Welcome to Airfix Workbench, an exciting new addition to the Airfix website where every month we will be taking you behind-the-scenes of the Airfix Product Development department, tracking the development of Airfix models often many months before they are released.
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There are some aircraft which simply cry out to be immortalised in the annuls of Airfix history and in the latest edition of Workbench, we bring you details of two impending kit releases which will induct another pair of aviation classics into these famous modelling archives. Featuring a pair of four engined ‘heavies’ which must be considered amongst the finest aircraft produced by Britain’s aviation industry, we bring you all the latest details from both projects, including our usual selection of exclusive images.
The latest edition of our blog marks 3 fabulous years of Airfix Workbench and we have produced something very special to mark the occasion. You can look forward to a host of exclusive new Airfix material, including the first build images from the new 1/48th scale Bristol Blenheim Mk.IF and an impressive collection of Airfix goodies up for grabs in our 3rd Anniversary competition. With so much packed in to this celebratory edition, our latest blog is most definitely not one you will want to miss.
The latest edition of Workbench is slightly shorter than usual, but features one of the magnificent future releases from the 2018 Airfix kit range which is sure to find favour with modellers. We can promise you an exclusive artwork reveal and details of two new scheme options included with a kit which marks one of the most important aircraft in the history of the Royal Air Force and one which will be receiving plenty of attention during next year’s 75th anniversary commemorations of the D-Day landings.
In the latest edition of Workbench, we look at the second release from the new 1/72nd scale Messerschmitt Me 262 tooling, which includes new parts and the option to build one of the last operational examples of this famous aircraft. We also have a magnificent model build review which features a much loved preserved British aircraft, although wearing unfamiliar markings to the ones we are used to.
The latest edition of Airfix Workbench brings you a full behind the scenes look at the recent announcement of our ‘Vintage Classics’ range, which features some Airfix kits which possess true modelling heritage. With a host of exclusive images being shown for the first time, this edition is a real indulgence of Airfix modelling heritage and the perfect way to put us in the right mood for the coming weekend.
Causing quite a stir amongst Airfix fans and modelling enthusiasts last year, our instruction booklet caricature competition proved to be the most popular competition we have ever launched and in the latest edition of Workbench, we have a full update from this fascinating project and one readers bid for Airfix immortality. By way of a further treat, we are also bringing you a review feature compiled by our Lead Researcher, centred around his recent visit to the impressive Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar and their many aviation delights.
We have an Airfix Workbench full of exclusive content in our latest edition, including the final update from our impending 1/72nd scale Vickers Wellington Mk.lA/C project and details from a visit to a special Ulster Aviation Society event, where we were present for the public unveiling of their fantastic new Royal Navy Phantom.
In the latest edition of Airfix Workbench, we feature a trio of classic British jet aircraft which have, or are just about to be, immortalised as plastic scale models in the current Airfix range. We look at how all three can claim to be amongst the most attractive aeroplanes produced by Britain’s aviation industry and have therefore become firm favourites with modellers all over the world. Also, we have yet another Workbench exclusive and are pleased to bring you the latest images from our impressive new 1/48th scale Hawker Hunter F.6 project.
To mark the impending 75th anniversary of the famous ‘Dambusters Raid’, the latest edition of Workbench features the welcome return of a popular Airfix kit to the 2018 range and we will see why these ‘Special’ Lancasters proved to be so fascinating for the modeller. We also look at two beautiful new British Aerospace Hawk schemes due for impending release, announce the winner of our recent 1/24th scale Typhoon competition and showcase some beautiful Airfix cars which are looking a little the worse for wear
Airfix Workbench time again and in this latest edition, we feature two quintessentially British aeroplanes which have both become popular modelling additions to the Airfix kit range. We also have the latest exclusive update from our spectacular new 1/48th scale Bristol Blenheim Mk.IF tooling and a show report from the recent Southern Expo which took place at Hornchurch Sports Centre, in Essex.
We have something really special for our readers in this latest edition of Workbench. Firstly, we feature a spectacular build project which takes one of our 1/24th scale Hawker Typhoon IB kits and does something truly spectacular with it, before moving on to bring you the latest in a long line of Airfix exclusives. We have a full update from the latest 1/48th scale Gloster Meteor announcement, including box artwork reveal, scheme details and the first pictures of the new parts to be included with this handsome release.
In the latest edition of Workbench, we feature one of the iconic scheme and decal options included with the first release of our stunning new 1/72nd scale Wellington Mk.IA tooling and look at a rather flamboyant South Atlantic Sea King. We also include a special report from the recent South West Model Show, which took place at Bovington Tank Museum.