In 2006, the Humbrol company (owners of the Airfix brand) were in severe financial difficulties that would eventually lead to it’s eventual takeover by Hornby. Before it finally went to the wall in August 2006, the Airfix.com forum was closed down without warning on 21st April 2006.
Within a few hours of the original Airfix.com forum closing down some former members created their own modelling forum. Among them was one created by Dave Coventry called “The DaveCov Modelling Forum”. After being in operation for a couple of months using that name, it was renamed “The Airfix Tribute Forum” and the rest, as they say, is history!
In 2008, Dave passed on the ownership of The Airfix Tribute Forum to Richard Linnell. However, Dave has remained an active administrator for the forum ever since.