Background of the Airx Napoleonics Reissues I asked Kent Sprecher, if he would explain on how the Airfix Reissues got made and the surprise they found.
Background of the Airx Napoleonics Reissues Kent’s Story
Greg Coots of Present Past in Colorado asked if I would like to help him distribute the reissues of the Airfix 1/32 Napoleonic range. When the French Grenadier mold was run it included a second pose of an officer with sword that had not been included in the 1970s sets. No one at the factory could explain when the new figure had been put in the mold. We made the British Highlanders in red and army green, the British Line in red, army green and blue (made great 1812 US Infantry, the French Line in blue, red, tan & white and the French Grenadiers in blue, red & white. Sales were good the first few years but CTS wanted the business as they were making the Airfix 1/32 WWII line up and things got to be a hassle. With sales dramatically dropping we gave up the business to CTS.
Note the second Airfix Grendier officer is in white.