January 24, 2014

Airfix Celebrates its 75th Anniversary + A World War One Special

It's hard to believe that Airfix in one form or another has been around for 75 years.  There is no doubt that at some point every modeler out there was exposed to an Airfix kit not to mention all the plastic figure collectors who owe a big debt to Airfix especially in 1/72nd scale. Countless hours building kits and playing with soldiers came about because of companies like this. So congratulations Airfix on 75 years of keeping us young. 

On a related note fans of WWI modeling will want to track down a copy of Airfix Model World Issue 36. This is their World War One Special and as I write this I have the issue in my sweaty little hands and it is an absolutely fantastic issue covering the following-

- Advanced Build – Fokker Eindecker E.III
Steve Budd does a stellar job with Wingnut Wings’ late version of this classic fighter.

- Military Build – World War One Male Tank Mk.I
Richard Langford converts Airfix’s Male Tank Mk.I and affords it table-top gaming format.

- Figure Build – Sergeant, Suffolk Regiment, 1914
Pete Watson explains how to convert, paint and base one of a superb range of 54mm Great War figures.

- Advanced Build – Gotha G.IV
Jan Maes has his hands full with Wingnut Wings’ gargantuan 1/32 Gotha G.IV.

- Advanced Build – Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8
By relatively simple means, Peter Fearis updates Airfix’s long-in-the tooth R.E.8 biplane. Malcolm V. Lowe provides a brief look at the operational history of this fighter-bomber.

- Review Build – SPAD XIII
Jan Maes depicts the SPAD XIII of Charles Nungesser with Eduard’s 1/48 scale kit.
Please note that we can order copies for anyone who is interested. 

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