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von Schwartz ver 205 Mar 2023 6:25 p.m. PST

I used to get Airfix plastic figures in small army packs, I have seen some Airfix models but they are the larger scale and I am looking for HO scale or compatible. Are they still available or are they now considered as collectibles.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2023 8:38 p.m. PST

Airfix 1/72nd scale figures are still being made. They cycle through the range with a dozen or so sets per year being released. Most are not too hard to find.
I get them direct from the UK at Hannants. Great hobby shop, mail order is fast, prices even with postage are reasonable.
I run an Airfix group on Facebook with nearly 8,000 members.
Certainly they will have additional information.
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Mike Bunkermeister Creek

Zephyr105 Mar 2023 9:44 p.m. PST

HaT also reissued many of the Airfix figures. You can also find them on ebay (but resist impulse buying, you can sometimes find deals… ;-)

DrSkull06 Mar 2023 5:10 a.m. PST

In the U.S. it looks like they have most of the WW2 sets at Michigan Toy Soldier Company.

cavcrazy06 Mar 2023 8:04 a.m. PST

Hobby Bunker has them as well, they're out of Massachusettes.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2023 9:15 a.m. PST

Airfix figures should be readily available.

What do you mean by 'army packs'?

DyeHard06 Mar 2023 11:02 a.m. PST

This is a resource you might find helpful:

Plastic Soldier Review
plasticsoldierreview.com

For a great many sets, they will show you the mix of figures.
Also, they review the quality and the size of the figures.

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Bobsyouruncle Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2023 3:27 p.m. PST

I have vast quantities of AIRFIX sets both original and reissued by HAT and ACCURATE as well as most other brands of 1/72 scale plastic figures and all are 1/2 price plus postage. Email me and I can send you lists. bobwagner@optonline.net

D6Craig07 Mar 2023 2:04 a.m. PST

Be aware that some of the older sets that you may get on EBay suffer from 'plastic rot' and the figures often snap easily, if they aren't already broken.

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