When you hear the name Airfix, you know you have a high-quality brand. Paignton Model Shop stocks a wide range of Airfix model kits - so no matter what you are looking for, you’ll find it with us.
Who is Airfix?
If you are looking for one of the most well-known and oldest plastic model kit producers in the UK, Airfix are it! Airfix has some of the most famous kits like tanks, figures, ships and aircraft.
Model veterans and new collectors alike love the range of Airfix models. Airfix models are synonymous with high-quality, stunningly details plastic model kits, and they produce them in a range of scales.
Airfix is an excellent option for beginners or those who want to own one specific model.
What are Airfix Model Kits?
Airfix model kits come in many small pieces - the number of pieces will vary from kit to kit. Some models are much larger than others and require more parts to build. Using the components that are inside the box, you will create the model yourself.
The parts come attached to a slim plastic frame, and they twist out or can be clipped out with nail scissors.
All of the pieces will slot together to create the model. Once the model is built, you can take some time to paint it so that it looks like the model on the box. However, you do have some artistic freedom here if you want to create something different.
The Airfix model kits are reproduced with the most incredible detail so that your model will look just like the real-world thing - just smaller.
Are Airfix models hard to build?
Your first Airfix model kit might pose a challenge, but it won’t be long before you are searching for the most difficult one you can find. What makes Airfix models great is that you have a wide range to choose from, and they come in a range of difficulties too.
The skill level is 1-4, 1 being great for beginners and don’t need to be glued or painted. Number 2 on the Airfix scale comes in around 30 parts and needs to be glued and painted. When you start looking for a challenge, level 3 Airfix has up to 100 parts and needs to be glued and painted. When you have more experience or a lot of patience, level 4 offers over 150 pieces and will require both glueing and painting.
Although even level 1 kits can be tricky! If you need some help in choosing the best Airfix plastic model kit, we’d be happy to give you some recommendations.
What makes Airfix great?
Airfix model kits are one of the easiest ways to get into a great lifelong hobby, and it is something that you can do with younger family members too. Once you have chosen your model kit, you can take your time to choose the colours, the paint brushes, and so much more.
Airfix model kits are an excellent gift for people looking for a new hobby and a great starting point for people who want to try something new! Of course, Airfix model kits in the more challenging levels are great for veteran modellers too! If you need advice or help to get the right Airfix model kit for you, pop in or give us a call - we’d be delighted to help.