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Re: Airfix
« Reply #350 on: January 14, 2019, 09:58:31 PM »
I've got a Rug Rats Resins 31M too (they do the civilian 31 as well), and Welsh Models does a 41 (which is on my shopping list), all in 1/72

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #351 on: January 22, 2019, 06:57:11 PM »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #352 on: January 22, 2019, 07:14:19 PM »
Nice --- Phantom kit good as box art ?

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #353 on: January 22, 2019, 09:14:19 PM »
Nice --- Phantom kit good as box art ?

Unsure Bill. However I went over to Brit Modeller and the majority of the kit thread's comments focus on what is wrong with the kit vs what is right.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #354 on: January 22, 2019, 09:23:24 PM »
Nice --- Phantom kit good as box art ?

Unsure Bill. However I went over to Brit Modeller and the majority of the kit thread's comments focus on what is wrong with the kit vs what is right.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #355 on: January 23, 2019, 07:11:52 AM »
Worst complaint I have read was that there are over 500 tiny stencil decals...   :o

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #356 on: January 23, 2019, 07:54:26 AM »
Nice --- Phantom kit good as box art ?

Unsure Bill. However I went over to Brit Modeller and the majority of the kit thread's comments focus on what is wrong with the kit vs what is right.

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Offline Aeroplanedriver

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #357 on: January 25, 2019, 01:27:44 PM »
1/48 Hunter F.6 arrived from Hannant's today.  At first glance I must say this kit looks wonderful.  After building two Academy Hunters I can't wait to tackle this gem. 

Surface detail is nicely done, cockpit looks nice, gear bays look VERY nice.  I love how Airfix are including the option of closed gear doors on their new kits, and this one has something I've never seen before; doors that fit into the gear wells from the inside, making for a perfect fit.  I'll be building int gear down, but I really like this feature. 

The wing construction has a one piece upper surface with a large chunk of the upper fuselage, which eliminates the wing join seam that can be a really pain in the Academy kit.  Parts are included for an FGA.9 too.  I got it on sale when Hannants first got them, and for $30ish US I couldn't be happier. 

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #358 on: January 26, 2019, 12:57:14 AM »
@Aeroplanedriver/Nick - what specific parts are included for the FGA.9?  Exhaust shroud and air-brake bits? 
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #359 on: January 26, 2019, 05:35:32 AM »
@Aeroplanedriver/Nick - what specific parts are included for the FGA.9?  Exhaust shroud and air-brake bits?

On closer inspection it looks like it's just the additional parts for an FGA.9 exhaust shroud with the parachute 'nib'.  Last night looking through the instructions I though I saw a part to fill in the notch in the flaps for the FGA.9 fuel tanks, but I was mistaken.  Still, it has a pair of rocket pods which I THINK were not used until the FGA.9.  It's a shame the breakdown wont allow for two-seaters, but it's obviously got at least some parts already for an FGA.9.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #360 on: January 26, 2019, 12:23:11 PM »
Wonder how soon a two-seater conversion will appear?  It's unlikely, but I'd love to also see a conversion appear for the proposed tandem-seat two-seater.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #361 on: January 26, 2019, 12:23:36 PM »
I can only hope that Airfix would consider including parts for the Malaysian and Swiss versions. 
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #362 on: January 26, 2019, 08:57:16 PM »
Wonder how soon a two-seater conversion will appear?  It's unlikely, but I'd love to also see a conversion appear for the proposed tandem-seat two-seater.


Aerocraft models have a T.Mk.7 conversion set planned for release Mar/Apr this year:




The conversion will be in resin and have a clear cast resin canopy and interior cockpit detail
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #363 on: September 05, 2019, 02:28:33 AM »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #364 on: September 05, 2019, 11:36:50 PM »
Lemmy Kilmister lives on!!!  8)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #365 on: September 06, 2019, 06:09:54 PM »
Just AWESOME  8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #366 on: September 09, 2019, 05:12:59 PM »
Does anybody know if there are plans to reissue 1/600 Airfix SS France?

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #367 on: September 09, 2019, 08:58:54 PM »
Does anybody know if there are plans to reissue 1/600 Airfix SS France?


I remember that kit. I did not see any references to a possible re-issue. Tooling may nolonger exist.

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/forum/ss-france-in-1600-scale/?p=1

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #368 on: September 11, 2019, 02:12:22 PM »
The tool for the 1/600 SS France went missing presumed destroyed in 1999 :o

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/airfixtributeforum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=465&p=1513&hilit=France#p1513

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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #369 on: September 11, 2019, 10:16:09 PM »

If you had a trawl around the ATF I'm sure you could find the answers to most of your Airfix questions, you just have to get around the crappy search engine in Tapatalk Forums.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #370 on: November 08, 2019, 06:48:11 PM »
Placeholder for the announcement of the new tool 1/72 Vulcan B.2 taking place on November 9th at Telford.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #371 on: November 09, 2019, 07:42:48 PM »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #372 on: November 09, 2019, 08:42:01 PM »
Needs to come out in 1/48, too. ;)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #373 on: November 10, 2019, 02:03:45 AM »
A new molds Vulcan? Awesome. I hope they use a side mold for the intakes, so there won't be an obnoxious seam to deal with.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #374 on: November 10, 2019, 02:14:55 AM »
Notice the three 7-bomb clips there. Now I need to watch the video again that on SPF showing them loading a 10-bomb clip into a Vulcan.