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Title: Airfix
Post by: ChernayaAkula on December 30, 2011, 04:11:37 PM
"markmaples" just posted he following list of Airfix news for 2012 HERE (http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=242663) on ARC.

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special ltd club members specials

piccys of a meteor boxing
piccys of a puccura boxing

kits

1/72

new tools
mustang
109e-4
gnat
spitfire mk22
koerean mustang
109e trop
skyhawk!
swordfish floatplane
mig29
valiant Bmk1 sprue set


re release
CHIPMONK!!!
dauntless
TUCCANO!
handley page 0/400


1/48 new tools

lynx army
lynx navy
raf merlin
landrover
landrover etch parts
jackle
cayote
jackle / cayote etch parts
british army troops
british army vehicle crew
2x different afghan buildings


1/48 re release
sea harrier frs1
harrier gr3
seafire 46/47


1/350 new tool
HMS Daring


1/76 new tool
King Tiger
2x differning bridges


1/32 New Tool
ford fiesta WRC
mini cooper


1/12 re release
bentley 1930


engenering new tools
Petrol engine 4 stroke
maudsley perton engine


Really looking forward to that Spit Mk.22, MiG-29 (wonder what version they'll go for and hope it won't be trenched) and, finally, the re-release of the Tucano (gonna need  a few of those!)!

EDIT: Rumour on ARC now has it that the MiG-29 is a re-issue, not a new tool.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 04, 2012, 03:25:02 PM
Hyperscale (http://www.hyperscale.com/) has just uploaded some images of the Airfix 2012 Forthcoming Releases (http://www.hyperscale.com/2012/reviews/kits/airfixpreviewbg_2012.htm) from the catalog for all to see along with a list of the kits that mirrors Moritz' initial post.  The Vickers Valiant PR & Refueler Parts - Kit No. A65000 caught my eye and I like this for the potential it provides for the model builder to modify other kits.   

(http://www.hyperscale.com/2012/reviews/kits/p7hg_img_3/fullsize/A65000_1_fs.jpg)
(image source: Hyperscale (http://www.hyperscale.com/)/Airfix (http://www.airfix.com/))
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on January 04, 2012, 08:49:30 PM
Why on Earth have they bothered doing a new tool King Tiger in 1/76th? It's not like the world is short of King Tiger kits..... ???
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on January 05, 2012, 05:13:15 AM
Why on Earth have they bothered doing a new tool King Tiger in 1/76th? It's not like the world is short of King Tiger kits..... ???

... most likely because anything Nazi-era German is the modelling equivalent of the old journo adage
'if it Bleeds, it Leads' which almost always translates into $$$$$$.
That said I don't mind too much if the generated income subsidizes proper subjects.
 :D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChernayaAkula on February 24, 2012, 02:19:14 AM
There are lots of pics of sprues and built kits of new Airfix stuff HERE (http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/sutra412606.php#412606), HERE (http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/sutra412674.php#412674) and HERE (http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/sutra412738.php#412738) on the Airfix Tribute Forum.

Looks like Airfix is going to get a lot of my money this year!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on March 12, 2012, 01:02:43 PM
I will have the Spit 22, and I am VERY tempted by the A-4B. If it has droptanks and FAA 1982 camo, then it will also be mine.

Brilliant. The trailing edges of the Spit wings, and the parts.....want.  ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 29, 2012, 02:33:17 AM
I see the new 1/48 Airfix Lynx (Army and Navy) are out.  Woohoo!  Must buy...
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on June 15, 2012, 09:59:05 AM
Spitty 22 is out.   :)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 15, 2012, 04:26:52 PM
What scale?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on June 15, 2012, 09:21:18 PM
The 'best' scale Greg ----  1/72    :icon_meditation:

When I get a couple of them I'll compare it to the Airfix 1/48 one I have which was supposed to have been the best in that scale, and see if the new mould kit is a scaled-down copy of it.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on June 15, 2012, 09:41:09 PM
And, on top of that, it appears to be very well moulded.   Very well indeed.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 16, 2012, 03:32:47 AM
The 'best' scale Greg ----  1/72    :icon_meditation:

Bah!!!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on June 16, 2012, 07:17:28 AM
Ok...to stick my finger in your eye and say BAH right back atcha  ;D ;D ;D I bought 6 Airfix 1/48 Griffon Spitfires for £ 4.99 each from Hannants ....or was it 8...?????   They're all in a box upstairs.
 :icon_fsm: :icon_fsm: :icon_fsm: :icon_fsm:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 16, 2012, 03:12:29 PM
Which variant?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on June 23, 2012, 10:41:28 AM
Both in Spitfire Mk.22 and Seafire F.46/47 form.   I wanted the props.

But I simply could not bring myself to that to those beautifully tooled kits knowing that new toolings were taking a serious craftsmanship drop.    :icon_crap:

That must have been a decade ago.  The kits were boxless but otherwise complete.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Litvyak on June 23, 2012, 11:52:52 AM
Chipmunk in 1/72? YAY!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on October 01, 2012, 10:57:59 AM
RE: Clear Parts issue Airfix 1:72 scale Valiant B(PR)K Mk.1/B(K) Mk.1 conversion

Airfix 1:72 Valiant B(PR)K Mk 1/B(K) Mk 1 Conversion Set (AFX65000) (http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/afx65000.htm)

Click on image or html to view product page at Sprue Brothers (http://store.spruebrothers.com/)

(http://www.spruebrothers.com/sbmimages/afx65000.jpg) (http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/afx65000.htm)

This could be just a problem for customers here in the Americas but you can never be absolutely sure. 

I ordered one of these kits from Sprue Brothers last week and it was delivered to my doorstep on Saturday afternoon.  I thought it was odd that the box had been taped shut with clear/opaque tape (Scotch tape type) and even stranger was finding a torn instruction sheet inside that had been handled rather roughly and was folded beyond what is considered to be normal.  The clear inner bag was intact and all of the grey parts were there.  I unfolded the kit instructions and glanced at them, folded the paper up properly and put all of the contents back into the slightly batter box.  A few hours later I had a bit more time to spend with the new acquisitions so I opened up the Valiant conversion kit again and took a bit more time on the instruction sheet.  It was then that I realized the clear parts was missing.  It was just one piece with a lot of little camera port windows molded into it so it was too large to be unnoticed.  It was certainly not in the box and that got me to wondering who had been diddling the poodle at SB.  I sent an eMail to let them know that their usual stellar service had hit a snag, informed them of the condition of the box and the contents including the obviously missing clear part.  Within thirty minutes I had a reply back from SB stating they were looking into the problem.  That was all done last night after 2000 my time so they were up late in Missouri.  Another eMail  was waiting for me this evening when I returned home and it appears that the entire shipment from Airfix was missing the clear parts.  So if anyone is considering acquisition of the Airfix Valiant Tanker/Reconnaissance conversion kit you might want to wait a little while before satisfying your need for this kit and hopefully by then the problem will be resolved.  I was impressed with the quick response from SB on this matter and it reinforces my faith in them doing right by the customer and in this case it was far quicker than I had anticipated. 

More later on this issue as the situation develops and hopefully there will be a happy ending :)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on October 02, 2012, 12:09:54 AM
RE: Clear Parts issue Airfix 1:72 scale Valiant B(PR)K Mk.1/B(K) Mk.1 conversion

Sprue Brothers replied with an eMail this morning on this issue of the missing clear parts.  It appears that Airfix never provided the clear part in the separate conversion kit and ASSUMED that anyone purchasing the kit would have the full Valiant kit in their possession prior to deciding to purchase this conversion.  It turns out that the clear part called out in the conversion instruction kit is actually part of the full Airfix Valiant kit and not included in the conversion. 

So a happy ending but not what I had expected. 

NO,  I am not going to purchase a bloody Airfix Valiant just to have the clear part with the camera windows.  :)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on October 02, 2012, 08:51:17 AM
RE: Clear Parts issue Airfix 1:72 scale Valiant B(PR)K Mk.1/B(K) Mk.1 conversion

Sprue Brothers replied with an eMail this morning on this issue of the missing clear parts.  It appears that Airfix never provided the clear part in the separate conversion kit and ASSUMED that anyone purchasing the kit would have the full Valiant kit in their possession prior to deciding to purchase this conversion.  It turns out that the clear part called out in the conversion instruction kit is actually part of the full Airfix Valiant kit and not included in the conversion. 

So a happy ending but not what I had expected. 

NO,  I am not going to purchase a bloody Airfix Valiant just to have the clear part with the camera windows.  :)

Should the packaging then say: Additional parts required like the 1/72 Airfix Valiant.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Alvis 3.1 on October 02, 2012, 09:42:39 AM
RE: Clear Parts issue Airfix 1:72 scale Valiant B(PR)K Mk.1/B(K) Mk.1 conversion

Sprue Brothers replied with an eMail this morning on this issue of the missing clear parts.  It appears that Airfix never provided the clear part in the separate conversion kit and ASSUMED that anyone purchasing the kit would have the full Valiant kit in their possession prior to deciding to purchase this conversion.  It turns out that the clear part called out in the conversion instruction kit is actually part of the full Airfix Valiant kit and not included in the conversion. 

So a happy ending but not what I had expected. 

NO,  I am not going to purchase a bloody Airfix Valiant just to have the clear part with the camera windows.  :)


What clear parts do you need? I have a Valiant, and you see, the Vancouver show is this weekend....

Alvis 3.1
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on October 02, 2012, 10:21:24 AM
What clear parts do you need? I have a Valiant, and you see, the Vancouver show is this weekend....

Hi Al,

Thanks for the offer to help but I don't really need the clear parts for the reconnaissance version of the Valiant.  I was interested only in the tanker parts in that conversion kit and wanted to send the reconnaissance parts to a guy in Florida (aka recccephreak on ARC) since he likes those kinds of things.  With the damaged box and instructions I thought the parts were missing but Sprue Brothers cleared up that little mystery for me.  So all I need to do is send the one part from the conversion kit to reccephreak and he has a Valiant so he has the clear parts waiting for a purpose. 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on November 12, 2012, 02:00:46 AM
Spitfire PR.XIX in 1:48
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 12, 2012, 02:22:11 AM
Pics:

(http://hyperscale.com/images/p1010995.jpg)
(http://hyperscale.com/images/p1010996.jpg)
(http://hyperscale.com/images/p1010997.jpg)
(http://hyperscale.com/images/p1010998.jpg)

Thanks to Brett Green - HyperScale 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: LemonJello on November 12, 2012, 08:10:32 AM
I am going to definitely add one of those Merlins...maybe more than one.  A Lynx may be added as well. 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on December 19, 2012, 08:40:44 PM
New releases for 2013 have been announced by Airfix (http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/new-for-2013/).  Some nice stuff there.  Lots of new toolings. Greg will like the 1/48 Javelin.   ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on December 20, 2012, 02:21:39 PM
As would I.   :)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: elmayerle on December 21, 2012, 02:33:47 AM
I'll admit that, among other items, I've very much looking forward to the new tooling 1/72 Harrier GR.1 and GR.3.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on December 21, 2012, 05:52:48 AM
I'll admit that, among other items, I've very much looking forward to the new tooling 1/72 Harrier GR.1 and GR.3.
You and me both Evan ---  :)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChrisF on December 21, 2012, 06:31:36 AM
Oh dear... It looks like Airfix might be getting quite a lot of my money this year...

In other news the Club kit has also been announced:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151373561026271&set=a.80699376270.112940.65102591270&type=1&theater (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151373561026271&set=a.80699376270.112940.65102591270&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on December 24, 2012, 11:20:05 PM
Might anyone be able to provide a time table for Airfix 2013 releases?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Gingie on December 26, 2012, 01:50:08 AM
How close is the Airfix Merlin to a RCAF Cormorant?

Or would it be likely to expect a Cormorant boxing sometime after the Merlin release?

I thought Italeri would get the Merlin first.

http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/new-for-2013/aircraft-148-scale/a14101-agustawestland-merlin-hc3-148-a14101/ (http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/new-for-2013/aircraft-148-scale/a14101-agustawestland-merlin-hc3-148-a14101/)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on December 26, 2012, 03:41:17 AM
I've got most of the different boxings of the 1/72 Italeri and Revell kits, and the HC3 and Cormorant are basically from the same moulds. IIRC, the Cormorant has a couple more windows and the Revell HC3 does have the correct number of wheels whereas the the Italeri Cormorant is missing a couple (same with the "Marine 1" boxing).
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 08, 2013, 02:45:38 AM
Both the Javelin and Merlin are eagerly awaited - in fact, I have both set to notify me as soon as they become available. ;)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on January 08, 2013, 03:58:18 AM
When is the Javelin due out?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 08, 2013, 04:01:44 AM
No idea - this is all there is:  http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/new-for-2013/aircraft-148-scale/a12007-gloster-javelin-148-a12007/ (http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/new-for-2013/aircraft-148-scale/a12007-gloster-javelin-148-a12007/)

I am thinking two:

Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 10, 2013, 02:22:31 AM
Hmmm...last year Airfix released a new 1/48 Sea Vixen, this year they are planning on a new 1/48 Javelin...I wonder if we can convince them to do a 1/48 Supermarine Scimitar?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChrisF on January 10, 2013, 03:34:33 AM
And a Victor.. As i mentioned somewhere else on here.. They do a Vulcan and Valiant so why no love for the big Tanker !? :(
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 10, 2013, 03:43:23 AM
I just wish someone would do 1/48 versions of all the V-bombers.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Brian da Basher on January 10, 2013, 05:14:10 AM
I just wish someone would do 1/48 versions of all the V-bombers.

Are there enough modelers who actually live in hangers to make that viable?
 ;D ;D ;D
Brian da Basher
Builder of Super Tiny Things
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 10, 2013, 05:26:44 AM
The V-bombers weren't actually that much bigger then the TSR2 and look how many of those Airfix sold.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChrisF on January 11, 2013, 06:45:02 AM
Weeeelllll they are bigger.. Because unlike the TSR2 They're as WIDE as they are long... But i still say they'd be very popular ... After all bigger scales are getting more and more popular...
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on January 12, 2013, 09:18:26 AM
 :I'd build up a couple Victors at the very least.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChrisF on January 21, 2013, 06:37:17 AM
Has anyone noticed that the "sample image" of the new mould Dambuster has AJ-T 's belly gun ?

Take a looksee :

http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/new-for-2013/aircraft-172-scale/a09007-avro-lancaster-dambusters-172-a09007/ (http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/new-for-2013/aircraft-172-scale/a09007-avro-lancaster-dambusters-172-a09007/)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChrisF on January 22, 2013, 08:39:11 AM
Also has anyone received the "soviet" themed Airfix club kit yet ? I have questions... lol

Although most importantly are they the new moulds ? Or are they flogging off the old ones to the club like normal ?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on January 24, 2013, 06:59:35 AM
Again, credit to whomsoever credit is due:

(http://www.little-cars.co.uk/pictures/tf4.jpg)


Isn't it a lovely?    :)    And the Gladiator, Typhoon, and Vampire too. 
 
Now to put one in USAF SEA night colors.   ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 10, 2013, 06:53:49 AM
Why on Earth have they bothered doing a new tool King Tiger in 1/76th? It's not like the world is short of King Tiger kits..... ???

Is this really new or a rebox of Fujimi's kit?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChrisF on March 10, 2013, 09:14:23 AM
Well ive got the new Club kit and catalogue.. Two things, The Hurricane and Curtis are nice new moulds :) The Spitfire is older than me :(

At the very least its gonna be some rescribing practice thats for sure :/

And secondly in connection to my earlier post it appears i was right, One of the options on the Dambuster Lanc, is indeed AJ-T :D

This makes me very happy :)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on March 10, 2013, 09:44:58 PM
Why on Earth have they bothered doing a new tool King Tiger in 1/76th? It's not like the world is short of King Tiger kits..... ???

Is this really new or a rebox of Fujimi's kit?

According to all the reviews I can find, it's new-tool.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on August 30, 2013, 12:48:15 PM
Michael Benolkin provides us with a first look in the box of the Airfix 1:72nd scale WW2 RAF Bomber Re-Supply Set (kit number 5330) (http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/airfix/kit_airfix_5330.shtml)

Click on html or thumbnail to view. 

(http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/airfix/images/airfix_5330_titletn.jpg) (http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/airfix/kit_airfix_5330.shtml)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChrisF on August 30, 2013, 10:33:37 PM
Is it just me or is Airfix's pricing a lil all over the place ?

Spitfire GIFTSET £7.99
(And ive seen it cheaper elsewhere)

De Havilland Vampire T.11   £7.99

Harrier GR1    £10.99 !?

Shorts Tuccano £10.99 ?

BAe Sea Harrier FRS1 £14.99 !?!??!

Theyre all similar sized aircraft !??!

:/   Hmm

At the same time as that Sea Harrier theyre selling the much bigger B-25H/J Mitchell for the same price !
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Frank3k on August 30, 2013, 11:02:15 PM
Is it just me or is Airfix's pricing a lil all over the place ?

I think it may be partly because Airfix is trying to be honest with their pricing; reissues from old molds (which have already been paid off) are going to be cheaper than models from new molds. Some models may have been subcontracted to Poland or elsewhere, which may raise their prices.

Or... the Airfix price fixer has been going to the pub during work hours.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChrisF on August 30, 2013, 11:09:34 PM
Is it just me or is Airfix's pricing a lil all over the place ?

I think it may be partly because Airfix is trying to be honest with their pricing; reissues from old molds (which have already been paid off) are going to be cheaper than models from new molds. Some models may have been subcontracted to Poland or elsewhere, which may raise their prices.

Or... the Airfix price fixer has been going to the pub during work hours.

More likely i think !  ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 28, 2013, 03:35:47 AM
Well the 1/48 Javelin is finally available since I just purchased one:

(http://www.airfix.com/_assets/images/cache/shops/productdetailsmagnifylarge/A12007-Gloster-Javelin.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on September 28, 2013, 03:49:16 AM
What a beast!  First thing that comes to mind is an RCAF CF-99 Javelin armed with Sparrow AAM :)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on September 28, 2013, 03:58:23 AM
"Like" button pushed. 
 :)

Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 28, 2013, 04:12:03 AM
After the Sea Vixen and now the Javelin, I am hoping Airfix continue with this trend of '50s era British jets in 1/48 and release a 1/48 Supermarine Swift and 1/48 Supermarine Scimitar.


Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 28, 2013, 04:14:00 AM
What a beast!  First thing that comes to mind is an RCAF CF-99 Javelin armed with Sparrow AAM :)

RCAF would be natural.  I am tempted to do a Taiwanese one though...don't ask me why.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on September 28, 2013, 04:15:30 AM
What a beast!  First thing that comes to mind is an RCAF CF-99 Javelin armed with Sparrow AAM :)

hmm! interesting idea  ---- ve e e r y interesting ----  :-*
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on September 28, 2013, 04:18:29 AM
What a beast!  First thing that comes to mind is an RCAF CF-99 Javelin armed with Sparrow AAM :)
hmm! interesting idea  ---- ve e e r y interesting ----  :-*

I am an agent of the Devil though my duties are purely ceremonial in nature :)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on September 28, 2013, 04:32:54 AM
Quote
After the Sea Vixen and now the Javelin, I am hoping Airfix continue with this trend of '50s era British jets in 1/48 and release a 1/48 Supermarine Swift and 1/48 Supermarine Scimitar.



I could scarcely agree more.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on September 28, 2013, 01:51:27 PM
After the Sea Vixen and now the Javelin, I am hoping Airfix continue with this trend of '50s era British jets in 1/48 and release a 1/48 Supermarine Swift and 1/48 Supermarine Scimitar.

It would be even better if the released them in the one true scale, Greg.  ;)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 28, 2013, 04:46:43 PM
After the Sea Vixen and now the Javelin, I am hoping Airfix continue with this trend of '50s era British jets in 1/48 and release a 1/48 Supermarine Swift and 1/48 Supermarine Scimitar.

It would be even better if the released them in the one true scale, Greg.  ;)

Bah!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChrisF on September 30, 2013, 10:06:32 PM
Worth shopping around for it too... I found it at wonderland models way cheaper than even my birthday discount allows on airfix.com

Airfix: £49.99
Wonderland: £39.99

I thought it seemed like quite expensive at first till i realised how big the beasty is :D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on October 09, 2013, 09:25:02 AM
Sprue review of the new Airfix 1:48th scale Gloster Javelin FAW.9/9R (kit number A12007) (http://www.hyperscale.com/2013/reviews/kits/airfixa12007reviewbg_1.htm) courtesy of Brett Green and Hyperscale (http://www.hyperscale.com/)

Click on image or html to view.

(http://www.hyperscale.com/images/airfixa12007reviewbg_1.jpg) (http://www.hyperscale.com/2013/reviews/kits/airfixa12007reviewbg_1.htm)


The FOD covers are a very nice feature.  Maybe something for the other kit makers to consider in the future to include with their own models as an option?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 10, 2013, 09:11:47 AM
Don't you hate it when people or companies don't obey their instructions!  The memo clearly said new 1/48 Scimitar or Swift.  Yet what do they announce?  This:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image_zpsde65a5f0.jpg)

 :icon_bofh:

And it's not even 1/48.  Bloody 1/24!!! :icon_punal:

I suppose if you're interested you can look up more on it here (http://www.airfix.com/news/airfix-new-for-2014-hawker-typhoon-124/).

Mutter, grumble.... :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChrisF on November 10, 2013, 09:35:47 AM
Im still amazed theres no Victor... They do a Vulcan, and a Valiant... But arguably the most successful "V" bomber..... Nothing :/

And no-one else does one either so theres a pretty serious gap in the market....
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on November 10, 2013, 09:54:16 AM
Yawn.  :icon_fsm:

Although, I would like to have the engine sprues for auto/marine modelling purposes.   8)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on November 10, 2013, 10:07:04 AM
The Sabre looks like a work of art in and of itself but I agree, its not a subject or a scale that particularly interests me.  A new 1/72 Victor or a Scimitar or a Swift, perhaps a pantographed down Javelin, now they'd be interesting! 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChrisF on November 10, 2013, 10:50:39 AM
Mildly interesting is a shot on their facebook page of a three bladed version too so there might be quite a few extra bits for the spares box in there... I reckon pricing will be the deal breaker here as while it looks lovely there are already perfectly good large scale Typhoons out there... Pacific coast etc... If they can undercut them well ....  ;)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on November 10, 2013, 04:00:39 PM
The Sabre looks like a work of art in and of itself but I agree, its not a subject or a scale that particularly interests me.  A new 1/72 Victor or a Scimitar or a Swift, perhaps a pantographed down Javelin, now they'd be interesting!

Nobody uses pantographs, actually 3-D engraving routers, any longer, and anyhow they were never used to scale down with an existing kit. New master patterns 1 1/2 to 3 times the size of the desired end product were always made and used to cut the moulds. If Airfix scale down the Javelin it'll be with a modified CAD data set.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on November 10, 2013, 04:39:26 PM
Spoil sport!

When I did my apprenticeship (after three years at uni as I am a back to front sort of bloke) we had a pantograph sitting side by side with a coordinate drilling machine, a CNC mill and a pair of CNC lathes and an EDM jammed in  between.  There were also radial arm drills, lathes, mills, vertical and horizontal borers as well as cutter grinders, horizontal and vertical band saws, most of them bought second hand in the late 40s.  These days you walk into a machine shop or tool room and you will find a couple of multi axis machining centres that do everything; I imaging it wont be long until you see 3D printers added to the mix.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 10, 2013, 04:43:15 PM
Spoil sport!

When I did my apprenticeship (after three years at uni as I am a back to front sort of bloke) we had a pantograph sitting side by side with a coordinate drilling machine, a CNC mill and a pair of CNC lathes and an EDM jammed in  between.  There were also radial arm drills, lathes, mills, vertical and horizontal borers as well as cutter grinders, horizontal and vertical band saws, most of them bought second hand in the late 40s.  These days you walk into a machine shop or tool room and you will find a couple of multi axis machining centres that do everything; I imaging it wont be long until you see 3D printers added to the mix.

Sounds very much like parts of my workshops at work.  We still use a pantograph at work...but only for name plates on people's desks, doors etc...
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on November 10, 2013, 11:06:00 PM
Don't you hate it when people or companies don't obey their instructions!  The memo clearly said new 1/48 Scimitar or Swift.  Yet what do they announce?  This:
Mutter, grumble.... :icon_twisted:

Actually Greg, Over on The Airfix Tribute Forum, the Hawker Typhoon topped out the poll they had there for the most wanted new tool 1/24 scale kit.  I guess they got what was voted for ---  Now they need those people to buy it --
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Gingie on November 11, 2013, 12:33:51 AM
--  Now they need those people to buy it --

Yup. Speaking of which, I have never seen a 1/24 Mossie built up at a show. Wonder if they sold enough of them?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on November 11, 2013, 01:28:42 AM
--  Now they need those people to buy it --

Yup. Speaking of which, I have never seen a 1/24 Mossie built up at a show. Wonder if they sold enough of them?

My bro' has three of those Mosquito kits, none built though --
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 11, 2013, 01:56:19 AM

Actually Greg, Over on The Airfix Tribute Forum, the Hawker Typhoon topped out the poll they had there for the most wanted new tool 1/24 scale kit.  I guess they got what was voted for ---  Now they need those people to buy it --

I don't care for what those unwashed masses voted for!  Bloody democratic process!!!  :icon_punal:  I clearly told them 1/48 Scimitar or Swift.  That's all that they should be focussing upon.  God has spoken after all!! :icon_fsm:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on November 11, 2013, 02:31:07 AM

Sounds very much like parts of my workshops at work.  We still use a pantograph at work...but only for name plates on people's desks, doors etc...

Not the same kind of 'pantograph', the ones used for mould sinking were a very different
animal from the flat engravers like the nameplate type. The term pantograph is broad and
imprecise, covering everything from the simplest drawing tool to very large milling machines.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 11, 2013, 02:34:47 AM
Fair 'nuf
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on November 11, 2013, 08:39:50 AM

Sounds very much like parts of my workshops at work.  We still use a pantograph at work...but only for name plates on people's desks, doors etc...

Not the same kind of 'pantograph', the ones used for mould sinking were a very different
animal from the flat engravers like the nameplate type. The term pantograph is broad and
imprecise, covering everything from the simplest drawing tool to very large milling machines.
Yes I was referring to a large milling type, used wood models to provide the profile and would rough out the die core and the a toolmaker would finish it with die grinder, files and stones
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on November 11, 2013, 09:23:15 AM
Well, I was actually using the term as a verb, not a noun...
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChrisF on November 11, 2013, 10:41:44 AM
The point there is most wanted "1:24th" kit... i wanna know what the normal scales of 1:72nd and 1:48th came out !!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on November 11, 2013, 11:56:45 AM

Sounds very much like parts of my workshops at work.  We still use a pantograph at work...but only for name plates on people's desks, doors etc...

Not the same kind of 'pantograph', the ones used for mould sinking were a very different
animal from the flat engravers like the nameplate type. The term pantograph is broad and
imprecise, covering everything from the simplest drawing tool to very large milling machines.
Yes I was referring to a large milling type, used wood models to provide the profile and would rough out the die core and the a toolmaker would finish it with die grinder, files and stones

Yep, that's what we had at the moulding plant I worked at. Mostly made jar tops
for food products; peanut butter, mayonnaise etc., in a range of sizes. Not the most interesting
products but definitely a good education in injection moulding equipment and processes.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on November 11, 2013, 12:10:01 PM
Alloy car wheels in my case.  When I'm up to my neck in reports audits and plans I look back to my bench wok days with fondness.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on November 11, 2013, 12:25:14 PM
Well, I was actually using the term as a verb, not a noun...

Fair 'nough, but how does one pantograph a CADD data set?

Never saw that function in CADDS, AUTOCAD or CATIA.  ;)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: elmayerle on November 11, 2013, 12:57:05 PM
Well, in CATIA V4, it would be TRANSFORM-->SCALING and then follow the prompts; saving the solid model under a different name to avoid confusion.  It's an intermediate step to producing a .STL, or equivalent file, for a scale model.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: finsrin on November 11, 2013, 01:18:55 PM
I know Greg would like a 1/48 C-133 kit to convert to C-130 style gun ship.
Perhaps Airfix will release it in 2014.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on November 11, 2013, 01:49:11 PM
Hmmm....there are no spats  and fixed gear lower wing in the new fabric wing Hurricane kit....... :o
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 11, 2013, 03:37:34 PM
I know Greg would like a 1/48 C-133 kit to convert to C-130 style gun ship.
Perhaps Airfix will release it in 2014.

I like your thinking!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on November 11, 2013, 11:21:51 PM
I know Greg would like a 1/48 C-133 kit to convert to C-130 style gun ship.
Perhaps Airfix will release it in 2014.

I like your thinking!

Well, something interesting I just discovered, ID Models did a C-133 in 1/48, I wonder if that is one of the moulds Tigger Models got hold of ---  I know they have most of the 1/32 scale ones.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 12, 2013, 02:12:23 AM
Detailed build of one here (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/32383-id-models-c-133-cargomaster/)

I am kind of surprised Combat Models don't offer one.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on November 12, 2013, 02:46:04 AM
What a fantastic build ---  :o    I don't think I will get the Gene Hooker 1/72 kit I have to that standard of detail ---

Combat Models do a 1/72 kit too.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on November 12, 2013, 03:35:24 AM
Well, in CATIA V4, it would be TRANSFORM-->SCALING and then follow the prompts; saving the solid model under a different name to avoid confusion.  It's an intermediate step to producing a .STL, or equivalent file, for a scale model.

Yes, Evan I know that, 'twas simply making a joke about 'pantograph' as a verb vis CAD models.  ;)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: finsrin on November 12, 2013, 03:57:39 AM
What a fantastic build ---  :o

OMG yes it is !
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 27, 2013, 09:38:24 AM
There's a survey from Hornby, asking for feedback and modeller's wishes: LINK (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HD337ZD)

Item 7 ("Are there any products that you would like to see Airfix produce?") may be a tad difficult to figure out. Revelling the correct answers is out of the question, of course. (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/whistle.gif) Let me put it this way: If you were to put down "1/72 D.H. Sea Vixen FAW.2" or "1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2", you'd not be wrong. (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/coolio.gif) But, shhh, don't tell anybody I told you!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on November 27, 2013, 10:08:33 AM
There's a survey from Hornby, asking for feedback and modeller's wishes: LINK ([url]https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HD337ZD[/url])

Item 7 ("Are there any products that you would like to see Airfix produce?") may be a tad difficult to figure out. Revelling the correct answers is out of the question, of course. ([url]http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/whistle.gif[/url]) Let me put it this way: If you were to put down "1/72 D.H. Sea Vixen FAW.2" or "1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2", you'd not be wrong. ([url]http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/coolio.gif[/url]) But, shhh, don't tell anybody I told you!


I'm sorry, I have sinned, I asked for 1/700 warships  :(
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChrisF on November 27, 2013, 10:42:35 AM
Ive sinned too tbf... I asked for a Mastiff, British Phantoms and a Victor to go with the other V-Bombers they already make !
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on November 27, 2013, 10:46:37 AM
I asked for (all in the one true scale of 1/72), a Javelin, a Victor, a Venom and a Sea Venom.   However, thinking about it, I should have thrown in some Spey powered Phantoms as well...
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on November 27, 2013, 10:49:11 AM
I'm temped to go back and ask for an AVRO 730 in 1/72 >:D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: finsrin on November 27, 2013, 10:57:37 AM
There's a survey from Hornby, asking for feedback and modeller's wishes: LINK ([url]https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HD337ZD[/url])

Item 7 ("Are there any products that you would like to see Airfix produce?") may be a tad difficult to figure out. Revelling the correct answers is out of the question, of course. ([url]http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/whistle.gif[/url]) Let me put it this way: If you were to put down "1/72 D.H. Sea Vixen FAW.2" or "1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2", you'd not be wrong. ([url]http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/coolio.gif[/url]) But, shhh, don't tell anybody I told you!


My $.02
1/72   XB-15
1/72   XB-51
1/72   XP-67
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 27, 2013, 11:41:45 AM
There's a survey from Hornby, asking for feedback and modeller's wishes: LINK ([url]https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HD337ZD[/url])

Item 7 ("Are there any products that you would like to see Airfix produce?") may be a tad difficult to figure out. Revelling the correct answers is out of the question, of course. ([url]http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/whistle.gif[/url]) Let me put it this way: If you were to put down "1/72 D.H. Sea Vixen FAW.2" or "1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2", you'd not be wrong. ([url]http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/coolio.gif[/url]) But, shhh, don't tell anybody I told you!


My $.02
1/72   XB-15
1/72   XB-51
1/72   XP-67


1/72 XP-72 (The Alliance Kit is mega expensive)
1/72 A-3 Skywarrior and all the cool derivatives (12?)
1/72 U-2A/B/C/D/R/S & TR-1 (existing molds are fine)
1/72 Westland Welkin

S'ils Vous Plait, Pour Favour, bitte Mein Herr
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on November 27, 2013, 10:27:35 PM
A Vickers Wellesley in 1/48th & 1/72nd, & decent production runs. >:D

(I want one to make a Vickers Wellesllington tri-motor torpedo-bomber/reconnaissance plane. ;) )

:)

Guy
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 28, 2013, 02:51:52 AM
Requests:

1/48 Supermarine Scimitar
1/48 Supermarine Swift
1/48 Bristol Beaufort
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on November 28, 2013, 11:08:25 AM
^
This
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on November 28, 2013, 11:45:46 AM
Lynx Wildcat, 1/72, 1/48, and 1/35! ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 28, 2013, 03:29:25 PM
Make sure you all vote in their Poll!!!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on November 28, 2013, 08:53:14 PM
Asked for:

1/72nd Martin Baker MB.5
1/700th new-tool Leanders
1/76th FV432 APCs
1/76th Ferret scout car
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on November 29, 2013, 01:18:40 AM
 ;D And here's me asking them to phase out the 1/76th stuff & replce it with 1/72nd! ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChrisF on November 29, 2013, 04:02:16 AM
;D And here's me asking them to phase out the 1/76th stuff & replce it with 1/72nd! ;D

Here here !!  (Apoligies to our train loving friends but...)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on November 29, 2013, 10:58:39 AM
Damn! I knew I forgot to ask for something! :o

I'm going to add the AC Sentinel family of tanks in 1/35th (& 1/72nd / 1/48th, if you desire) in about 30 seconds! :D

:)

Guy

Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on November 29, 2013, 11:14:35 AM
Leaks, spoiler alerts, and presumptions available on Britmodeller daught kommm.   ;D

I'll be quite content hoping the Swift FR.5 is 1/48. 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 19, 2013, 02:36:46 AM
The Airfix 2014 Range (http://www.airfix.com/shop/new-for-2014?utm_campaign=Airfix_Newsletter_188778_RangeLaunchC_Issue05&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=CM_hornby-airfix)

Meh!!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Queeg on December 19, 2013, 02:41:22 AM
The Airfix 2014 Range ([url]http://www.airfix.com/shop/new-for-2014?utm_campaign=Airfix_Newsletter_188778_RangeLaunchC_Issue05&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=CM_hornby-airfix[/url])

Meh!!


Meh is right, wheres the 1/48th Challenger?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on December 19, 2013, 02:47:54 AM
From an enthusiast's point of view:  Ambivalence.
From a business owner's point of view:  Solid new release lineup.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Litvyak on December 19, 2013, 03:04:30 AM
The Airfix 2014 Range ([url]http://www.airfix.com/shop/new-for-2014?utm_campaign=Airfix_Newsletter_188778_RangeLaunchC_Issue05&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=CM_hornby-airfix[/url])

Meh!!


Heh.

I like the decal options on the 727... but man does that kit need updated tooling!

Also, squeeeeeeeeee!! on the Swift being 1/72!

And another dose of squee for the Lightning F.6!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on December 19, 2013, 03:51:06 AM
I like the re-released Magister (the old ones can be thin on the ground now), and although I don't like the Swift as a whole, it does have a pair of sexy wings that could find their way onto all sorts of whiffy things.

Big scale military folk should note that the 1/32nd multi-pose figures are back: these have been very popular in the past since they're particularly good for conversions and modifications.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 19, 2013, 06:20:22 AM
I was hoping their FE Lancaster would have the proposed Tiger Force 1,200 gal saddle tank option:

(http://weaponsandwarfare.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/erdggretsgrste.jpg)

(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d144/chrismcd3/lanc1.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Queeg on December 19, 2013, 06:26:08 AM
Of topic ......

But if you changed a few things and extended that ridgeback all the way to the tail (sort of  Liberator stlye) you could make a pretty neat looking heavy bomber whif .....


Update - Ok couldn't resist and as I had photopaint open ........

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii548/Queeg2/Project%2046/whfashoqsoperlanc10_zps570106be.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/Queeg2/media/Project%2046/whfashoqsoperlanc10_zps570106be.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: elmayerle on December 19, 2013, 08:01:25 AM
If they wanted something different for the 727, markings for the various military users might be an interesting "rif".  Either that or there's an interesting decal sheet possibility there.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on December 19, 2013, 12:18:17 PM
Well, that does absolutely nothing for me. :uuu:

When are they going to learn that by persisting with 1/32nd they are losing out on a bigger large-scale armour modelling market share? ???

:-X

Guy
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Frank3k on December 19, 2013, 12:30:32 PM
"Old Bill" and civilian buses in 1/32 can be rescaled to 1/35
 Swift in 1/72 looks nice. If it's at all like their Vampire T 11, it should be a good model.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on December 19, 2013, 01:59:12 PM
The difference between 1/32 and 1/35 are minor.  In particular the difference in scale for figures can be put down to natural variations in the human population.   For vehicles, as long as you don't pose two of the same type, from the two difference scales side-by-side, you'll never notice the difference (and anyway, how often do two difference manufacturers get the same object the same size?).  In the case of the Old Bill, there is no other manufacturer that I'm aware of, so I wouldn't worry about it, overly much.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on December 20, 2013, 02:16:24 AM
Prezackly.  :)

The kits in question are re-releases of existing mouldings, and anyhow the scale of the bus
is in line with the other Airfix 1/32 scale civilian vehicles, and anyhow it was originally released
as a city bus. The WWI extemporized transport version was a later release.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on December 20, 2013, 09:41:59 AM
Actually the difference is that 1/32nd is almost 10% larger than 1/35th.

That's not so bad with figures, as has been said a 10% discrepency in height is nothing (however there are quite enough big figures put out by Dragon, thanks), but I, personally, find that the difference niggles at my brain & eyes when I see 2 kits together in those scales , especially if they are of similar subjects (ie: 2 tanks or 2 cars).

That may, of course, just be me. :-\

:)

Guy
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on December 20, 2013, 06:56:22 PM
You're assuming that 1/35 scale subjects are accurately 1/35.  Ditto for the 1/32 ones.  Stop being so JMN, Guy!   ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Queeg on December 21, 2013, 04:49:07 AM
At least we can have a friendly "scale discussion" here and not a flame debate like on other sites !!!!  :icon_ninja:

Interestingly 1/32nd Monogram armour was the first stuff to really open many modellers eyes to the possibilities of realistic finishing and dioramas. Shepard Paine was THE diorama master and had no issue pairing 1/32nd armour with the only figure options often available which were 1/35th.

Airfix has brought some of the scale questions on itself. While most understand it, their traditional branding and scale of OO/HO (from their train days) vrs 1/76th vrs 1/72nd has caused some confusion. Along with later mislabeling of the scales in some releases ........

cheers
Brent
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on December 22, 2013, 01:37:37 AM
Look at it this way: this is the first time the "new" Airfix has re-issued the multipose figures. If they prove half as popular as they did the last time they were out, that might open their eyes to the opportunities that 1/35th versions present. At the very least, they could scan the 1/32nd sprues and feed them to a CAD/CAM system to scale them to 1/35th. At best, they might commission new-tool ones.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 22, 2013, 03:08:56 AM
Although I don't find myself impressed by their 2014 releases (personal thing), I will applause Airfix for this:  Project Airfix (http://www.airfix.com/project-airfix/)

Even if one writes it off as a marketing ploy to get more future customers, so what!  At least it is a way of introducing more kids to the fun of modelling rather than simply playing computer games.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 22, 2013, 03:11:55 AM
At least we can have a friendly "scale discussion" here and not a flame debate like on other sites !!!!  :icon_ninja:


Speak for yourself (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3644.0) - anyone who is not a true believer has had their details noted and will be undergoing re-education in 2014! C:-)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 22, 2013, 03:39:47 AM
At least we can have a friendly "scale discussion" here and not a flame debate like on other sites !!!!  :icon_ninja:


Speak for yourself ([url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3644.0[/url]) - anyone who is not a true believer has had their details noted and will be undergoing re-education in 2014! C:-)


Some chance..........  :)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on December 22, 2013, 03:44:20 AM
That new tool Spitfire Vb has to get fabric wings.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Litvyak on December 22, 2013, 09:12:20 AM
At least we can have a friendly "scale discussion" here and not a flame debate like on other sites !!!!  :icon_ninja:


Speak for yourself ([url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3644.0[/url]) - anyone who is not a true believer has had their details noted and will be undergoing re-education in 2014! C:-)


I'm sad I missed that discussion, since I just thought of a suitable commentary... but whatevs I'll say it here since I like it too much to keep it to myself:

1/48 is for boys... 1/72 is for those who have a pair!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on December 22, 2013, 11:06:24 AM
At least we can have a friendly "scale discussion" here and not a flame debate like on other sites !!!!  :icon_ninja:


Speak for yourself ([url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3644.0[/url]) - anyone who is not a true believer has had their details noted and will be undergoing re-education in 2014! C:-)


Ha!  Methinks it's time you were sent to Room 101 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_101), Greg.  We know what your worse nightmare is - a world where only 1/72 scale kits are available!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 22, 2013, 11:14:26 AM
1/72 have their place...for big aircraft like bombers, maritime patrol, transports.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Litvyak on December 22, 2013, 02:30:18 PM
Okay I'll admit I do have some use for 1/48... I have a Yak-1 in 1/48 that I'll build one day (only because there isn't a 1/32 kit to build Lydia's plane with!). But for the few "big" projects I want to do one day (CF-104, a Phantom, a Spitfire) I'll likely jump over 1/48 and go 1/32.

I have no issue with 1/48, seriously though, it's just hat 1/72 is better for shelf space! :)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 22, 2013, 08:40:27 PM
1/72 Lightning F2A build found at Britmodeller. (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234952106-new-airfix-lightning-f2a-done/#entry1494620)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img194/1112/7cv1.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 02, 2014, 06:23:38 AM
Something new coming:

(http://www.airfix.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/small_image/267x185/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/5/a50159.jpg) (http://www.airfix.com/aircraft/1-48-scale-military-aircraft/red-arrows-50th-display-season-gift-set-1-48.html#product_image_1)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on November 02, 2014, 10:24:07 AM
Something new coming:

([url]http://www.airfix.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/small_image/267x185/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/5/a50159.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.airfix.com/aircraft/1-48-scale-military-aircraft/red-arrows-50th-display-season-gift-set-1-48.html#product_image_1[/url])


The non-Red Arrows 1/48th Gnat is up for pre-order on their website, which means it'll be hitting the shops any day soon (in fact, some ebay sellers are already listing it):

http://www.airfix.com/aircraft/1-48-scale-military-aircraft/folland-gnat-1-48.html (http://www.airfix.com/aircraft/1-48-scale-military-aircraft/folland-gnat-1-48.html)

(http://www.airfix.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/0/a05123_1.jpg)

There's also going to be a Red Arrows version of course.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Gingie on November 04, 2014, 02:57:51 AM
Great box art!

I see they are doing a new-tool Blenheim.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on November 04, 2014, 03:00:02 AM
Great box art!

I see they are doing a new-tool Blenheim.

Yep - Mk.I is already out, Mk.IV coming soon.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 04, 2014, 09:26:49 AM
I wish they would do a 1/48 Beaufort...
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on November 09, 2014, 03:15:50 PM
A Buckmaster would be too much of a wish methinks.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on November 09, 2014, 03:30:59 PM
Announcements at SMW 2014 for the 2015 catalogue:

New tool 1/72nd Defiant - January 2015
New tool 1/72nd He-111-P2 - third quarter 2015
New tool 1/72nd Sea King HC-4 (Commando) - don't know


Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 09, 2014, 07:59:34 PM
Announcements at SMW 2014 for the 2015 catalogue:

New tool 1/72nd Defiant - January 2015
New tool 1/72nd He-111-P2 - third quarter 2015
New tool 1/72nd Sea King HC-4 (Commando) - don't know


Online  (http://www.airfix.com/news/airfix-2015-ipms-scale-modelworld-announcement/)version with images

(http://www.hornby.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Picture6-e1415207301717.png)

(http://www.hornby.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/4.jpg)

(http://www.hornby.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/6.jpg)

Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on November 18, 2014, 09:23:24 AM
Just got the following email back in answer to a query I made on the Airfix website.



Quote
Dear Guy

Thank you for your e-mail.

We currently do not have this in our range. Our 2015 range will be released at the end of the year. Until then, we do not have any further information unfortunately. If it is not included in the new one, I will pass it on as a suggestion to the Airfix development and marketing team.

Kind regards

Laura Ahmet

Customer care

A customer has made an enquiry on the Airfix site.

Enquiry type: Product Suggestion

Name: Mr Guy Plachy

E-mail: *******************

Telephone: +61 xxx xxx xxx





Comment: Hi, guys!

Just wondering if you have any ideas if/when you might be re-releasing the 1/48 Buccaneer (retool or otherwise)?

Hornby Hobbies Ltd

Enterprise Road

Westwood Industrial Estate

Margate

Kent CT9 4JX

Tel +44 (0)1843 233525

Fax +44 (0)1843 233527

email: customercare@hornby.com ([url]http://customercare@hornby.com[/url])

Visit Our Web Sites at :

[url=http://www.hornby.com]www.hornby.com[/url] ([url]http://www.hornby.com[/url]) [url=http://www.scalextric.com]www.scalextric.com[/url] ([url]http://www.scalextric.com[/url])


So, I suggest that if, like me, you wish to see a 1/48 Bucc appear in the foreseeable future you do the same as I did here, http://www.airfix.com/contact (http://www.airfix.com/contact), & select "Product Selection" in the Enquiry Type field.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on December 22, 2014, 10:21:17 PM
The Airfix 2015 range has just been released:

http://www.airfix.com/shop/new-for-2015.html?limit=64 (http://www.airfix.com/shop/new-for-2015.html?limit=64)

1/72nd new tools:

He.111 P2
AV-8A Harrier
Beaufighter Mk.X
Shackleton MR.2
Ju-87 B1 Stuka
Defiant Mk.1
F4-F4 Wildcat
Nakajima B5N2 Kate
Sea King HC.4
Whitley Mk.V

1/48th new tools:

Albion 3-point refueller (RAF WWII)
Bedford MWD truck (RAF WWII)
RAF WWII Ground Crew

Reissues:

1/24th Mosquito FB.VI
1/32nd Ford GT
1/32nd Maserati Indy
1/32nd Crusader Mk.III tank
1/32nd 17-pdr anti-tank gun
1/48th Spitfire Mk.I
1/48th Hurricane Mk.I
1/48th EE Lightning F.1/F.1A/F.2/F.3
1/72nd Battle of Waterloo Gift Set
1/144th Vickers Vanguard
1/144th DH Comet 4B

+ various dogfight double and gift set boxings of the above.



Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on December 23, 2014, 05:13:20 AM
I'm excited about the Shackleton (I've followed the Shackleton Preservation Trust at the Key Forum and on Facebook, so I'll HAVE to build mine as their WR963/G-SKTN), keen to try the Stuka, curious to get a Comet reissue and to see if the Beaufighter can be converted to a DAP Mk.21.

Very happy to see the celebratory posts at Britmodeller about the Beau and Shack! Quite heart-warming  :)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 23, 2014, 05:35:10 AM
+1 on the Shackleton.  I'll take two. Build one stock and one a K2 tanker.

I guess the return on investment on my Hasegawa Beaufighters just took at 50% hit.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on December 23, 2014, 10:58:18 AM
I wonder if there will subsequently be a MR3? 

May need to find a Vanguard as when I first read about the type in my teens I imagined it as an MPA.

What I would love is if Airfix started designing 1/700 scale ships and submarines to complement their 1/350 and 1/600 ranges, covering predominantly RN topics WWI, WWII, cold war and modern, with some historically, or technically significant earlier vessels thrown in.

The Centaurs would be nice, in Suez configuration and then as commando carriers or Centaur in her interim angled deck configuration.  Eagle in her modernised configuration, modernised Superb and Swiftsure, a new Belfast and Tiger, Leanders, Darings, Battles, Implacable, Vanguard, a variety of Colossus and Majestics, Oberons, Didos, Towns, Counties (both the treaty cruisers and the DLGs), Type 21, 22, 23, 26, 42, 45, 82.  Maybe even some whiff in a box, CV01, the proposed missile cruiser, cruiser destroyer and escort cruiser.  Popular releases could then be released in 1/350.

Basically I am dreaming they do the same for ships as they are doing for aircraft.  A UK / Commonwealth slanted, more accurate, Dragon / Trumpeter.

Then again imagine if they also then did the same for AFVs in a genuine 1/72, 1/48 and 1/35.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on December 23, 2014, 11:14:36 AM
I'm torn on the 1/76th vs 1/72nd issue. On the one hand, it's nice to have aircraft and vehicles that exactly match, but on the other, 1/76th lets your military vehicles work with the vast range of civilian/scenery models available in HO/OO railway scale.

I've said for ages that Airfix should do a new tool Leander Class frigate.

I think they'd probably be better off doing Ark Royal (R09) than Eagle since although the latter was the better ship, the Ark has more "image" and resonance with the general public.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: elmayerle on December 23, 2014, 12:30:37 PM
My tastes are a bit simpler, I hope their new 1/72 AV-8A will lead to an AV-8C or a conversion kit (Olimp, are you listening?) for such.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Alvis 3.1 on December 23, 2014, 01:33:52 PM
Now I can happily loot my FROG Shacks for the props and cowlings without feeling even a teeny bit guilty.

Where Airfix needs to go with ships is a 1/700 and 1/350 Light Fleet Class carrier series. Really, those hulls were shopped around all over, showing up in RN, RCN, RAN, Indian, Dutch, Argentiniann, Brazilian, and French navies. With a few basic changes, you can do all the ships they did, over many boxings, and a: make money, and B: Make modellers happy!

IMHO


Alvis 3.1
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on December 23, 2014, 06:08:15 PM
My tastes are a bit simpler, I hope their new 1/72 AV-8A will lead to an AV-8C or a conversion kit (Olimp, are you listening?) for such.

Is there much external difference between an AV-8A and an AV-8C? I thought it was just the LIDs and minor aerialology?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on December 23, 2014, 06:12:51 PM
Now I can happily loot my FROG Shacks for the props and cowlings without feeling even a teeny bit guilty.

Where Airfix needs to go with ships is a 1/700 and 1/350 Light Fleet Class carrier series. Really, those hulls were shopped around all over, showing up in RN, RCN, RAN, Indian, Dutch, Argentiniann, Brazilian, and French navies. With a few basic changes, you can do all the ships they did, over many boxings, and a: make money, and B: Make modellers happy!

IMHO


Alvis 3.1

The problem with the international Light Fleets is that they were two different classes (Collossus and Majestic), all of the latter were finished to different individual customer specs and all of them were repeatedly rebuilt to different standards over their lives, involving major shape changes to their flight decks and islands. I agree that a good base model would be highly desirable, but don't underestimate the difficulties of tooling all the different versions/fits or of converting a single base kit to them.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: elmayerle on December 23, 2014, 09:22:28 PM
My tastes are a bit simpler, I hope their new 1/72 AV-8A will lead to an AV-8C or a conversion kit (Olimp, are you listening?) for such.

Is there much external difference between an AV-8A and an AV-8C? I thought it was just the LIDs and minor aerialology?
Yes, there is more than that, including removal of the internal recce camera and addition of ALE-40 chaff flare dispensers on the aft underside.  Some of the aerialology is a bother to get right, too, like the RHAW antennae on the wing leading edges.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Alvis 3.1 on December 23, 2014, 11:48:46 PM
Now I can happily loot my FROG Shacks for the props and cowlings without feeling even a teeny bit guilty.

Where Airfix needs to go with ships is a 1/700 and 1/350 Light Fleet Class carrier series. Really, those hulls were shopped around all over, showing up in RN, RCN, RAN, Indian, Dutch, Argentiniann, Brazilian, and French navies. With a few basic changes, you can do all the ships they did, over many boxings, and a: make money, and B: Make modellers happy!

IMHO


Alvis 3.1

The problem with the international Light Fleets is that they were two different classes (Collossus and Majestic), all of the latter were finished to different individual customer specs and all of them were repeatedly rebuilt to different standards over their lives, involving major shape changes to their flight decks and islands. I agree that a good base model would be highly desirable, but don't underestimate the difficulties of tooling all the different versions/fits or of converting a single base kit to them.

I agree, some of the conversions were quite different, and having thrown in the towel trying to make those damn sponsons to convert an Arromanches into a Bonaventure, I agree the alterations would be a challenge. One can always hope some model company is up to the challenge. One day.

Alvis 3.1
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on December 24, 2014, 02:30:50 PM
I am surprised Airfix never did an Ark, Eagle or Hermes.  A switch would be great for commonality with other kits on the market as well as accessories etc. and I would love a family of light fleets.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 24, 2014, 07:59:39 PM
Here are some Shackleton hi-res CAD images. As someone else noted, nice interior but it will be hidden.

(http://www.airfix.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/1/a11004-detail-1.jpg)
(http://www.airfix.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/1/a11004-detail-2.jpg)
(http://www.airfix.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/1/a11004-detail-3.jpg)

What about substituting R-3350s in-place of the Griffons? USN flew PA-1S's?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on December 24, 2014, 11:01:25 PM
How about something simple, the Shackleton is developed as a long range bomber instead of the Lincoln and makes it into service in time to see combat in Europe and against Japan.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Cliffy B on December 25, 2014, 12:29:24 AM
That interior begs for a clear fuselage half!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on December 25, 2014, 05:20:27 AM
How about something simple, the Shackleton is developed as a long range bomber instead of the Lincoln and makes it into service in time to see combat in Europe and against Japan.

Well -- that was my idea when I did this, it my 'Pacific' bomber for Tiger Force
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on December 25, 2014, 05:49:58 AM
It never rains but it pours ---

see what's here (top middle)  I don't think Airfix will be doing an AEW anytime soon ---
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: upnorth on December 26, 2014, 06:37:07 PM
It never rains but it pours ---

see what's here (top middle)  I don't think Airfix will be doing an AEW anytime soon ---

I fear you're right unless Revell totally mess it up, like their new tooled Halifax, or Airfix decide to approach an AEW variant as they did the reccon/tanker versions of the Valiant and issue a conversion set of their own.

I hope the fact that we won't see the Airfix kit until December of 2015 means that they are working out the tooling to allow for just such a conversion.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on March 06, 2015, 10:19:45 PM
Seen outside Airfix's office today:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_aig0TUsAQVwe5.jpg)
https://twitter.com/Airfix/status/573830983411093505

Typed M instead of mm? Looking to boost glue sales? What do you think?   ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on April 02, 2015, 04:50:07 AM
The Shackleton MR.2 is getting closer to your LHS ...

(http://www.hornby.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/A11004_1.jpg)

More pictures here (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/airfix-development-news-avro-shackleton-mr2-172/).
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on April 02, 2015, 10:53:30 AM
The Shackleton MR.2 is getting closer to your LHS ...

That'd be why the windows are rattling.....
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on April 02, 2015, 11:09:12 AM
The Shackleton MR.2 is getting closer to your LHS ...

That'd be why the windows are rattling.....

But it's a good British rattle!   ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on April 02, 2015, 11:33:38 AM
It looks stunning. I saw the photos on my phone but had to look at them on the widescreen work monitor....gorgeous! 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Chris on April 02, 2015, 09:37:09 PM
The May Airfix Magazine (yes May received on 31st March !) has a build of the new tool Beaufighter. Looks very tasty
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 10, 2015, 02:28:50 AM
A couple of pics of the Beau built from a test shot and featured in the Airfix mag article over on Hyperscale: LINK! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/thread/1427965648/Airfix+Beaufighter)   :-*

Pics of the Sea King HC.4 test shot on a German site (why, of all places, I don't know  ???): LINK! (http://www.plastik-modellbau.org/blog/testshots-vorgestellt-heute-westland-sea-king-hc-4-von-airfix-im-massstab-172/2015/)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on April 10, 2015, 04:12:19 AM
A couple of pics of the Beau built from a test shot and featured in the Airfix mag article over on Hyperscale: LINK! ([url]http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/thread/1427965648/Airfix+Beaufighter[/url])   :-*

Pics of the Sea King HC.4 test shot on a German site (why, of all places, I don't know  ???): LINK! ([url]http://www.plastik-modellbau.org/blog/testshots-vorgestellt-heute-westland-sea-king-hc-4-von-airfix-im-massstab-172/2015/[/url])


Thanks for sharing. What was interesting and sad at the same time was all the JMN and SMN comments on what is WRONG with kit and the paint job. Nothing about having fun building it.   :icon_punal:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on April 10, 2015, 06:08:53 PM
A couple of pics of the Beau built from a test shot and featured in the Airfix mag article over on Hyperscale: LINK! ([url]http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/thread/1427965648/Airfix+Beaufighter[/url])   :-*

Pics of the Sea King HC.4 test shot on a German site (why, of all places, I don't know  ???): LINK! ([url]http://www.plastik-modellbau.org/blog/testshots-vorgestellt-heute-westland-sea-king-hc-4-von-airfix-im-massstab-172/2015/[/url])


Thanks for sharing. What was interesting and sad at the same time was all the JMN and SMN comments on what is WRONG with kit and the paint job. Nothing about having fun building it.   :icon_punal:


I don't know, they will definitely have to fix the RP alignment and carburettor housings before anyone could possibly consider fitting a hook and folding wings. ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Kerick on April 11, 2015, 02:01:38 AM
A couple of pics of the Beau built from a test shot and featured in the Airfix mag article over on Hyperscale: LINK! ([url]http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/thread/1427965648/Airfix+Beaufighter[/url])   :-*

Pics of the Sea King HC.4 test shot on a German site (why, of all places, I don't know  ???): LINK! ([url]http://www.plastik-modellbau.org/blog/testshots-vorgestellt-heute-westland-sea-king-hc-4-von-airfix-im-massstab-172/2015/[/url])


Thanks for sharing. What was interesting and sad at the same time was all the JMN and SMN comments on what is WRONG with kit and the paint job. Nothing about having fun building it.   :icon_punal:


People like that are going to kill off the hobby they claim to enjoy.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: raafif on April 12, 2015, 06:58:28 AM
People like that are going to kill off the hobby they claim to enjoy.

Certain hobbies come & go (& maybe come back again ie slot-cars).
But the hobby of those sort of guys will never go away ie bitching, sniping & generally whinging ...
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on April 17, 2015, 09:29:56 AM
Brett Greene has provided us with a quick review of the new tool Airfix 1/48 scale Hawker Hurricane Mk.I (http://www.hyperscale.com/2015/reviews/kits/airfix05127reviewbg_1.htm).   

Click on html above or image below to visit the review article at HyperScale. 

(http://www.hyperscale.com/images/a05127reviewbg_1.jpg) (http://www.hyperscale.com/2015/reviews/kits/airfix05127reviewbg_1.htm)
(Image source: Brett Greene/HyperScale (http://www.hyperscale.com/2015/reviews/kits/airfix05127reviewbg_1.htm))


Looks good from what I see in the images but it looks like the kit is molded in the signature soft plastic that Airfix is known for. 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on May 07, 2015, 07:55:55 AM
Airfix VE Day special bundles, only available until 15th of May:

http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/veday-bundles/airfix-ve-day-bundles.html (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/veday-bundles/airfix-ve-day-bundles.html)

These are seriously good value for money, being essentially one kit with another plus extras thown in for free:

Two 1/48th Spitfires plus a cutting mat: £17
Two 1/72nd Spitfires plus a cutting mat: £8
1/24th Typhoon plus 1/24th Fw-190: £90
Five 1/76th tanks, two packs of infantry, a building and a diorama base: £25


There's a separate deal to get a free electric motor with any 1/24th scale kit:

http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/veday-bundles/free-electric-motor-offer.html (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/veday-bundles/free-electric-motor-offer.html)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on July 15, 2015, 07:20:37 PM
The Swift is now in stock on the website: http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/supermarine-swift-f-r-mk5-1-72.html (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/supermarine-swift-f-r-mk5-1-72.html)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on July 17, 2015, 06:54:41 AM
And apparently sold out not long after!!!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on July 24, 2015, 08:12:26 PM
1/48th Defiant on the way, plus an update on the Shack:

http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/5334/ (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/5334/)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on July 30, 2015, 09:53:52 AM
I'm not a Defiant fan - when I get the DD with the Dornier I may change my mind - but seeing that announcement brought a big smile to my face for all those who are. Very cool.

And bring on Christmas and my Shack!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on August 15, 2015, 03:46:21 AM
Next Airfix announcement: a 1/48 Meteor F8!

http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/5641/ (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/5641/)

(http://www.hornby.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/ImageH1.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 15, 2015, 04:05:33 AM
Saw that - my resin one just went down in value...

Now, where be a 1/48 Supermarine Scimitar and 1/48 Supermarine Swift... >:(
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on August 15, 2015, 04:10:58 AM
Probalby still in the queue with the rest of Supekrmarine aircraft.  ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 15, 2015, 04:20:13 AM
Probalby still in the queue with the rest of Supekrmarine aircraft.  ;D

Doh! :-[
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on August 15, 2015, 06:38:36 PM
Oh sweet I can't wait to see all the inevitable RAAF examples, i.e. Halestorm.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Chris on August 15, 2015, 08:42:53 PM
Picked up the new tool He 111 yesterday. Well up to their current standards  :)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on August 18, 2015, 04:06:44 PM
Oh sweet I can't wait to see all the inevitable RAAF examples, i.e. Halestorm.
That's what I'm after, to do the Temora example.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on August 27, 2015, 02:04:05 AM
The 1/72 Whitley is available at Hannants (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AX08016).

Now I have interesting story about a Whitley. A now deceased neighbor Al Spencer flew on Whitley's.  He was the tail gunner.

It started on November 3, 1943.

3/4.11.43 Whitley Mk V AD675 TY-E 24 OTU

RAF F/Lt J.L. Kennedy RCAF - Pilot - evaded
Sgt J.H. Upton RCAF - Navigator - evaded
Sgt F.W. Forster RCAF - Air Bomber - evaded - POW
WO2 G.A. Gauley RCAF - Wireless Op / Gunner - evaded
Sgt A.E. Spencer RCAF - Gunner - evaded
Sgt F.W.Forster was interned in Cam 4B, PoW No.269844 Courtalain (Eureet-Loir), France

T/O Honeybourne 1834 hrs on nickelling operation over Orleans Turned back with failing engines and aircraft abandoned in the vicinity of Courtalain (Eure-et-Loir), 26km WNW
of Chateaudun, France

Al evaded and was rescued by the Maquis (almost shot BTW) and became a radio operator until he was liberated. 


Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on August 28, 2015, 09:03:04 PM
Latest announcement from Airfix is a new tool 1/72nd scale B-17G, plus a USAAF bomber supply vehicles set to go with it. Not due until 4th quarter of 2016 though:

http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/5889/ (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/5889/)

Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on August 29, 2015, 12:42:25 AM
Timing is everything, a B-17G flew over the house a few minutes ago, just prior to opening this post.  ;D
EAA's Aluminum Overcast leaving Everett on her way to Spokane.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on September 26, 2015, 10:15:36 AM
Airfix are doing a 1/48th Curtis P-40B:

http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/p40b_and_b5n1_meteor/ (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/p40b_and_b5n1_meteor/)


Timing is everything, a B-17G flew over the house a few minutes ago, just prior to opening this post.  ;D
EAA's Aluminum Overcast leaving Everett on her way to Spokane.


 ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on September 26, 2015, 07:53:51 PM
I definitely want one of those P-40Bs!

Also the Meteor test shot sprues look great!!

Also also, they've pushed forward the release of the Shackleton to 8 October!!!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on September 26, 2015, 11:04:54 PM
I can foresee marital difficulties in the future if Airfix keeps releasing such cool new kits.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on September 27, 2015, 04:55:51 AM
A Meatbox?
 ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Brian da Basher on October 02, 2015, 07:34:04 AM
I definitely want one of those P-40Bs!

<snip>

If their 1/48 P-40 is even just half as nice as their 1/72 version, they'll totally own the market in that scale!

Brian da Basher
Extreme P-40 Fan
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: finsrin on October 02, 2015, 08:24:14 PM
Airfix:   still waiting for 1/72 B-15
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 03, 2015, 05:26:00 AM
And I (and others) for a 1/48 Supermarine Swift and Bristol Beaufort...
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on October 07, 2015, 06:16:07 AM
Their Facebook page has a very teasing, low-angle shot of a LIDAR scanner in what looks like one of the Duxford hangars...maybe they took my email about Spey Phantoms seriously?  >:(
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on October 22, 2015, 05:34:10 AM
It's not official, and there's no real indication (other than past experience) that this is even Airfix, but:
Quote from: DCW at the KeyPublishing Forum
Duxford Tuesday 20th October:
The Sea Fury being scanned today:
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5686/21716531944_8fa6b66c97_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/z61Umy)

It has an American engine, wrong prop and smoke generators, but still...


In more official news, the brand-new 1/72 Eindecker (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/pre-orders/fokker-eii-late-1-72.html) and BE.2c (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/pre-orders/raf-be2c-night-fighter-1-72.html) kits are online for pre-order. Check out the BE's box art! Wow!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on November 04, 2015, 11:14:22 AM
Airfix somewhere mentioned a week or two to watch for a "BIG announcement" at SMW.

I just saw this post at the Airfix Tribute Forum in a thread about the Airfix magazine:
Quote from: johni044
Not seen it mentioned here yet but on Page 25 of the December issue is a full page advert an Airfix 2016 Yearbook available from 12th November and the front page refers to a "Type History" section above a HP Victor.

I wonder 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on November 07, 2015, 06:09:53 PM
He was right! The BIG announcement is a 1/72 Victor B.2. Also coming is a 1/48 Ju87B-1 (with engine, looks awesome!) and a 1/72 Martlet (surprise surprise): http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/exclusive-new-2016-announcement-airfix-at-ipms-telford/ (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/exclusive-new-2016-announcement-airfix-at-ipms-telford/)

Full 2016 range announcement on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 08, 2015, 03:34:57 AM
Mutter, mutter...Victor should have been 1/48...mutter, grumble....
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on November 08, 2015, 03:27:19 PM
Mutter, mutter...Victor should have been 1/48...mutter, grumble....

Its going to be hard enough to sneak the 1/72 one in.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on November 08, 2015, 10:13:29 PM
Mutter, mutter...Victor should have been 1/48...mutter, grumble....

Its going to be hard enough to sneak the 1/72 one in.

The Victor is not very big Dave,

Top pic; B-36 on 32"x32" board
Bottom pic: Victor also on 32"x32" board along with an E-3 (which is bigger than the Victor)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on November 10, 2015, 09:17:50 AM
I don't know about it not being very big, I saw a photo from Telford of a bloke standing behind the prototype and I thought "Maybe I can't get one of these"! It looked a pretty decent size to me! I guess I'll have to wait until I see the box in-hand before I decide for certain...

In case you'd like a tiny glimpse of the research process for the Victor kit, one of the team preserving XL231 "Lusty Lindy" at Elvington has broken cover and shared a bit of info and some photos at the Key Publishing Forum (http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?128476-Victor-XL231-And-Nimrod-XV250-Work-Diary-MkII&p=2271482#post2271482) from Airfix's visit to their airframe...in March!!! They sure do work quickly, these Airfix folks!  :icon_ninja:

The poster acknowledges that their Victor is a K.2 but mentions there's quite a lot in common between the two variants, and expands a bit on what will be in the final kit. Well worth a look, and the rest of the thread is full of reference photos to make you jealous.

I still want to know what the mystery LIDAR shot on Facebook was all about...bring on Thursday's (Friday our time, ARGH) 2016 range announcement!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on November 12, 2015, 04:53:39 AM
Full 2016 range announcement on Tuesday.
I was wrong, it's Thursday. Well, it WAS:

Quote from: Airfix
Hi everyone, We wanted to let you know that to allow us to launch our Airfix 2016 range simultaneously in all of our international markets, it has been decided to slightly delay the UK launch until 10.00am on Monday 16th November.

...because their international markets don't have Internet access? I'm very confused.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 13, 2015, 02:29:26 AM

...because their international markets don't have Internet access? I'm very confused.

Maybe it is a UK thing ... I have experienced similar 'we don't know what this new fangled interwebby thing is' from Rolls-Royce ... I kid you not!

Must be hard being in these third world countries such as ...the UK! ;)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: raafif on November 13, 2015, 05:12:28 AM

...because their international markets don't have Internet access? I'm very confused.

Maybe it is a UK thing ... I have experienced similar 'we don't know what this new fangled interwebby thing is' from Rolls-Royce ... I kid you not!

Must be hard being in these third world countries such as ...the UK! ;)

Yep, UK business & Government are waaaaay behind in modern technology !
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on November 16, 2015, 09:28:58 PM
Airfix 2016 new releases: http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2016.html (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2016.html)

Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on November 23, 2015, 10:16:48 PM
Airfix are having a Black Friday Sale until Nov 30th : http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/black-friday-sale.html (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/black-friday-sale.html)

There are some GREAT bargains in there. If anyone outside the UK wants to take adavantage of this but finds Airfix's postage a problem, I'd be more than happy to buy them here for you and sort out alternative shipping.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 23, 2015, 11:52:21 PM
Airfix are having a Black Friday Sale until Nov 30th : [url]http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/black-friday-sale.html[/url] ([url]http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/black-friday-sale.html[/url])

There are some GREAT bargains in there. If anyone outside the UK wants to take adavantage of this but finds Airfix's postage a problem, I'd be more than happy to buy them here for you and sort out alternative shipping.


Harold:

Could I impose on you a purchase of an Avro Lancaster BII 1:72 A08001 and a Folland Gnat T.1 1:72 A01006.

Thanks
Carl
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on November 24, 2015, 12:36:38 AM
Airfix are having a Black Friday Sale until Nov 30th : [url]http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/black-friday-sale.html[/url] ([url]http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/black-friday-sale.html[/url])

There are some GREAT bargains in there. If anyone outside the UK wants to take adavantage of this but finds Airfix's postage a problem, I'd be more than happy to buy them here for you and sort out alternative shipping.


Harold:

Could I impose on you a purchase of an Avro Lancaster BII 1:72 A08001 and a Folland Gnat T.1 1:72 A01006.

Thanks
Carl


No problem: PM me your address and we can sort out the best shipping deal. I already have both of those kits in my stash so I should be able to work it out precisely.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on November 24, 2015, 01:39:57 AM
Black Friday deals also available for folks in the US via the US site:
http://www.airfix.com/us-en/shop/black-friday.html (http://www.airfix.com/us-en/shop/black-friday.html)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 24, 2015, 02:08:42 AM
Black Friday deals also available for folks in the US via the US site:
[url]http://www.airfix.com/us-en/shop/black-friday.html[/url] ([url]http://www.airfix.com/us-en/shop/black-friday.html[/url])


Nice that Canada is not good enough. What's wrong with these guys?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on November 24, 2015, 02:41:03 AM
Black Friday deals also available for folks in the US via the US site:
[url]http://www.airfix.com/us-en/shop/black-friday.html[/url] ([url]http://www.airfix.com/us-en/shop/black-friday.html[/url])


Nice that Canada is not good enough. What's wrong with these guys?


Uhh? Only available through Airfix USA because Hornby America (and thus its divisions) has a physical presence in the US.

Hornby America is Hornby's North American division and distributor for all lines (Hornby, Corgi, Airfix, Scalextric, Humbrol),
and seeing as it's in Fige, WA just 80 odd miles south of me probably explains why we generally have good availability of
Airfix in local hobby shops.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 24, 2015, 03:02:11 AM
Black Friday deals also available for folks in the US via the US site:
[url]http://www.airfix.com/us-en/shop/black-friday.html[/url] ([url]http://www.airfix.com/us-en/shop/black-friday.html[/url])


Nice that Canada is not good enough. What's wrong with these guys?


Uhh? Only available through Airfix USA because Hornby America (and thus its divisions) has a physical presence in the US.

Hornby America is Hornby's North American division and distributor for all lines (Hornby, Corgi, Airfix, Scalextric, Humbrol),
and seeing as it's in Fige, WA just 80 odd miles south of me probably explains why we generally have good availability of
Airfix in local hobby shops.


I'm taking about a consortium of world-wide postal networks which ship 100,000s of parcels internationally every day. So that is not an issue.

But why is the 49th parallel perceived by so many US companies to be the equivalent of the Galactic barrier? If you are living south of 48.9 degrees, all is good. But if you put one foot north of 49.1 degrees, then I guess it is TFB when it comes to shipping. Sorry Mr. Tim Hortons addicted Canadian but since you have a publicly funded healthcare system we can't ship to you. It's too hard for us to make it work.

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/images/0/08/Galactic_barrier%2C_remastered.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20071011012718&path-prefix=en)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on November 24, 2015, 06:11:44 AM
Hornby is a UK company so I fail to get your point, as to international postal rates, those are negotiated by governments not companies. Plus once it crosses a border the postal or carrier service in the receiving country demands compensation, thus the increased charge. The USPS doesn't the complete amount of the postage charged. For example I used the Canada Post rate estimator to estimate postage costs of an identical package from Toronto to Vancouver, and Toronto to Everett, Wa. Less than $20 for the first destination, just under $36 for the latter. Distance from Toronto is a wash, so clearly some other factor is involved, to whit a border and change of carrier.
F'all to do with Tim Horton or medical care.  ;)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Alvis 3.1 on November 24, 2015, 07:05:18 AM
I'm not sure if this is what Big Gimper means, but there are a plethora of US based companies and individuals who patently refuse to ship to us in the Great Frozen Expanse because "it's too hard". I've been told that upon more than one occasion, even when I informed them I'd cover the added expenses of shipping. It seems more of a "screw it I can't be bothered" attitude than an actual hurdle, since many others do not seem to have this limitation.
As a retail minion in a shop below the 49th, yet firmly ensconsed withing the Great Frozen Northern Expanse, Black Friday sales irk me to no end. Especially when our CanuckBuck is tanking the way it is.


Alvis 3.1
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 24, 2015, 10:49:03 AM
I'm not sure if this is what Big Gimper means, but there are a plethora of US based companies and individuals who patently refuse to ship to us in the Great Frozen Expanse because "it's too hard". I've been told that upon more than one occasion, even when i informed them I's cover the added expenses of shipping. It seems more of a "screw it I can't be bothered" attitude than an actual hurdle, since many others do not seem to have this limitation.
As a retail minion in a shop below the 49th, yet firmly ensconsed withing the Great Frozen Northern Expanse, Black Friday sales irk me to no end. Especially when our CanuckBuck is tanking the way it is.


Alvis 3.1

Thank you Al. My apologies for not recognizing  the intrusion of the Southern tip Vancouver Island into the land below 49.
 
Your statement: "it's too hard" is a very succinct way of saying I'm too lazy. So to that point, I consider Hornby too lazy and ignorant to acknowledge that they have Canadian customers. There are no excuses not to ship to Canada. None.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on November 25, 2015, 01:54:10 AM
US firms do that to the rest of the world too: some simply refuse to ship abroad. Why? Well I guess with a huge market easily accessible on their doorstep, they can sell all they want locally without 'being bothered' to deal with overseas shipping. It's very frustrating sometimes!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Alvis 3.1 on November 25, 2015, 04:17:11 AM
I'm not sure if this is what Big Gimper means, but there are a plethora of US based companies and individuals who patently refuse to ship to us in the Great Frozen Expanse because "it's too hard". I've been told that upon more than one occasion, even when i informed them I's cover the added expenses of shipping. It seems more of a "screw it I can't be bothered" attitude than an actual hurdle, since many others do not seem to have this limitation.
As a retail minion in a shop below the 49th, yet firmly ensconsed withing the Great Frozen Northern Expanse, Black Friday sales irk me to no end. Especially when our CanuckBuck is tanking the way it is.


Alvis 3.1

Thank you Al. My apologies for not recognizing  the intrusion of the Southern tip Vancouver Island into the land below 49.
 
Your statement: "it's too hard" is a very succinct way of saying I'm too lazy. So to that point, I consider Hornby too lazy and ignorant to acknowledge that they have Canadian customers. There are no excuses not to ship to Canada. None.


That's ok, we're used to being that weird place. It has advantages, like little snow, and disadvantages, like mowing lawns in December.

:)

Alvis 3.1
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on November 25, 2015, 09:24:17 AM
US firms do that to the rest of the world too: some simply refuse to ship abroad. Why? Well I guess with a huge market easily accessible on their doorstep, they can sell all they want locally without 'being bothered' to deal with overseas shipping. It's very frustrating sometimes!

To be fair many of those 'firms' are one-man bands and unless they have multiple overseas orders at once they
probably don't find the extra time they have to spend at the post office worth it. Within the US they can use
the standardized priority mail boxes, you can get them delivered for free from USPS, print the postage on
your home printer and have the carrier pick'em up at your door. Most international packages have to be mailed
at the PO, which adds paperwork and time.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on November 25, 2015, 10:23:38 AM
US firms do that to the rest of the world too: some simply refuse to ship abroad. Why? Well I guess with a huge market easily accessible on their doorstep, they can sell all they want locally without 'being bothered' to deal with overseas shipping. It's very frustrating sometimes!

To be fair many of those 'firms' are one-man bands and unless they have multiple overseas orders at once they
probably don't find the extra time they have to spend at the post office worth it. Within the US they can use
the standardized priority mail boxes, you can get them delivered for free from USPS, print the postage on
your home printer and have the carrier pick'em up at your door. Most international packages have to be mailed
at the PO, which adds paperwork and time.

Jon, you can do all that here in the UK for domestic AND international post. With Royal Mail you still have to take it to the Post Office, but other carriers will pick it up from your house, or let you drop it off at an ever-increasing number of local shops that act as agents for them. You might have to fill in an extra two-line form for customs etc, but that's it.

Are you telling me that Fedex et al in the US don't pick up international packages at your door?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on November 25, 2015, 10:36:15 AM
Are you telling me that Fedex et al in the US don't pick up international packages at your door?

Well they don't out here in the rural areas in Alberta, they don't deliver here or pick up. I have to take my packages into the small town that's near us, and take it to one of the agents in town who handle the different couriers. 

I had bought some fancy rims for the wife's Grand Cherokee a while ago, the courier wanted someplace in town to deliver them too, so I went to the local tire shop and they said they would take them ---
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on November 25, 2015, 10:48:05 AM
US firms do that to the rest of the world too: some simply refuse to ship abroad. Why? Well I guess with a huge market easily accessible on their doorstep, they can sell all they want locally without 'being bothered' to deal with overseas shipping. It's very frustrating sometimes!

To be fair many of those 'firms' are one-man bands and unless they have multiple overseas orders at once they
probably don't find the extra time they have to spend at the post office worth it. Within the US they can use
the standardized priority mail boxes, you can get them delivered for free from USPS, print the postage on
your home printer and have the carrier pick'em up at your door. Most international packages have to be mailed
at the PO, which adds paperwork and time.

Jon, you can do all that here in the UK for domestic AND international post. With Royal Mail you still have to take it to the Post Office, but other carriers will pick it up from your house, or let you drop it off at an ever-increasing number of local shops that act as agents for them. You might have to fill in an extra two-line form for customs etc, but that's it.

Are you telling me that Fedex et al in the US don't pick up international packages at your door?

Um ya sure, as long as you don't mind being charged @ $100 for the shipping from here to there.
FedEX and UPS are not cost effective choices for the average Joe to ship intercontinentally,
which is what it is when you ship from the US to Europe, US to OZ, etc. As far as customs are concerned, in
the US it's more than a 'two-line form'. People really need to stop applying the norm where they
live to the rest of the planet, it ain't the fucking same.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on November 25, 2015, 10:54:13 AM
US firms do that to the rest of the world too: some simply refuse to ship abroad. Why? Well I guess with a huge market easily accessible on their doorstep, they can sell all they want locally without 'being bothered' to deal with overseas shipping. It's very frustrating sometimes!

To be fair many of those 'firms' are one-man bands and unless they have multiple overseas orders at once they
probably don't find the extra time they have to spend at the post office worth it. Within the US they can use
the standardized priority mail boxes, you can get them delivered for free from USPS, print the postage on
your home printer and have the carrier pick'em up at your door. Most international packages have to be mailed
at the PO, which adds paperwork and time.

Jon, you can do all that here in the UK for domestic AND international post. With Royal Mail you still have to take it to the Post Office, but other carriers will pick it up from your house, or let you drop it off at an ever-increasing number of local shops that act as agents for them. You might have to fill in an extra two-line form for customs etc, but that's it.

Are you telling me that Fedex et al in the US don't pick up international packages at your door?

Um ya sure, as long as you don't mind being charged @ $100 for the shipping from here to there.
FedEX and UPS are not cost effective choices for the average Joe to ship intercontinentally,
which is what it is when you ship from the US to Europe, US to OZ, etc.

I sent a 5kg parcel to the US (y'know, intercontinentally) last year and it cost £23, picked up from my door. Can't for the life of me remember the courier because I booked it via Parcels2go.

Most companies world-wide charge extra (sometimes LOTS extra) for overseas shipment, but the US is the only place where I've seen companies just flat out refuse to consider it.


Quote
As far as customs are concerned, in the US it's more than a 'two-line form'. People really need to stop applying the norm where they live to the rest of the planet, it ain't the fucking same.

Given the propensity of Americans to assume that the rest of the world is like America and call it wrong/wierd when it isn't, that's fucking hilarious......
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on November 25, 2015, 11:15:25 AM
US firms do that to the rest of the world too: some simply refuse to ship abroad. Why? Well I guess with a huge market easily accessible on their doorstep, they can sell all they want locally without 'being bothered' to deal with overseas shipping. It's very frustrating sometimes!

To be fair many of those 'firms' are one-man bands and unless they have multiple overseas orders at once they
probably don't find the extra time they have to spend at the post office worth it. Within the US they can use
the standardized priority mail boxes, you can get them delivered for free from USPS, print the postage on
your home printer and have the carrier pick'em up at your door. Most international packages have to be mailed
at the PO, which adds paperwork and time.

Jon, you can do all that here in the UK for domestic AND international post. With Royal Mail you still have to take it to the Post Office, but other carriers will pick it up from your house, or let you drop it off at an ever-increasing number of local shops that act as agents for them. You might have to fill in an extra two-line form for customs etc, but that's it.

Are you telling me that Fedex et al in the US don't pick up international packages at your door?

Um ya sure, as long as you don't mind being charged @ $100 for the shipping from here to there.
FedEX and UPS are not cost effective choices for the average Joe to ship intercontinentally,
which is what it is when you ship from the US to Europe, US to OZ, etc.

I sent a 5kg parcel to the US (y'know, intercontinentally) last year and it cost £23, picked up from my door. Can't for the life of me remember the courier because I booked it via Parcels2go.

Most companies world-wide charge extra (sometimes LOTS extra) for overseas shipment, but the US is the only place where I've seen companies just flat out refuse to consider it.


Quote
As far as customs are concerned, in the US it's more than a 'two-line form'. People really need to stop applying the norm where they live to the rest of the planet, it ain't the fucking same.

Given the propensity of Americans to assume that the rest of the world is like America and call it wrong/wierd when it isn't, that's fucking hilarious......

Especially hilarious as I'm only American in the general sense of being from the northern continental mass of the Western Hemisphere.  :icon_ninja:

From the other side of the coin I'm acquainted with a couple of small operators who have tried to offer 'overseas' ordering,
only to be roundly chastised and called a ripoff (and worse) when they've sent the potential customer the at cost
shipping quote. Which evidently happens fairly often. So no surprise many of them dropped the whole thing as not worth
the hassle.
Simply a matter of math(s)  ;)  Harold, while you may be willing to literally pay the freight, others are not
and react as if assaulted when asked to do so.

What really irritates me is a couple of Brit specialist firms who refuse to update to the 21st century and still insist on doing
everything by post and bank transfers, which, BTW, cost an arm and leg over here, rather than email and CC, or preferably
PayPal. :icon_twisted:
Luckily in the one case I can get their product via a UK re-seller who doesn't live in 1820, in the case of the other, I've survived
this long without their product, so their loss.
 ;D

BTW if you were charged £23, chances are it wasn't FedEX.  ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 25, 2015, 06:46:21 PM
1/72 Avro Shackleton MR.2 build review on Modelling Madness (http://modelingmadness.com/review/korean/gb/reymr2.htm).

(http://modelingmadness.com/review/korean/gb/reymr2b.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on November 25, 2015, 07:40:32 PM
US firms do that to the rest of the world too: some simply refuse to ship abroad. Why? Well I guess with a huge market easily accessible on their doorstep, they can sell all they want locally without 'being bothered' to deal with overseas shipping. It's very frustrating sometimes!

To be fair many of those 'firms' are one-man bands and unless they have multiple overseas orders at once they
probably don't find the extra time they have to spend at the post office worth it. Within the US they can use
the standardized priority mail boxes, you can get them delivered for free from USPS, print the postage on
your home printer and have the carrier pick'em up at your door. Most international packages have to be mailed
at the PO, which adds paperwork and time.

Jon, you can do all that here in the UK for domestic AND international post. With Royal Mail you still have to take it to the Post Office, but other carriers will pick it up from your house, or let you drop it off at an ever-increasing number of local shops that act as agents for them. You might have to fill in an extra two-line form for customs etc, but that's it.

Are you telling me that Fedex et al in the US don't pick up international packages at your door?

Um ya sure, as long as you don't mind being charged @ $100 for the shipping from here to there.
FedEX and UPS are not cost effective choices for the average Joe to ship intercontinentally,
which is what it is when you ship from the US to Europe, US to OZ, etc.

I sent a 5kg parcel to the US (y'know, intercontinentally) last year and it cost £23, picked up from my door. Can't for the life of me remember the courier because I booked it via Parcels2go.

Most companies world-wide charge extra (sometimes LOTS extra) for overseas shipment, but the US is the only place where I've seen companies just flat out refuse to consider it.


Quote
As far as customs are concerned, in the US it's more than a 'two-line form'. People really need to stop applying the norm where they live to the rest of the planet, it ain't the fucking same.

Given the propensity of Americans to assume that the rest of the world is like America and call it wrong/wierd when it isn't, that's fucking hilarious......

Especially hilarious as I'm only American in the general sense of being from the northern continental mass of the Western Hemisphere.  :icon_ninja:

From the other side of the coin I'm acquainted with a couple of small operators who have tried to offer 'overseas' ordering,
only to be roundly chastised and called a ripoff (and worse) when they've sent the potential customer the at cost
shipping quote. Which evidently happens fairly often. So no surprise many of them dropped the whole thing as not worth
the hassle.
Simply a matter of math(s)  ;)  Harold, while you may be willing to literally pay the freight, others are not
and react as if assaulted when asked to do so.

What really irritates me is a couple of Brit specialist firms who refuse to update to the 21st century and still insist on doing
everything by post and bank transfers, which, BTW, cost an arm and leg over here, rather than email and CC, or preferably
PayPal. :icon_twisted:
Luckily in the one case I can get their product via a UK re-seller who doesn't live in 1820, in the case of the other, I've survived
this long without their product, so their loss.
 ;D

BTW if you were charged £23, chances are it wasn't FedEX.  ;D


Oh I often trade on Ebay, so being abused for realistic postage rates is not a surprise, whether domestic or international. People seem the think the P&P cost should be relative to what the item costs, not it's weight and size, which govern what it actually costs to ship.

Having said that though, that's a world-wide problem, not one that's unique to US sellers. In the past, I've bought, or considered buying, things from all over the world (from memory: Hongkong, Japan, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Australia, Ireland, USA and Canada) and sometimes the quoted P&P cost was prohibitive and I didn't go through with the order because of it. However the point is that almost every company, wherever they were in the world, at least gave me a quote, however ridiculous it was, thereby giving me the option of paying the money and getting the stuff if I wanted it badly enough. The ONLY exceptions I've ever encountered have been SOME American companies, who just flatly refuse to consider shipping overseas. Other American companies seem to manage it just fine however, so it's hard to come to any other conclusion but that an attitude problem is at least partially to blame.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 26, 2015, 02:59:50 AM
Folks, back on topic...NOW!!! C:-)

The important issue for the day here is what new kits are Airfix bringing out...and why isn't a 1/48 Supermarine Scimitar or Swift included.... :icon_sueno:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on November 26, 2015, 03:55:48 AM
1/72 Avro Shackleton MR.2 build review on Modelling Madness ([url]http://modelingmadness.com/review/korean/gb/reymr2.htm[/url]).

And it's a good one. I've seen several build threads at Britmodeller and have read about quality issues. Now I don't feel so bad about cancelling my preorder.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on November 26, 2015, 04:29:55 AM
They've added a couple of new things to the Black Friday sale.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on November 27, 2015, 09:19:47 PM
Airfix have added LOADS of new lines to the Black Friday sale, although the discounts on the new stuff are rather less impressive than the first batch. Still worth having though!

http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/black-friday-sale/page/3.html? (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/black-friday-sale/page/3.html?)

My previous offer re international shipping still stands BTW. If multiple people from the same country want some stuff, it might be an idea to liase so that I could send one parcel then have you split it up when it gets there.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on December 02, 2015, 09:16:56 AM
The Airfix Advent Calendar (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/advent-calendar) is back. Day 2's window: "RAFBF Hawk 'Design a Hawk' Scheme 1:72 only £5.99 for one day only!".

Yesterday was "What's on your wishlist from Airfix?", a competition to ask Airfix for any one of their current kits to be sent to you before Christmas. Lots of folks on another forum went straight for the 1/24 Mosquito, I said the Shackleton...I JUST beat the deadline for entries!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 03, 2015, 01:51:56 AM
Have they new tooled Bristol Fighter?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on December 03, 2015, 04:47:02 AM
The WW1 type? Not that I know of - the only new-tool WW1 aircraft announced so far are the Fokker E.II Eindecker (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2016/fokker-eii-late-1-72.html) (meh) and Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2c (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2016/raf-be2c-night-fighter-1-72.html) (WOOOHOOOO :-*), both in 1/72. Hopefully the Bristol and the other old Great War 1/72 kits (come on, DH.4 and RE.8!) will be retooled sometime soon as has been done with so many of their older models.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on December 03, 2015, 08:51:56 AM
Huh. Day 3 of the advent calendar:

Quote
Head on over to our Facebook page for your chance to win a £50 voucher to spend at Airfix.com.

To enter just answer this simple question: 'According to the song, what did my true love give to me on the 3rd Day of Christmas?'

Good luck to all.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on December 04, 2015, 08:38:52 AM
Advent Calendar Day 4:

Quote
3 for 2 on all QUICK BUILD

Just add your choice of three QUICK BUILD items to your basket and add the promo code ADVENT15 at the checkout to get one for FREE!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on December 05, 2015, 01:57:12 PM
Day five:

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Get the Supermarine Spitfire MkIXc 1:72 for only £3.99 - one day only!
Save a massive 50% with this 24 hour offer. A perfect gift or stocking filler this Christmas.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on December 09, 2015, 06:40:36 AM
There's new stuff on the Last Chance To Buy page and no, it's not just the leftovers from the Black Friday sale:

LAST CHANCE TO BUY LINK (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/last-chance-to-buy.html?utm_campaign=904315_Airfix%20-%20LCTB%20new%20additions%20-%20Week%2037%202015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Hornby%20PLC&utm_content=Last%20Chance&_%24ja=tsid%3A71284&dm_i=2DJZ,JDRV,22YK7X,19C6T,1)

Current list is:

Tucano
Boeing 737
Boeing 727
Road Bridge
1/32nd Ghurkas
Swordfish Floatplane
Stirling
Spitfire/Bf110 Dogfight Double
Gladiator
Type 45
MiG-29
Catalina
1/48th Navy Lynx
Mary Rose
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on December 14, 2015, 08:17:02 AM
Yesterday's Advent Calendar window was a lovely stop-motion build of the new 1/72 Fokker E.II. Today is another, super-scale competition:

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Win the Airfix Hawker Typhoon MkIb 1:24 kit in time for Christmas!

It's competition time! We are giving you the chance to win the Hawker Typhoon MkIb 1:24 kit worth £99.99

Enter for your chance to WIN here ([url]http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/competitions/14th-day-of-advent-airfix-2015[/url]).
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on December 23, 2015, 11:32:52 PM
Airfix Winter Sale:

http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/winter-sale/page/3.html?dm_i=2DJZ%2CK5SV%2CJS1B5%2C1B8SR%2C1&utm_campaign=940639_Arfix+-+Winter+sale+-+Week+39+2015&utm_content=Winter+Sale&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Hornby+PLC (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/winter-sale/page/3.html?dm_i=2DJZ%2CK5SV%2CJS1B5%2C1B8SR%2C1&utm_campaign=940639_Arfix+-+Winter+sale+-+Week+39+2015&utm_content=Winter+Sale&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Hornby+PLC)

Same offer applies as before if anyone abroad wants anything from the sale, BTW.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on January 28, 2016, 03:11:49 AM
Airfix has released its 1/72 kits of the Fokker E.II (late) Eindecker (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/fokker-eii-late-1-72.html) and Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/raf-be2c-night-fighter-1-72.html). There are stop-motion builds videos of both on their respective pages, they really are leaps and bounds beyond the classic Airfix WW1 kits. I'll be holding off on the E.II as it doesn't do much for me but, with half-a-dozen or so BE2 types based a few hours' drive from me (praying for good weather on Sunday), the BE2c is a must-have for me.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 28, 2016, 06:08:22 AM
http://www.ebay.es/itm/VINTAGE-AIRFIX-MODEL-CAR-KIT-RENAULT-DAUPHINE-1-32-RED-STRIPE-BAGGED-RARE-/281942449630?hash=item41a5145dde:g:CNoAAOSwx-9Wyuva (http://www.ebay.es/itm/VINTAGE-AIRFIX-MODEL-CAR-KIT-RENAULT-DAUPHINE-1-32-RED-STRIPE-BAGGED-RARE-/281942449630?hash=item41a5145dde:g:CNoAAOSwx-9Wyuva)

http://www.ebay.es/itm/VINTAGE-Austin-Maxi-by-Airfix-in-1-32-scale-ULTRA-RARE-/172110087225?hash=item28128f8439:g:~2YAAOSwuAVWyfuw (http://www.ebay.es/itm/VINTAGE-Austin-Maxi-by-Airfix-in-1-32-scale-ULTRA-RARE-/172110087225?hash=item28128f8439:g:~2YAAOSwuAVWyfuw)

Are these molds still available?  8)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 27, 2016, 04:52:16 AM
Boxart for new Victor:

(http://2e7fd430838d304f1516-467f5d9f2ca7b7b12f8a116e60ea9c1d.r77.cf3.rackcdn.com/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/1/a12008_handley_page_victor_b2_bs_3d_box.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on September 27, 2016, 05:01:34 AM
I love Adam Tooby's work! Still kinda want one of those...no clue where I'd put it...

I'm surprised the first 2017 range announcement hasn't been posted here: a 1/72 Me262A-1a (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/the-2017-announcements-begin/), apparently based on the example at RAFM Hendon.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Buzzbomb on September 27, 2016, 07:09:09 AM
A Victor B2 with Blue Steel.. nice
Another conversion from the past that can be consigned to the scrap heap.
Next I suppose the Mk1 Shackleton vacform I have on the shelf will be able to follow.
I wonder how long before we get something as esoteric as a Blackburn Blackburn ?

Oh well, we truly are living in the halcyon days of modelling, I look back and smile at all those Airfix Magazine conversions of the days of yore that were done with balsa covered with dope and talcum powder by Allan Hall and the like.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 27, 2016, 07:34:42 AM
Nice. I have two Matchbox/Revell Victors. Looks I'll be selling at least one to help underwrite the cost of the Airfix kit which listed at $77 CDN at Hannants.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 27, 2016, 08:17:15 AM

I wonder how long before we get something as esoteric as a Blackburn Blackburn ?



What?  You're not satisfied with this?

(http://models.ratzhome.com/uamf/cbk-contrail/contrail72_blackburn2_bb-y.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: arkon on September 27, 2016, 10:01:51 AM
By Neptunes beard that is one ugly aircraft.😝😜
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 27, 2016, 10:49:01 AM
Its kind of likeable though:

(http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/england/black_blackburn.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on September 27, 2016, 11:03:23 AM
Greg, I respect and love you, but you're weird.

I think if I show Sam that she'll leave.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Weaver on September 27, 2016, 11:25:59 AM
Its kind of likeable though:


Only in the 'only a mother...' sense....
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 27, 2016, 11:26:38 AM
What if I add floats:

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/other1/blackburn/blackburn-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on September 28, 2016, 01:22:16 AM
How much more drag can you add to an aircraft
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on September 28, 2016, 01:33:44 AM
How much more drag can you add to an aircraft
Red lipstick, fish net stockings, platform pumps, feather boa, corsett, and a faux pearl necklace?  That enough "drag" for you?  :) 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on September 28, 2016, 02:09:35 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 28, 2016, 03:05:45 AM
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p110/GTX_Christmas/72001510.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: finsrin on September 28, 2016, 05:45:12 AM
Profile looks like fish I seen.  Cat must like it because of that.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Buzzbomb on October 02, 2016, 07:24:42 PM
Ahhh  bliss.. I too have the Blackburn Contrail kit along with its very ugly cousins
the Avro Bison
(http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/imgs/avro-bison-reconnaissance-biplane.jpg)

And the Blackburn Dart
(http://www.flyingmarines.com/Early_fixed_wing_Images/Dart.jpg)

It is the least Airfix can do is to release these, significant early Fleet Air Arm Aircraft
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on October 05, 2016, 08:55:47 PM
Dart? Pug would be more suiable
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on October 08, 2016, 05:10:28 AM
1/48 Walrus.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on October 08, 2016, 07:41:59 PM
CAD shots of said Walrus:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MS-7-WNo16M/V_eMnz7p9jI/AAAAAAAAIfw/0mKzcSHV6EsQTfogIks-J0swvb6zUiZXQCLcB/s1600/airfix2.jpg)
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Qta9Iv2dW48/V_eMoNGx9pI/AAAAAAAAIf4/KNqRyn0oFwwlON1RxbtsIeKR9Y1OLjvwwCLcB/s1600/airfix4.jpg)
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2SCXpiLp5_A/V_eMnoaH-5I/AAAAAAAAIfs/kk636L_DcnolF4ytPH3eH6mo64ZFwqLAQCLcB/s1600/airfix3.jpg)
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1DdPyf5pWrU/V_eMnsbBbwI/AAAAAAAAIf0/E3rM7-Y-NyIkyhuyRKMowi5B9rKaN65wgCLcB/s1600/airfix1.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on October 09, 2016, 04:18:08 AM
The CGI/CAD images are quite inspiring and tempting :)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Buzzbomb on October 10, 2016, 01:27:01 PM
Yay !

Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on November 03, 2016, 03:29:17 AM
The 1/48 Curtiss P-40B is finally out as of last week - mine is coming via Hannants as we probably won't see them in NZ for another year - and in the last 36hr the brand-new 1/72 B-17G has been released.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on November 04, 2016, 09:56:40 PM
1/48 Sea Fury!

Here's a LINK! (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/hawker-sea-fury-fb-ii-1-48.html)



MOD EDIT: Added link!


DJ to Mods: Thank you!  :)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on November 04, 2016, 10:27:19 PM
That is a must buy! :D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on November 10, 2016, 03:32:37 AM
SEA FURY!!!!!!!  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* I placed a backorder with Hannants as soon as I got the email.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 13, 2016, 01:47:08 AM
Airfix are proud to announce that the latest addition to their 1/72nd scale kit range will be a newly tooled example of the magnificent British McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom II.

(https://admin.hornby.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/ImageD1.jpg)
(https://admin.hornby.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/ImageC1.jpg)
(https://admin.hornby.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/ImageA2.jpg)

Price: £24.49
Item Code: A06016
Estimated Arrival 16/10/2017

We'd love to hear your reaction to the new Phantom FG.1. There is a dedicated Workbench thread on the Airfix Forum, and our social media team will be reporting live from Telford, so head over to the Airfix Facebook page or our Twitter channel. (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/stop-press-new-tooling-announcement-for-the-scale-modelworld-show/)

Product home page is here (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/mcdonnell-douglas-fg-1-phantom-1-72.html).
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: elmayerle on November 13, 2016, 02:54:34 AM
What can I say but, "Hot damn!"  Here's hoping they then do a FGR.2 also.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on November 13, 2016, 08:04:36 AM
Love your Phantom, have it Speyed!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on November 13, 2016, 10:03:08 AM
Wow, they just get better and better. 

Already thought of a WIFF for it too, when Argentina invades the Falklands Ark Royal has been retired and scraped but Eagle (for some inexplicable reason) is still along side (possibly awaiting sale or conversion to a NATO command ship) and due to her good condition and all the systems available from the recently scrapped Ark Royal is rapidly brought back into service.  The first task force contains the situation, while the second, including Eagle, Tiger, Illustrious and Bulwark launches the actual invasion to retake the islands.  The Eagle, with her Phantoms, is pivotal in this campaign.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on November 14, 2016, 06:04:52 AM
Some people have said they spotted FGR.2-specific parts in the video, so here's hoping! Even though I'm an FGR.2 fan I've backordered one.

Initially I was disappointed the big Telford reveal wasn't a physically big model, and then that the price was so high. On reflection, though, there's a LOT of plastic in that kit. And I'm one who's been asking them for a Spey Phantom!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on November 14, 2016, 04:05:14 PM
It'd be better in 1/48. ::)

Then I'd need to find a 1/48 F-4E to cross with it to create an Australian hybrid E/K with internal gun & Spey engines. ;)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on November 14, 2016, 04:13:32 PM
I've bought a few of their recent releases and am really impressed with what's in the box, I will probably be adding a Phantom or two as well, when I see them at the LHS.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on January 04, 2017, 06:30:16 AM
Airfix is announcing its full 2017 range at 10am GMT on January 4. That's my bedtime so I'll be frantically refreshing their page on Facebook  :-*
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on January 04, 2017, 06:33:34 PM
The 2017 range can be found here: http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2017.html (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2017.html)

No new-tool surprises except the 1/72 B-25C/D (which some saw in a recent Hornby magazine) and a few new schemes too (eg Tomahawk IIB boxings in both scales).

The anticipated Shackleton AEW.2 is there, likewise the Fortress III and a new boxing of the Meteor F.8 (x2 RAAF , x1 Dutch).
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 05, 2017, 04:59:08 AM
1/48 Sea Fury!

Here's a LINK! ([url]http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/hawker-sea-fury-fb-ii-1-48.html[/url])


48th scale Sea Fury is definitely a welcome bit of news.  Looking at the teaser images (computer rendered images) there is one image that depicts the Sea Fury with a load of bombs and drop tanks but one of the drop tank shapes has no nose.  What is the intended purpose of that tank shape?  It looks like a normal drop tank shape save for the rather large open area in the front of the tank.  Link to image in question: ------> http://assets.airfix.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/e/sea-fury.jpg (http://assets.airfix.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/e/sea-fury.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 05, 2017, 02:15:43 PM
Jeff, I think you will find that the pod in question is a "underwing camera pod when employed on photographic reconnaissance duties" - refer about 4/5 down the page here (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/spectacular-new-naval-fighter-in-148th-scale/).  Mind you, cut off the other end and it could be an underwing jet pod.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 05, 2017, 03:07:16 PM
Thank you for that link Greg, it does confirm what I thought it was :)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 05, 2017, 03:39:30 PM
Mind you, my searches for photos of the real thing have proved fruitless.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on January 05, 2017, 07:42:11 PM
They must have a real one at the place where Airfix went to measure up a Sea Fury Greg ---  somewhere I've seen a post of someone saying they had seen Airfix at the place doing their measuring on a Sea Fury. I'll see if I can find it but I know it wasn't on this forum.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 06, 2017, 02:05:23 AM
I have seen the comment re Airfix scanning/measuring up a real Sea Fury too. It is even mentioned in the article I linked to above.  That said, there are still no photos of the real pod.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on February 03, 2017, 04:08:39 AM
Quote from: des at the Airfix Tribute Forum
Some images have been put on Britmodeller of the Airfix stand at this year Nuremberg Toy Fair which include some colour scheme information that has not yet been added to the Airfix website  -  [url]http://data3.primeportal.net/models/thomas_voigt11/airfix/[/url] ([url]http://data3.primeportal.net/models/thomas_voigt11/airfix/[/url])


Phantom FG.1  -  [url]http://data3.primeportal.net/models/thomas_voigt11/airfix/images/airfix_26_of_49.jpg[/url] ([url]http://data3.primeportal.net/models/thomas_voigt11/airfix/images/airfix_26_of_49.jpg[/url])

Three RN colour schemes – 892 NAS with RWR bar but before either form of nose flash was adopted ; 767 NAS ; what looks like the NASU Dayglo Stork – but nothing for the two RAF operators, 43 Sqn. which operated them from initial delivery and 111 Sqn. which converted from the FGR.2 when the FG.1 was withdrawn from naval service.


Walrus  -  [url]http://data3.primeportal.net/models/thomas_voigt11/airfix/images/airfix_01_of_49.jpg[/url] ([url]http://data3.primeportal.net/models/thomas_voigt11/airfix/images/airfix_01_of_49.jpg[/url])

The box reads RAF , RN and Australian but the artwork only shows two and they are a bit too small for my eyesight.


Sea Fury  -  [url]http://data3.primeportal.net/models/thomas_voigt11/airfix/images/airfix_09_of_49.jpg[/url] ([url]http://data3.primeportal.net/models/thomas_voigt11/airfix/images/airfix_09_of_49.jpg[/url])

The box read two RN examples which look like 155/R from 801 NAS on HMS Glory and 107/Q from 802 NAS on HMS Vengeance.

Great to see the Mitchell and 262 in plastic...but no Sea Fury yet...[optimism]maybe they're waiting until Sunday to show off the prototype?[/optimism]
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: nils on February 04, 2017, 01:58:03 AM
im really looking forward to the Phantom, that is, if the price is right  ;)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on May 01, 2017, 02:45:33 AM
Coming in 2018, 1/72 Boeing Fortress Mk.III

(https://admin.hornby.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/D-Airfix-A08018-1-72-Boeing-Fortress-Mk.III-Pack.jpg)

(https://admin.hornby.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/C-Airfix_Fortress_Mk.III_A08018.jpg)

(https://admin.hornby.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/B-Airfix_RAF_Fortress_Mk.III_100_Group.jpg)

(https://admin.hornby.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/G-Airfix_RAF_Fortress_Mk.III_100_Group.jpg)

(https://admin.hornby.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/H-Airfix_RAF_Fortress_Mk.III_100_Group.jpg)

More imges and full write-up can be found here in the Workbench section:

Clandestine Fortresses of the RAF: https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/clandestine-fortresses-of-the-raf/ (https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/clandestine-fortresses-of-the-raf/)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on May 01, 2017, 03:33:14 AM
Is there a conversion for the Fortress III in 48th scale that gives you the H2S radome to mount under the nose? 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on May 01, 2017, 04:09:45 AM
Is there a conversion for the Fortress III in 48th scale that gives you the H2S radome to mount under the nose?

There is/was this Paragon kit, RAF 100 Group B-17G & B-24J/M Conversion Paragon Designs - Nr. 4893 - 1:48

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/163996-paragon-designs-4893-raf-100-group-b-17g-and-b-24j-m-conversion (https://www.scalemates.com/kits/163996-paragon-designs-4893-raf-100-group-b-17g-and-b-24j-m-conversion)

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/9/9/6/163996-10530-pristine.jpg)

There is this build thread over at Large Scale Planes using the Paragon kit: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=32910  (http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=32910)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 01, 2017, 05:02:02 AM
Maybe combine on with a SB-17G/PB-1G conversion to provide a RAF SAR bird.  Very subtle mod that would confuse many if done well.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on May 01, 2017, 10:54:08 AM
Since Paragon is OOP/OOB that conversion will be quite challenging to acquire.  :(

I do have a spare H2S radome from the Tamiya Lancaster that could be used but that clear plastic is so unforgiving when it comes to mistakes. 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on May 01, 2017, 08:34:08 PM
Coming in 2018, 1/72 Boeing Fortress Mk.III

(https://admin.hornby.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/D-Airfix-A08018-1-72-Boeing-Fortress-Mk.III-Pack.jpg)


Now there's one I'll be looking out for. I've got a 100 Grp conversion set in the stash for a bunch of different aircraft so this will go well with it.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on May 02, 2017, 11:15:12 AM
Since Paragon is OOP/OOB that conversion will be quite challenging to acquire.  :(

I do have a spare H2S radome from the Tamiya Lancaster that could be used but that clear plastic is so unforgiving when it comes to mistakes.

If you make a mistake, just paint the dome.  As the war progressed, most H2S domes were painted.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on May 04, 2017, 05:44:15 AM
I didn't know the Brits had Flying Fortresses with laser weapons under the bombardier!   Oh wait, that would be made up.   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on May 04, 2017, 11:02:08 AM
I didn't know the Brits had Flying Fortresses with laser weapons under the bombardier!   Oh wait, that would be made up.   ;D ;D ;D

How else do you think the Nazi flying saucers were defeated?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on May 05, 2017, 12:37:47 AM
I didn't know the Brits had Flying Fortresses with laser weapons under the bombardier!   Oh wait, that would be made up.   ;D ;D ;D
How else do you think the Nazi flying saucers were defeated?

So it was a an active defense against the notorious Foo Fighters (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo_fighter) encountered over Europe during WW2?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on May 05, 2017, 10:56:56 AM
Can't wait to get my grubbies on both the new Airfix Fortress kits (after I build my 5th original Airfix B-17G that is 8) ) and maybe even the Fortress kit with the USAAF ground equipment too :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on May 05, 2017, 12:27:36 PM
I didn't know the Brits had Flying Fortresses with laser weapons under the bombardier!   Oh wait, that would be made up.   ;D ;D ;D
How else do you think the Nazi flying saucers were defeated?

So it was a an active defense against the notorious Foo Fighters (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo_fighter) encountered over Europe during WW2?

And over Asia and the Pacific at approximately the same time, although to a much lesser extent.  Foo Fighter activity became centred around the secret Nazi base in Antarctica after the official end of WWII.  The use of these Flying Fortresses in the Antarctic campaign is not well known.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on May 05, 2017, 12:29:09 PM
I, for one, would have welcomed our new foo fighter overlords.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on June 24, 2017, 06:51:23 AM
A 1/72 Vickers Wellington Ic is coming next year! https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/workbench-edition-50 (https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/workbench-edition-50)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on June 24, 2017, 10:58:03 AM
I, for one, would have welcomed our new foo fighter overlords.
You would have changed your tune once the probing got underway...
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 25, 2017, 03:33:18 AM
I, for one, would have welcomed our new foo fighter overlords.
You would have changed your tune once the probing got underway...

Or maybe he wouldn't... ;) ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on June 28, 2017, 09:10:18 AM
This is a family forum, no comment  >:( :o
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on July 21, 2017, 07:50:34 AM
The Phantom will make an appearance in tomorrow's Workbench, they shared a photo of the decal sheet and instructions...I don't think I've ever seen so many stencils on an Airfix sheet!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on July 21, 2017, 07:56:21 PM
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/air-power-of-the-senior-service/ (https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/air-power-of-the-senior-service/)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on July 28, 2017, 01:47:49 AM
So, who fancies a look at the stencil placements sheet for the new 1:72 Phantom...? http://ow.ly/Kpgn30dNXMj (http://ow.ly/Kpgn30dNXMj)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20292715_10155387352956271_8423315015043396228_n.jpg?oh=7e2ce6f7ba0083fc2c668c6c56434648&oe=59ED444F)

I'll pass on this, thank you.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on July 28, 2017, 05:39:17 AM
As I said last week,
I don't think I've ever seen so many stencils on an Airfix sheet!

It's dizzying just to look at!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: finsrin on July 28, 2017, 09:21:56 AM
Good news is - not required for kitbashes.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on July 28, 2017, 10:15:17 AM
Can't wait to get hold of one (or two) of these :P :P :P
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on July 28, 2017, 09:44:26 PM
Funny isn't it, Airfix provides a sheet with everything and you get the comments.  Hasegawa or Fujimi does it ----- nothing said
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChernayaAkula on July 29, 2017, 01:13:19 AM
^ True!  ::)  I, for one, love extensive stencilling. If done to scale it really adds to an authentic look, I think.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on July 29, 2017, 03:33:29 PM
I can't see why they don't go with decal panels when they've got such extensive stencilling, it'd have to be cheaper (not to mention easier), wouldn't it? ???
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Chris on July 29, 2017, 05:26:09 PM
Funny isn't it, Airfix provides a sheet with everything and you get the comments.  Hasegawa or Fujimi does it ----- nothing said

Very true mate.

I personally find this number of stencils irksome to put it mildly, but hey that's purely personal. I can remember when if you wanted stencils on your models you had to buy after market sheets so things have improved and it's better to have the option than to not have it.

Personally I think that in 1/72 this number of stencils is overkill and makes a model look unrealistic, but that's just me. If I get the kit than I will probably just use those I consider "important".

Chris
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on July 31, 2017, 05:39:38 AM
Funny isn't it, Airfix provides a sheet with everything and you get the comments.  Hasegawa or Fujimi does it ----- nothing said
I think, for me at least, I'm used to Airfix not including many stencils. Other companies too - case in point, trying to scrounge some stencils for an AMTech 1/48 P-40 build: none on the kit sheet, none on the spare Italeri one (labelled on the box as a Super Decal Sheet), plenty on the Hasegawa sheet.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on October 13, 2017, 09:50:18 PM
Something at least to please Greg and light the cockles of his heard.  Airfix announces 1/48 Blenheim... (https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/exclusive-2018-new-tooling-announcement?utm_campaign=1920154_Airfix - WorkBench Bristol Blenheim 2018 announcement - Week 28 2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Hornby PLC&_%24ja=tsid%3A71284&dm_i=2DJZ,155LM,57E0KW,3IU5J,1)

(https://www.airfix.com/media/wysiwyg/O_A09186_New_Airfix_Bristol_Blenheim_MklF_on_Airfix_Workbench.JPG)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on October 13, 2017, 10:23:11 PM
I might buy one if they do a Mk.IV
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on October 13, 2017, 10:45:51 PM
Yaaaaas!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 14, 2017, 04:15:12 AM
Something at least to please Greg and light the cockles of his heard. 

Would have preferred to see a 1/48 Beaufort
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on October 14, 2017, 01:32:50 PM
Would have preferred to see a 1/48 Beaufort
I read the blog on my phone so the head-on drawing was a bit tricky to see, which meant I almost had a heart attack as I thought this was a Beaufort. Still, I know this will do very well!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 11, 2018, 02:59:52 AM
2018 catalogue (https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2018.html?utm_campaign=1997622_Airfix%20-%20Range%20Launch%20-%20Week%2041%202018&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Hornby%20PLC&_%24ja=tsid%3A71284&dm_i=2DJZ,16TDI,22YJSS,3QC3A,1)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on January 11, 2018, 04:54:01 AM
1/48 Sea Fury is the only thing that really grabs my attention. :smiley:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on January 11, 2018, 07:28:44 AM
Disappointing catalogue really, too much 1/48, no re-released 1/600 ships nor 1/76 AFVs, they could've at least bought out a new tool 1/72 Sopwith Camel and BAE Typhoon for the RAF set in stead of the old "clunkers" they've included. Great that Airfix has re-released the B-26 Maurauder kit along with the new F-4 and Whimpey.
There was rumors of a 1/24 scale Camel :P
Dollars again ::) ::)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: elmayerle on January 11, 2018, 10:27:02 AM
New F-4 in 1/72 and the 1/48 Hunter are all that appeal to me.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 12, 2018, 02:52:45 AM
too much 1/48,

There can be no such thing... ;)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on January 12, 2018, 05:35:28 PM
too much 1/48,

There can be no such thing... ;)

Sorry, Neil, but;

Amen, Brother Greg! :icon_alabanza:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 25, 2018, 02:39:59 AM
(http://www.kitmaker.net/photos/news/27837/051.jpg)
(http://www.kitmaker.net/photos/news/27837/050.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Daryl J. on January 25, 2018, 05:21:01 AM
That FR.9 needs USAF SEA colors.....
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: elmayerle on January 25, 2018, 11:57:44 AM
That FR.9 needs USAF SEA colors.....
Perhaps with the front camera window replaced by the guts of the designator pod?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 26, 2018, 03:54:21 AM
Interesting idea - give the nose a laser-designator system and hang a couple of LGBs underneath plus maybe some updated engines so as to result in a Meteor in service in the 1980s or beyond.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 28, 2018, 08:10:12 PM
First 2019 new tooling announcement: Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIV in 1/48th

(https://www.airfix.com/media/gene-bluefoot/g/_/g_1.jpg)

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/first-2019-new-tooling-announcement (https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/first-2019-new-tooling-announcement)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 10, 2018, 07:14:14 PM
Telford Scale Modelling World announcement.

1/24 F6F Hellcat. Expected: May 2019.

(https://www.airfix.com/media/gene-bluefoot/z/a/za_new_airfix_grumman_f6f-5_hellcat_announcement_on_the_airfix_workbench_blog.jpg)

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/airfix-new-tooling-announcement-for-scale-modelworld-2018 (https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/airfix-new-tooling-announcement-for-scale-modelworld-2018)
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/grumman-f6-f5-hellcat.html (https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/grumman-f6-f5-hellcat.html)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 16, 2018, 01:55:25 AM
Released:

(http://www.kitmaker.net/photos/news/30476/010.jpg)

Random idea:  carrier based version with folding wings
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on November 16, 2018, 05:59:53 AM
Random idea:  carrier based version with folding wings

Well, it is one of the Bristol family leading into the Beaufighter. ;)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on November 20, 2018, 07:05:34 PM
Mmmmm, 1/24th Hellcat  :-* :-* gotta get one  :P :P
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on January 08, 2019, 09:32:10 AM
They've announced the 2019 range, and here it is from a guy at Another Forum who hates Phantoms who in turn lifted it from Julien at Britmodeller:

Airfix Quickbuild Aircraft & Military
J6045 QUICKBUILD D-Day Spitfire N/A May-19 £12.99
J6046 QUICKBUILD-Day Mustang N/A May-19 £12.99
J6010 QUICKBUILD Challenger Tank - Desert N/A Mar-19 £12.99
 
Airfix Quickbuild Cars
J6031 QUICKBUILD VW Beetle Flower-Power N/A May-19 £13.99
J6032 QUICKBUILD VW Camper Surfin' N/A May-19 £16.99
 
Small Starter Gift Sets
A55114 Starter Set Mary Rose 1:72 Mar-19 £9.99
A55117 Starter Set Jeep MB 1:72 May-19 £9.99
 
Large Starter Gift Sets - Aircraft
A55301 Large Starter Set - Panavia Tornado F3 1:72 Jun-19 £18.99
A55311 Large Starter Set - McDonnell Douglas F-15A Strike Eagle 1:72 Jun-19 £18.99
A55312 Large Starter Set - General Dynamics F-16A/B Fighting Falcon 1:72 Jun-19 £18.99
A55313 Large Starter Set - McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet 1:72 Jun-19 £18.99
 
D-Day Gift sets
A50162A D-Day 75th Anniversary Operation Overlord Gift Set 1:76 Apr-19 £59.99
A50009A D-Day 75th Anniversary Battlefront Gift Set 1:76 Apr-19 £29.99
A50156A D-Day 75th Anniversary Sea Assault Gift Set 1:76 Apr-19 £29.99
A50157A D-Day 75th Anniversary Air Assault Gift Set 1:76 Apr-19 £29.99
 
Themed Gift Sets
A55314 Large Starter Set - RMS Titanic 1:1000 Jun-19 £18.99
A50164A Medium Gift Set - RMS Titanic 1:700 Jun-19 £29.99
A50146A Small Gift Set - RMS Titanic 1:400 Jun-19 £59.99
 
Series 1 Aircraft
A01020A Focke-Wulf FW190A-8 1:72 Jan-19 £6.99
A01003 Curtiss Hawk 81-A-2 1:72 Jun-19 £6.99
A01005 Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero 1:72 Mar-19 £6.99
 
Series 2 Aircraft
A02041A Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib 1:72 Jan-19 £9.99
A02052A Gloster Gladiator Mk.I/Mk.II 1:72 Jun-19 £9.99
A02107 Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.4 1:72 Feb-19 £9.99
 
Series 3 Aircraft
A03029A Douglas A4 Skyhawk 1:72 Mar-19 £12.99
A03090 Messerschmitt ME262A-2A 1:72 Oct-19 £12.99
A03091 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco 1:72 Nov-19 £12.99
 
Series 4 Aircraft
A04016 Bristol Blenheim Mk.1 1:72 Jun-19 £18.99
A04104 de Havilland DH82aTiger Moth 1:48 May-19 £18.99
 
Series 5 Aircraft
A05135 Supermarine Spitfire XIV 1:48 Mar-19 £20.99
A05137 North American Mustang Mk.IV 1:48 Dec-18 £20.99
A05138 North American P51-D Mustang (Filletless Tails) 1:48 Nov-19 £20.99
 
Series 6 Aircraft
A06019 McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom - RAF 1:72 Sep-19 £24.99
A06020 North American B25B Mitchell 'Doolittle Raid' 1:72 Aug-19 £24.99
A06021 Blackburn Buccaneer S Mk.2 RN 1:72 Sep-19 £24.99
 
Series 7 Aircraft
A07114A Junkers Ju87 B-1 Stuka New Schemes 1:48 TBC £27.99
 
Series 8 Aircraft
A08017A Boeing B17G Flying Fortress - New Schemes 1:72 Jan-19 £30.99
A08020 Vickers Wellington Mk.VIII 1:72 Jul-19 £30.99
 
Series 9 Aircraft
A09189 Hawker Hunter F4 1:48 Nov-19 £36.99
 
Series 11 Aircraft
A11002 de Havilland Sea Vixen 1:48 Jun-19 £44.99
 
Series 19 Aircraft
A19003A Hawker Typhoon 1B - Car Door (plus extra Luftwaffe scheme) 1:24 Feb-19 £119.99
A19004 Grumman F6-F5 Hellcat 1:24 May-19 £119.99
 
Series 0 Figures - Vintage Classics
A00705V WWII German Infantry 1:76 Feb-19 £4.99
A00751V US Paratroops 1:76 Feb-19 £4.99
A00763V WWII British Infantry 1:76 Feb-19 £4.99
A00709V 8th Army 1:76 Feb-19 £4.99
A00711V Afrika Korps 1:76 Feb-19 £4.99
A00716V US Marines 1:76 Feb-19 £4.99
A00747V RAF Personnel 1:76 Mar-19 £4.99
A00748V USAAF Personnel 1:76 Mar-19 £4.99
A00755V Luftwaffe Personnel 1:76 Mar-19 £4.99
 
Vintage Classics Military Vehicles
A02335V Matilda Hedgehog Tank 1:76 Sep-19 £8.99
A02337V WWI Female Tank 1:76 Sep-19 £8.99
 
Series 2 Military Vehicles
A02340 Higgins LCVP 1:72 Mar-19 £9.99
 
Series 3 Military Vehicles
A03306 Bedford QLD/QLT Trucks 1:76 Mar-19 £12.99
Vintage Classics D Day Tanks
A01303V Sherman M4 Mk1 1:76 May-19 £5.99
A01308V Tiger 1 1:76 May-19 £5.99
A01311V SDKFZ Armoured Car 1:76 May-19 £5.99
A02301V Scammell Tank Transporter 1:76 May-19 £8.99
A02302V Buffalo Amphibian LVT & Jeep 1:76 May-19 £8.99
A02303V 88mm Flak Gun & Tractor 1:76 Nov-18 £8.99
A02308V Panzer IV 1:76 Nov-18 £8.99
A02312V German Reconnaisance Set 1:76 Sep-19 £8.99
A02314V Bofors Gun & Tractor 1:76 Jan-19 £8.99
A02315V Opel Blitz & Pak 40 Gun 1:76 Jan-19 £8.99
A02316V DUKW 1:76 May-19 £8.99
A02320V Sherman Crab 1:76 May-19 £8.99
A02321V Churchill Crocodile 1:76 May-19 £8.99
A02334V Sherman Calliope 1:76 May-19 £8.99
A03301V LCM3 & Sherman Tank 1:76 May-19 £12.99
A04301V Churchill Bridge Layer 1:76 May-19 £16.99
 
1:35 Tanks
A1351 Panzer IV Ausf.H "Mid Version" 1:35 Mar-19 £37.99
A1352 Panther Ausf G. 1:35 Oct-19 £42.99
A1353 JagdPanzer 38 tonne Hetzer "Late Version" 1:35 Sep-19 £26.99
A1354 Tiger-1 "Early Version - Operation Citadel" 1:35 Feb-19 £28.99
A1355 JagdPanzer 38 tonne Hetzer "Early Version" 1:35 May-19 £34.99
A1356 M36B1 GMC (U.S. Army) 1:35 Jul-19 £32.99
A1357 Tiger 1 Early Production Version 1:35 Jul-19 £28.99
A1358 M3 Stuart "Honey" (British Version) 1:35 Feb-19 £20.99
A1359 Tiger-1 "Mid Version" 1:35 May-19 £42.99
A1360 M10 GMC (U.S. Army) 1:35 Mar-19 £36.99
A1361 T34/85 II2 Factory Production 1:35 May-19 £29.99
A1362 German Light Tank Pz.Kpfw.35(t) 1:35 Feb-19 £26.99
A1363 Tiger-1 "Early Version" 1:35 Sep-19 £33.99
A1364 Tiger-1 "Late Version" 1:35 Mar-19 £41.99
A1365 M4A3(76)W "Battle of the Bulge" 1:35 Sep-19 £27.99
A1366 M36/M36B2 "Battle of the Bulge" 1:35 Jul-19 £27.99
A1367 U.S. Tractor 1:35 Apr-19 £21.99
 
Vintage Classics Aircraft
A01047V Fiesler Storch 1:72 Sep-19 £5.99
A01052V Hawker Demon 1:72 Sep-19 £5.99
A01055V Bristol Bulldog 1:72 Sep-19 £5.99
A02051V Henschel Hs123A-1 1:72 Sep-19 £8.99
A03001V de Havilland Heron MkII 1:72 Sep-19 £11.99
A03009V Hawker Siddeley Dominie T.1 1:72 Sep-19 £11.99
A03012V Handley Page Jetstream 1:72 Sep-19 £11.99
A04006V Northrop P-61 Black Widow 1:72 Nov-19 £16.99
A04007V Savoia-Marchetti SM79 1:72 Nov-19 £16.99
A05170V Concorde Prototype (BOAC) 1:144 Sep-19 £16.99
 
Series 4 Warships - Vintage Classics
A04201V HMS Victorious 1:600 Sep-19 £16.99
A04211V Admiral Graf Spee 1:600 Sep-19 £16.99
A04202V HMS Hood 1:600 Feb-19 £16.99
A04204V Bismarck 1:600 Feb-19 £16.99
A04208V HMS Ark Royal 1:600 Feb-19 £16.99
A04212V HMS Belfast 1:600 Feb-19 £16.99
A09252V HMS Victory 1:180 Feb-19 £32.99
A09253V Cutty Sark 1:130 Feb-19 £32.99
A09256V WASA 1:144 Sep-19 £32.99
A09258V Golden Hind 1:72 Feb-19 £32.99
 
Space
A11170 Apollo Saturn V 50th Anniversary of 1st Manned Moon Landing 1:144 Jun-19 £44.99
A50106 One Step for Man 50th Anniversary of 1st Manned Moon Landing 1:72 Jun-19 £29.99
A00741V Astronauts 1:76 Jun-19 £4.99
 
RNLI
A07280 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat 1:72 Jun-19 £27.99
 
Game System
MUH050360 Airfix Battles Introductory Wargame N/A Jan-19 £24.99

***

The 1/35 armour struck me as so very, very odd! It's such a large bunch of releases, and I remember folks asking the Airfix team at Telford in perhaps 2017 whether more armour would be coming, and told no. Things change I guess...!

Nice to see some aircraft in the Vintage/Classics banner! Very curious the Concorde's in there twice.

For me the star is the 1/48 Tiger Moth. The 1/72 is such a honey that I was praying for a bigger one, and I am so thankful. Some of the CAD gives me pause for thought though: not very much legroom for the rear cockpit...
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 08, 2019, 09:37:39 AM
Via the crew at Wheels and Wings Hobbies:

NEW TOOLINGS:
03091: 1/72 MiG-17 Fresco
04104: 1/48 de Havilland Tiger Moth 82A
05135: 1/48 Spitfire Mk.XIV
06021: 1/72 Buccaneer Mk.2
09189: 1/48 Hawker Hunter F.4
19004: 1/24 F6F-5 Hellcat

REISSUES:
01003: 1/72 Hawk 81-A-2 (P-40B)
01005: 1/72 A6M2b Zero
01020A: 1/72 Fw 190A-8
02041A: 1/72 Hawker Typhoon Ib
02052A: 1/72 Gloster Gladiator Mk.I/II
02107: 1/72 Jet Provost T.4
02340: 1/72 Higgins LCVP
03029A: 1/72 A-4B/Q Skyhawk
03090: 1/72 Me 262A-2a Sturmvogel
04016: 1/72 Blenheim Mk.I
05138: 1/48 P-51D Mustang
06019: 1/72 Phantom FG.1
06020: 1/72 B-25B Mitchell
08020: 1/72 Wellington Mk.VIII
11002: 1/48 de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2
19003A: 1/24 Typhoon Ib Car Door

RE-BOXED (Academy?)
1351: 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf.H
1352: 1/35 Panther Ausf.G
1353: 1/35 Hetzer Late
1354: 1/35 Tiger I Op. Citadel
1355: 1/35 Hetzer Early
1356: 1/35 M36B1 GMC
1357: 1/35 Tiger I Early
1358: 1/35 M3 Stuart Honey
1359: 1/35 Tiger I Mid
1360: 1/35 M10
1361: 1/35 T-34/85
1362: 1/35 Panzer 35(t)
1363: 1/35 Tiger I Early
1364: 1/35 Tiger I Late
1365: 1/35 M4A3(76)W
1366: 1/35 M36 Jackson
1367: 1/35 US Tractor
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: finsrin on January 08, 2019, 06:26:32 PM
Via the crew at Wheels and Wings Hobbies:

NEW TOOLINGS:
03091: 1/72 MiG-17 Fresco
06021: 1/72 Buccaneer Mk.2

Are of particular interest.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 09, 2019, 02:56:44 AM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/89U4ODjFSNdV6/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 09, 2019, 03:15:19 AM
ScaleMates states that the Airfix 09189: 1/48 Hawker Hunter F.4 is a "rebox," if so, is it just the Academy kit in the Airfix box?  What extra parts or features are to be provided with this release?  Will it be produced by Airfix or will they be placing a complete bag of Academy Hunter parts in an Airfix box with Airfix instructions and decals? 

The polystyrene used by Airfix is a bit on the soft side while the polystyrene used by Academy is a little sturdier and sometimes brittle.  Curious to know more details on this. 

Hurry up and wait :(
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on January 09, 2019, 03:31:38 AM
ScaleMates states that the Airfix 09189: 1/48 Hawker Hunter F.4 is a "rebox,"

If it's a rebox, why would they listed it under "New Tooling"
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 09, 2019, 04:58:11 AM
ScaleMates states that it is a reboxing which is why I asked. 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on January 09, 2019, 05:54:33 AM
Well going onto the Airfix website, it shows there's two 1/48 Hunters, a Mk.6 which is clearly labelled as "New Tooling" and is available to order, then there's a Mk.4 which you can pre-order for the moment. Clicking on the link to the Mk.4 there are a number of CAD generated views of the kit, I'd hardly think they would do that if it was a reboxing

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/catalogsearch/result/?q=Hawker+Hunter (https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/catalogsearch/result/?q=Hawker+Hunter)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: jcf on January 09, 2019, 06:48:56 AM
Scalemates is primarily user generated content, like Wikipedia, it’s
not a definitive source, GIGO applies.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 09, 2019, 03:35:37 PM
Clears up the mystery real quick.  Finally found some images of the parts runners for the new Airfix 1:48th scale Hunter kit at this forum link: Brexit Modeler > New Airfix 148 Hunter (https://brexitmodeller.com/forums/topic/2112-new-airfix-148-hunter/)

Yay!  Also read the ScaleMates entry again and realized I was reading the bit about the kit being a rebox in the comments for the soon to be released Airfix Hunter F.4 so technically it is a rebox but a rebox of the F.6 kit with additional parts. 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChernayaAkula on January 10, 2019, 09:43:15 AM
NEW TOOLINGS:
03091: 1/72 MiG-17 Fresco
06021: 1/72 Buccaneer Mk.2

Are of particular interest.

Verily!  :smiley: TONS of whiffery options there!  :icon_beer:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on January 12, 2019, 01:25:37 PM
The Mk.4 is a retool of the Mk.6 Airfix just released. Easy as.

Why on earth would they reissue the Academy kit in an Airfix box when Airfix has just released its own that is up to modern expectations and is more accurate?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 14, 2019, 04:56:05 AM
Is Jetstream a reissue or new tool?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on January 14, 2019, 05:42:12 AM
The Jetstream is a long awaited re-issue  8)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on January 14, 2019, 08:46:41 AM
A while back, I bought four of them when they were a 'club' kit (you had to be a member). The plan was to build all the military versions of it. They came in a plain brown carboard box, they're still there ---   :-X  Mind you I've got a couple of the M&E Astazou conversion for them, and even an Aeroclub Astozou conversion, that is the prop, engine front and vacuform nacelles. Nobody seems to remember it like that but I found them in the box of another Jetstream kit I bought second hand.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Aeroplanedriver on January 14, 2019, 12:36:00 PM
I'll definitely be getting a few Jetstreams.  Is there a J31/32 conversion available?  I have about 5,000 hours in J31/32s and would love to build some of the ones I flew. 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: elmayerle on January 14, 2019, 01:00:57 PM
A-Model makes both Jetstream 31 and Jetstream 32 kits and these can be found on Ebay.  Another company, Sova-M, seems to make some variations on these but I don't know if they use the same molds.  A-Model also does Astazou-powered Jetstreams.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on January 14, 2019, 09:58:31 PM
I've got a Rug Rats Resins 31M too (they do the civilian 31 as well), and Welsh Models does a 41 (which is on my shopping list), all in 1/72
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 22, 2019, 06:57:11 PM
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DRVBQhZOZe4/XETI2HA86KI/AAAAAAAAqKk/xtHNBPdy0Y8NGIEj2ABXptDx-xB26Yt5ACLcBGAs/s1600/AX06017_4.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: finsrin on January 22, 2019, 07:14:19 PM
Nice --- Phantom kit good as box art ?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 22, 2019, 09:14:19 PM
Nice --- Phantom kit good as box art ?

Unsure Bill. However I went over to Brit Modeller and the majority of the kit thread's comments focus on what is wrong with the kit vs what is right.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on January 22, 2019, 09:23:24 PM
Nice --- Phantom kit good as box art ?

Unsure Bill. However I went over to Brit Modeller and the majority of the kit thread's comments focus on what is wrong with the kit vs what is right.

Of course they do! [need a head-banging emoji]
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on January 23, 2019, 07:11:52 AM
Worst complaint I have read was that there are over 500 tiny stencil decals...   :o
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on January 23, 2019, 07:54:26 AM
Nice --- Phantom kit good as box art ?

Unsure Bill. However I went over to Brit Modeller and the majority of the kit thread's comments focus on what is wrong with the kit vs what is right.

Of course they do! [need a head-banging emoji]

Basically why I stopped visiting that site ----
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Aeroplanedriver on January 25, 2019, 01:27:44 PM
1/48 Hunter F.6 arrived from Hannant's today.  At first glance I must say this kit looks wonderful.  After building two Academy Hunters I can't wait to tackle this gem. 

Surface detail is nicely done, cockpit looks nice, gear bays look VERY nice.  I love how Airfix are including the option of closed gear doors on their new kits, and this one has something I've never seen before; doors that fit into the gear wells from the inside, making for a perfect fit.  I'll be building int gear down, but I really like this feature. 

The wing construction has a one piece upper surface with a large chunk of the upper fuselage, which eliminates the wing join seam that can be a really pain in the Academy kit.  Parts are included for an FGA.9 too.  I got it on sale when Hannants first got them, and for $30ish US I couldn't be happier. 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 26, 2019, 12:57:14 AM
@Aeroplanedriver/Nick - what specific parts are included for the FGA.9?  Exhaust shroud and air-brake bits? 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Aeroplanedriver on January 26, 2019, 05:35:32 AM
@Aeroplanedriver/Nick - what specific parts are included for the FGA.9?  Exhaust shroud and air-brake bits?

On closer inspection it looks like it's just the additional parts for an FGA.9 exhaust shroud with the parachute 'nib'.  Last night looking through the instructions I though I saw a part to fill in the notch in the flaps for the FGA.9 fuel tanks, but I was mistaken.  Still, it has a pair of rocket pods which I THINK were not used until the FGA.9.  It's a shame the breakdown wont allow for two-seaters, but it's obviously got at least some parts already for an FGA.9.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: elmayerle on January 26, 2019, 12:23:11 PM
Wonder how soon a two-seater conversion will appear?  It's unlikely, but I'd love to also see a conversion appear for the proposed tandem-seat two-seater.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 26, 2019, 12:23:36 PM
I can only hope that Airfix would consider including parts for the Malaysian and Swiss versions. 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 26, 2019, 08:57:16 PM
Wonder how soon a two-seater conversion will appear?  It's unlikely, but I'd love to also see a conversion appear for the proposed tandem-seat two-seater.


Aerocraft models have a T.Mk.7 conversion set planned for release Mar/Apr this year:

(https://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/CBC6B791-21F3-49E8-9CB0-6FA80F40129D_zpspaa0otjj.jpeg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/C9F19E50-8925-400F-9B30-A2A2AAA04EA0_zpsllgds3sq.jpeg)

The conversion will be in resin and have a clear cast resin canopy and interior cockpit detail
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 05, 2019, 02:28:33 AM
(https://www.airfix.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/0/a07007a_heinkel-he111-motorhead_box-front_web.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: nils on September 05, 2019, 11:36:50 PM
Lemmy Kilmister lives on!!!  8)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on September 06, 2019, 06:09:54 PM
Just AWESOME  8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ysi_maniac on September 09, 2019, 05:12:59 PM
Does anybody know if there are plans to reissue 1/600 Airfix SS France?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 09, 2019, 08:58:54 PM
Does anybody know if there are plans to reissue 1/600 Airfix SS France?


I remember that kit. I did not see any references to a possible re-issue. Tooling may nolonger exist.

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/forum/ss-france-in-1600-scale/?p=1 (https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/forum/ss-france-in-1600-scale/?p=1)

(http://www.vintage-airfix.com/images/Type%203%20SS%20France%20F602S.JPG)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on September 11, 2019, 02:12:22 PM
The tool for the 1/600 SS France went missing presumed destroyed in 1999 :o

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/airfixtributeforum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=465&p=1513&hilit=France#p1513 (https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/airfixtributeforum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=465&p=1513&hilit=France#p1513)

If you had a trawl around the ATF I'm sure you could find the answers to most of your Airfix questions, you just have to get around the crappy search engine in Tapatalk Forums.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on September 11, 2019, 10:16:09 PM

If you had a trawl around the ATF I'm sure you could find the answers to most of your Airfix questions, you just have to get around the crappy search engine in Tapatalk Forums.

Reason I've practically stopped visiting that forum, can't remember when the last time I was in there ----
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 08, 2019, 06:48:11 PM
Placeholder for the announcement of the new tool 1/72 Vulcan B.2 taking place on November 9th at Telford.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 09, 2019, 07:42:48 PM
(https://www.airfix.com/media/gene-bluefoot/c/_/c_exciting_new_airfix_model_announcement_at_scale_modelworld_2019_show.jpg)

(https://www.airfix.com/media/gene-bluefoot/h/_/h_exciting_new_airfix_model_announcement_at_scale_modelworld_2019_show.jpg)

Still a year away.

Source: https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/big-news-from-airfix-at-scale-modelworld-2019 (https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/big-news-from-airfix-at-scale-modelworld-2019)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on November 09, 2019, 08:42:01 PM
Needs to come out in 1/48, too. ;)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Frank3k on November 10, 2019, 02:03:45 AM
A new molds Vulcan? Awesome. I hope they use a side mold for the intakes, so there won't be an obnoxious seam to deal with.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on November 10, 2019, 02:14:55 AM
Notice the three 7-bomb clips there. Now I need to watch the video again that on SPF showing them loading a 10-bomb clip into a Vulcan.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on November 10, 2019, 07:28:57 PM
About time we get a new Vulcan tool in "God's Scale" 8) 8) 8) 8) the old one is too hard to make into a realistic Vulcan  :icon_crap:
Now let's have a yap with Wingnut Wings for a 1/32nd Vulcan. You know, Handley Page 0-400, Avro Lancaster and Avro Vulcan has a nice flow to the subjects  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 10, 2019, 08:33:48 PM
About time we get a new Vulcan tool in "God's Scale" 8) 8) 8) 8) the old one is too hard to make into a realistic Vulcan  :icon_crap:
Now let's have a yap with Wingnut Wings for a 1/32nd Vulcan. You know, Handley Page 0-400, Avro Lancaster and Avro Vulcan has a nice flow to the subjects  8) 8) 8)

Agree. The Vulcan was "inevitable" as they need to complete the refresh of their V-bomber force.

I'd like to see a Lincoln. It would fill the gap between the new Lancaster and Shackleton.  I do have the Blackbird conversion.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 10, 2019, 08:37:59 PM
Via Facebook.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/73504868_408457220102189_5323583689622290432_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_oc=AQnXzi6PkFMe3HCXzoPax-wMVOtYgRpKCiNEWLDNX7Ba6PvKTOGLb56yI1aqR90LqHQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=fca0f3ecb1ba00b3dc9f7e63c1e42b33&oe=5E5E2673)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/75474142_408457246768853_2275362807429988352_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_oc=AQkstsoOJ9Ilz-W423N_oHvuJP3SVH_ZmIzk3DVjfBi6nwC9I-1nhSdSgVc5cxH_I_A&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=3ea6237f8f58670dfac1b55cda4b49ba&oe=5E56DCED)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/74402286_408457266768851_7375710645515190272_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_oc=AQlgIfuX9PNZjjAhlVYwQJI5zXRnmITeNMXZp3pDRWTIcAC4XtsjSEmn5hjtOcpdmQk&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=831f833e4685e355058324b89271280c&oe=5E59F9B2)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/75066651_408457290102182_8177355622614827008_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_oc=AQmOs3Nohy3ZKiG3Aj2aPvI0Ratc4zL7hTI8RDNUwHjogXVmeFxkD9v22zrYdYQhmNw&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=9184f2cab8e511f88a0710746612397e&oe=5E5E7BFA)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on November 10, 2019, 08:53:54 PM
The Vulcan is one kit I would actually like to buy in 1/72, as it fits into my "Plan". ;)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 11, 2019, 01:35:06 AM
 :smiley: for the Carrier
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on November 11, 2019, 02:35:22 AM
I've seen Dave's HMS QE build while he was building it. But this HMS PoW looks much bigger. References say the ships are 932'-0" long, so divided by 350 equals 2.66 feet, which is about what Dave's QE looks like. But this looks like it takes up a whole table, it looks like it's 1/72 scale -- 932 divided by 72 equals 12.95 feet.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: davecov on November 11, 2019, 02:45:36 AM
The two ships are the same size (1/350) which works at 30" (80cm) long with a beam of about 8" (20cm).  My little cottage couldn't handle a 1/72 scale job!

Dave
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on November 11, 2019, 04:06:23 AM
Outstanding job Dave  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Thanks for the clarification. The table it's on and the chairs behind it, just seems to make it bigger.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 11, 2019, 04:37:28 AM
Fantastic Work Dave!

Is there an encore project?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: davecov on November 11, 2019, 05:23:25 AM
The model isn't sat on a table but sat on a 1.2 metre long box covered with Airfix red sheeting.

I am working on a waterline version as well but had to stop work on that one in order to finish this one in time for Telford. The other one is being made for me - which means there is no time limit on getting it done!

(https://www.davecov.org/modelling/models/pictures/ships/Prince_Of_Wales_350_Waterline/Prince_Of_Wales_350_Waterline_425.JPG)

Dave
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on November 11, 2019, 06:44:07 AM
Just a fantastic build --- will you be having any input with Airfix if they do proceed with a production kit of it.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on November 11, 2019, 07:45:43 AM
All I can say, Dave, is "Brilliant job!" :smiley: 8)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: elmayerle on November 11, 2019, 09:47:08 AM
Absolutely gorgeous carrier and I was intrigued by the selection of aircraft on deck, particularly, with my background, the V-22s.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: davecov on November 11, 2019, 06:52:21 PM
All I can say, Dave, is "Brilliant job!" :smiley: 8)
Thank you!

Just a fantastic build --- will you be having any input with Airfix if they do proceed with a production kit of it.
I don't think it likely that will happen (asking me for input), Robert. Anyway, I doubt if Airfix could afford my consultancy fees!

Absolutely gorgeous carrier and I was intrigued by the selection of aircraft on deck, particularly, with my background, the V-22s.
Thank you. Ospreys are the only aircraft capable of re-supplying the ship with F-35 engines, if the ship is far from land. Although the UK government is not going to buy any of their own, US Marine V-22s will be used. They have already carried out day and night acceptance trials on QE.

Dave
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: elmayerle on November 11, 2019, 09:43:25 PM
Ospreys are the only aircraft of re-supplying the ship with F-35 engines, if the ship is far from land. Although the UK government is not going to buy any of their own, US Marine V-22s will be used. They have already carried out day and night acceptance trials on QE.

Dave
Pity, I think a version of the USN's COD variant would look good in British markings.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on November 12, 2019, 01:49:16 AM
You must have cleaned out all the surrounding model shops in your neighbourhood for the styrene Dave  (and beyond)   ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: davecov on November 12, 2019, 04:04:59 AM
DPD and Hermes both had to take on extra staff to cope with all my orders!

Dave
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on November 13, 2019, 04:57:34 PM
Still loving it Dave, S.U.P.E.R.B.  8) :-* 8) :-* 8) :-* 8) :-*
even if it is 350th  ;) ;) ;) ;)
Yep a Lincoln would be a great addition Big Gimper in 72nd. It'd fill in that glaring gap, just like a Vimy, Hydrabad and Overstrand in 72nd would fill the other gap :smiley:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on November 17, 2019, 06:17:28 PM
It'd fill in that glaring gap, just like a Vimy, Hydrabad and Overstrand in 72nd would fill the other gap :smiley:
Now there's something I never thought of putting on my Airfix wishlist but now will. Such a shame they - or anyone! - never jumped on the idea of releasing a new Vimy for the 100th anniversary of Alcock and Brown and of the Smiths. They even have the former's machine still in existence to scan and examine. Mind you, I'd rather they did the Brooklands one so I can finally build NX71MY...

Also yay Vulcan, been expecting it for ages, would definitely love one in the future. Still need to get me a Shackleton...
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on November 18, 2019, 10:34:53 AM
It'd fill in that glaring gap, just like a Vimy, Hydrabad and Overstrand in 72nd would fill the other gap :smiley:
Now there's something I never thought of putting on my Airfix wishlist but now will. Such a shame they - or anyone! - never jumped on the idea of releasing a new Vimy for the 100th anniversary of Alcock and Brown and of the Smiths. They even have the former's machine still in existence to scan and examine. Mind you, I'd rather they did the Brooklands one so I can finally build NX71MY...

I've visited Smith's Vimy many times at Adelaide Airport when it was there.  I am amazed anyone flew all the way from the UK to Oz in such a beast.  Well worth a look.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 19, 2019, 07:42:23 PM
The boxart Artist is Adam Tooby. Here is a close up.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/75481784_2860320743986634_6883029281929166848_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_oc=AQk2rwo6f66wFBw-EWrd07Yydk9W__f-Hpm0jBT9GZCej8wu99bEpOek-HJEj_-rEIo&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=aa87fb8dc34b5cb513d79e127893371b&oe=5E549CD2)

Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 19, 2019, 07:45:01 PM
The 1/48 Spitfire FR Mk.XIV.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/73231250_2821497241202318_5649986163142819840_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_oc=AQlfz3EIJd_nuK_84CTcJ-jjEERtipg7k8J3g-ksN4w1gcXIJC90QYJdCwti4oEgPHE&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=037e6fae4801bac65109c8efd1374f71&oe=5E44CDBD)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on November 20, 2019, 11:52:51 AM
A Spitfire FR Mk.XIV in 1/72 without skimping on detail would be nicer to many  :smiley: :smiley: 8) 8) :smiley: :smiley:
 
At the recent ACT Model Show I met A LOT of 1/72nd scale modellers who "don't 48th", so I now don't feel so "on the edge"  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on November 20, 2019, 04:59:46 PM
So sad! :(

All those poor modellers dedicated to the False Scale of yore! :icon_sueno:

Come, all ye lost Souls, to the One (Really) True Scale, 1/48! :icon_fsm:



 ;) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 21, 2019, 02:32:03 AM
Amen brother!!!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on November 23, 2019, 07:31:33 PM
I'm too polite to answer your "opinion" with the appropriate level of derision  ;) ;)

We can agree to disagree on the subject of "God's One True Scale"  :D

Still need Airfix to produce a decent Spit FR Mk.XIV in 1/72 without skimping on detail though  :smiley: :smiley:
As well as some decent Seafires in 72nd too  :P :P
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on November 23, 2019, 10:37:07 PM
I'm too polite to answer your "opinion" with the appropriate level of derision  ;) ;)

We can agree to disagree on the subject of "God's One True Scale"  :D

Still need Airfix to produce a decent Spit FR Mk.XIV in 1/72 without skimping on detail though  :smiley: :smiley:
As well as some decent Seafires in 72nd too  :P :P

Depends which pantheon you pray to.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 24, 2019, 03:03:33 AM
I understand the accepted sacrifice to the Gods is to burn 1/72 scale kits on the altar... ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on November 24, 2019, 05:33:10 PM
I understand the accepted sacrifice to the Gods is to burn 1/72 scale kits on the altar... ;D

Sounds like paganism, "Gods" ;)

We all know God models in 1/72 as he's a model builder  ;) ;)

Where's that 1/72nd Seafire Airfix?????? ::)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on November 24, 2019, 06:10:49 PM
By the way, bro! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ;D O0


(Even if you are a 1/72 heathen! ;))
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 24, 2019, 11:48:43 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49116500662_2a065542af_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hQfUsj)RofLA-face (https://flic.kr/p/2hQfUsj) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on November 25, 2019, 04:49:41 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49116500662_2a065542af_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hQfUsj)RofLA-face (https://flic.kr/p/2hQfUsj) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr

Unfortunately the gent looks like a 48th scale assembler who has discovered that a 72nd Airfix kit was actually better  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Enough of this frivolity, back to the WHIFFING  :)) :)) :)) :))
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 27, 2019, 06:30:03 PM
(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX04104_5.jpg?t=1577289150)

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX04104_6.jpg?t=1577289150)

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX04104_7.jpg?t=1577289150)

Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AX04104 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AX04104)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on December 28, 2019, 07:15:18 PM
A new Tiggy in the Devil's scale I see  >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D
Well at least we got a new Tiggy in "The One True Scale" first this time  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on January 06, 2020, 11:13:36 AM
Only a few hours until the official 2020 range launch (1500h GMT on 6 January) but someone slipped up and a preview of the range from Airfix Model World magazine popped up online a couple of days ago:
(https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=http://village.photos/images/user/d95c8420-b020-4415-b16f-4d37835e0caf/7e4c6e61-2add-439f-a067-fd632a5e0b86.jpg&key=f99e7a3c7d507a0fd481b9aec56724c11b7bd303409ca4e89efcd5218a7093cb)

It's already been taken down from Britmodeller, and all threads concerning releases therein scrubbed, amid much debate.

I'm keen for two Beauforts but my needs are pretty specific: a Mk.V for T9552/A9-13 and a Mk.VII A9-141/VH-KTW...

The Sabre is a good idea (even if I want an RAAF one), even in this preview there's a lot to be interested in.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on January 06, 2020, 11:58:40 PM
Really interested in that new tool Vulcan, and the Beaufort goes on my list just to complete the Bristol line of aircraft. But that 1/48 Sabre Mk.4 would definitely jump to the top of 'to buy' first list.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 07, 2020, 02:14:04 AM
I just wish the Beaufort was in 1/48
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on January 07, 2020, 03:44:43 AM
I just wish the Beaufort was in 1/48
How did I know you'd say that?  ;D I wonder if that will come, though...the Blenheim did, but no sign of the Beaufighter in 1/48...yet...

My brain woke me up early(er than I have done lately) and I have some toast and coffee ready to thoroughly digest the range announcement...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49341005011_d2481d964c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ib6xLX)Airfix new for 2020 (https://flic.kr/p/2ib6xLX) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/83399146@N05/), on Flickr

Oh dear.

It's interesting that (as of this edit at 0913h my time) on Scalemates 33 people (myself included) have added the Beaufort to their wishlist, 20 want the Canuckistani-built Sabre....but only seven want the Spitfire Vc! It seems those of us who have clamoured for a Beaufort for so long are rather vindicated!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on January 07, 2020, 08:32:23 AM
That's brilliant, a Beaufort in '72 . . . SCORED  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) The computer rendering looks very nice indeed.
I can see some RAAF builds on the way sooner or later  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
But we still don't have decent new tools for a Hunter, Walrus, Seafire, Meteor etc, they came out in the other scale, so where's the "God's Scale" toolings?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 08, 2020, 01:40:44 AM
I just wish the Beaufort was in 1/48
How did I know you'd say that?  ;D I wonder if that will come, though...the Blenheim did, but no sign of the Beaufighter in 1/48...yet...


I have been pushing for a 1/48 Beaufort for years now and have even contacted some manufacturers directly regarding it.  I find it frustrating that we have kits of dozens of Bf109s etc and even ones of one-offs, napkinwaffen etc but can't get a kit (other than in vacuform) of an aircraft that played a major role in WWII and had over 1000 produced and served with 6 countries.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 08, 2020, 01:50:19 AM
Airfix's own words re the Beaufort:

Quote
The second in a successful trio of twin engined aircraft designed by the Bristol Aeroplane Company during the 1930s, the Beaufort is significant as the only monoplane produced for the Royal Air Force designed from the outset as a torpedo bomber and reconnaissance platform. Developed from the Blenheim light bomber, the Beaufort was ordered ‘off the drawing board’ by the Air Ministry, a move which showed great faith in the Bristol Company, whilst at the same time illustrating the RAF’s urgent need for an effective torpedo bomber.

Although initially intended as an evolutionary adaptation of the existing Blenheim bomber, it quickly became apparent that the new aircraft would look significantly different from its predecessor, with a much deeper front fuselage section housing a crew of four and the ability to carry a torpedo in a semi-recessed configuration. These modifications resulted in a gross weight increase of around 25% over that of the Blenheim and would require the installation of more powerful engines, if the new aircraft was not to suffer a significant performance reduction – indeed, the new engines for the aircraft, combined with the existing production commitments for the Blenheim would cause lengthy delays during the Beaufort’s development. With the initial contract placed in August 1936, despite the pressing need for the new aircraft, it would be more than two years before the prototype Beaufort took to the air. Entering Royal Air Force service with No.22 Squadron Coastal Command in January 1940, the Beaufort proved to be a rugged and highly manoeuvrable aircraft, although the engines continued to be something of a problem.

Initially employed laying mines in enemy waters, Beauforts would later mount attacks against the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, however, in the European theatre, the aircraft would operate in the main as a medium bomber. In the Mediterranean, Beauforts operating from Egypt and Malta would take a terrible toll of Axis shipping and during a concerted onslaught from the middle of 1942, would make a significant contribution in denying Rommel’s Afrika Korps the vital supplies they needed to continue fighting the desert war. Due to the weight of the aircraft, a steep diving approach was not suitable for the Beaufort and a torpedo attack run needed to commence at a relatively low, flat attitude and quite some way from the target, if the torpedo release was to be successful and not hit the water ineffectively at a steep angle. This made the aircraft vulnerable to accurate defensive fire, however, Beaufort pilots were brave and aggressive in their flying, using the excellent manoeuvrability of the aircraft to make the enemy gunners job much more difficult. Further afield,
Beauforts of the Royal Australian Air Force would also prove extremely effective in the South-West Pacific, taking a heavy toll of Japanese shipping and posting an impressive operational record in the process.
Also employed in bombing, reconnaissance, convoy protection and troop resupply duties,the 700 Beauforts produced in Australia were regarded as some of the most reliable Allied aircraft to operate in these often demanding environments and were well-liked by both air and ground crews. Eventually equipping 19 RAAF Squadrons, the Beaufort was described as being perhaps the most important Allied aircraft in defeating Japanese forces in the South West Pacific region, which is some accolade for an aircraft whose contribution has largely been overlooked in the years since the end of WWII.
Airfix
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Kerick on January 08, 2020, 04:36:11 AM
I learned something new today! Thanks for posting that.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Kerick on January 08, 2020, 04:43:05 AM
At first glance at the pic I thought it was a Douglas product. Now I have to look up Bristol aircraft.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on January 08, 2020, 06:19:33 AM
Airfix's own words re the Beaufort:

Quote
The second in a successful trio of twin engined aircraft designed by the Bristol Aeroplane Company during the 1930s, the Beaufort is significant as the only monoplane produced for the Royal Air Force designed from the outset as a torpedo bomber and reconnaissance platform. Developed from the Blenheim light bomber, the Beaufort was ordered ‘off the drawing board’ by the Air Ministry, a move which showed great faith in the Bristol Company, whilst at the same time illustrating the RAF’s urgent need for an effective torpedo bomber.

Although initially intended as an evolutionary adaptation of the existing Blenheim bomber, it quickly became apparent that the new aircraft would look significantly different from its predecessor, with a much deeper front fuselage section housing a crew of four and the ability to carry a torpedo in a semi-recessed configuration. These modifications resulted in a gross weight increase of around 25% over that of the Blenheim and would require the installation of more powerful engines, if the new aircraft was not to suffer a significant performance reduction – indeed, the new engines for the aircraft, combined with the existing production commitments for the Blenheim would cause lengthy delays during the Beaufort’s development. With the initial contract placed in August 1936, despite the pressing need for the new aircraft, it would be more than two years before the prototype Beaufort took to the air. Entering Royal Air Force service with No.22 Squadron Coastal Command in January 1940, the Beaufort proved to be a rugged and highly manoeuvrable aircraft, although the engines continued to be something of a problem.

Initially employed laying mines in enemy waters, Beauforts would later mount attacks against the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, however, in the European theatre, the aircraft would operate in the main as a medium bomber. In the Mediterranean, Beauforts operating from Egypt and Malta would take a terrible toll of Axis shipping and during a concerted onslaught from the middle of 1942, would make a significant contribution in denying Rommel’s Afrika Korps the vital supplies they needed to continue fighting the desert war. Due to the weight of the aircraft, a steep diving approach was not suitable for the Beaufort and a torpedo attack run needed to commence at a relatively low, flat attitude and quite some way from the target, if the torpedo release was to be successful and not hit the water ineffectively at a steep angle. This made the aircraft vulnerable to accurate defensive fire, however, Beaufort pilots were brave and aggressive in their flying, using the excellent manoeuvrability of the aircraft to make the enemy gunners job much more difficult. Further afield,
Beauforts of the Royal Australian Air Force would also prove extremely effective in the South-West Pacific, taking a heavy toll of Japanese shipping and posting an impressive operational record in the process.
Also employed in bombing, reconnaissance, convoy protection and troop resupply duties,the 700 Beauforts produced in Australia were regarded as some of the most reliable Allied aircraft to operate in these often demanding environments and were well-liked by both air and ground crews. Eventually equipping 19 RAAF Squadrons, the Beaufort was described as being perhaps the most important Allied aircraft in defeating Japanese forces in the South West Pacific region, which is some accolade for an aircraft whose contribution has largely been overlooked in the years since the end of WWII.
Airfix

I think the bit that stands out from Airfix's own words is at the end of their info block, the bit that says;
"the Beaufort was described as being perhaps the most important Allied aircraft in defeating Japanese forces in the South West Pacific region, which is some accolade for an aircraft whose contribution has largely been overlooked in the years since the end of WWII."

I actually think your right GTX, it seems a reverse situation to what I complain about. The Beaufort is surprisingly neglected in all scales, although the 1/72 High Planes versions are quite nice a 1/32 or even 1/48 kit are VERY overdue  ;)
Regards all  :icon_beer:
FAA  8) 8)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Volkodav on January 08, 2020, 07:45:20 PM
The Beaufort even replaced the B-25 in Australian service, quite unusual when you consider US production had ramped up and you could have expected lend lease types to replace the local production type.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 10, 2020, 06:43:04 PM
A filtered search on Airfix within the Hannants Future releases list comes up with 110 kits in all scales with both new tool and re-releases. This is the search string:

https://www.hannants.co.uk/futurereleases?search_direction=asc&manufacturer_id=7897 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/futurereleases?search_direction=asc&manufacturer_id=7897)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on April 03, 2020, 01:12:00 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/91805265_1439922566194067_2460739162202963968_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=oia9EzfBW9QAX9ZJMHJ&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=4e8baee148a295e3e4fea730b9bd9ea9&oe=5EAD8940)

April Fools! One day late.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: elmayerle on April 03, 2020, 01:18:47 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/91805265_1439922566194067_2460739162202963968_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=oia9EzfBW9QAX9ZJMHJ&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=4e8baee148a295e3e4fea730b9bd9ea9&oe=5EAD8940)

April Fools! One day late.
Yeah, I can believe that.  My other thought was that the box seemed rather small for such a large model and I'd want a better perspective on such as well as solid numbers.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 03, 2020, 03:35:26 AM
I understand Bill is waiting for the 1/24 B-36...
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: finsrin on April 03, 2020, 05:26:11 AM
I understand Bill is waiting for the 1/24 B-36...

Step at a time.   1/48 first.
Kit-bashing 1/24 B-36 into 1/72 would be a truly daunting build.
Even kit-bashing 1/24 Lancaster into 1/72 would be a truly daunting build with ~209 foot fuselage.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on April 03, 2020, 12:36:42 PM
Well if the Lanc is coming out in 1/24th I guess I can cancel my Wingnut Wings order  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on April 11, 2020, 02:52:39 AM
U.S. Tractor During 1941 to 1945 over 15,000 specially built and designed military tractors were built in the U.S. Approximately 40 variants were produced and were used in every theatre the U.S. forces operated in. One interesting fact was that the manual for this military tractor included instructions for destroying the tractor should it be in danger of being seized by the enemy. Many of them stayed in both military and civilian use long after the war.

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX1367_1.jpg?t=1572543817)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Frank3k on April 11, 2020, 03:43:06 AM
That looks like a reboxing of the Thunder Models Case VAI tractor. I built one here. (https://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=6912.msg119443)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on April 11, 2020, 07:16:22 AM
Wrong scale  :(  1/32 would be ideal to fit in for the "dio" people and their planes  ;)
It'd be okay as a stand alone though as from what I've seen of the Thunder Models kit it is very nice  :smiley:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on April 17, 2020, 11:20:52 PM
Product update on the 1/48 Mk. 4 Sabre.

(https://www.airfix.com/media/gene-bluefoot/c/_/c_exclusive_new_model_kit_development_details_from_airfix_canadair_sabre_f4_a08109_on_the_airfix_workbench_blog.jpg)

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/new-canadair-sabre-development-exclusive?utm_campaign=2651380_Airfix+-+Workbench+-+Week+3+2020%2F2021 (https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/new-canadair-sabre-development-exclusive?utm_campaign=2651380_Airfix+-+Workbench+-+Week+3+2020%2F2021)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Buzzbomb on April 18, 2020, 09:07:03 AM
Well if the Lanc is coming out in 1/24th I guess I can cancel my Wingnut Wings order  ;) ;)

Sounds like that will not be much of a problem as it looks like Wingnut Wings have shut up shop according to several other forums
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on April 18, 2020, 07:26:41 PM
This is from "The Modelling News", link,
https://www.themodellingnews.com/2020/04/sad-news-from-new-zealand-wingnut-wings.html (https://www.themodellingnews.com/2020/04/sad-news-from-new-zealand-wingnut-wings.html)
I most definitely NOT cancel my WNW 1/32 Lanc  :smiley:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Story on May 14, 2020, 05:01:28 AM
Airfix kit models: a brief history movie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjxaJgxXavc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjxaJgxXavc)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on May 14, 2020, 12:32:50 PM
I've watched that already, pretty good canned history of the "Big A", the rest of his vids on different model manufacturers are quite good too  :smiley:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on May 15, 2020, 01:18:50 AM
1/72 Handley Page Jetstream 'Vintage Classics series' DUE 2020. USD $12.23.

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX03012V.jpg?t=1567108558)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on May 15, 2020, 02:41:03 AM
Some years ago when I was a Airfix Club member, they had those on special order for members, I bought three of them ---- still waiting to be built and converted to other versions  :-X  As an aside, I also bought a second hand one from Rare-Plane Detective, when I got it I found it had an absolute gem of a find in it, an Aeroclub Astazou conversion in it, and not your usual one either which was a white metal prop & engine front, this one had vacuform nacelles too.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Frank3k on May 15, 2020, 08:01:09 AM
Is there a list of which kits have new molds vs. the re-releases? As much as I love the old Airfid kits, their new molds kits are awesome
.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 15, 2020, 11:09:40 AM
1/72 Handley Page Jetstream 'Vintage Classics series' DUE 2020. USD $12.23.

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX03012V.jpg?t=1567108558)

Will Airfix reedit Jetstream mmmmm?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: FAAMAN on May 15, 2020, 11:23:43 AM
Can't wait to get hold of the Jetstream  :smiley: been trying for years to get one on Evilbay  ::)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on August 26, 2020, 06:44:15 AM
The Vulcan is slated to be released in September according to Hannants.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AX12011 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AX12011)

CAD and Sprue shots.

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX12011_5.jpg)
(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX12011_1.jpg)
(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX12011_2.jpg)
(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX12011_3.jpg)
(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX12011_4.jpg)
(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX12011_7.jpg)
(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX12011_8.jpg)
(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX12011_9.jpg)
(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX12011_10.jpg)
(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX12011_17.jpg)
(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX12011_12.jpg)
(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AX12011_16.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Buzzbomb on August 26, 2020, 08:14:35 AM
Things that make you go "Hmmm"

Still haven't started the first Airfix Vulcan and it has already been replaced :-[
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on August 26, 2020, 05:31:13 PM
Things that make you go "Hmmm"

Still haven't started the first Airfix Vulcan and it has already been replaced :-[

Moi Aussi. 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Frank3k on August 27, 2020, 01:21:43 AM
Moi Aussi.

je croyais que tu éte Canadien?
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChernayaAkula on August 27, 2020, 02:53:14 AM
 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: apophenia on August 27, 2020, 09:18:57 AM
Moi Aussi.

je croyais que tu éte Canadien?

Preuve que Le Grand Gimper est canadien? Il se prononce «mousey».  ;)

BTW: That separate fin and rudder on the new Vulcan just invites abuse ...
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Frank3k on August 27, 2020, 10:00:32 AM
I like the bull terrier nose and the twin tails!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on August 27, 2020, 08:09:31 PM
Moi Aussi.

je croyais que tu éte Canadien?

Preuve que Le Grand Gimper est canadien? Il se prononce «mousey».  ;)

BTW: That separate fin and rudder on the new Vulcan just invites abuse ...

Oui oui mes petits cornichons.

Je suis canadien. Mais un fan de feuille d'érable de Toronto.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on August 27, 2020, 08:11:54 PM
I like the bull terrier nose and the twin tails!

Yes!

Or maybe an extended forward fuselage for either passengers or weapons.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Dr. YoKai on August 27, 2020, 10:04:02 PM
I like the bull terrier nose and the twin tails!

Yes!

Or maybe an extended forward fuselage for either passengers or weapons.

 Both! (Says Craig, who still has the ancient Lindberg kit in his stash.)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 28, 2020, 02:48:09 AM
BTW: That separate fin and rudder on the new Vulcan just invites abuse ...

That has to be built. :smiley:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: apophenia on August 28, 2020, 09:06:12 AM
Je suis canadien. Mais un fan de feuille d'érable de Toronto.

Courage, mon petit chou. N'ai pas la falle bas!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on August 28, 2020, 09:46:52 PM
Je suis canadien. Mais un fan de feuille d'érable de Toronto.

Courage, mon petit chou. N'ai pas la falle bas!

And I love chou. This is my favoutite chou. The restaurant made chou is the best!

(https://www.st-hubert.com/content/cara/st-hubert/en/grocery-products/salads/traditional-coleslaw/jcr%3Acontent/root/responsivegrid/product_image.img.1024.png)

Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 05, 2020, 02:18:56 AM
New 1/48 Racing Spitfire FR Mk.XIV release:

(https://kitmaker.net/photos/news/36502/039.jpg)
(https://kitmaker.net/photos/news/36502/041.jpg)
(https://kitmaker.net/photos/news/36502/042.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 06, 2020, 09:02:38 PM
Wow! What a box art!  :-*
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on September 06, 2020, 10:13:59 PM
I think I'll get one just for the Canadian markings    :smiley:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 18, 2020, 09:03:05 PM
1/48 Canadair Sabre F.4 parts first look exclusive

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/sabre-parts-first-look-exclusive (https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/sabre-parts-first-look-exclusive)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 19, 2020, 02:32:26 AM
Wow! What a box art!  :-*

YEah, kind of matches a idea I have had for ages of doing a racing late model Seafire.  I plan to do it in 'Irish' scheme with bright green and white and a big green 4-leaf clover on the belly.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on September 19, 2020, 03:07:35 AM
Wow! What a box art!  :-*

YEah, kind of matches a idea I have had for ages of doing a racing late model Seafire.  I plan to do it in 'Irish' scheme with bright green and white and a big green 4-leaf clover on the belly.

As Carl very kindly pointed out to me I can get that Canadian Spitfire racing scheme in 1/72, I won't bother with another 1/48 Spitfire --- but that F-86  <tongue dragging along the floor and  drool, drool, drool ----- >
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 09, 2021, 04:08:31 AM
New 1/48 de Havilland Chipmunk T.10 coming:

(https://www.airfix.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/0/a04105_1_dehavilland-chipmunk_artwork_1.jpg)
(https://www.airfix.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/0/a04105_5_dehavilland-chipmunk.jpg)
(https://www.airfix.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/0/a04105_7_dehavilland-chipmunk.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 10, 2021, 04:13:54 AM
Three whiff ideas for the Chipmunk:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/e68/GTwiner/ChipmunkFloatsSkiis.png)

    3. Give it retractable undercarriage similar to some of the Super Chipmunks (see below)but still as a proper dual seat trainer


(https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/abpic-media-eu-production/pictures/full_size_051/1078147-large.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on January 10, 2021, 04:53:06 AM
Or a turbo-prop
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: elmayerle on January 10, 2021, 02:37:05 PM
Or a turbo-prop
I know folk have replaced Lycoming O320 engines, in other aircraft, with Allison 250 turboprops for twice the horsepower at no, or negligible, change in overall weight.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on January 10, 2021, 11:21:53 PM
The turbo-prop trialed in the Chipmunk above was a Rover engine. From what I've read about it, it was very underpowered. I think the Allison would be an excellent way to go.
Are there any 1/72 model kits that have the Allison ?

EDIT: found one -- Planet Models GAF Nomad --- :smiley:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 11, 2021, 01:23:33 AM
There's also the Britten-Norman BN-2T Turbine Islander which Valom have in 1/48 thus matching this Airfix kit.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on July 30, 2021, 03:18:10 AM
Airfix is re-releasing the 1:72 scale Vickers Valiant B.Mk.1/B[PR]K.I this summer with two new marking options. Note this kit includes now the recce package.

(https://aeroscale.net/upload/media/entries/2021-07/26/1073-entry-0-1627338648.jpg)

Couple of new marking options on offer with this re-release. The kit was originally released in 2011

Scheme A - Vickers Valiant B(PR)K.1 WZ393, RAF No.90 Squadron, Honington, Suffolk, England, 1957
Scheme B - Vickers Valiant BK.Mk1 XD818, RAF No.49 Squadron, Kiritimati (Christmas Island), Pacific Ocean, ‘Operation Grapple’, 1957

(https://aeroscale.net/upload/media/entries/2021-07/26/1073-entry-8-1627338649.jpg)
(https://aeroscale.net/upload/media/entries/2021-07/26/1073-entry-9-1627338649.jpg)
(https://aeroscale.net/upload/media/entries/2021-07/26/1073-entry-10-1627338649.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Frank3k on December 24, 2021, 01:18:42 PM
Cool video featuring the designer of the new Airfix 1/72 Mosquito. He's not only the designer but a model builder:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GigldyHXE6E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GigldyHXE6E)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on December 28, 2021, 07:28:48 AM
Based on the wording and image I'm wondering if we'll get a new aircraft carrier kit next year?
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51781106819_31e1c7414b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mTHH2M)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2mTHH2M) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 09, 2022, 07:14:37 PM
Available for Pre-Order: 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc

(https://d63oxfkn1m8sf.cloudfront.net/3316/4009/5319/a17001_1.jpg)

https://uk.airfix.com/products/supermarine-spitfire-mkixc-a17001
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on January 10, 2022, 03:00:54 AM
Utterly fantastic news! What a beauty!

https://youtu.be/OFHOqKoxVU0 (https://youtu.be/OFHOqKoxVU0)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51811118095_12c80f087d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mWnwkz)Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 (https://flic.kr/p/2mWnwkz) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51810737984_046549a835_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mWkzkW)Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 (https://flic.kr/p/2mWkzkW) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51809432412_da2842d242_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mWdTf5)Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 (https://flic.kr/p/2mWdTf5) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51810497568_28f7acbc7c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mWjkSQ)Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 (https://flic.kr/p/2mWjkSQ) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51810737899_57ebe13128_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mWkzjt)Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 (https://flic.kr/p/2mWkzjt) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51810497453_95f18d7bde_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mWjkQR)Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 (https://flic.kr/p/2mWjkQR) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51810386361_bcb1171733_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mWiLPt)Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 (https://flic.kr/p/2mWiLPt) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51810738049_0f795b4141_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mWkzn4)Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 (https://flic.kr/p/2mWkzn4) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51810386456_cbfec1727a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mWiLR7)Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 (https://flic.kr/p/2mWiLR7) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51810738109_5d47f6439f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mWkzo6)Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 (https://flic.kr/p/2mWkzo6) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51809432262_8a0c03dfbd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mWdTcu)Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 (https://flic.kr/p/2mWdTcu) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr

With this and the previously announced Kotare Models 1/32 Mk.Ia I predict an expensive but happy year for Spitfire modellers! I'm off to see if Britmodeller and LargeScalePlanes have survived the announcement  ;D
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 11, 2022, 12:43:35 AM
Too big for my liking...
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 11, 2022, 12:54:01 AM
Too big for my liking...
You say that now but just wait until you have to start wearing prescription spectacles with bi-focal lenses.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 11, 2022, 12:55:01 AM
 ;D :smiley:
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 11, 2022, 01:24:42 AM
New mould:

(https://d63oxfkn1m8sf.cloudfront.net/2316/4009/5301/a12012_1.jpg)
(https://d63oxfkn1m8sf.cloudfront.net/6716/3951/5808/a12012_4.jpg)
(https://d63oxfkn1m8sf.cloudfront.net/8816/3951/5810/a12012_5.jpg)
(https://d63oxfkn1m8sf.cloudfront.net/8916/3951/5812/a12012_6.jpg)
(https://d63oxfkn1m8sf.cloudfront.net/1816/3951/5798/a12012_12.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 11, 2022, 01:27:30 AM
Also new mould:

(https://i.postimg.cc/SQgJLQgL/a09191-1.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/LC6CTrP/a09191-2.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/ZgRwbsY/a09191-4.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/fH20xQk/a09191-7.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: nils on January 11, 2022, 02:29:27 AM
im really looking forward to the new tool 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.8, and it comes with Belgian markings  :-*
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on January 11, 2022, 02:41:46 AM
Also new mould:

(https://i.postimg.cc/SQgJLQgL/a09191-1.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/LC6CTrP/a09191-2.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/ZgRwbsY/a09191-4.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/fH20xQk/a09191-7.jpg)

All you need now is a 1/48 early Whittle jet engine and you can build the proposed FTB
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 11, 2022, 03:08:20 AM
(https://d63oxfkn1m8sf.cloudfront.net/5916/4009/5336/a04064_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on January 11, 2022, 04:29:00 AM
The Anson and Vintage Classics Beaver are no-brainers for me.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50987674522_b9862bb1e3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kFBafA)DSC_1807 (https://flic.kr/p/2kFBafA) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51021065057_1c15e1068b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kJyi6t)de-havilland-canada-dhc-2-beaver-zk-bxn_49474785286_o (https://flic.kr/p/2kJyi6t) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51021217682_8a2790ecb9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kJz5sW)ec2e32e6-f603-46f5-87be-b62433a612f7_zpshsiv0yyl_34874270043_o (https://flic.kr/p/2kJz5sW) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr

Spure shots of the 1/24 Spitfire Mk.IXc courtesy of by Ian Crawford from the Diecast Aviation Forum (via Tony Osborne at Britmodeller):
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51811988122_a053b8b2d5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mWrYY3)Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 (https://flic.kr/p/2mWrYY3) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51812949496_df0c47a6c1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mWwUKs)Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 (https://flic.kr/p/2mWwUKs) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51811988172_1c628962bf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mWrYYU)Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 (https://flic.kr/p/2mWrYYU) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Old Wombat on January 11, 2022, 06:49:48 AM
New Mould 1/48 Buccaneer! :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 11, 2022, 07:19:58 AM
"New tool" Buccaneer?  Some of the features and bits in the image do look tempting but will they actually step up and provide a weapons bay and possibly the reconnaissance package?  The original kit was lacking any features or options for the bomb bay save for the fuel tank bulge vs straight flat bottom. 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 12, 2022, 01:28:52 AM
This is what they are showing so far:

(https://d63oxfkn1m8sf.cloudfront.net/7016/3951/5813/a12012_7.jpg)

CFBV

It wouldn't surprise me though to see updates in the future.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: kitnut617 on January 12, 2022, 02:42:04 AM
"New tool" Buccaneer?  Some of the features and bits in the image do look tempting but will they actually step up and provide a weapons bay and possibly the reconnaissance package?  The original kit was lacking any features or options for the bomb bay save for the fuel tank bulge vs straight flat bottom.

The early 1/72 kits were the same too, basically see-through. When I went to the RN Museum in Yeovilton UK back in '02, I poked my head inside the wheel bays to see what's in there, what you see in the underside pic above, is about it. I'll try to find the pics I took and scan them (pre-digital days) and then post them here.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 12, 2022, 03:02:29 AM
This is what they are showing so far
<snip>
It wouldn't surprise me though to see updates in the future.

Nice!  That is a VAST improvement over what was provided in the original Buccaneer kit. 
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on January 12, 2022, 03:41:28 AM
Rather than repost his photos, LargeScalePlanes member "geedubelyer" has shared some great sprue shots of the 1/24 Spitfire IXc on that forum: https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/92003-airfix-announcement-124-spitfire/&do=findComment&comment=1324741
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 12, 2022, 06:37:34 PM
Seen on Hannants website this morning. Not Airfix but made specially for the 1/24 Spitfire.

Brigade Models: Spitfire Mk.IX Tr 2 seat conversion. Designed to be used with Airfix AX17001 Spitfire Mk.IX Kit. Decals for Irish, Dutch service aircraft
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on January 13, 2022, 07:39:07 AM
That's going to be welcome news for a lot of folks. I'd be happy with a 1/48 conversion set to do the Grace-Melton mod but ah well!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 15, 2022, 08:32:40 AM
Found on Facebook. This is the poster's comment on date accuracy:

I asked my Sales Rep about the accuracy of the release dates. All of the dates are US release dates. His response: " Remember, the people who created the schedule are the same people who made Lucas electric components for cars."

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Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Gingie on January 16, 2022, 04:02:19 AM
$100 USD for the Bucc... that's steep.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: KiwiZac on January 18, 2022, 03:15:46 AM
For anyone else wondering if the 1/24 Spitfire will feature "e" wing parts in this or any future boxing:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51826857568_be213d2df5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mXLc8N)Tweet 180122 (https://flic.kr/p/2mXLc8N) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacyates/), on Flickr

Let's see what the aftermarket does!
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: robunos on January 18, 2022, 04:53:51 AM
Hushed tones in the Airfix design studio . . .


"What's an "e" wing . . . ?"


cheers,
Robin.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on January 18, 2022, 06:44:35 PM
Hushed tones in the Airfix design studio . . .


"What's an "e" wing . . . ?"


cheers,
Robin.

Basically a "universal" wing which Supermarine designed for late model Spitfires.  Before it's arrival they had "A" wings - six or eight .303in MGs, "B" wings - two 20mm and two .303in MGs, "C" wing two 20mm and two .5in MGs, "D" with four 20mm.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: robunos on January 18, 2022, 11:05:30 PM
Hushed tones in the Airfix design studio . . .


"What's an "e" wing . . . ?"


cheers,
Robin.

Basically a "universal" wing which Supermarine designed for late model Spitfires.  Before it's arrival they had "A" wings - six or eight .303in MGs, "B" wings - two 20mm and two .303in MGs, "C" wing two 20mm and two .5in MGs, "D" with four 20mm.


Thanks for the explanation . . . but my post was an attempt at humour, I was insinuating that the designers at Airfix were unaware the existence of the of the 'e' wing, hence there being no provision for it in the new Spitfire kit . . .


cheers,
Robin.
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 18, 2022, 11:30:58 PM
Hushed tones in the Airfix design studio . . .


"What's an "e" wing . . . ?"


cheers,
Robin.


Basically a "universal" wing which Supermarine designed for late model Spitfires.  Before it's arrival they had "A" wings - six or eight .303in MGs, "B" wings - two 20mm and two .303in MGs, "C" wing two 20mm and two .5in MGs, "D" with four 20mm.



Thanks for the explanation . . . but my post was an attempt at humour, I was insinuating that the designers at Airfix were unaware the existence of the of the 'e' wing, hence there being no provision for it in the new Spitfire kit . . .


cheers,
Robin.


This is very good resource for decrypting the Spitfire wing. Type A to E. Note type D is the recce wing.

http://spitfiresite.com/2010/04/concise-guide-to-spitfire-wing-types.html (http://spitfiresite.com/2010/04/concise-guide-to-spitfire-wing-types.html)
Title: Re: Airfix
Post by: Rickshaw on January 19, 2022, 10:16:10 AM
Hushed tones in the Airfix design studio . . .


"What's an "e" wing . . . ?"


cheers,
Robin.


Basically a "universal" wing which Supermarine designed for late model Spitfires.  Before it's arrival they had "A" wings - six or eight .303in MGs, "B" wings - two 20mm and two .303in MGs, "C" wing two 20mm and two .5in MGs, "D" with four 20mm.



Thanks for the explanation . . . but my post was an attempt at humour, I was insinuating that the designers at Airfix were unaware the existence of the of the 'e' wing, hence there being no provision for it in the new Spitfire kit . . .


cheers,
Robin.


This is very good resource for decrypting the Spitfire wing. Type A to E. Note type D is the recce wing.

[url]http://spitfiresitei[/url] .com/2010/04/concise-guide-to-spitfire-wing-types.html ([url]http://spitfiresite.com/2010/04/concise-guide-to-spitfire-wing-types.html[/url])


*BUGGER*  I knew I'd get the wings wrong...