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TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2020 8:54 a.m. PST

Max Models has done a history of Airfix that you might find interesting.

https://youtu.be/KjxaJgxXavc

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2020 12:05 p.m. PST

Thanks for the link. Very interesting. I started collecting Airfix figures and models in early 60's with the gurards and color party and German Infantry. Collecting just about all of them. I have Airfix Magazine from 60's to 80's when I switched to Military Modeling and War-games Illustrated.

It was fun to see the original development of the firm, and the increasing kits and other products. The video got a bit boring with all the transfers of ownership. Strange how General Mills and Bordens got into toys. Nonetheless, informative information on where I have spent thousands of dollars over my life time :)

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP09 May 2020 1:06 a.m. PST

I enjoyed watching that.
Probably most interesting to 40+ year olds?
Excellent

martin

Jeffers09 May 2020 1:58 a.m. PST

Excellent!

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2020 4:56 a.m. PST

That was interesting to me too! I never realised that Airfix has such an eventful history!
It was always just there for me as a child!

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP10 May 2020 7:08 p.m. PST

Loved it. The Marx museum had a film of their history also. Wonder if it is floating around the web someplace?

Russ Dunaway

von Schwartz09 Jun 2020 7:05 p.m. PST

Gawd, I miss Airfix, great little models and plastic soldiers. Pair them up with Roco Tanks.

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