Models Kickstarter Program a Success
Since sometime last year, Airfix has been
using Kickstarter to give modelers a chance to see
reissued kits. It's been hit or miss, many of the kits are
older molds - really old molds, and haven't been reissued
in many decades. But that doesn't always make them a winner,
or a kit people desire again.
The kits range from figures, animals, aircraft, cars and
others. A wide range of model subjects. The plus side is
it let's the modelers. like you or me, indicate the choices
of kits we'd like to see, and some we don't.
This means Airfix gets a chance of releasing a model kit
that modelers really want, rather than guessing, and throwing
a dart at a dart board and hoping the model kit sells and
modelers really buy it. It's a win for Airfix and for modelers.
of other model companies have tried doing this with Kickstarter,
and some others have been thinking about using it. But now
Airfix had truly had a successful campaign, and that's a
very good thing for the modeling hobby. I commend Airfix
for sticking with it and for keeping on trying till they
hit upon a kit that meets the criteria for sales. I hope
this encourages other model companies to stick with it and
keep trying. This will become part of the future for model
The model kit that hit the mark is the Airfix 1968 1:72
Beagle Basset kit. While I don't build many airplanes myself,
it looks like an interesting model. So if you want one,
there still might be time to order, GO
TO THIS LINK.
their pages because they will offer other models in the
coming years for possible production and to be reissued.
But you have to keep up with them, they're on a roll.
Once again, congratulations Airfix on a successful Kicktarter