The new "Skyking" Servies of Airfix Construction Kits has been introduced to model the huge civilian and military aircraft of to-day and to-morrow. Scaling these giants down o 1/144th of their full size produces models of practical dimensions which retain all the exiting details of the prototype. Their mamoth outlines will still be exactly in proportion as you can see from the illustrations of the Comet and Caravelle, the first two in this new series. The graceful lines of these famous airlines are faithfully reproduced, just like the real thing in fact.
(Note Airfix 1/72nd collectors) The introduction of the "Skyking" Series is an addition to the Airfix range and will in no way replace the 1/72nd series. Additional kits in the 1/72nd series will continue to be made in the future.
- From 1st Edition (1962)