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Airfix
« 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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'if it Bleeds, it Leads' which almost always translates into $$$$$$.
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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:

Bah!!!
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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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