KitStarter is an exciting new, experimental concept in modelling, exclusive to the Airfix website. Essentially it is your chance to decide which vintage Airfix models, from a selection, are put back into production for a limited edition run.
The Airfix archive includes a wide variety of models, including subjects that you might not expect such as historical figures, birds and even dinosaurs! We will be adding more kits each month as the KitStarter project develops, and you can even suggest what you'd like to see revived on the KitStarter Forum.
Here's how it works
We've delved into the archives and pulled out a selection of old tooling for some classic Airfix kits. The tooling has been carefully restored and tested at our factory in the UK, ready to start producing a new limited run of kits.
That's where you come in
You can back a kit by placing a pre-order. Once a kit reaches a threshold number of orders, there's then a two week 'last orders' period for any remaining orders to be placed before the kit goes into production.
How long will this take?
That depends on how popular your KitStarter is! Once a kit has reached its threshold and the Last Orders period has ended, the kits will be manufactured here in the UK and you can expect delivery of your kit in approximately 4 weeks. If you want to gather more support for your chosen KitStarter, encourage your friends to get involved by sharing your KitStarter on social media using #airfixkitstarter.
Will I be able to order a KitStarter kit after it has been made?
You will need to have backed a kit by placing a pre-order, the kits will not be on general sale, although if a kit proves very popular it may go into a second round of KitStarter.
When will I be charged?
Backing a KitStarter model is just like placing a normal pre-order - your card will only be charged once the model has been despatched to you. If your KitStarter fails to gather enough support, you will receive an email confirming that your pre-order has been cancelled.
Free UK delivery
The prices shown on the KitStarter site include free UK delivery. International orders will be charged at our standard international delivery rates.