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Humbrol/Airfix Go Bust

Modellers of the world despair  - Last Year's Model: Airfix Goes Bust (Guardian Online; Thursday 31st August 2006)

I remember attempting* to do Airfix models as a young kid. You know, back in the day before Videos, Computers and Gaming Consoles.

God, I feel aged :p

*Attempting is the word. I've always been crap at modelling and painting. A friend across the road from me as a kid and his father were big Airfix fans and tried to show me how to do it. I could (more or less) get the damn model together but never let me near the paints...

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d_floorlandmine
Aug. 31st, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
Downer, isn't it. How will people learn about not using that glue to do the canopies, because they'll go all smeary ...
There's probably still a half-built F-15 somewhere at the back of my parents' attic ...
karkehan
Sep. 1st, 2006 12:07 am (UTC)
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I used to love making those things (pretty crap at it I might add too). I think I had more joy with making models and creatures out of the spare bits (I always had "extra" bits) and the spru...

We're all getting rather ancient dude =)
gypseymission
Sep. 1st, 2006 10:09 am (UTC)
I saw this and thought of you.

The guy is a well known journalist and blogger who Ive known for quite a few years. He used to be editor of New Media Age Magazine and has a good rep in the industry. The event sounds interesting and it might be a good wider networking tool for you. Anyway mention that you know me if you respond and if its the sort of thing you want to get involved in.

A.
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