One of the British kit-maker’s most popular items from yesteryear, the iconic DHC Beaver is re-released in the Vintage Classics series. CHRIS CLIFFORD offers a detailed review.


Having been released initially in 1971, this is the eighth outing for Airfix’s 1/72 DHC Beaver. Two of the reissues had the model in company with a Ford Tri-Motor and DH Heron. It’s been a perennial favourite of modellers, but the Beaver has not been in production by Airfix since 2006-7, so its reappearance in the blossoming Vintage Classics range is most welcome.

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