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AIRFIX 2024 RANGE ANNOUNCEMENT

It’s that wonderful time of the year, as we bring you an in-depth look at the new 2024 range announcement from Airfix.

EXCLUSIVE: AIRFIX 2023 RELEASES News Premium

EXCLUSIVE: AIRFIX 2023 RELEASES

A 1/48 Fairey Gannet AS.1/4 is among the brand-new toolings from Airfix for this year! Read our full release guide.

NEW AIRFIX RELEASES FOR 2023

Chris Clifford highlights the major new toolings from Airfix for this year.

AIRFIX TOP TEN NEW PRODUCTS FOR 2022

Airfix's 2022 catalogue has been revealed with a huge range of new items to look forward to. Chris Clifford picks out his top ten highlights from the new catalogue. Check them out here.

VIDEO: Airfix reveals its 2022 catalogue

A brand-new 1/24 scale Superkit of the iconic Spitfire is leading Airfix's exciting range of new products for 2022. Join Stu Fone, Chris Clifford and John Fuller for this detailed and exclusive KeyModelWorld video review as they visit Duxford for the launch of the Spitfire Superkit and preview the collection of new aircraft, military, auto and maritime kits set for release in the year ahead. 

AIRFIX – NEW AIRCRAFT FOR 2022 News Premium

AIRFIX – NEW AIRCRAFT FOR 2022!

Airfix's is leading its 2022 catalogue with an all-new 1/24 Superkit of the Spitfire plus new-tool aircraft kits in 1/72 and 1/48 scales. Chris Clifford explores what is new for 2022.

AIRFIX NEW-TOOL 1/43 SPORTS CARS FOR 2022 News Premium

AIRFIX NEW-TOOL 1/43 SPORTS CARS FOR 2022

A bold move by Airfix this year is to provide new-tool 1/43 sports cars as Starter Sets, but with stunning detail. Chris Clifford takes a closer look at the new releases for the year ahead.

NEW 1/35 MILITARY KITS FROM AIRFIX News Premium

NEW 1/35 MILITARY KITS FROM AIRFIX

A newly tooled 1/35 military kit is on its way from Airfix for 2022. Chris Clifford tells of this and other same-scale kits from this year's new catalogue.

AIRFIX VINTAGE CLASSICS – BACK FOR 2022 News Premium

AIRFIX VINTAGE CLASSICS – BACK FOR 2022

A feast of heritage Airfix kits are returning to the 2022 catalogue under the Vintage Classics label. Revel in the nostalgia!

AIRFIX RE-INTRODUCTIONS FOR 2022 News Premium

AIRFIX RE-INTRODUCTIONS FOR 2022

Later kits by Airfix in 1/72 and 1/48 scales re-entering the 2022 catalogue are highlighted by Chris Clifford.

AIRFIX NEW RELEASES

Airfix has become a household name in the UK, the word being used generically by many members of the public to describe any plastic kit. The company publishes its catalogue every January, usually to wide praise for its choice of subjects. Modellers can usually expect brand-new toolings, as well as re-releases of more recent kits, and those from yesteryear under the umbrella of Vintage Classics. Airfix also offers the Quickbuild range of easy-construction, brick-style kits of cars, military vehicles and aircraft for youngsters, as a suitable precursor to proper models assembled with glue. 

One aspect of the Airfix range that always excites modellers is a new 1/24 scale product, known as a Superkit, packed with detail and at an impressive size. These are not an annual feature, though, so they are hotly anticipated and even more of a treat when they do occur. In recent years, critically-acclaimed replicas of the de Havilland Mosquito, Hawker Typhoon and Grumman Hellcat have all appeared in 1/24 scale. Its new Superkit for 2022 is a stunning replica of the Spitfire Mk.IXc. 

Airfix always offers excellent value and choice throughout its range, via different scales, and kits of aircraft, military and civilian vehicles, historical and modern warships and at times, even spacecraft. The scales in general are 1/144, 1/72, 1/48 and 1/24 for aircraft, while military subjects tend to be produced in 1/76, 1/72 and 1/35. 

Current models 

A perennial favourite of modellers is the Spitfire, and Airfix has tooled many over the years, from early examples that fought in the Battle of Britain, right up to the Mk.24… and several variants of the more exotic Seafire. Other Allied World War Two fighters and bombers available are the Hawker Hurricane, P-51D Mustang, Avro Lancaster, Curtiss Hawk, B-25 Mitchell, Hawker Typhoon, Gloster Gladiator, and Bristol Blenheim, Beaufighter and Beaufort, among many more. Axis types to have been moulded include the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Focke-Wulf Fw 190, Ju 87 Stuka and Me 262. Each initial release is usually followed later with a slight change to the mould to provide a slightly different variant. 

One genre that remains hugely popular with Airfix fans is that of the Cold War, a subject which arguably prompts more requests from modellers than any other. Classic British jets are the most revered, and Airfix has tooled splendid examples such as the English Electric Lightning, Blackburn Buccaneer, Harrier/Sea Harrier, de Havilland Vampire and Jet Provost to name just some. But kits such as the Avro Shackleton and de DHC Chipmunk have also been produced, and let’s not forget the fact that Airfix has also issued all three V-bombers… Avro Vulcan, Handley Page Victor and Vickers Valiant. 

Vintage classics 

Some years ago, after realising the demand, Airfix decided to re-release more of its classic kits from the 1960s-70s-80s under the Vintage Classics sub-brand. These satisfy both modellers who simply wish to revel in the nostalgia of kits built in their youth, and those who enjoy rejuvenating much older plastic to challenge their skillset. Recent re-issues have included the Handley Page Jetstream, de Havilland Heron, Savoia SM.79, P-61 Black Widow, Concorde and the Hawker Siddeley Trident. 

2024 catalogue launch

The 2024 Airfix catalogue launch will be unveiled at 4pm on January 9, 2024. Full details of the product range will be published here on keymodelworld.com and in the February 2024 issue of Airfix Model World Magazine, on sale from January 11.