTI Review Premium

NEW-TOOL: ITALERI’S 1/12 VINTAGE BUGATTI

Race car fans who favour classic subjects and larger scales have a real treat with Italeri's new-tool 1/12 Bugatti Type 35B.

ALL-NEW EARLY PANZER II FROM IBG MODELS Review Premium

ALL-NEW EARLY PANZER II FROM IBG MODELS

Modellers of German armour have an early war 1/35 treat in IBG Models' new-tool Pz.Kpfw.II Ausf.a/2... the first ever kit of the type in this scale.

REFRESHED RECCE PHANTOM FROM ITALERI Review Premium

REFRESHED RECCE PHANTOM FROM ITALERI

Italeri has re-released its 1/48 RF-4E Phantom II with a stunning new decal sheet, with markings for Israeli, German, Turkish and Iranian airframes. The kit has its roots in ESCI's tooling from the 1980s.

HARPIA’S NEW AMX REFERENCE

If you plan to build one of the existing kits of the Italian-Brazilian AMX fighter-bomber - or you're waiting for Italeri's new tooling - Harpia's new reference book on the type offers much for modellers.

BORDER’S NEW PARTIAL U-BOAT Review Premium

BORDER’S NEW PARTIAL U-BOAT

Naval modellers are sure to like Border's new sectionalised 1/35 Type VIIC U-boat, which offers interesting display possibilities.

ASSYMETRIC FIGHTER: SPITFIRE MK.IIA LR FROM KP Review Premium

ASSYMETRIC FIGHTER: SPITFIRE MK.IIA LR FROM KP

If you're in the market for a budget 1/72 Spitfire, KP's recent Mk.IIa (LR) is an ideal candidate... and it allows you to build a relatively rare sub-type.

ICM CH-54A TARHE REVIEW Review Freemium

ICM CH-54A TARHE REVIEW

ICM's huge 1/35 CH-54A Tarhe helicopter has been released... and it's a game-changer for helicopter fans.

IBG RE-BOXES TRUMPETER FULCRUM WITH UKRAINE MARKINGS Review Premium

IBG RE-BOXES TRUMPETER FULCRUM WITH UKRAINE MARKINGS

IBG Models' reissue of Trumpeter's 1/72 MiG-29UB two-seater has five different Ukrainian Air Force schemes.

ANNIVERSARY SEA HARRIER FROM ITALERI Review Premium

ANNIVERSARY SEA HARRIER FROM ITALERI

Italeri has again reissued ESCI's original 1/72 Sea Harrier FRS.1... widely accepted as the best in this scale.

REVELL’S USAF @ 75 WITH F-89, F-16 AND F-117 Review Premium

REVELL’S USAF @ 75 WITH F-89, F-16 AND F-117

Revell's recent USAF 75th Anniversary Gift Set provides 1/72 F-89 Scorpion, F-117A Nighthawk and F-16C Block 50 'Viper' kits, plus acrylic paint, a brush and cement. Read our full review.

WORLD FIRST: 1/72 SAUNDERS-ROE SRA-1 FROM XTRAKIT Review Premium

WORLD FIRST: 1/72 SAUNDERS-ROE SRA-1 FROM XTRAKIT

The world's first injection-moulded styrene kit of the jet-powered Saunders-Roe SRA-1 flying boat has been released by Xtrakit, in 1/72 scale.

SPECIAL HOBBY’S FIAT FRECCIA RETURNS Review Premium

SPECIAL HOBBY’S FIAT FRECCIA RETURNS

Special Hobby's 'Finnish Aces' boxing of its 1/32 Fiat G.50 Freccia returns after a decade-long absence.

SMALL-SCALE VEHICLE GEMS FROM BRENGUN/HAULER Review Premium

SMALL-SCALE VEHICLE GEMS FROM BRENGUN/HAULER

New small-scale vehicle kits from Czech labels Brengun and Hauler truly raise the bar with their detail levels.

THIRD BUFFALO REISSUE FROM HOBBY 2000 Review Premium

THIRD BUFFALO REISSUE FROM HOBBY 2000

Hobby 2000 has again reissued Hasegawa's 1/72 Brewster Buffalo, this time in US Navy colours as F2A-1/ -2 airframes.

GECKO LARC-V UPDATED BY DAS WERK Review Premium

GECKO LARC-V UPDATED BY DAS WERK

Das Werk's reboxing of Gecko Models' 1/35 LARC-V amphibious vehicle allows you to build the early version with five new liveries for German, US and Portuguese machines.

TWO-SEAT ‘SKOL’ VIGGEN FROM SPECIAL HOBBY Review Premium

TWO-SEAT ‘SKOL’ VIGGEN FROM SPECIAL HOBBY

Having released a 1/72 two-seat Viggen four years ago, as part of a dual kit/reference book package, Special Hobby has now issued the model on its own.

AIRFIX’S BOOMERANG COMES BACK! Review Premium

AIRFIX’S BOOMERANG COMES BACK!

Airfix's Vintage Classics range now has the 1/72 CA-13 Boomerang fighter in its ranks. A drop of nostalgia anyone?

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Review: Gecko Models delivers 1/35 British Infantry Figures in MTP

Chinese firm Gecko Models has released two sets depicting British Infantry labelled as between 2010-16, as defined by their use of Multi-Terrain Pattern camouflage.

REVELL APACHE HELICOPTER REISSUE Review Premium

REVELL APACHE HELICOPTER REISSUE

Revell has reissued its 1990 AH-64A Apache kit... which is actually Hasegawa tooling. Read our in-box review.

COLOURFUL BRÉGUET BIPLANE FROM KP Review Premium

COLOURFUL BRÉGUET BIPLANE FROM KP

If you're a biplane fan you may want to take the plunge with KP's new 1/72 Breguet Br 14 kits. See a review of the Br 14B here.

DOG SOLDIER: MONOGRAM B-24D REISSUED BY REVELL Review Premium

DOG SOLDIER: MONOGRAM B-24D REISSUED BY REVELL

Monogram's 1/48 Liberator bomber has been reissued as a B-24D by Revell. Read our full review of this classic tooling.

NEW MANDALORIAN FIGURE FROM REVELL Review Premium

NEW MANDALORIAN FIGURE FROM REVELL

Fans of Disney+ show The Mandalorian should will welcome Revell's new 1/9 figure kit of the titular hero, Din Djarin.

TAKOM’S 2 in 1 MAMMUT Review Premium

TAKOM’S 2 in 1 MAMMUT

Takom has issued yet another 1/35 notional armour subject... this time the German Mammut with alternative main guns and engine deck detail.

GREENHOUSE REPLICA BY ROLIFE Review Premium

GREENHOUSE REPLICA BY ROLIFE

A completely different modelling option lies in Rolife's delightful new mixed-media Cathy's Flower House greenhouse kit.