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Do any members remember Air-fix kits? I was an avid builder when I was small, and come bonfire nigh, me and my mates would gather all our old models that we no longer cherished, Boats, Planes etc, take the boats down the cut, stick a banger in somewhere, and pretend we were sinking the Bismark or some other Hun Battleship, good fun in those days.
 
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I actually saw a van the other day sign written that they did airfix models. I think they were larger sized though than the kits I remember.
 

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Was making a couple of kits with my kids last Christmas. Didn't prove to be a long lived distraction though what with xboxes and mobile phones nowadays.
 

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All us big kids used to do Airfix models when we were little kids. Remember having a bit of a spillage/overdose with with the glue, and it melted the plastic. Lots of paints sometimes hid the damage. And the flippin transfers used to come off.
 

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My old man was in the RAF during WW2 helped me build a plastic Lanc, smashing job we made of it, cherished it till the glue lost it's cohesion.
 

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Watching James may on tv last week... it was an accident, honest.

Turns out Hornby trains, air fix and scaletrix are all the same company now.
 

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My old man was in the RAF during WW2 helped me build a plastic Lanc, smashing job we made of it, cherished it till the glue lost it's cohesion.
Had an uncle in the RAF during WWII. My departed auntie had a boyfriend who was a tail gunner, who didn't survive WWII. Going back to my Grandparents, my Great Uncle died in Egypt WWI. Not dismissing recent conflicts, I do think we, now, don't realise what an impact those two wars had on lives & communities.
 
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Used to have a few of them. Loved doing it as a kid.

They usually ended up being only 2 colours after painting as I couldn't afford lots of different ones.

That an meccano, not sure if that's available either.
 

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remember them well. think they were 1/72 scale. as pete's 1st post. usednto hnhg them upnin tree and shoot with.22 air rifle.on that scale .22 waslike a 37mm cannonshell.
 

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Airfix, Revel and the little plastic soldier kits that you used to get, local newsagent stocked them as well as Matchbox cars.

Uncle flew Wellingtons and Mossies other Uncle Oxfords Mother also in the RAF during WWII
 
There used to be back in the 70s a large shop on the Great West Road near Hounslow dedicated to Airfix and other models, fantastic place.
 
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