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Airfix has been commercially producing plastic kits since 1952 and its models have been made by successive generations of young boys and men alike. In the 1960s, a talented graphic artist called Roy Cross was commissioned to paint some of the box art for Airfix, and for a ten-year-period he provided many of the glorious paintings seen on the boxes, setting new standards for realism and accuracy. Many are still being used today, a full four decades later.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847970763
ISBN-10: 1847970761
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 305mm x 13mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roy Cross

Roy Cross RSMA GAvA was born in Southwark and began work as an illustrator in Fairey Aviation during World War Two. Over the next thirty years, Roy progressed to top-class advertising art for the aircraft industry and other companies including Airfix. For ten years he supplied artwork for Airfix, with his last painting for the company being the Germany heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen in 1974. In that year Roy set out on his own and he still paints and his glorious paintings can still be found today in art galleries and in private collections. Sadly, much of his Airfix artwork was destroyed and all that remains are the lids of many millions of boxes. Resident - Kent.

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