Airfix Starter Sets are ideal for beginners. Each Small Starter Set includes glue, brush and four acrylic paints - all that is needed to complete a fabulous first kit!
The Spitfire gained immortality during the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940. The main role was to intercept and destroy the Luftwaffe's fighters whilst the Hurricanes of the RAF attacked the incoming bombers.
After the fall of France in 1940, the two great air arms of the day, Great Britain's RAF and Germany's Luftwaffe, faced each other in large numbers for the first time. The spearhead of the Luftwaffe was the Messerschmitt Bf109E. A formidable fighting machine, it had proved itself to be world class throughout its previous campaigns.
The Ford 3 litre GT was designed in late 1967 to Group 6 sports car regulations and was built to use the extremely successful Ford Cosworth 3 litre V8 engine developed for Formula 1 racing. This engine delivered over 400 b.h.p. and in the low futuristic body with its small frontal area, speeds of 200 m.p.h. could be attained.
The Jaguar XKR GT3 is the racing version of the road going Jaguar XKR. Using the same engine but with much more advanced aerodynamic aids, such as the large rear wing, prominent front splitter and with much improved brakes, the racing version is able to corner at speeds far higher than its road going counterpart.
Launched by the MINI WRC team during the 2011 World Rally Championship, the MINI Countryman WRC is the first rally car to bear the MINI label in the top level rallying since the 1960s.
Developed from the standard Fiesta road car, the Ford Fiesta RS WRC is a bespoke rally car built by M-Sport for the works Ford Rally Team for use in the World Rally Championship. The new WRC regulations for 2011 required a turbocharged 1600cc, a reliable and poweful engine, keeping the flame-spitting character of the WRC cars intact.
The Aston Martin DBR9 has proved to be one of the most successful Aston racing cars of all time, achieving class victories at Le Mans, as well as outright wins at various other prestigious GT events. For the 2008 Le Mans 24 hour race, Aston Martin teamed up with Gulf Oils to combine two of the most iconic names in GT racing.
The Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat was an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy with high air combat kill-to-loss ratios. The Wildcat was built throughout the war to serve on escort carrier where larger and heavier fighters could not be used.
Designed in the late 1930s, the Beetle was the original "Volkswagen" or "people's car". The fairly cheap, reliable small car sold well, outstripping original estimates. In 1972, the iconic Volkswagen Beetle became the "production world champion", bypassing the Ford T model, which was until that year, the most produced car. The most produced Volkswagen...
Designed initially to replace the Hawker Hurricane as the complementary high-altitude fighter to the Supermarine Spitfire, the Typhoon instead found its fame as a low-altitude ground-attack aircraft, spearheading the airbourne assault through occupied Europe after D-Day.
The de Havilland Vampire was the second jet fighter to enter RAF service, coming after the Gloster Meteor. Featuring a twin boom fuselage, which was to become a common feature of de Havilland designs, the Vampire proved a capable early jet fighter.
The A4-B was the second variant of the Skyhawk and one of the first to see combat in the skies over Vietnam, where it was involved in the early stages of the conflict, with later version serving throughout the campaign. Due to its small size, the A4 was able to operate off the smaller World War Two era Essex Class carriers, but it could still carry a...
Following on from the formidable Tiger I, the Tiger II featured even thicker armour as well as the powerful 88mm gun. Making its debut on the Normandy battlefield, the King Tiger proved to be a formidable opponent although one which was mechanically fragile and very cumbersome. The early version in this kit features the Krupp turret, of which just fifty...
The Triumph Herald, introduced in 1959, was looked upon as being quite a radical design. Its tilt forward bonnet and unusual styling, along with all-round independent suspension were a breakaway from the traditional design theories of the era.
Described by Enzo Ferrari as the most beautiful car ever made upon its unveiling, the Jaguar E-Type has gone on to become one of the most instantly recognisable and iconic shapes in automotive history. Capable of speeds of over 140mph and blessed with superb handling, the E-Type became an instant hit, both on the road and on race tracks across the world.
Probably the most famous warship ever, HMS Victory is still to be seen in Portsmouth Dockyard. This great miniature model is a fun way to start modelling.
The Hurricane was developed as a replacement for the RAFs pre-war bi-plane fighters, such as the Hawker Fury and Gloster Gauntlet. Considered revolutionary when it was unveiled in 1935, by the start of WWII the earliest versions with fabric covered wings and two bladed propellers had fallen behind the performance of the best German fighters.
The Cromwell, officially named Cruiser Tank MkVIII, was one of the most successful British tanks of the Second World War.
The North American P51 Mustang is viewed as one of the iconic American fighters of the Second World War.
The prototype Bf109A first flew in 1935. The later E model was more powerful and better armed and by the summer of 1940 over 500 were in service for the offensive against Great Britain. By this time, the 109E had already proved to be a competent fighter aircraft in the skies above Poland, France and the low countries.It met its match over England and was...
Originally designed as a lightweight fighter, the Gnat in its two seater training form became the RAF Red Arrows' aerobatic aircraft, recognised across the world by their distinctive red livery.
Known affectionately as the "Jump Jet" the Harrier GR1 was the first vertical take-off and landing aircraft flown operationally by the RAF, coming into service in 1969. It soon become a crowd favourite drawing huge crowds whenever it was putting on its unique display.