Airfix crashes and Burns

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Offline Hadrian

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Airfix crashes and Burns
« on: 04/09/2006 18:35:38 »
Thursday 31st August 2006
The legend Airfix has gone into administration.

According to The Evening Standard, the company was formed in 1939 by Hungarian-born Nicholas Kove. At the height of its powers during the sixties, Airfix shifted 350,000 Spitfires, 80,000 Hurricanes and 60,000 Lancasters a year, but by last year sales were down to a third of that level.

Sadly, the Airfix Spitfire is no more. Thirty-one of the company's 41 employees were made redundant after "severe cash flow pressures" and disruption of supplies from Heller - itself now insolvent - finally shot down the company.

I wonder what going to happen to all the glue! [:p][^][:p]



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Re: Airfix crashes and Burns
« Reply #1 on: 04/09/2006 18:43:48 »
I used to have a Red Arrow which didn't take long to build. It took even less time to find out that it couldn't glide and that concrete is too hard for it to land on

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Re: Airfix crashes and Burns
« Reply #2 on: 05/09/2006 01:07:02 »
Pardon me, Are we talking about model airplane Company? I am in the dark, Again! OH DEar.. Hadrian you mind explaining?

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Re: Airfix crashes and Burns
« Reply #3 on: 05/09/2006 15:01:37 »
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Originally posted by Karen W.

Pardon me, Are we talking about model airplane Company? I am in the dark, Again! OH DEar.. Hadrian you mind explaining?

Karen



Yes it was model making in plastic kit form for kids who were brought up in the era where making things was cool. I made everything from plains to aircraft carriers… they started off in natural grey and you have to paint them. The last thing I made was a Saturn 5 rocker complete with a lunar module. It was around 2m    

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Re: Airfix crashes and Burns
« Reply #4 on: 05/09/2006 15:10:05 »
Thats what I thought you were speaking of.My husband and Brother used to do the same thing. He, My big brother,had some really elaborate ones! Hadrian, Did you ever keep any of yours from your childhood.. I bet they wood have been cool to have.. Hope you wee able to save some of them.

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