Airfix model kits have been around for generations and are still incredibly popular after all these years. In this blog, you will some of the best Airfix kits on the market today. You deserve some well-deserved downtime with an Airfix kit. Once built, you can proudly display your creation as a thing that will be treasured for years to come.
If you’re looking for a gift for anyone who loves history, cars, military, aircraft, spacecraft, or even just crafting, then you might like to consider getting them Airfix model kits. These kits come in at a range of different price points, but the cheaper models don’t compromise on quality. Read on to discover our pick of the best Airfix kits on WHSmith!
What is an Airfix model?
Airfix is a British brand known for manufacturing injection-moulded plastic scale model kits. In the UK, their name has become synonymous with plastic models of this type, referred to as “an Airfix kit” even if made by another manufacturer.
Being the oldest UK manufacturer of scale plastic model kits, they have been producing Airfix model kits since 1952. Although many people know of them due to their iconic aircraft models, the last few years have been a journey of discovery and exploration for them in terms of expanding their range into other products.
What size are Airfix models?
Airfix kits come as scale models. It will be mentioned in the description that the models are listed at, for example, 1-600 scale, meaning the final model will be 600 times smaller than the real deal.
Similarly, a 1-48 scale model means the model will be 48 times smaller than the real thing. The 1-48 scale is probably one of the most popular in model making and is often referred to as the “quarter-inch” scale. This is because 1/4 of an inch on the model equals 1 foot on the full-size original.
How to choose the best Airfix kits and models
As with choosing any sort of kit, it’s important to get the right one for your skill level – especially so if you’re buying one as a gift. The Airfix cars described as starter sets are a great choice if you are trying model-building for the first time. But don’t worry, making Airfix models can become quite addictive, so you’ll be ready to start those epic large models before you know it!
Get these Airfix Model Kits to Make your Child’s Playtime Fun and Productive
Are you looking to buy a gift for your kid, but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you want to treat yourself? Why not? Here is our selection of the best Airfix model kits that you can buy in 2024.
1. Airfix QUICKBUILD Spitfire
This Airfix Quick Build Spitfire is an exciting range of easy, snap-together models suitable as an introduction to modelling for kids ages 5 and up. It also offers construction fun if your kid is an experienced modeller. You simply need to push together pre-coloured pieces together to build an impressive model which can then be decorated with the included self-adhesive stickers. This plane model also comes with its own display stand so that you can show off your handiwork!
These Airfix model kits, manufactured in the UK, feature some of the most iconic vehicles ever constructed!
2. Airfix QUICKBUILD Messerschmitt Bf109
Messerschmitt Bf109e is known for excelling in speed just as fast as the Spitfire! This model comes with 36 parts with 3 additional parts for the stand. This is a simple, snap-together model which parents can use to introduce modelling for kids and add some construction fun during their game time. Push together the pre-coloured pieces without glue or paints and build an impressive model. Kids can even decorate it with the included self-adhesive stickers. These Airfix model kits also come with their own display stand to show off your handiwork!
3. Airfix QUICKBUILD Flower-Power VW Beetle Green
VW beetle Airfix model kits are an easy-to-use, snap-together model that will definitely make your child’s playtime fun and predictive. Through this, you can add to modelling for kids (ages 5 and up), or as a bit of construction fun for the more experienced modeller. The pre-coloured pieces can be pushed together to build an impressive model to be decorated with the included self-adhesive stickers.
4. Airfix QUICKBUILD Red Arrows Hawk
Airfix QUICK BUILD Red Arrows hawk model comes with its own display stand so that you can show off your work. It is easy to use for kids and can help them (ages 5 and up) add construction fun to their playtime. Just push the pieces of these Airfix model kits together; you don’t need any glue. You can also decorate it with self-adhesive stickers.
5. Airfix QUICKBUILD VW Blue Camper Van
This camper van model kit is excellent for your kid if he/she likes building stuff, or has an interest in models and construction-type toys. This blue camper van is easy to build and fun to play with. You can even decorate this model with the included self-adhesive stickers.
Airfix model kits offer a delightful avenue to express your creativity. Its iconic aircraft models have been cherished by enthusiasts for generations. Airfix provides a wide range of options suitable for various skill levels. From the intricate details of historical aircraft like the Spitfire and Messerschmitt Bf109 to the playful designs of Flower-Power VW Beetle and Red Arrows Hawk, there’s a model kit for everyone.
Visit WHSmith to check out different Airfix models and find the perfect kit for your next adventure in modelling. Happy building!
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