Here you will find a number of Airfix Gift Sets designed for use by the more experienced modeller, along with Airfix’s Themed Collection Sets. The Gift Sets fall into the following categories Airfix Car Gift Sets, Airfix Aircraft Gift Sets, and Airfix Ship Gift Sets.
Airfix have a scale of easiness (or hardness depending which way you look at it!). Skill level one is designed to suit a true beginner and skill level four is for the very confident Airfix modeller, with the levels in-between increasing in difficulty. The more tricky kits may be because of the greater number of parts to fit, they may have more intricate parts, or the kit takes longer to put together or perhaps some more involved paintwork or decal work is required.
Generally these kits are to suit skill 2 upwards and are not suited for new starters, but do not let us put you off if you want to jump in at the deep end, you will definitely still have fun. Examples of kits in this level 2 are the Airfix Dog Fighter Double Me110 & Spitfire MkIX which has a scale of 1:72 with 45/22 parts and the story is based on when the RAF fights it out against the Luftwaffe. The Titanic Gift Set, being the tragic White Star liner, is also level 2 and this one has a scale 1:700, together with 12 paints and 141 parts.
Looking at Level 3 sets the F-18A Hornet 1:72 has 94 parts and is one of the USA Navy’s aircraft carriers and this one has 8 paints to enjoy. The Red Arrows Hawk Gift Set 1:48 is also Airfix 3 level with 128 parts and it too has 8 paints and is the most famous aerobatic flying team in the world and as such is extremely popular. The Then and Now Eurofighter Typhoon and Supermarine Spitfire scaled at 1:72 with 65 / 29 parts is also this level and demonstrates a classic fighter and modern fighter jet pitched against each other, as often they are seen at air shows.
Or at the top end of the scale you could try the BAe Sea Harrier FRS1 Gift Set at a scale of 1:24 with 348 parts and certainly not for the faint hearted!