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Rabbit Leader

Airfix: The Golden Years - Build Thread (157 kits)

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Airfix: The Golden Years - Build list

 

Here is a list of all current & proposed Airfix kit builds. Clicking on the members name with take you straight to their respective build threads.   

At this stage I've listed these kits in chronological order by year of first production.  If I have made an error, please feel free to let me know.

If I've missed anyone out (sincere apologies) - just send me a quick note and I will adjust as soon as I can.    

Happy Airfix modelling everyone!

 

1949

Ferguson Tractor - TonyW

 

1952

Golden Hind (1/300) - peterairfix

 

1953

????

 

1954

Santa Maria - Ventora3300

 

1955

Rolls Royce 1911 - Ted

 

1956

Bristol F.2b Fighter - Ventora3300, Mancunian airman

 

1957

De Havilland DH88 Comet - TonyW

Supermarine Spitfire IX - Ozzy

 

1958

Avro Lancaster - Mancunian airman

Mig-15 - John D.C. Masters

Village Church - BIG X

Windmill - BIG X

 

1959

Armstrong Whitworth Sea Hawk - jean

Bristol 192 Belvedere - zebra

Fairey Rotodyne - Heather Kay

Girder Bridge - Kallisti

Grumman Widgeon / Gosling - JOCKNEY

Hawker Typhoon - Lawzer

Lifeguard Trumpeter - Ratch

Messerscmitt Bf110D - Ozzy

Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero - TonyW

 

1960

Bristol Bloodhound - nimrod54

Fokker F-27 Friendship - Grandboof

Hawker Hunter F.6 - TonyW

HMS Tiger - peterairfix

Tank Wagon - Heather Kay 

 

1961

Brake Van - Heather Kay 

DH 106 De Havilland Comet - Ventora3300

HMS Daring - peterairfix

Presflo Cement Wagon - Heather Kay 

Sherman Mk1. Tank - BIG X

SUD Caravelle - zebra

 

1962

Avro Anson - 825

Hawker P.1127 Harrier Prototype - the South African

Heinkel He111H-20 - TonyW

Meat Van / Wagon - Heather Kay

RMS Queen Elizabeth - Ray S

Scammell Scarab - Heather Kay (x2)

 

 

1963

25 Pounder Field Gun & Quad - TonyW, Paul 821

Boeing 707 - FortyEighter

Bren Gun & 6lb Gun - Foxbat

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter - TonyW

SS France - TonyW

Vickers Vanguard - peterairfix

 

1964

Folland Gnat - PhantomBigStu

Grumman Wildcat - TonyW (x2)

Lowmac & JCB 3 - Mjwomack

Prairie Tank (Loco) - peterairfix

Prestwin Silo Wagon - Heather Kay

 

1965

CAC Boomerang - John

Fairey Firefly Mk. 5 - nimrod54

Grumman TBF.3 Avenger - theplasticsurgeon

LCM III Landing Craft - Paul821

Mitsubishi Ki-46 Dinah II - Foxbat

North American B-25 Mitchell - AdrianMF

Roland CII - John D.C. Masters

Vertol 107-11 - Hockeyboy76

 

1966

1914 Dennis Fire Engine - Chewbacca

AEC Matador - SleeperService

Boeing B-29 Super Fortress - GREG DESTEC

DUKW - peterairfix

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - Crossiant Oliver

Short Stirling - stevej60

 

1967

88mm Gun and Kfz 7 Tractor - Smudge

Aston Martin DB5 - peterairfix

Avro 504 K - Nimrod54, John D.C. Masters

Fiat G.50 - Ventora3300

Focke Wulf Fw189 - vppelt68

Mig-21 - AdrianMF

Savoia-Marchetti S.M. 79 - TonyW

 

1968

Angel Interceptor - nimrod54

Biggin Hill - peterairfix

Bristol Blenheim IV - rafalbert

Handley Page Hampden - JOCKNEY

Hannover CL111a - Stevehed

Harrow (School Class Locomotive) - Jb65rams

Honda CB450 (1/16) - Ventora3300

HMS Fearless - Romeo Alpha Yankee

HS. 125 Dominie T.1 - shatters

Henschel HS129 - Dermo245

T34/85 Medium Tank - GREG DESTEC

 

1969

Boeing 737 - Zebra

Boeing 747 Jumbo - Romeo Alpha Yankee

Queen Elizabeth 2 - VMA131 Marine

RAF Emergency Set - BIG X (x2), 825

 

1970

Apollo Lunar Module - Ventora3300

Bristol Bulldog - TonyW, bristol boy

Chieftain Tank - badger

Gloster Meteor Mk.III - Jb65rams

Henschel Hs123A-1 - Ratch

Pontoon Bridge - BIG X

Supermarine Spitfire (1/24) - Antb, BIG X

 

1971

DHC-2 Beaver - Rabbit Leader

Britten Norman Islander - Paul J

Douglas A-26 Invader - Threadbear

RAF Refuelling Set - Bonhoff

 

1972

Brewster Buffalo - John D.C. Masters

DH.98 Mosquito (Series 3) - PhantomBigStu, TonyW

English Electric Canberra - heloman1

 

1973

Cessna Bird Dog - John D.C. Masters

Douglas DC-9 - GraemeH x2

Martin B-26 Marauder - PhantomBigStu, Enzo Matrix, AdrianMF

S.A Puma - TimV1969

 

1974

Type 97 Chi Ha Medium Tank - Foxbat

Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star - rafalbert

Shorts Skyvan - zebra

Sopwith Pup - badger, 825

Supermarine Spitfire Vb - malpaso

 

1975

Fouga Magister - bianfuxia

Grumman F-14A Tomcat - Foxbat

MRCA Prototype - MarkSH

Scorpion Light Armoured Recce Vehicle - TimV1969

 

1976

Messerschmitt Bf109E - malpaso

Westland Lynx AH.1 - andyf117

Westand Lynx HAS.2 - andyf117

 

1977

Bofors 40mm Gun and Tractor - Smudge

Bull Finches (1/1) - peterairfix

English Musketter 1642 - Avereda

Golden Hind (1/72) - peterairfix

Messerschmitt Me163 Komet - Smudge

Triceratops - TonyW (x2)

 

1978

Focke Wulf Fw190F-8 - CliifB

Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Heather Kay, Beard

Messerschmitt Bf109F (1/48) - LawzerLawzer

Stegosaurus - TonyW

Westland Whirlwind - AdrianMF, Heather Kay, TonyW, Misterfriend

 

1979

Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 (1/48) - Lawzer

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. 1a & BT-K Reissue - Bonhoff, GREG DESTEC, Heather Kay

Supermarine Spitfire Vb (1/48) - ThreadbearCanadaMoe, Lawzer

 

1980

Alpha Jet - 1903flight

Avro Lancaster - TonyW

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - Blitz23

DH Mosquito (1/48) - MarkSH, Lawzer

 

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 157 / Total Subjects = 130 / Gallery Entries = 125 / Completion Ratio = 79.6%

 

Red Member Name - denotes a Gallery entry

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I think you did a cracking job with this format for the Matchbox GB Dave youmight be even busier with this one!

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Great job again Dave - one day you can give up model building and have a new hobby in updating various GB build lists :rofl2:. I pinned this thread so it should stay on top of the opening page, I believe there´ll be several of them in this GB :thumbsup:. V-P

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Thanks for pinning this thread V.P. I’m starting to get the feeling that I may have bitten off more than I can chew, however I really do enjoy seeing classic old kits either just built or turned into modern day masterpieces. Maybe it’s because I grew up with a bunch of these kits so seem a little sentimentally attached. Anyway, I’m glad these lists are useful to some BM members and ts a great way to keep track of everyone’s excellent progress. 

 

Cheers.. Dave

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Phew!! - the Build list has just been updated and hopefully all you European Northern Hemisphere lot are off to bed!

There are already signs of some very diverse builds about to take place which is a true reflection of how Airfix educated all of us during it's Golden period hey day.

If I recall, the previous Matchbox II GB peaked at something like 120 builds and almost 100 Gallery entries and so far this GB seems to be hearding somewhere up from that.

I'll go back now and start reading all these newly created posts.

 

Cheers.. Dave

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Built list edited.

 

New Builds

Messerscmitt Bf110D - Ozzy

Lowmac & JCB 3 - Mjwomack

Henschel Hs123A-1 - Ratch

Focke Wulf Fw190F-8 - CliifB

Supermarine Spitfire Vb (1/48) - Threadbear

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 24 / Total Subjects = 23 / Gallery Entries = 0  

 

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Six more additions to the GB have recently made themselves known - including our first 1/24 Monster!  

 

New Builds

Rolls Royce 1911 - Ted

Junkers JU-88 - vppelt68

HS. 125 Dominie T.1 - shatters

Supermarine Spitfire (1/24) - Antb

Douglas A-26 Invader - Threadbear

Alpha Jet - 1903flight

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 30 / Total Subjects = 29 / Gallery Entries = 0  

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Six more additions to the GB have been identified - including our first tank.   

 

New Builds 

Mig-15 - John D.C. Masters

Armstrong Whitworth Sea Hawk - jean

Short Stirling - GREG DESTEC

Chieftain Tank - badger

Sopwith Pup - badger

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - Blitz23 (Placed as 1980.. not quite sure where tp slot this one as yet?)

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 36 / Total Subjects = 35 / Gallery Entries = 0  

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And what an addition it is, the very first released Airfix kit that we are likely to see built within this GB. 

Come to think of it, does anyone know what would be the last model that Airfix (UK) released that would qualify for this GB? 

 

New Builds

Golden Hind (1/300) - peterairfix

Fokker F-27 Friendship - Grandboof

DH.98 Mosquito (Series 3) - PhantomBigStu

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 39 / Total Subjects = 38 / Gallery Entries = 0  

 

 

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An additional 9 new builds notfied over the weekend and amazingly our very first Gallery Entry (will someone remind @peterairfix that this is not the Blitz build GB!!

 

New Builds

Hawker Hunter - 825

Avro Anson - 825

Hawker P.1127 Harrier Prototype - the South African

RMS Queens Elizabeth - Ray S

Boeing 727 - stevej60

Vertol 107-11 - Hockeyboy76

Short Stirling - stevej60

Cessna Bird Dog - John D.C. Masters

Sopwith Pup - 825

 

Gallery Entry

Golden Hind (1/300) - peterairfix (well done Peter)

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 48 / Total Subjects = 45 / Gallery Entries = 1  

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2 hours ago, Rabbit Leader said:

(will someone remind @peterairfix that this is not the Blitz build GB!!

Apologies for being so quick but I have a few more in my pile that will qualify and I promise that I will be a little slower this time.

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1 hour ago, peterairfix said:

Apologies for being so quick but I have a few more in my pile that will qualify and I promise that I will be a little slower this time.

All good Peter. I just wish I could build this quickly - might be able to put a dent in the stash if I could?

Cheers and well done.. Dave

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Four more Airfix Classics added which now takes us past the 50 kit build mark. 

Well done everyone!

 

New Builds

HMS Tiger - peterairfix

HMS Daring - peterairfix

Aston Martin DB5 - peterairfix

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. 1a - Bonhoff

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 52 / Total Subjects = 49 / Gallery Entries = 1  

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Two more additions to the build list with the Angel Interceptor making a very welcomed appearance - good call John!  

 

New Builds

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - Crossiant Oliver

Angel Interceptor - nimrod54

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 52 / Total Subjects = 49 / Gallery Entries = 1   

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We've seen another seven new Airfix builds posted within the last few days. Almost at 60 now and most certainly climbing up! 

 

New Builds

Fairey Rotodyne - Heather Kay

Girder Bridge - Kallisti

Handley Page Hampden - JOCKNEY

Britten Norman Islander - Paul J

RAF Refuelling Set - Bonhoff

Brewster Buffalo - John D.C. Masters

Supermarine Spitfire Vb (1/48) - CanadaMoe

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 59 / Total Subjects = 55 / Gallery Entries = 1   

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Whoops - forgot one... Sorry @825

 

New Builds

RAF Emergency Set - 825

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 60 / Total Subjects = 55 / Gallery Entries = 1   

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Three more great builds and a further three gallery entries have been added within the last 24 hours. 

Apologies to John D.C. Masters, I'd missed recording your Bird Dog Gallery entry, so will show it now. 

Good going Airfix loving modellers. 

 

New Builds

Lifeguard Trumpeter - Ratch

SUD Caravelle - zebra

Shorts Skyvan - zebra

 

Gallery Entry 

Aston Martin DB5 - peterairfix

Cessna Bird Dog - John D.C. Masters

Henschel Hs123A-1 - Ratch

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 63 / Total Subjects = 58 / Gallery Entries = 4  

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The Classic Black Arrows Hunter and another aircraft with way too many wings have made a welcome appearance within the last 24 hours.

John's wonderful and colourful Buffalo has also entered the gallery and there's some absolute fantastic WIP's coming along as we speak. 

 

New Builds

Hawker Hunter F.6 - TonyW

Avro 504 K -  John D.C. Masters

 

Gallery Entry 

Brewster Buffalo - John D.C. Masters

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 65 / Total Subjects = 60 / Gallery Entries = 5  

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Two excellent 1959 entries have made an apperance in the Classic Airfix GB Gallery.

Very well done Ratch & Heather.

 

Gallery Entry 

Fairey Rotodyne - Heather Kay

Lifeguard Trumpeter - Ratch

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 65 / Total Subjects = 60 / Gallery Entries = 7 

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Yet another entry from one of the GB hosts - nice choice Ian! 

...and TonyW can't help himself and has succumbed to tackling the DH88 Comet. 

 

New Builds 

Messerschmitt Bf109F (1/48) - Lawzer

De Havilland DH88 Comet - TonyW

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 67 / Total Subjects = 62 / Gallery Entries = 7

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A few more updates to this ever expanding GB.

We now have an Avenger and biplane Bulldog added to the build list and a very stringy Avro 504K entered into the GB Gallery.

Well done lads. 

 

New Builds 

Grumman TBF.3 Avenger - theplasticsurgeon

Bristol Bulldog - TonyW

 

Gallery Entry

Avro 504 K - John D.C. Masters

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 69 / Total Subjects = 64 / Gallery Entries = 8

 

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If my counting is correct - that's the 70th Classic Airfix kit start for this GB. Well done to all.

TonyW has graced us with yet another build, this time a yellow bellied Lancaster. Should look good.

 

New Builds 

Avro Lancaster - TonyW

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 70 / Total Subjects = 65 / Gallery Entries = 8

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Apologies - it's been a few days since I've updated this list, however I think I've now caught up! 

We have another six new builds announced comprising four new kit subjects.

 

New Builds 

88mm Gun and Kfz 7 Tractor - Smudge

Supermarine Spitfire (1/24) - BIG X

Douglas DC-9 - GraemeH x2

Bofors 40mm Gun and Tractor - Smudge

Messerschmitt Me163 Komet - Smudge

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 76 / Total Subjects = 69 / Gallery Entries = 8

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The initial frantic start has now settled down a bit with the vast majority of us slowly making stready progress on our classic builds.

We do have one very excitng Gallery entry however, and IMO one of the best creative builds ever to grace this forum.

Well done X.  

 

Gallery Entry

Village Church - BIG X

 

Build Tally    Total Builds = 76 / Total Subjects = 69 / Gallery Entries = 9

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