Airfix backs world record attempt

Firm teams up with Spitfix and The Royal Air Force Museums to make the record attempt.
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This year Airfix is getting involved in the second Spitfix event, which is being held at the RAF Museum Cosford on October 30th. The event will see visitors try to break the Guinness World Record for the most Spitfire model constructed in one day.

All visitors will have a chance to build an Airfix 1:72 Spitfire, with all the kits and materials being provided, plus there will be skilled modellers on hand to give tips on creating the models.

Peter Allen, designer of Airfix classics including the famous 1:12 Bentley Blower and 1:24 Hawker Harrier, will appear on stage with Carl Hart, a current Airfix designer who worked on the latest Superkit, the 1:24 DH Mosquito.

Other sessions at the event include the opportunity to meet some modelling celebrities and WWII flying legends. Artist Roy Cross, who James May calls ‘The Doyen of Airfix Artists’ will also be present in a head-to-head with Adam Tooby, the creator of Airfix’s new generation CGI designed box art.

There is also a ‘Design your own Airfix box top’ competition - the winners and runners up of which will each receive a limited edition Collectingfriends trophy. For younger children there will be a colouring-in competition.

Spitfix will be taking place in the Museum’s Hangar 1 from 10.00am to 6.00pm (last admission 4.00pm). Visit Collectingfriends.com for more details on the only Spitfix event for 2010.

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