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Re: Airfix
« Reply #475 on: January 11, 2022, 02:41:46 AM »
Also new mould:






All you need now is a 1/48 early Whittle jet engine and you can build the proposed FTB

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #476 on: January 11, 2022, 03:08:20 AM »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #477 on: January 11, 2022, 04:29:00 AM »
The Anson and Vintage Classics Beaver are no-brainers for me.
DSC_1807 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
de-havilland-canada-dhc-2-beaver-zk-bxn_49474785286_o by Zac Yates, on Flickr
ec2e32e6-f603-46f5-87be-b62433a612f7_zpshsiv0yyl_34874270043_o by Zac Yates, 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):
Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc A17001 by Zac Yates, on Flickr

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #478 on: January 11, 2022, 06:49:48 AM »
New Mould 1/48 Buccaneer! :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #479 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. 
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #480 on: January 12, 2022, 01:28:52 AM »
This is what they are showing so far:



CFBV

It wouldn't surprise me though to see updates in the future.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #481 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.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #482 on: January 12, 2022, 03:02:29 AM »
This is what they are showing so far
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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. 
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #483 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

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #484 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
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #485 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!
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #486 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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Re: Airfix
« Reply #487 on: January 16, 2022, 04:02:19 AM »
$100 USD for the Bucc... that's steep.

Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #488 on: Yesterday at 03:15:46 AM »
For anyone else wondering if the 1/24 Spitfire will feature "e" wing parts in this or any future boxing:
Tweet 180122 by Zac Yates, on Flickr

Let's see what the aftermarket does!

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #489 on: Yesterday at 04:53:51 AM »
Hushed tones in the Airfix design studio . . .


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


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Re: Airfix
« Reply #490 on: Yesterday at 06:44:35 PM »
Hushed tones in the Airfix design studio . . .


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


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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.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #491 on: Yesterday at 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 . . .


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Re: Airfix
« Reply #492 on: Yesterday at 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
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