Someone recently asked a question on one of the Facebook pages we follow – “What makes you pick the model scale you do?” Seriously? You have to ask? Because the answer is obviously… ummm… Actually, that’s a great question! This query was from a gentleman in the UK regarding Airfix model kits. Airfix is a long-established, highly […]
One of the key attributes of collectible vehicles is the scale in which they are reproduced. Most collectors know about 1/64 scale cars, such as Hot Wheels, as well as other popular sizes such as 1/18 and 1/43. But have you ever thought about HOW and WHY these particular model scales became the standards in their […]
Philippe de Lespinay started with Heller, the French model kit company in the 1960s as a designer and project engineer. He also also worked for Cox, who are now known for their remote control and gas powered vehicles, but also created many kits over the years. More recently, he was the curator of the Los […]
Arthur Ward is the latest collectibles expert to join the hobbyDB Advisory Council. His specialty is Airfix kits, including military aircraft, tanks and trucks, as well as their soldier figures. Arthur has a long history with Airfix, building his first models over 40 years ago. “My father was a good modeler and helped me construct […]
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