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Title Sixty Years of Airfix Models
Author Jeremy Brook
Publisher Crowood
Release 2015-06-30
Category Crafts & Hobbies
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1847979769
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The best-known and most important manufacturer of plastic model kits in the UK, Airfix has been at the forefront of the industry since 1955 when the first Airfix aircraft kit appeared in UK branches of Woolworth's. The kits were made to a constant scale and covered a wide variety of subjects, from aircraft to birds and from tanks to dinosaurs. In 1981 the famous London-based company closed down and only the kits survived intact. For the next twenty-five years Airfix was run by Palitoy and later Humbrol, but suffered from a lack of investment. In 2006, Hornby Hobbies Ltd, the train and Scalextric manufacturer, bought the ailing company and transformed it. Money and resources were ploughed into the range, and today Airfix releases around twenty new kits per year, designed to an incredibly high standard. The old kits of the 1950s and 1960s are gradually being replaced by new state-of-the-art tooling, all bearing that most prestigious name - Airfix. Published to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the first Airfix aircraft kit, Sixty Years of Airfix Models, tells the full story, year by year, of the company and its products. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs.of kits, box art and completed models.

Forty Years of Airfix Toys by Jeremy Brook

Title Forty Years of Airfix Toys
Author Jeremy Brook
Publisher The Crowood Press
Release 2019-04-09
Category Antiques & Collectibles
Total Pages 160
ISBN 1785005367
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Airfix acquired the first plastic injection moulding machine in the U.K. in the mid 1940's and was soon manufacturing vast numbers of plastic toys. By 1981, when Airfix's financial woes led to takeover and the end of all production save for plastic model kits, it had made a wide variety of toys, games, arts, crafts, building sets, racing sets, model trains and even Meccano and Dinky toys. Profusely illustrated with over three hundred photographs, Forty Years of Airfix Toys gives the full history of the Airfix toy range including year-by-year listings of all the toys sold by Airfix; logs and packaging; Airfix's magazines and a full listing of Airfix pattern numbers. It is a comprehensive guide to the history of the toys produced by the iconic brand Airfix.

The Other Side Of Airfix by Arthur Ward

Title The Other Side Of Airfix
Author Arthur Ward
Publisher Pen and Sword
Release 2013-02-18
Category Crafts & Hobbies
Total Pages 178
ISBN 1473822319
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Airfix is synonymous with plastic model kits. The brand name has virtually become a noun, occupying a special place in that lexicon of trade names alongside Hoover, Sellotape, Perspex and Aqua-Lung.Throughout the war years Airfix survived on government contracts for a whole range of plastic items and by virtue of Kove's tenancious apetitie for business and doing a deal. By the war's end Airfix was the market leader in plastic injection moulded combs in Britain. By the time Airfix had released its first proper construction kit, a tiny model of Drake's flagship Golden Hind, in 1952, the firm was well established as a leading toy brand. Indeed throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s Airfix invested heavily in developing new toys or manufacturing them under license for large US toy companies such as Hasbro. Very soon Airfix extended its activities beyond toys into games and arts and crafts and in short time famous names.Indeed so successful was Airfix at diversifying that by the 1970s the company had grown to such an extent that it had acquired other famous toy brands including Dinky Toys, Tri-ang, Meccano, and Romper Room. With its subsidiary Crayonne Airfix even harnessed the design talents of the then Terence Conranne in attempt to elevate plastic products to the rarified atmosphere of designer chic.So there's a lot more to Airfix than many might think and this book is the first attempt to document the myriad successful lines, outside of plastic kits, which contributed to the company's dramatic growth before a combination of factors forced it into brief liquidation in 1981. Written by someone with a lifetime's fascination for Airfix and who has written other books about the better known construction kit side of the business, The Other Airfix is a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

Title Air Pictorial
Author
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Release 1975
Category Aeronautics
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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American Aviation Historical Society Journal by American Aviation Historical Society

Title American Aviation Historical Society Journal
Author American Aviation Historical Society
Publisher
Release 1972
Category Aeronautics
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Bulletin
Author
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Release 2006
Category Military history
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Night in the Catacombs by David M. Kiely

Title A Night in the Catacombs
Author David M. Kiely
Publisher Lilliput PressLtd
Release 1995
Category Fiction
Total Pages 207
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this gathering of ten stories, beginning and ending over Dublin's River Poddle, David M Kiely merges history with fiction to illuminate mysteries that have baffled literary scholars for generations. Could the interlocutor in Minot's Tower reveal the precise nature of Dean Swift's dementia? What odd adventures befell Goldsmith on his European excursion? Did Wolfe Tone's brother provide a source for Maria Edgeworth's novels? What was George Moore's reaction to his extraordinary portrait by Manet? Was James Joyce's secret visit to Dublin nurturing an incipient Work in Progress? Were Somerville and Ross in extra-mundane communion? It is a measure of the skill of Kiely's writing - grounded in historical detail, brilliantly observed, stylistically various and exact - that these questions seem not implausible. His findings are often wry, occasionally irreverent, morbid and even brutal, but the reader is left in no doubt that the writers in this work have earned Ireland a special place in the literature of English-speaking peoples. Among the stories we find Brendan Behan, master of ceremonies, carrying out a grotesque experiment in a Fitzwilliam Street drinking den in 1947; the nine-year old Sean O'Casey encountering Maud Gonne and her menagerie; a post-coital Wilfrid Blunt and Lady Gregory discussing the rights of small nations; the madness of Dean Swift explored in a vision in St. Patrick's bell-tower. 'A Night in the Catacombs' is an extraordinary d├ębut collection of fictions.

The Seven Sisters by Alex Wheatle

Title The Seven Sisters
Author Alex Wheatle
Publisher Fourth Estate (GB)
Release 2002
Category Children
Total Pages 274
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As close as brothers, the four boys in this novel each have an inner demon, and a hatred of the home they live in. Escaping to the forest they feel a rush of freedom, but this forest has a story of its own, one that will impact on their lives.

The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells

Title The British National Bibliography
Author Arthur James Wells
Publisher
Release 1974
Category Bibliography, National
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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