Airfix Red Stripe model kits
Or as they are correctly called, the T3 series of packaging. Featured here are the classic early kits that were avidly collected by myself and a generation of plastic modellers in the 1960s .
These are the incomparable artworks of Roy Cross, and others. This page is not a definitive look at the whole Airfix range, but a selection of fully retouched photographs of battered old boxes, with a very heavy leaning towards RAF aircraft This is where military history meets visual nostalgia, and the essence of boyhoods’ youthful activities. Some items in the range are sometimes the epitome of classic British eccentricity.
The quality of the reproductions shown here reflects the retouching I have done to the photographs or scans of the boxes and header cards of the old kits in my possession. Hence my assertion that the images you see here are my copyright, though of course the copyright of the original images belongs to the artist, or company which commissioned them.