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Krackle Kat customized Ford Capri by AIRFIX in original box 1/32 Krackle Kat customized Ford Capri
by AIRFIX in original box 1/32

Large and impressive plastic model of the classic Ford car.
Made by Airfix 1970s.
Complete with parts, decals & instructions. Still in sealed bag.
Rare and sought after kit.

Designed by Graham Westoll
€199.90
1
Certificate of Authentisisty Certificate of Authentisisty
Authenticated by Graham Westoll
 
Night Prawler customized Ford Zodiac Night Prawler customized Ford Zodiac
by AIRFIX in original box 1/32

Large and impressive plastic model of the classic Ford car.
Made by Airfix 1970s.
Complete with parts, decals & instructions. Still in sealed bag.
Rare and sought after kit.Designed by Graham Westoll
€199.90
1
Certificate of Authentisisty
Authenticated by Graham Westoll
 
Kansas Cruiser customized Ford Cortina Kansas Cruiser customized Ford Cortina
by AIRFIX in original box 1/32

Large and impressive plastic model of the classic Ford car.
Made by Airfix 1970s.
Complete with parts, decals & instructions. Still in sealed bag.
Rare and sought after kit.Designed by Graham Westoll
€199.90
1
Certificate of Authentisisty
Authenticated by Graham Westoll
 


HOW AIRFIX GOT ITS CUSTOM CARS  by Graham Westoll

Between 1975 and 1980 I had the privilege of being the Product Manager for the Arts and Crafts Range at Airfix Kits and Games. In 1978 the kits development department, run by Jack Armitage, came to my department with a request for some ‘creative’ help. Jack's team had been reviewing redundant moulding tools including the Series 3 range of Modern Cars. These tools were sitting in oil baths awaiting disposal, probably to be melted down for scrap.

A suggestion had come up that there might be a way to stretch the production life of the car kits tools, before the axe was dropped, by making some of them more ‘up-to-date’. It was the end of the ‘wacky’ 70s so it was decided to develop a range of Customized Streetcars (all the rage at that time).

The idea was great and I was happy to provide the creative input to the project BUT it came with three very tight constraints!

Firstly, maximum use should be made of the existing tools, preferably only needing the tamping of unneeded parts.
Secondly, that any new tooling should be minimal and work across all re-launched kits.
Thirdly and most importantly that there should be a credibility about the completed kits (unlike those available in the US market) to reflect Airfix’s reputation for reality and accuracy - quite a trio of targets to meet!

Stage one was to make up all the selected kits and look at them with the same eyes that a car customizer would look at the real thing. After a careful search suitable subjects were chosen i.e. cars that might still be on the road and typical subjects for being given a ‘street cred’ treatment. In view of the need to keep new tooling costs to minimum, I developed common parts which would none-the-less be appropriate to the individual character to each vehicle. Wheels, suspension struts, engine blocks, blower pipes and air scoops etc. were the obvious places to start.

Whilst progressing with this, I felt the best way to make each car truly unique was through the personality of its bodywork art. Much brainstorming took place and a load of concept drawings were produced. Suffice to say some of these reflected the fact that I was being asked to let my imagination run free and quite a few of these ideas were just too wild to submit to the management. As the ideas flowed Kracle Kat, Dragonslayer (later called Kansas Kruiser ) Night Prowler and several others, including an American Civil War themed Vauxhall estate named Rebel Rouser, a Ford Escort called Marilyn and a Sunbeam Rapier christened Death Dealer were devised. The last two never went from the concept stage as they were thought to be a bit too strong for the market at that time!
Having arrived at a selection of concepts that received approval from the management as being manufacturable and marketable I set about giving life to these paper concepts.

With each car selected, I tried to reflect the type of customization that a typical streetcar fan might apply to a real life vehicle. The first of these was the Ford Zephyr which became Night Prowler. As the famous star of the Z cars police series on BBC TV it was perfect to be turned into a caricature of an American black and white cop cruiser. On the bonnet and the doors I put a version of a classic American police shield with the motto ‘NO JUSTICE -JUST US’. To produce the prototypes, I used various methods and tricks to simulate the new components for these kits and hand applied decorations to represent the proposed decals for the final production items.

After final approval of the new models, Jack's team set about designing the most cost-effective, multi-usage additional parts tooling and I sat down to produce the artwork for the decals. These were the days before computer graphics, so reproducing the decal artworks at its final size would have involved very expensive photographic techniques. The solution? I painted each set of artworks at the actual size they were going to be printed! Complete with a set of very fine sable brushes and a desk mounted magnifying glass the job was done over several weeks – probably the reason I now wear glasses!

Finally the range went to market and all indications were that they were well received, albeit by a rather niche market. But the minimal painting requirements and decals that provided most of the character to each kit this meant that the finished job needed only limited skills to achieve a really good result. I like to think this range went in some way to point the way to a future for model making that could be fun and easy for all – this was later reflected by the Matchbox range of kits.

CLOSING THOUGHTS
Working for Airfix was one of the best times of my life – what could be better than being paid to spend your days designing and playing with toys and kits!


by Graham Westoll
 

All three prototypes


Photo by Graham Westoll
 
Kansas Kruiser
prototype
Photo by Graham Westoll
 
Kansas Kruiserprototype by Airifx Kansas Kruiser
prototype

Photo by Graham Westoll
 
Rebel Rouser based on the Vauxhall Estate, Rebel Rouser based on the Vauxhall Estate,
Marilyn based on the Ford Escort and the 
Death Dealer based on the Sunbeam Rapier
 were never released


Designed by Graham Westoll
not in stock
 
Ferrari Transporter Ford C-900 Tractor  40 FT Trailer Ferrari Transporter
Ford C-900 Tractor  40 FT Trailer
precise detail, rubber tires, operating trailer doors,
Ferrari racing team decals

We have in stock the Entex version
not in stock
 
 
Humber 4x2 Staff Car
Field Marshal Montgomery's Humber
Kit # 05501-3
Box crunched. Contents are mint
€49.90
1
Humber 4x2 Staff Car
Field Marshal Montgomery's Humber
 
not in stock
Vintage 1910 B Type Bus (Old Bill)
including glazing parts and decals
kit pattern # 471
€79.90
1
1914 Old Bill Bus 1914 Old Bill Bus not in stock
 
Ford 3 Litre G.T
Kit
#03408-9
€44.99
1
Gulf Porsche 917
Kit # 03409-2
€44.99
1
1926 Morris Cowley by Airfix. Scale 1/32. Holland Plastic Model Kits 1926 Morris Cowley
Kit # 02450-7
molded in red
out of stock
1911 Rolls Royce
Kit $ 02444-2
€44.99
1
1904 Mercedes by Airfix 1/32 scale 1904 Mercedes
Historic Cars
Kit # 02449-7
€49.99
1
MG K3 Magnette
Kit # 3443-2
out of stock
MG K3 Magnette by Airfix 1-32 scale MG K3 Magnette
Kit # 03443-2

box is a little crunched. Parts are mint
€44.99
1
Bugatti 35B by Airfix. 32 nd scale. Holland Plastic Model Kits  Bugatti 35B

molded in blue
Kit #03442-9,
€54.99
1
Bugatti 35B by Airfix. Scale 1/32. Holland Plastic Model Kits Bugatti 35B
Molded in blue
Kit #03442-9
not in stock
 
1930 Bugatti 35B 1930 Bugatti 35B
Kit # 02541
€49.99
1
Rolls Royce 1905
Kit # 02447
not in stock
Rolls Royce 1911
Kit #0 2444
€49.99
1
1904 Mercedes Race Car 1904 Mercedes Race Car
Kit # 02449
€49.99
1
1933 MG Magnette 1933 MG Magnette
Kit # 02452
€44.99
2
1912 Ford T
Kit # 02442
€49.99
1
 1/32 Aston Martin DB5 
Kit #02406
€29.99
2
1902 De Dietrich
Kit # 02442
not in stock
1930 4 1/2 litre Bentley
Kit # 02446
€49.99
1
1933 Alfa Romeo 1933 Alfa Romeo
1/32 mint
Kit # 02441
unbuilt
€49.99
1
AIRFIX 1911 VAUXHALL PRINCE HENRY KIT
It is in original very good condition box dated 1980
kit # no.03441-6 
1/32 
€89.99
1
Maserati Indy by Airfix

detailed front suspension, exposed headlamp units, multiple springs, bucket seats, dast styled wheels, discontinued
Kit # 03406-3
€69.99
1
1933 Alfa Romeo
Kit # 02441
€49.99
1
1930 4 1/2 litre Bentley
Kit #02446-8
€49.99
1
Beach Buggy by Airfix. Holland Plastic Model Kits Beach Buggy
kit # 02412-5
instructions included

€149.99
1
Beach Buggy
kit # 02412-5
instructions included
box has a tear. kit is complete and parts are mint

€99.99
1
1902 De Dietrich
Kit # 02442-6
started, complete, instructions
€24.99
1
1905 Rolls Royce
Kit  # 02447-1
€44.99
1
1911 Rolls Royce 1911 Rolls Royce
Kit # 02444-2
€44.99
2
1933 Alfa Romeo by Airifx 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C Racer
Kit # 02441-3
out of stock
1094 Darracq 1094 Darracq
Kit # -2445-5
€44.99
1
1912 Ford Model T 1912 Ford Model T
Kit # 02443-9
out of stock
1904 Mercedes 1904 Mercedes
by Airfix
Kit # 02449-7
€44.99
2
1930 Bentley 4 1/2 litre 1930 Bentley 4 1/2 litre
by Airifx
Kit # 02446-8
€44.99
1
 
MGB Sportsby Airfix Craft Master
Chrome parts
Kit # 2103-70
€74.99
1
Triumph TR. 4Aby Airfix Craft Master Triumph TR. 4Aby Airfix Craft Master
Chrome parts
Kit # 2104-70
partially
build
aguar XK-Eby Airfix Craft Master Jaguar XK-Eby Airfix Craft Master
Chrome parts
Kit # 2102-70
not in stock
Volkswagen Bug (Kever) Volkswagen Bug (Kever)by Airfix Craft Master
Chrome parts
Kit # 2101-70
not in stock
 
Supercharged Dragster Supercharged Dragster
Kit # 9 03415
molded in yellow, chrome parts, decals, instructions
not in stock
   
 
GB Sports MGB Sports
Ki # M 203C
€49.99
1
Triumph TR 4A
Kit # M202C
not in stock
Mercedes 280 SL by Airfix Mercedes 280 SL
molded in white, instructions
Kit # M208C
€179.99
1
Triumh Herald by Airfix 1/32 scale Triumph Herald
Ki # M 204-C
€49.99
1
Ferrari 250 LM Ferrari 250 LM
Ki # M 205 C
€49.99
1
Aston Martin DB 5 Aston Martin DB 5
Ki # M 206 C
not in stock
1933 Alfa Romeo by Airfix. Scale 1 32. Holland Plastic Model Kits 1933 Alfa Romeo
Kit # M 0201
€49.99
1
Vauxhall Victor 2000 Estate Vauxhall Victor 2000 Estate
Kit # M 302C
Ultra rare
€229.95
1
Porsche Carrera 6
Kit # M 207C
€49.99
1
Austin Maxi by Airfix 1/32 scale Austin Maxi
Kit #M 304C
Ultra Rare
not in stock
Ford Escort by Airfix 1/32 scale Ford Escort
Kit #M210C
€49.99
2
Airfix Jaguar 420 1/32 scale Series 3 Jaguar 420
Series 3
 Kit # M 301C
not in stock
Ford Capri by Airfix. Scale 1/32 Ford Capri

one piece body, seperate exhaust, instrument panel, bucket seats
Ultra rare. Box C9. Parts mint
Kit #M 303C
€199.99
1
 
Airfix Morris Marina Holland Plastic Model Kits Morris Marina €149.99
1
Beach Buggy Beach Buggy
kit # 02412-5
decals included
not in stock
Ford Escort
Kit #02410-9
not in stock
Ford 3 litre GT Ford 3 litre GT
Kit # 02409-9
€49.99
1
     
 
VW Beetle not in stock
Jaguar E Type
Kit # 02415
€29.99
2
Aston Martin DB5 Aston Martin DB5 €29.99
Triumph TR4A Triumph TR4A
Kit # 02419
€29.99
2
Austin Healey Sprite MK 1 Frog Eye Austin Healey Sprite Mk 1 Frog Eye
Kit # 02421
crack in body. can be repaired
€39.99
1
Ferrari 250 Le Mans. Scale 1/32. Holland Plastic Model Kits Ferrari 250 Le Mans
Kit # 03407-6
€24.99
2
Gulf Porsche 917 Le Mans Gulf Porsche 917 Le Mans
Kit # 03409
€39.99
1
MGB 1962 Convertible MGB 1962 Convertible
Kit # 02420
€29.99
2
  Ford 3 LITRE GT Le Mans not in stock

The history of the Airfix instruction sheet styles for 1/32 cars
compiled by John Zybrands from Sydney in Australia
Updated 16 November 2014


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