Posted on Leave a comment

Airfix Kits

AirFix Plastic Model Kits.

Airfix celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014.

Find Airfix Models visit there site. Airfix become a member.

In Australia some models are not available straight away.

Visit some of Australia Hobby Stores and have a look at the kits that are available.

About Airfix

Airfix was founded in 1939 in the UK by Nicholas Kove, a refugee from Hungary who originally manufactured rubber inflated toys.

The name Airfix was chosen because part of the process involved fixing air into products.  Kove believed that all successful companies should have their names at the beginning of business directories and consequently the name Airfix was born.  After the Second World War he switched to producing plastic combs, and was the first manufacturer in the UK to introduce an injection moulding machine.

In the late 1940s Airfix was approached by Harry Ferguson (the tractor manufacturer) to make a cheap model of one of his tractors that could be used by his sales team as a promotional tool.  At first there were problems making the model, so it was decided to make it in a series of parts to be assembled by a team of skilled workers.

This ready-built tractor proved to be popular and Ferguson allowed Airfix to produce them as toys and sell them under the Airfix name.  It soon became obvious that more tractors could be sold if they were cheaper, and to achieve this they sold the kits unmade with instructions.  This proved to be successful, and shortly after F.W. Woolworth approached Airfix suggesting that, by using a more stable polystyrene plastic and poly bags with a card header, it would meet the Woolworth’s retail price of 2 shillings.  The small scale Golden Hind was launched in 1952.  Woolworth’s buyers then began to ask for more subjects, then soon after Airfix began to produce a wider range of polybagged model kits – the all famous Spitfire model appearing from 1953.

Airfix grew throughout the 1960s and ’70s as the plastic kit modelling hobby became ever more popular.  The range then expanded to include figures, trains, trackside accessories, military vehicles, engines, rockets, large classic ships, warships, liners, modern cars, vintage cars, motorcycles, spaceships and more.

Airfix  2  kits New 2018

J6024 Quick Build Volkswagen Camper Van
RAF Centenary Gift Set A50181

For More Information Visit Airfix Site 

For more Airfix Plastic Model Kits Visit our online Store.. Or have a look at our hobby shop.

We are a online store and is located in Mount Isa.

Viks Hobbies & Models.

Mount Isa. 4825

Open Hours. Times that suit you and us. Make a Time

Looking for a special Airfix model.

Leave a Comment and we will get back to you.

Have a great day.

Happy building.


Buy Airfix Plastic Model Kits.

Posted on Leave a comment

AIRFIX A10102. 1/48 Scale English Electric Canberra B (1) 8. Plastic Model Kit.

AIRFIX A10102.

English Electric Canberra B (1) 8

The B (1) 8 was the interdictor version of the classic jet bomber & differed in that it had a raised fighter style cockpit. The B (1) 8 was introduced to fill the role of a night-intruder bomber/interdictor, flying low-level mission in the European theatre.

In the Bomber role, the B (1) 8 only Served with the RAF’s Strike Squadrons in Germany. In its Bomber Configuration, this Canberra mark was part of the UK’s Nuclear Strike Force and carried a US made weapon (Project E).

English Electric Canberra B (1) 8 model size.

Length 416mm.

High 406mm

Pieces 153

Items are needed to build this model.




Buy Now.

Have a great day.

Viks Hobbies & Models.

Visit our online store.

Looking for a model leave us a comment we might be able to help you find it.

Posted on Leave a comment

AIRFIX-A05040-Focke Wulf-Ta-154/Fw-190A Mistel-1/72 scale.

AIRFIX- A05040

Focke Wulf-Ta-154/Fw-190A Mistel

1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit.

111 Pieces.

The idea of the Mistel in combining the Ta-154 & Fw-190A was to give increased range to the smaller fighter. The two aircraft would attain an altitude above the bomber formations & then part company to attack independently.

Buy Now

Leave Us A Comment.

Need help looking for a model.

Viks Hobbies & Models.