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When Airfix was re-invented by Hornby a few years ago the BBC did just that...

April 11 2012 at 4:22 PM
TheModeller  (Login Les_J99)
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Response to Gents it is or has become a niche hobby

"Put a kid in a room with a table full of great kits and someone to teach them and have a table full of Ipod, Ipads, cell phones, PSP's, computer games with no one to answer questions and see what they grab."

The BBC Money Programme conducted an experiment in which they provided a supply of Airfix kits and a selection of PC and console games.

Out of a classroom full of 14 and 15 year-olds, both boys and girls, only a handful showed no interest in the kits and went to play computer games.

Personally I'm beginning to think its just fashionable to blame kids for everything, frankly if thats the attitude they are going to get from thier elders then what is ever going encourage them to try the hobby?

This message has been edited by Les_J99 from IP address on Apr 11, 2012 4:29 PM

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