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Re: Airfix
« Reply #525 on: March 28, 2023, 04:19:52 AM »

I hear a ferret Mk 1 is on the way for those who prefer the sans-turret version, although this one is coming from points East of England.

Accurate Armour perhaps?
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I think AA already has one. This one will be via the PRC.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #526 on: March 29, 2023, 01:00:24 AM »
PRC?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #527 on: March 29, 2023, 02:13:04 AM »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #528 on: March 29, 2023, 03:04:04 AM »
Ah ok - was thinking another company
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #529 on: June 03, 2023, 01:40:00 AM »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #530 on: July 26, 2023, 06:55:54 AM »
This just in (actually posted about 11 hours prior at YouTube) - Airfix to produce 1/48th scale Westland Sea King kit:


YouTube > Biggles TMD > Airfix 1/48th Westland Seaking announcement





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Re: Airfix
« Reply #531 on: July 26, 2023, 04:35:34 PM »
A look at that indicates that I should be able to wrangle it into a RAN Mk.50 (predecessor to the pretty-much identical HAS.2) :smiley:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #532 on: July 26, 2023, 10:08:13 PM »
Link to the same news from HyperScale


(image source: [HyperScale)


ScaleMates > Airfix A11006 1/48 Westland Sea King HAS.1/HAS.5/HU.5





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Re: Airfix
« Reply #533 on: September 09, 2023, 02:25:36 AM »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #534 on: September 09, 2023, 07:06:22 AM »
As much as I really, really want a 1/48 Gannet, those days of largish aircraft are gone due to downsizing to a Unit. My severely limited display space is already over full.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #535 on: September 09, 2023, 02:35:40 PM »
I want ... nay! Need! ... one for my RAN museum display that I haven't started building for, yet.

Although I do have quite a few kits S-2E/G Tracker, A-4G Skyhawk, Aermacchi MB-326H, Sea Fury, Firefly Mk.5, Wessex & Seaking (on pre-order).

So, the Gannet will fit right in there & I need to find (or I'd like someone to produce) a Sea Venom in 1/48.

I'm, also, on the look-out for a UH-1B, a Kiowa, a Westland Scout, a Bristol Sycamore & a Westland Scout in the same scale (although only the UH-1B is a must-have).
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #536 on: October 02, 2023, 04:54:29 AM »

1/72 SR-N1 Hovercraft re-released . . .
https://uk.airfix.com/products/sr-n1-hovercraft-a02007v







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Re: Airfix
« Reply #537 on: October 02, 2023, 05:20:07 AM »
Interesting  --  had recently picked up a vintage kit at estate sale.  Soon will be plenty around.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #538 on: October 02, 2023, 08:44:25 AM »
Still have my old one from 1972 which needs a rebuild.  Would be more interested in a 1/48th or 1/35th one.

Might buy the SR.N4 if they re-released that.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #539 on: November 12, 2023, 01:26:06 AM »

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #541 on: November 12, 2023, 04:12:43 AM »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #542 on: January 10, 2024, 01:58:29 AM »

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #543 on: January 10, 2024, 06:44:47 PM »
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #544 on: January 11, 2024, 01:34:19 AM »

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #545 on: January 11, 2024, 01:34:44 AM »

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #546 on: January 11, 2024, 03:43:49 AM »
I remember seeing the SR-N1 at a used kit store, back in the late 80s/early 90s. It had been on the shelf for a while and I thought "I'll buy it next week". It was gone the next week...

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #547 on: January 11, 2024, 11:52:15 AM »


Why is that one poor guy in the back facing the wrong way? Not like he's a tail gunner or something. Whatever his job was at least he could have been facing forward. Obviously not the navigator as he is only able to see where the aircraft has been, not where its going!

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #548 on: January 12, 2024, 01:51:40 AM »
Why is that one poor guy in the back facing the wrong way? Not like he's a tail gunner or something. Whatever his job was at least he could have been facing forward. Obviously not the navigator as he is only able to see where the aircraft has been, not where its going!

I think you will find that the crew of ASW Gannets typically consisted of a pilot and two aerial observers - one looking forward and the other rearwards.  Hence the layout.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #549 on: January 13, 2024, 09:20:32 AM »
I think you will find that the crew of ASW Gannets typically consisted of a pilot and two aerial observers - one looking forward and the other rearwards.  Hence the layout.

Exactly. So - from forward to aft - are the pilot, observer-navigator, and radio-radar operator.
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