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Re: Airfix
« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2013, 11:02:15 PM »
Is it just me or is Airfix's pricing a lil all over the place ?

I think it may be partly because Airfix is trying to be honest with their pricing; reissues from old molds (which have already been paid off) are going to be cheaper than models from new molds. Some models may have been subcontracted to Poland or elsewhere, which may raise their prices.

Or... the Airfix price fixer has been going to the pub during work hours.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2013, 11:09:34 PM »
Is it just me or is Airfix's pricing a lil all over the place ?

I think it may be partly because Airfix is trying to be honest with their pricing; reissues from old molds (which have already been paid off) are going to be cheaper than models from new molds. Some models may have been subcontracted to Poland or elsewhere, which may raise their prices.

Or... the Airfix price fixer has been going to the pub during work hours.

More likely i think !  ;D

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #52 on: September 28, 2013, 03:35:47 AM »
Well the 1/48 Javelin is finally available since I just purchased one:

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #53 on: September 28, 2013, 03:49:16 AM »
What a beast!  First thing that comes to mind is an RCAF CF-99 Javelin armed with Sparrow AAM :)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #54 on: September 28, 2013, 03:58:23 AM »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #55 on: September 28, 2013, 04:12:03 AM »
After the Sea Vixen and now the Javelin, I am hoping Airfix continue with this trend of '50s era British jets in 1/48 and release a 1/48 Supermarine Swift and 1/48 Supermarine Scimitar.


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Re: Airfix
« Reply #56 on: September 28, 2013, 04:14:00 AM »
What a beast!  First thing that comes to mind is an RCAF CF-99 Javelin armed with Sparrow AAM :)

RCAF would be natural.  I am tempted to do a Taiwanese one though...don't ask me why.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #57 on: September 28, 2013, 04:15:30 AM »
What a beast!  First thing that comes to mind is an RCAF CF-99 Javelin armed with Sparrow AAM :)

hmm! interesting idea  ---- ve e e r y interesting ----  :-*

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #58 on: September 28, 2013, 04:18:29 AM »
What a beast!  First thing that comes to mind is an RCAF CF-99 Javelin armed with Sparrow AAM :)
hmm! interesting idea  ---- ve e e r y interesting ----  :-*

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #59 on: September 28, 2013, 04:32:54 AM »
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After the Sea Vixen and now the Javelin, I am hoping Airfix continue with this trend of '50s era British jets in 1/48 and release a 1/48 Supermarine Swift and 1/48 Supermarine Scimitar.



I could scarcely agree more.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #60 on: September 28, 2013, 01:51:27 PM »
After the Sea Vixen and now the Javelin, I am hoping Airfix continue with this trend of '50s era British jets in 1/48 and release a 1/48 Supermarine Swift and 1/48 Supermarine Scimitar.

It would be even better if the released them in the one true scale, Greg.  ;)

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #61 on: September 28, 2013, 04:46:43 PM »
After the Sea Vixen and now the Javelin, I am hoping Airfix continue with this trend of '50s era British jets in 1/48 and release a 1/48 Supermarine Swift and 1/48 Supermarine Scimitar.

It would be even better if the released them in the one true scale, Greg.  ;)

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #62 on: September 30, 2013, 10:06:32 PM »
Worth shopping around for it too... I found it at wonderland models way cheaper than even my birthday discount allows on airfix.com

Airfix: £49.99
Wonderland: £39.99

I thought it seemed like quite expensive at first till i realised how big the beasty is :D

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #63 on: October 09, 2013, 09:25:02 AM »
Sprue review of the new Airfix 1:48th scale Gloster Javelin FAW.9/9R (kit number A12007) courtesy of Brett Green and Hyperscale

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The FOD covers are a very nice feature.  Maybe something for the other kit makers to consider in the future to include with their own models as an option?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #64 on: November 10, 2013, 09:11:47 AM »
Don't you hate it when people or companies don't obey their instructions!  The memo clearly said new 1/48 Scimitar or Swift.  Yet what do they announce?  This:



 :icon_bofh:

And it's not even 1/48.  Bloody 1/24!!! :icon_punal:

I suppose if you're interested you can look up more on it here.

Mutter, grumble.... :icon_twisted:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #65 on: November 10, 2013, 09:35:47 AM »
Im still amazed theres no Victor... They do a Vulcan, and a Valiant... But arguably the most successful "V" bomber..... Nothing :/

And no-one else does one either so theres a pretty serious gap in the market....

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #66 on: November 10, 2013, 09:54:16 AM »
Yawn.  :icon_fsm:

Although, I would like to have the engine sprues for auto/marine modelling purposes.   8)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #67 on: November 10, 2013, 10:07:04 AM »
The Sabre looks like a work of art in and of itself but I agree, its not a subject or a scale that particularly interests me.  A new 1/72 Victor or a Scimitar or a Swift, perhaps a pantographed down Javelin, now they'd be interesting! 

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #68 on: November 10, 2013, 10:50:39 AM »
Mildly interesting is a shot on their facebook page of a three bladed version too so there might be quite a few extra bits for the spares box in there... I reckon pricing will be the deal breaker here as while it looks lovely there are already perfectly good large scale Typhoons out there... Pacific coast etc... If they can undercut them well ....  ;)

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #69 on: November 10, 2013, 04:00:39 PM »
The Sabre looks like a work of art in and of itself but I agree, its not a subject or a scale that particularly interests me.  A new 1/72 Victor or a Scimitar or a Swift, perhaps a pantographed down Javelin, now they'd be interesting!

Nobody uses pantographs, actually 3-D engraving routers, any longer, and anyhow they were never used to scale down with an existing kit. New master patterns 1 1/2 to 3 times the size of the desired end product were always made and used to cut the moulds. If Airfix scale down the Javelin it'll be with a modified CAD data set.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #70 on: November 10, 2013, 04:39:26 PM »
Spoil sport!

When I did my apprenticeship (after three years at uni as I am a back to front sort of bloke) we had a pantograph sitting side by side with a coordinate drilling machine, a CNC mill and a pair of CNC lathes and an EDM jammed in  between.  There were also radial arm drills, lathes, mills, vertical and horizontal borers as well as cutter grinders, horizontal and vertical band saws, most of them bought second hand in the late 40s.  These days you walk into a machine shop or tool room and you will find a couple of multi axis machining centres that do everything; I imaging it wont be long until you see 3D printers added to the mix.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #71 on: November 10, 2013, 04:43:15 PM »
Spoil sport!

When I did my apprenticeship (after three years at uni as I am a back to front sort of bloke) we had a pantograph sitting side by side with a coordinate drilling machine, a CNC mill and a pair of CNC lathes and an EDM jammed in  between.  There were also radial arm drills, lathes, mills, vertical and horizontal borers as well as cutter grinders, horizontal and vertical band saws, most of them bought second hand in the late 40s.  These days you walk into a machine shop or tool room and you will find a couple of multi axis machining centres that do everything; I imaging it wont be long until you see 3D printers added to the mix.

Sounds very much like parts of my workshops at work.  We still use a pantograph at work...but only for name plates on people's desks, doors etc...
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #72 on: November 10, 2013, 11:06:00 PM »
Don't you hate it when people or companies don't obey their instructions!  The memo clearly said new 1/48 Scimitar or Swift.  Yet what do they announce?  This:
Mutter, grumble.... :icon_twisted:

Actually Greg, Over on The Airfix Tribute Forum, the Hawker Typhoon topped out the poll they had there for the most wanted new tool 1/24 scale kit.  I guess they got what was voted for ---  Now they need those people to buy it --

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #73 on: November 11, 2013, 12:33:51 AM »
--  Now they need those people to buy it --

Yup. Speaking of which, I have never seen a 1/24 Mossie built up at a show. Wonder if they sold enough of them?

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #74 on: November 11, 2013, 01:28:42 AM »
--  Now they need those people to buy it --

Yup. Speaking of which, I have never seen a 1/24 Mossie built up at a show. Wonder if they sold enough of them?

My bro' has three of those Mosquito kits, none built though --