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  • Best of British: Part four

    07/25/17 ,via Toy News

    In 1980 the company, now known as Hornby Hobbies Ltd, became an independent company. It was in 2006 that Hornby Hobbies acquired Airfix, followed by Corgi Classics Limited shortly after, one of the world's oldest makers of collectable die-cast models

  • Battle for control of toy train company Hornby triggers full takeover offer

    06/21/17 ,via

    A battle to control the world's most famous toy train maker looks to have ended with a £27.4m offer for Hornby. The train set and model company's biggest shareholder Phoenix UK Fund has snapped up a large chunk of shares in the business, triggering a 

  • Model aircraft building effort is recognised as a world record

    06/04/17 ,via Comet 24

    The record was previously held by the RAF Museum for 250 models, but this was smashed with 369 Airfix models built at Shuttleworth as part of a giant community challenge. IPMS Brampton provided nearly 400 plastic First World War aircraft model kits

  • Five blokes like rocker and train nut Rod Stewart who can't get enough of their childish hobbies

    04/14/17 ,via The Sun

    WE'RE a nation of big kids, with record numbers of adults buying their own toys. One in five Lego kits and action figures goes to over-18s in a new trend, Peter Pan Syndrome. Like rocker and train nut Rod Stewart we meet five blokes who can't get

  • Airfix to attract girls - Telegraph

    12/05/15 ,via

    Airfix wants girls to model. We're not talking catwalks, but glue, paint and jet engines. Harry Wallop investigates how the venerable toy brand hopes to survive a 


  • Sixty Years of Airfix Models

    Crowood. 2015. ISBN: 9781847979766,1847979769. 192 pages.

    The best-known and most important manufacturer of plastic model kits in the UK, Airfix has been at the forefront of the industry since 1955 when the first Airfix aircraft kit appeared in UK branches of Woolworth's. The kits were made to a constant scale and covered a wide variety of subjects, from aircraft to birds and from tanks to dinosaurs. In 1981 the famous London-based company closed down and only the kits survived intact. For the next twenty-five years Airfix was run by Palitoy and...

  • Classic Kits

    HarperCollins UK. 2018. ISBN: 9780007176953,0007176953. 192 pages.

    Classic Kits treats you to an international tour of model-kit history, taking in all the favorites—Airfix, Monogram, Mattel, Frog, Matchbox, Bandai, Merit Aurora, Esci, Heller, Tamiya, Fujimi, Eaglewall, Italeri, and more. Not only does this nostalgic guide allow you to compare and contrast the different models and their historical development (and, in some cases, demise), it also notes the rare and the valuable, so you can re-evaluate those pieces you have stored in your attic. Packed with...

  • Build and Convert Airfix Military Models

    Sam Publications. 2010. ISBN: 190695920X,9781906959203. 160 pages.

    Airfix is a famous UK manufacturer of plastic scale model kits. This book gives an aspiring modeller all the guidance they need to create a classic Airfix model.

  • The Boys' Book of Airfix

    Random House. 2018. ISBN: 9780091928988,0091928982. 192 pages.

    Airfix, the most famous manufacturer of model kits in the world, holds a unique appeal for boys (and girls) of all ages. Packed with photos of the kits from the 1950s to the present, The Boys’ Book of Airfix is a nostalgic look at one of the greatest brands ever.

  • Airfix

    Harpercollins Pub Limited. 1999. ISBN: 0004723279,9780004723273. 192 pages.

    This gloriously illustrated, large-format volume celebrates 50 years of Airfix plastic modeling kits. Hundreds of superb color photos show all the obscure and highly collectible kits, as well as the best-sellers, with illustrations of packaging, box art, advertisements from Airfix magazine, and a mass of period ephemera. The lively text charts the rise, fall, and rise again of Airfix models. It's a nostalgic reminder of kits long vanished, but with a happy ending: Airfix is now re-releasing...

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