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Offline Small brown dog

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Old Airfix catalogue
« on: August 26, 2019, 04:21:56 PM »
Found this in my attic ... 1969!
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Re: Old Airfix catalogue
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 04:30:18 PM »
That's most convincingly done and brings to mind many fun days in my youth paging through a dog-eared copy of the real thing, wishing...

Another wonderful feast for the eyes!

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Re: Old Airfix catalogue
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 12:10:10 AM »
Damn, that's very convincingly done.  You've got the look and feel down perfectly.

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Re: Old Airfix catalogue
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 02:34:02 AM »
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Re: Old Airfix catalogue
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 03:05:59 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D :icon_fsm:
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Re: Old Airfix catalogue
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 05:11:42 AM »
Gorgeous ... and the tea-mug ring is a lovely touch  ;D
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Re: Old Airfix catalogue
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2019, 05:49:25 AM »
I would have loved to have had that catalog! What's the price? 1 shilling 9 pence?

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Re: Old Airfix catalogue
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2019, 10:32:31 PM »
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but perhaps I take this alternative universe a bit too far. Promise to leave you guys a lone for a bit.
DON'T YOU DARE!

These are fricken awesome! Not only is the background tech story well conceived (in the best "Boy's Own Thrilling Stories Annual" fashion), but the illustrations are, truly, superb. Seriously, these are absolutely amazing.

And I totally want to build physical models in this universe. I am doing my best to absorb the design themes that best embody this tech and plan a build or three along these lines.

I'd love to see more of the AFVs and war airships as well.

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Re: Old Airfix catalogue
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2019, 08:25:07 PM »
Thanks gents, much appreciated :)
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Re: Old Airfix catalogue
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2019, 10:16:44 PM »
The B-29 as it should have been built.   :smiley:
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Re: Old Airfix catalogue
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2019, 12:29:38 AM »
The B-29 as it should have been built.   :smiley:

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