Airfix

A large variety of Airfix Plastic Model Kits, all available with competitive pricing and free delivery in the UK.

Airfix is a manufacturer of scale plastic model kits, they make a wide range of kits for all types of modellers with different scales and many different subjects such as; military aircraft, ships, cars and motorcycles.

The first Airfix model wasn’t produced for the mass market until 1952 but Airfix began in 1939 when a Hungarian refugee, Nicholas Kove began making rubber inflated toys. After WWII he started to make plastic combs and was one of the first manufacturers to use an injection moulding machine. In the late 1940s Airfix was asked to make a cheap model of a tractor by Harry Ferguson (of the tractor manufacturers) to use as a promotional tool for his sales team. As it was difficult to make a whole model of a tractor from plastic it was decided to make a number of parts and for these to be fixed together.