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« on: December 30, 2011, 04:11:37 PM »
"markmaples" just posted he following list of Airfix news for 2012 HERE 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.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2011, 02:51:57 AM by ChernayaAkula »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 03:25:02 PM »
Hyperscale has just uploaded some images of the Airfix 2012 Forthcoming Releases 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.   


(image source: Hyperscale/Airfix)
« Last Edit: January 04, 2012, 03:31:50 PM by jeffryfontaine »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #2 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..... ???
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #3 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..... ???

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 02:19:14 AM »
There are lots of pics of sprues and built kits of new Airfix stuff HERE, HERE and HERE on the Airfix Tribute Forum.

Looks like Airfix is going to get a lot of my money this year!
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #5 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
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 02:33:17 AM »
I see the new 1/48 Airfix Lynx (Army and Navy) are out.  Woohoo!  Must buy...
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2012, 09:59:05 AM »
Spitty 22 is out.   :)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2012, 04:26:52 PM »
What scale?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2012, 09:41:09 PM »
And, on top of that, it appears to be very well moulded.   Very well indeed.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2012, 03:32:47 AM »
The 'best' scale Greg ----  1/72    :icon_meditation:

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2012, 03:12:29 PM »
Which variant?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2012, 11:52:52 AM »
Chipmunk in 1/72? YAY!
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #16 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)

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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 :)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #17 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.  :)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #19 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....

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #20 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. 
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2012, 02:00:46 AM »
Spitfire PR.XIX in 1:48
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2012, 02:22:11 AM »
Pics:






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Re: Airfix
« Reply #23 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. 

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2012, 08:40:44 PM »
New releases for 2013 have been announced by Airfix.  Some nice stuff there.  Lots of new toolings. Greg will like the 1/48 Javelin.   ;D