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#4645607 - 04/23/24 11:22 AM Roy Cross is 100 Years Old  
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Renowned Airfix box art artist....

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Cross_(artist)



https://youtu.be/M_vRI9EThNM?si=SPJ9INm5bputxfRF

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#4645609 - 04/23/24 11:29 AM Re: Roy Cross is 100 Years Old [Re: F4UDash4]  
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What a talented artist he is and thanks to him I have many indelible childhood memories of making trips to the hobby store.


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#4645610 - 04/23/24 11:36 AM Re: Roy Cross is 100 Years Old [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Never heard of him but really interesting, thanks for posting. Can't believe (well, I can actually) that bombs and explosions airbrushed out nowadays.

#4645617 - 04/23/24 02:04 PM Re: Roy Cross is 100 Years Old [Re: F4UDash4]  
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He is responsible for countless hours spent sitting in glue and paint fumes. A great artist with a huge cultural impact that is often overlooked in favour of TV/movie personalities. I wonder how many people started building model kits because they saw his box art in the store!


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#4645619 - 04/23/24 03:47 PM Re: Roy Cross is 100 Years Old [Re: semmern]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
What a talented artist he is and thanks to him I have many indelible childhood memories of making trips to the hobby store.

Originally Posted by RossUK
Never heard of him but really interesting, thanks for posting. Can't believe (well, I can actually) that bombs and explosions airbrushed out nowadays.

Originally Posted by semmern
He is responsible for countless hours spent sitting in glue and paint fumes. A great artist with a huge cultural impact that is often overlooked in favour of TV/movie personalities. I wonder how many people started building model kits because they saw his box art in the store!



+1 to all.


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#4645629 - 04/23/24 06:23 PM Re: Roy Cross is 100 Years Old [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I've been searching my brain for distant memories and I'm pretty sure the last Airfix model I bought was a 1:32 scale MiG-29.


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