Although Model Railway Engineer is about model railways (just in case you didn’t guess) I also loved Airfix and plastic modelling kits and there is of course a bit of a cross over between the two. It’s no surprise therefore that I get the occasional query about them. Rather than take this blog off on a plastic tangent I’ve created the following list of the best Airfix related websites and plastic modelling online forums for anyone interested.
- Model Dads: www.modeldads.co.uk
Not strictly an Airfix blog but Airfix gets it’s share of the action on this wonderful miniature wargaming, painting, modelling blog.
- The Unofficial Airfix Modeller’s Forum: www.uamf.org.uk
A busy forum dedicated to all things Airfix with 1000+ members. If you’re into plastic model building this forum is a must visit.
- The International Plastic Modellers Society (forum): ipmsuk.proboards.com
Another big busy forum. The IPMS has two thousand members in the UK alone, many on their forum, making it a invaluable resource for not just Airfix but plastic modelling in general.
- International Scale Modeller: intscalemodeller.com
Although smaller than the other two forums, in members at least, I like this forum the most and find it the most useful and I’m in awe of the quality of the model some of its members produce, I can only stop and stare at the pictures in the gallery section. Worth stopping by.
- Airfix Tribute Forum: www.airfixtributeforum.co.uk
A huge forum for all Airfix fans, set up in 2006 it’s now got over 6000 members who have posted over 50,000 forum messages. Although I prefer International Scale Modeller I can’t help but admire the knowledge and wisdom available on Air Fix Tribute Forum and appreciate the effort that must go into maintaining it. Definitely one to bookmark.
If you run a website devoted to Airfix or plastic modelling, I’d love to hear from you and perhaps add your site here. Add your details below or drop me a line via the Contact page.