I live in the city where the Airfix (Humbrol) factory used to be. It closed a few years ago and was partially demolished, now being rebuilt into a huge warehouse for a Japanese company. The had a "Airfix" sign about 20 feet in diameter on the side of the building and a 3/4 scale (?) model fighter plane in the grounds. Every year they had a stock clearance sale and sold off loads of kits including Heller and I think Frog, brushes, paints etc at supidly cheap prices. They always had the three pack dinos, but no single ones. However I never bought them as they had no sentimental value to me! Wonder what happened to the sign? I thought about asking the demo company, but too big to display anywhere. The Plane was sold. Regards G
Post by artdecovampire on Apr 9, 2013 13:52:58 GMT -5
Thanks Andy. The photo is terrible and it looks a lot better in real life. Its red, but a bit of a tribute to the PS Rex. I have an Atlantis Rex to do and normally I tend towards greens and browns. I thought if I worked with red on a small scale it would work better when I came to the real thing. Most tyrannosaurids look the same, the chance to add some horns was fun.
Post by artdecovampire on Aug 26, 2013 9:22:09 GMT -5
Thanks Andy I will. I hope its still got that nice bagged up plastic smell that I loved as a kid! Most kits were airfix back then in the Uk. The Dinos looked great next to the Pyro/Lindberg ones in terms of accuracy, but they still didn't have that B movie charm of the american kits. I just need the elusive corythosaurus now to complete the Airfix set.
Post by artdecovampire on Sept 5, 2013 0:22:40 GMT -5
My vintage Pteranodon arrived in great condition and it is very nicely produced kit. Only half a dozen or so pieces and they fit together well. The coelacanth fish is a nice detail. It could be cast up and copied for the PS kit if you had the equipment. PS. If anyone in the UK has a spare airfix corythosaurus I'd be interested.
Post by prescenes2 on Sept 6, 2013 15:39:19 GMT -5
I have owned every Airfix dino but the Pteranodon. I'd love to get a hold of one one day. The ceolocanth would be cool, like you said, for the PS addition. Anybody have a fish that we could use to make a copy of?
Right now, the only kit I have and cherish is the Bronto. The Trike, Trex and Cory all fell off the shelf and shattered. I couldn't repair them at the time but unfortunately, they got miss placed and tossed away by accident. I'll be on the hunt for replacements as soon as I can.