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Title: Old Airfix catalogue
Post by: Small brown dog on August 26, 2019, 04:21:56 PM
Found this in my attic ... 1969!
I'm getting to be an old dog  :(

(http://tsbd.co.uk/beyondthesprue/Misc/Airfix%20catalogue%201969.jpg)

Roy Cross had a huge influence on me as a kid but perhaps I take this alternative universe a bit too far.
Promise to leave you guys a lone for a bit. Just thought you might appreciate this :)
Title: Re: Old Airfix catalogue
Post by: Brian da Basher on August 26, 2019, 04:30:18 PM
That's most convincingly done and brings to mind many fun days in my youth paging through a dog-eared copy of the real thing, wishing...

Another wonderful feast for the eyes!

Brian da Basher
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Post by: elmayerle on August 27, 2019, 12:10:10 AM
Damn, that's very convincingly done.  You've got the look and feel down perfectly.
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Post by: GTX_Admin on August 27, 2019, 02:34:02 AM
 :smiley:
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Post by: jcf on August 27, 2019, 03:05:59 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D :icon_fsm:
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Post by: apophenia on August 27, 2019, 05:11:42 AM
Gorgeous ... and the tea-mug ring is a lovely touch  ;D
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Post by: Frank3k on August 27, 2019, 05:49:25 AM
I would have loved to have had that catalog! What's the price? 1 shilling 9 pence?
Title: Re: Old Airfix catalogue
Post by: tankmodeler on August 27, 2019, 10:32:31 PM
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but perhaps I take this alternative universe a bit too far. Promise to leave you guys a lone for a bit.
DON'T YOU DARE!

These are fricken awesome! Not only is the background tech story well conceived (in the best "Boy's Own Thrilling Stories Annual" fashion), but the illustrations are, truly, superb. Seriously, these are absolutely amazing.

And I totally want to build physical models in this universe. I am doing my best to absorb the design themes that best embody this tech and plan a build or three along these lines.

I'd love to see more of the AFVs and war airships as well.

Seriously. Don't stop. Don't even slow down...

Paul
Title: Re: Old Airfix catalogue
Post by: Small brown dog on August 28, 2019, 08:25:07 PM
Thanks gents, much appreciated :)
Title: Re: Old Airfix catalogue
Post by: The Big Gimper on August 28, 2019, 10:16:44 PM
The B-29 as it should have been built.   :smiley:
Title: Re: Old Airfix catalogue
Post by: Small brown dog on August 29, 2019, 12:29:38 AM
The B-29 as it should have been built.   :smiley:

Steroids and a high protein diet ;)
Title: Re: Old Airfix catalogue
Post by: Story on April 11, 2020, 10:31:44 AM
Stumbled upon this
Inside the pages of this book are some of Roy's best artworks, shown here in full format and in superb detail, with many reproduced here in book form for the very first time.  As well as his vintage box art, Roy has included many sketches and alternative versions of his Airfix box art.

https://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Years-Airfix-Box-Art/dp/1847970761 (https://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Years-Airfix-Box-Art/dp/1847970761)

So hey, that could be legit...  ;)

Even his regular work could be pure 'what if' fuel.

https://www.airfix.com/media/gene-bluefoot/o/_/o_vintage_classics_fieseler_storch_roy_cross_on_the_airfix_workbench_blog.jpg (https://www.airfix.com/media/gene-bluefoot/o/_/o_vintage_classics_fieseler_storch_roy_cross_on_the_airfix_workbench_blog.jpg)
Title: Re: Old Airfix catalogue
Post by: Geist on April 19, 2020, 09:45:26 PM
 :smiley: