Category Archives: AIRFIX

2008 Airfix catalogue UK

The 2008 UK Airfix catalogue features model-making kits for Doctor Who and Wallace and Gromit along with the typical military vehicles and soldiers the Airfix brand is famous for. The high-quality 97 page catalogue was aimed at the UK market and is packed with wonderful photographs. Below are a few sample scans.

Doctor Who. The cover features a cheeky appearance from the Tardis to make the first letter ‘i’ of ‘Airfix’.

Wallace and Gromit

Military

Thanks for looking!

 

1984 Airfix catalogue UK

This 1984 UK catalogue for the famous Airfix brand features model-making kits for Star Wars, Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider and Fall Guy, as well as vehicle sets, birds, dinosaurs, skeletons, the Red Arrows display team and other cool kits!

This high-quality catalogue aimed at the UK market is packed with wonderful colourful photographs and retailed at £1.45.

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Airfix catalogue. 1984. UK. Front cover.

Inside cover featuring Return of the Jedi Speeder Bike models against a neon style background of sprue and model parts – perhaps a nod towards the film Tron?

Dinosaurs and the ghoulish Airfix skeleton kit!

Head to head. 1984 Corvette vs Toyota Celica Supra car test.

Nature sets featuring wild birds, and a challenge for modellers with superior painting skills!

Classic ships.

Red Arrows.

Star Wars. The Rebels. Resist the dark forces of the galaxy!

Star Wars. Imperial Forces. Crush the rebellion!

Various Star Wars kits and some of the Airfix New for ’84 range.

Airfix Space and Airliners kits.

TV thrills! Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider and Fall Guy sets.

The Masterpiece Collection.

Military Tanks and Troops.

Military Aircraft.

Sea Power.

Classic Fighters.

Helicopters.


You can also see scans from the 1983 Airfix catalogue, French edition here

Thanks for looking!

Airfix – join the club

I’m pleased to add these five new UK ads for leading model kit producer Airfix. The adverts, from 1982 and 1983, promote some of the kits available at the time as well as the Airfix Modellers Club. The final ad is a Boots the chemist promotion offering a 25% seasonal discount.

You can see my main Airfix post here containing a number of International adverts.


UK. Eagle. 1982.

UK. Eagle. 1982.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. Eagle. 1982.

UK. Eagle. 1982.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


 

1983 Airfix catalogue France

This 1983 French market catalogue for the famous Airfix brand is full of eighties model-making goodness from Star Wars to Dukes of Hazzard to the Fall Guy to space themes, nature and racing cars. The following scans are a non-exhaustive look at just some of the pages from this great catalogue.

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983 cover

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983 cover

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983 back cover

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983 back cover

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

AIRFIX… a Hungarian refugee’s vision of tyres, combs and model toys

British company Airfix began producing model kits for the mass market in 1952. The company produced a wide range of kits aimed at all types of scale modellers. Themes and subjects included military aircraft, civil aircraft, ships, galleons, cars, space, figures, dioramas and military vehicles.

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

Information reproduced with thanks from the Airfix official site


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1980.


France. Pif Gadget. 1986.

France. Pif Gadget. 1986.


UK. ESB Weekly N° 121. 1980.

UK. ESB Weekly N° 121. 1980.


UK. Mighty World of Marvel. 1977.

UK. Mighty World of Marvel. 1977.


UK. Mighty World of Marvel. 1976.

UK. Mighty World of Marvel. 1976.


France. Pif Gadget. 1985.

France. Pif Gadget. 1985.


France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.


Denmark. Anders. 1977.

Denmark. Anders. 1977.


UK. Star Wars Weekly N° 1. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly N° 1. 1978.