This post will be for the odds and sods not included in the above posts and will be for any other Airfix toys from the early years as they turn-up.
I'm starting with a set which may not even be Airfix, but there are more clues to them being so than not, so for the time being, here are the 'provisional' mini-planes.
'MADE IN ENGLAND' on the wing undersides.
We looked at this chap in comparison with some of his contemporaries over on the main blog here; M is for Miniature Mosquitoes
The fact that they are all 'same size' suggests they may have been made as novelties for budget Christmas Crackers, which would put Tom Smith in the frame, and the UK's leading maker of crackers in all price ranges when I was a lad! Not that I'm adding them to the tag-list, that's an assumption too far!
The model is in the largest 'size', scale being the wrong word for such an inaccurate representation; the wings are close, but what's the cockpit doing so far back? It looks more like a racer!
Open to evidence of actual provenance on these, but for now - Airfix?
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