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Airfix is one of the oldest manufacturers in the small scales. Compared to today’s quality standard the Airfix kits are badly outdated. Most of the moulds are from around and have not been reworked to a higher standard. Airfix, please, update your moulds!!!
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They were notoriously fiddly to glue together But generations of children spent their precious pocket money on Airfix plastic scale model kits. And as the firm celebrates its 70th birthday it could be in for a big revival Airfix had actually been going for 10 years, selling inflatable rubbber toys, when the first construction kit – a Ferguson Model T tractor – hit the high street in It was originally meant to be a fully-made replica but was so fiddly to construct the firm’s founder, Hungarianborn businessman Nicholas Kove, had the bright idea of selling it in kit form.
In – under pressure from Woolworths to produce a toy that could be sold for two shillings 10p – the company released a kit replica of Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind. And business really took off. The Hind was followed by five more classic ships – including HMS Shannon, a Napoleonic era frigate – and everything from cars to motorcycles, historic figures, trains and Second World War fighter planes.
The firm is now owned by toy giant Hornby Hobbies and this year more than new kits are being released. The word Airfix doesn’t actually have anything to do with fixing or assembling model aircraft as many people think – it was chosen so it would be first in toy catalogues. The Show Jumper of bore a striking resemblance to Princess Anne, who won a silver medal in the European Eventing Championship. The following year she took part in the Olympic Games in Montreal – so Airfix’s kit was very timely.
A promotional model of Ferguson’s T tractor was the first Airfix model – but the Golden Hind ship was the first “real” construction kit. The models were not always accurate.
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Airfix: Celebrating 50 Years of the Greatest Modelling Kits Ever Made (Collins There have been (to date) two editions of this book, mine is the printing.
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The Airfix Quick Build Challenger Tank Green Model Kit from the Quick Build Instructions A3 WEB Created Date: 7/16/ AM Featuring a distinct.
Never started. Still factory sealed. From quality ex-Pyro molds. Measures Could be motorized with modifications Pyro originally designed it for water operation with their optional electric powerpack. Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Well molded and detailed kit large model of the secret aircraft that has reportedly replaced the SR Rare first issue hardbox with script Lindberg logo.
In the s, Paul Lindberg was designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft like so many other men and boys of the time. His plans appear in Popular Aviation magazine and he made a good name for himself. Olsen to create ‘O-lin’ models. Ray Gaedke was one the early artists for O-lin. In the early s Paul Lindberg had control and had his name as the logo.
The first logo is the one on this kit – ‘Lindberg’ in script with ‘Products’ arched across the top and ‘Incorporated’ arched across the bottom to create a broken circle around the script.
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Airfix is the oldest UK manufacturer of scale plastic model kits and has been producing kits for the mass market since Please note: Some kits with paint and glue show a needle point glue in the picture – Airfix is now supplying a tube of glue with all new gift packs, and therefore most of the items we have will have a tube rather than the needle point glue.
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Since I was not conscious of Airfix packaging styles prior to , I would have been under thirteen then, I have relied very heavily on the work carried out by John, Steve, et al. Post , I have a large resource of details collected by myself at the time concerning Airfix packaging styles which has always been a particular interest of mine in relation to Airfix. The following is, therefore, an updated version of the various articles written over the last five years and brings the story fully up-to-date.
First a brief overview of Airfix packaging. This entailed putting the kit in one of the then new transparent polythene bags stapled to an illustrated header made by folding a rectangle of paper into four. Thus was born the famous 2 bob shilling bagged kit which reached its zenith in the glorious Type 3 packaging see later. Series 1, and for a few years Series 2 kits, would hang, tantalisingly in their poly bags, in front of our eyes in the shops until the arrival of the short-lived blister pack.
In , the innovative blister pack was introduced. This overcame the main drawback to the bags — the bits could get broken if roughly handled before opening.
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Airfix kits are available in three types: Starter Sets, Gift Sets and Classic Kits. solid, although this will prevent you from re-positioning your planes at a later date.
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