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Re: Airfix
« Reply #450 on: August 28, 2020, 09:06:12 AM »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #451 on: August 28, 2020, 09:46:52 PM »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #452 on: September 05, 2020, 02:18:56 AM »
New 1/48 Racing Spitfire FR Mk.XIV release:



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Re: Airfix
« Reply #453 on: September 06, 2020, 09:02:38 PM »
Wow! What a box art!  :-*
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #454 on: September 06, 2020, 10:13:59 PM »
I think I'll get one just for the Canadian markings    :smiley:

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« Reply #455 on: September 18, 2020, 09:03:05 PM »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #456 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.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #457 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 ----- >

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #458 on: January 09, 2021, 04:08:31 AM »
New 1/48 de Havilland Chipmunk T.10 coming:



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Re: Airfix
« Reply #459 on: January 10, 2021, 04:13:54 AM »
Three whiff ideas for the Chipmunk:

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


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Re: Airfix
« Reply #460 on: January 10, 2021, 04:53:06 AM »
Or a turbo-prop

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #461 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.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #462 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:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #463 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.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #464 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.



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



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Re: Airfix
« Reply #465 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

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #466 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?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #467 on: January 09, 2022, 07:14:37 PM »
Available for Pre-Order: 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc



https://uk.airfix.com/products/supermarine-spitfire-mkixc-a17001
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« Reply #468 on: January 10, 2022, 03:00:54 AM »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #469 on: January 11, 2022, 12:43:35 AM »
Too big for my liking...
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #470 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:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #471 on: January 11, 2022, 12:55:01 AM »
 ;D :smiley:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #472 on: January 11, 2022, 01:24:42 AM »
New mould:





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Re: Airfix
« Reply #473 on: January 11, 2022, 01:27:30 AM »
Also new mould:





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Re: Airfix
« Reply #474 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  :-*
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