Welcome to Vintage Airfix

Vintage Airfix is compiled and owned by an Airfix enthusiast and dedicated to Airfix fans and enthusiasts worldwide to help them rekindle that childhood memory and learn a little bit more about Airfix and the kits they’ve produced over the years.

Hello and welcome to Vintage Airfix, a site dedicated to Airfix fans. At Vintage Airfix you’ll find information on all the kits in all the Airfix catalogues from 1962 – 2010.

As a lifelong lover of Airfix I have always been astonished by the scope of plastic scale models produced by this British company. Their name has become synonymous with the hobby. A plastic scale model is often simply referred to as “an Airfix kit” even if made by another manufacturer. Airfix is the oldest UK manufacturer of plastic scale model kits and has been producing kits for the mass market since 1952. Now under the ownership of Hornby Hobbies Ltd, the Airfix brand keeps growing from strength to strength whilst remaining one of the world’s most recognisable and best-loved toy brands.

This site lists the contents of all Airfix catalogues from 1962 to 2010. Each kit listed here has the catalogue, or patent number, that the kit appeared as and which catalogue it appeared in to help Airfix fans. Additionally, I’ve added the year the kit was first issued and the artist of the box type (if known). This information can be found under the Additional Information tab on the products page.

There are also some book reviews I have on titles that can be helpful for the modeler’s research into a variety of subjects. You’ll also find a section with some instruction sheets that you are welcome to download for free. These is a section on Airfix History including the dates of the Airfix box styles over the years. In addition, you’ll also find a list of the box art artists that have become such a recognisable feature of Airfix kits. Plus, of course, the main reason for Vintage Airfix. The Airfix catalogues are from 1962 to 2010.

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