Airfix is a UK manufacturer of plastic scale model kits of aircraft, cars and even buildings. Since Humbrol's financial collapse on 31 August 2006, Airfix has been owned by Hornby.
Airfix was founded in 1939 by Nicholas Kove. In 1949, the company was commissioned to create a promotional model of a Ferguson TE20 tractor. After this, they started released more models. Airfix also launched a monthly modelling magazine, Airfix Magazine, which was produced by a variety of publishers from June 1960 to October 1993. Books were made also. A video game named Airfix Dogfighter was released in 2000 for the PC, The game was licensed by Airfix. Airfix has competed with various companies to produce the finest models.