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Airfix & Help 4 Heros

#1
A very worthy cause & well done to a British institution for their support.

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Airfix & Help for Heroes
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October 2009 – Airfix, the UK’s oldest manufacturer of scale plastic model kits, has launched a fundraising initiative to raise money for the Help for Heroes charity.

The charity was launched in September 2007 to provide better facilities for wounded British serviceman and women. As part of the initiative celebrities have been asked to build and paint their own individual Airfix spitfire model. Upon completion all the models will be auctioned on ebay with all the proceeds donated to the Help for Heroes charity.

Darrell Burge, Marketing Manager, Airfix, comments: “This year Airfix is celebrating its 60th anniversary and we wanted to mark this important landmark with a fundraising initiative. Many have experienced the damage and consequences of war and for this reason we felt very strongly about teaming up with the Help for Heroes charity. We are delighted that so many high profile personalities have agreed to help, for what is a very worthwhile cause”.

Piers Morgan, David Jason, James May, Will Carling, Linford Christie and Frank Lampard are just a few of the top names who have offered to lend their services to the campaign.
 
#2
I know it's unrelated, but it's not worth starting a new thread ......

...... and, anyway, it gives your thread a bump, Spike.

Anyway, I'm watching "James May's toy Stories" (repeated?) on BBC2.
This episode is about Airfix, which I reckon is the dog's b0llox!
James is getting modern-day kids to make Airfix models.
Initially they're not impressed ..... and they weren't impressed with driving a tank. 8O
The dads seemed in their element making Airfix tanks.

He's persuaded some fibreglass manufacturer in Cornwall to produce a full-scale Airfix kit of a Spitfire, for the kids to assemble.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nnm3d
 
#3
spike7451 said:
Piers Morgan, David Jason, James May, Will Carling, Linford Christie and Frank Lampard are just a few of the top names who have offered to lend their services to the campaign.
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My bold.

Can I throw him out of the window stuffed with flaming tissue paper like I used to do with my Airfix models?
 
#4
bovvy said:
I know it's unrelated, but it's not worth starting a new thread ......

...... and, anyway, it gives your thread a bump, Spike.

Anyway, I'm watching "James May's toy Stories" (repeated?) on BBC2.
This episode is about Airfix, which I reckon is the dog's b0llox!
James is getting modern-day kids to make Airfix models.
Initially they're not impressed ..... and they weren't impressed with driving a tank. 8O
The dads seemed in their element making Airfix tanks.

He's persuaded some fibreglass manufacturer in Cornwall to produce a full-scale Airfix kit of a Spitfire, for the kids to assemble.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nnm3d
Nothing new there, the RAF Exhibitions flight at Abingdon had a Fibreglass Tornado, Jaguar, Two Hawks and a Harrier, they were known as "Facilmilies" for the recruitment roadshow in the mid 80's, although May's effort was good, he would have done better including some research from the lads the made and maintained them, as they were almost exactly the same but a lot less likely to collapse!
 
#5
The idea was that they would not have any metal or wooden reinforcement. It was PURELY what you got in an Airfix kit (but MUCH bigger). The pieces were even attached to stems in the same way as when one opens the box.
 
#7
bovvy said:
The idea was that they would not have any metal or wooden reinforcement. It was PURELY what you got in an Airfix kit (but MUCH bigger). The pieces were even attached to stems in the same way as when one opens the box.
Sprues dear, "Sprues" it was good and I must admit it had a good effect on most of the kids too....all power to May & Airfix hopefully it will "Up" the profile and lead to more cash for H4H!
 
#8
I though the programme was very good,even with May building a 1/48 Hasagawa F-16 at the start.It's a hobby I still enjoy,mostly British subjects.
Besides,how many modellers can say they've worked on many of the subject's they've modelled!
 

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