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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 Compared to today's quality standard the Airfix kits are badly outdated.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!!! Click on the pictures. Catalogue history.
Old box layout. The picture is an thumbnail of one of earliest original Airfix Sherman box-art. Over the years, the bottom third of the picture has been edited out, erasing the dead German in the foreground.
The Airfix box layout history over the years In the very beginning the small Airfix kits series 1 and 2 were packed in plastic bags with a paper label, followed by a hard-cover blister box with a carton backside.
Plastic bag - Boxing type 2 - until and type 3 - until Airfix plastic bag Red Flash labels type 3 from until The plastic blister packages were released from [until 19?? Kit Panther tank. Kit Sherman M4 MK1. Model built by David O'Garcia. Kit Churchill MK7 tank. Kit 25 pdr field gun and quad. Kit German Tiger I tank.
Model built by Erhan Atalay. Kit bren carrier with 6 pdr anti-tank gun. Model built by Marcin Mizielinski. Kit 8 wheeler Sdkfz Pictures Model built. Kit DUKW amphibian. Model built by Laszlo Szasz. Kit AEC Matador with 5. Kit Matilda II tank. Model built by Brett Mahoney - Matilda in Russian service. Kit Scorpion scout. Kit Willys Jeep with trailer. Are the latest boxtops misprints??
The box picture at first seemed to be mirrored from the earlier boxes, till I spotted the markings on the Churchill. Also, on one of the sides the picture is printed upside down. BTW, the other side of the box states 'Made in India'. Meanwhile a friend from England pointed out another mistake on the same Airfix tank transporter kit box.
On the last Indian version it is stated 'Scammel', the right spelling is 'Scammell' with double l. I still wonder whether is this a typo or a very clever way to avoid copyrights? My kit is 'made in France' by Humbrol Group and I think it is of an earlier date than the 'made in India' kits. I hope the information is of interest. David Sanz, Madrid, Spain. Model built by Alexandre Novellino.
Models built by Mick Hill. Model in diorama by Mick Hill. Kit Buffalo amphibian. It's a old simple kit with limited detail, but lots of flash. Lot of flash etc. Kit 88mm AA gun with tractor. Kit Chieftain tank. Kit Leopard tank. Kit Centurion tank. Kit Panzer IV tank. Model built by Olaf Klein. Kit Bristol Bloudhound. Kit Sheridan tank. Model built by Zhenmin Han.
Kit German reconnaissance set. Kit Bofors 40mm Gun with tractor. Kit Opel Blitz with AT40 gun. Kit White halftrack M3A1. Kit - Sherman with Crab mine clearing device. Pictures taken at the Airfix tribute forum. I flail assembly.
It has lots of scratch parts and Dragon, ExtraTech, Karaya bits, etc. Also Trumpeter tracks. Note: The kits and are not new kits. Only the parts for the 'Crab' and 'Crocodile' are new. Airfix works offensive and has made conversions of its old models. Thus, the old Sherman and the old Churchill were used to configure into the Sherman Crab and into to the Churchill Crocodile respectively. Modifications were: Mirrors: made with copper wire. The turret and hull doors: detailed with copper wire.
Bags: from resin set. Machine-gun: replaced with a more detailed one. Model built by Tomas Hrdlicka. This is the good old JB Models kit, reborn in Airfix boxes. Note that many things have been upgraded, replaced and added to the basic kit and the grille is DIY etched. Model built by Petr Hlavacek. For Rich West's review of kit - Vickers light tank, visit: 'depot. Body - ex-JBModels. Model built - owners unknown. Kit - Matilda 'Hedgehog'. Sprue parts and pictures of finished model were sent to me, but who is the owner?
Model built by Mike Johnson. Kit - WW-I female tank. For J. Carbonel's review of kit - WW-I female tank: 'Modelstories' website. Kit - Cromwell cruiser tank. Model built by Mick Hill. A - Sherman Firefly - new mould A - Tiger I - new mould Airfix announced also to release a tractor and two variants of the British Scammell - announced for winter A 0???? Kit RAF refuelling set. Models built by Erhan Atalay. Kit Sam 2 missile 'Guideline'. Sprue part pictures by Laszlo Szasz. Kit RAF recovery set.
Model built by Patrice Dauga. Kit - King Tiger Ausf. B - Porsche. Kit - Churchill bridgelayer - note: bridge is in-correct. Model built - owner unknown.
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