Airfix kits are available in three types: Starter Sets, Gift Sets and Classic Kits.
Every box contains a wealth of information to help you choose the best kit for you and to help you achieve the best finish.
- Starter Sets are ideal for beginners and include glue, paint and brushes with one decal option.
- Gift Sets are for more advanced modellers and include glue, paint and brushes. In some cases they have multiple decal options.
- Classic Kits are supplied without glue, paint and brushes. However, they are available in multiple decal options depending on the kit series.
1 - Product Code
The product code is unique to each kit and helps you identify the kit of choice easily, assists you to navigate through the Airfix website accurately, determines the size of kit and usually the number of parts.
The Classic Kit product code also helps you to understand the size of the model via the series system. The kit series starts at 1 through to 25 (the higher the number the larger the kit). The first two digits after the letter 'A' determine the series of the kit. For example, code A05134 is a series five.
2 - Scale
The scale of the kit shows how large the model will be in relation to the original. Therefore, a 1:72 scale kit is 72x smaller than the original. Also, the smaller the scale number the larger the kit, for example, a 1:24 scale Spitfire will contain a larger model than a 1:48 scale Spitfire.
3 - Flying Hours
Become a member of the Airfix Club and you can collect Flying Hours to receive free model kits. The bigger the kit, the more Flying Hours it has to collect!
4 - Side Profiles
The side profiles on the front of the box show how many kit options are possible and what they will look like (also shown throughout the website as decal schemes where applicable).
5 - Paint List
The paint list shows and explains the recommended list of Humbrol paints needed for your kit. Please note that this section is only available on Classic Kits. The full list of paints required can also be found on the instructions included with your kit.
6 - Skill Level
The skill level, from 1 - 4, explains how difficult the model will be. A higher skill level often has more parts and is more challenging to build.