Airfix is the oldest UK manufacturer of scale plastic model kits and has been making kits since 1952. Airfix grew throughout the 1960s and 70s as the plastic kit modelling hobby became ever more popular. The range expanded to include an ever greater number of classic designs for plastic kit modelling hobby fans. Airfix now produces a wide range of kits aimed at all types of scale modellers with subjects such as military aircraft, ships, cars and vehicles. Today, under the ownership of Hornby, the Airfix brand sits comfortably with the other well known Hornby brands Scalextric and Corgi.