Half term fun for Airfix model makers

Date Posted: 3rd February 2014

Half term fun for Airfix model makers If you’re looking for something exciting to entertain the children this February Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2014, visitors will have the opportunity to build either an Airfix 1:72 Sopwith Pup or an Airfix 1:72 Albatross.

These World War One Airfix Models will be built alongside the full sized aircraft on display at the Museum in a communal and fun atmosphere. You don’t have to be a skilled modeller to take part as staff will be there to lend a hand and to ensure visitors get the most from their modelling. Plus, if you need a little inspiration as to how to paint your Airfix model, sessions will be taking place next to the famous 1:1 scale Airfix model Spitfire built by James May for the BBC Toy Stories series.

Nina Mitchell, RAF Museum Cosford Events Executive says:

“We have run model making events before in the past and it has always been extremely popular with families. Visitors taking part during February Half Term are sure to have fun building these Airfix World War One models. Plus all modellers will get to take their collectable Airfix model Sopwith Pup or Albatross home as a memento of the day.”

The model making activity will be taking place in the Museum’s Hangar 1 and sessions will run from 11.00am to 3.00pm each day. Participation is just £3.00 per person and all materials including glue, paints and brushes will be provided by the Museum. Tickets are available on the day from the Admissions Desk.

For further information on Model Making Half Term and other forthcoming events taking place at the RAF Museum Cosford in 2014, please contact the Museum on 01902 376200 or visit www.rafmuseum.org. Keep up to date with the latest news and event information by following us on Facebook – The Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford or on Twitter @RAFMUSEUM. The Museum is open daily from 10am and admission is FREE of charge.





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