Email received last night confirming that, after Heller went into administration a few weeks ago, Humbrol have followed suit. Not a real shock, things have been looking bad for many years. But after the success of the TSR.2 and further developments this year it did look like the lame duck had finally started to exercise its wings once more.
We'll have to see what happens next, but with Heller in worse and worse financial condition, and holding all the moulds (bar a few), they've really got Humbrol by the short and curlies. Without any way of manufacturing Airfix stock, there's nothing to sell. Expect a HUGE surge in eBay selling.
Stories online include:
BBC Online | Sticky future for kitmaker Airfix