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Re: Airfix
« Reply #425 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  ;) ;)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #426 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.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #427 on: April 11, 2020, 03:43:06 AM »
That looks like a reboxing of the Thunder Models Case VAI tractor. I built one here.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #428 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:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #430 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

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #431 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
I most definitely NOT cancel my WNW 1/32 Lanc  :smiley:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #432 on: May 14, 2020, 05:01:28 AM »
Airfix kit models: a brief history movie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjxaJgxXavc

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #433 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:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #434 on: May 15, 2020, 01:18:50 AM »
1/72 Handley Page Jetstream 'Vintage Classics series' DUE 2020. USD $12.23.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #435 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.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #436 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
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #437 on: May 15, 2020, 11:09:40 AM »
1/72 Handley Page Jetstream 'Vintage Classics series' DUE 2020. USD $12.23.



Will Airfix reedit Jetstream mmmmm?

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #438 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  ::)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #439 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

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #440 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 :-[

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #441 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 :-[

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #442 on: August 27, 2020, 01:21:43 AM »
Moi Aussi.

je croyais que tu éte Canadien?

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #443 on: August 27, 2020, 02:53:14 AM »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #444 on: August 27, 2020, 09:18:57 AM »
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BTW: That separate fin and rudder on the new Vulcan just invites abuse ...
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #445 on: August 27, 2020, 10:00:32 AM »
I like the bull terrier nose and the twin tails!

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #446 on: August 27, 2020, 08:09:31 PM »
Moi Aussi.

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

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

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #447 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.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #448 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.)

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #449 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:
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