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Airfix Hawker Hound + JU885 late 2000s box style

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Created in co-operation with small brown dog, using his Hawker Hound and JU885z images. The box-tops were recreated in Photoshop CS from scratch using suitable artwork, stock and fonts as well as the Airfix logo.

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It always up set me to see this type of box in the shops - lost some magic (for me)
Thats not to take anything away from this recreation though Uncle  - really authentic and well done.
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I don't like the bold blue lettering.
yereverluvinuncleber's avatar
I know, but it pops out at you, does it not?

Did you buy kits in this period? It was a rich time for Airfix kits and the boldness of the boxes shows it.
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I modeled prolifically from an early age right up until about 13.
I did model again with my kids in the early 90's but these were mainly Japanese kits and I branched off to Warhammer figures because I enjoyed the painting but this was always secondary to PC graphics by this time.
I must have got quite into as I bought my own airbrush (my wife was always using hers) I made up a manifold so we could run two at a time and a large extracting spray booth.
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I have stacks still unbuilt.
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Do you have anything rare tucked away to make collectors drool ?
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I understand, entirely. It is a slick marketing job though. Red is a positive colour that really stands out, you'll know where the Airfix kits are in the shop. The Airfix logo is massive and makes a serious point. The little paint-pot layer tells what is inside visually whilst the fighting aircraft image is still prominent, if no longer dominant. Hornby marketing is good...
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This is true and if I was still a 10 year old boy my eyes would have only seen the artwork first  anyway :)
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:)
I might have to have a look around that site looks interesting.
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