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Subject: [Leica] Airfix
From: at (Douglas Sharp)
Date: Fri May 13 02:14:48 2005
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Hello Feli,
Airfix are back again (with Heller of France) and have a new management.
They recently introduced quite a few new kits and were well represented 
at the N?renberg Toy Fair.
They had big problems after a fire a few years ago in Hull and also had 
licensing and ownership problems, something to do with Humbrol/Heller 
and some investment group IIRR.
Many of the old kits have been re-introduced but, unfortunately, not 
re-tooled. Latest additions are new models of a WWII GMC truck, Jeep and 
trailer, Churchill Crocodile, Sherman Crab in 1/72, a DUKW in 1/35. Also 
various new aircraft kits and the QM2 Liner. Not quite up to the 
standard of detail of Revell Germany offerings (they are also gradually 
re-releasing the Matchbox 1/76 series) but pretty good.BTW the open 
cabbed Airfix GMC is an excellent kit.
PS just finishing off the Revell 1/72 FAMO half-track, a superb kit!!

Feli wrote:
> On May 12, 2005, at 11:47 PM, John Lee wrote:
>> Daniel,
>> It's Revell and I believe they are now a part of Monogram.
>> Cheers,
>> John
> Is Airfix still around?
> feli
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