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« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2007, 05:22:26 am »
:ar: the buccaneer is welcome.  :ar:

however i bet that they don't change the wings on the 1/72 hawk to include the fences  <_<  
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« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2007, 05:26:53 am »
Good news!

 

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« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2007, 07:18:34 am »
Oh my!

First the Trumpeter news, now this.  2008 really is shaping up to be a good your for modelers!

In another thread on BM someone was saying that a line of 1/48 Lynx were coming soon too.


Anyone know if the TSR.2 will be limited edition or general release?
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« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2007, 07:28:06 am »
1/48 Lynx, mmmm!  Now things seem to be coming together, SAMI have stated a few times recentley how the Airfix 1/72 Lynx was due a 1/48 partner.  Knowing how they like to drop hints, maybe they'd heard a rumour that they didn't have enough info to print about?
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« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2007, 08:08:24 am »
I would guess that the 48th scale Lynx and the 72 Valiant that were rumoured are probably penciled in for 2009 releases, with maybe news at SMW08.

on the Ship front from Airfix :-

1/400th : HMS Campletown, HMS Montgomery, AND HMS ST ALBAN'S - all at 6.99
HMS Hood, HMS KGV, Snarnhorst ot Gneisenau, Bismarck ot Tirpitz - all at 19.99
1/600th : HMS Victorious, HMS Hood, HMS Nelson, Bismarck, HMS Belfast, HMS's Manxman & Suffolk - all at 9.99;

The Vosper and RAF Rescue launch are re-issued at 10.99 each,

German U-Boat (ex Special Navy?) type XXIII at 27.99;

HMS Victory, Wasa, Cutty Sark, HMS Bounty - all at 24.99

So yet more reboxings from various sources but nothing actually new  :(  
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« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2007, 08:09:01 am »
Intersting list:

Mirage F-1, what kit, Heller?

Pucara, special models (or whatever they are called) mold?

Dornier 17, is this a new kit? Have airfix ever done this?

Horsa glider, Italeri mold i presume...

Wellington Mk.X, Revell???

A bunch of canberras. Are these the old kits with new parts?


 

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« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2007, 08:20:08 am »
The Mirage F.1 and Do-17 could both be the original Airfix moulds.

Some nice ones....hurrah for the AlfaJet for one!

And 1/72nd Canberras!!

I have this iudea of British Canberras in USAF colours/markings. :D  
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« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2007, 09:33:09 am »
those smaller reissues really sound great (gladiator, bird dog, A-jet,..)

if the A-jet has belgian markings, concider it sold  B)  
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« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2007, 10:07:36 am »
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The Gladiator? If it is the ye olde Airfix kit then they are really kicking themselves in the clems. Hopefully it's the Heller tooling. The Defiant? Spit IXc? Wellington? Oh dear.... The kits that time forgot, although the latter could be either a reboxed MPM/Italeri or Trumpeter kit
Please NOT the old Airfix Wimpey (which was a B.III if I remember rightly).  Otherwise agree totally with the Wooksta.
Yay for the Canberras - hope they're new moulds, and that the 8 is not a Frog/Novo/Eastern Express retread and the 9 a Matchbox re-release.
Fairey Fulmar -  the Vista/Smer/Revell item?
Douglas Devastator - rivetarama but different.
Spit IXc PLEASE be a new tool (and not the fossil or the Italeri item)
Hawker Tempest V ex-Heller, I guess
Hawk 128/132 and Meteor F8 - ooooh!
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« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2007, 05:06:43 pm »
Hawk 128 is most likely to be the Italeri kit (available at under a 5 at present) - so hopefully they will re-tool it to remove the un-prototypical tail fiaring (5 minutes with a razor saw if not......)

I hope the Alpha has Qinetiq markings!

If the Meteor F8 is NOT the Xtrakits tooling, then it has to be a new one?
It's not an effing  jump jet.

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« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2007, 05:07:48 pm »
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I suspect the Canberras will be MPM tooling too.
The Xtrakits one is actually a Sword tooling.
It's not an effing  jump jet.

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« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2007, 08:35:17 pm »
A 1/48 TSR.2???? :jawdrop:    I'm in.    I've never been able to get a Dynavector kit when there's enough coin in the purse.

I've often wanted to pose the TSR with the CF-105, Vigilante, and B-58 all in ''operational'' markings of a single unit for a 1950's Ultimate photoshoot.....now that possibly may be a reality.   :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:

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« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2007, 08:43:09 pm »
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Sword, MPM (or all it's many fuzzy bunny children)...  All these Cezch companies are so incestuous it's like trying to work out a family tree for someone from Norfolk.
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« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2007, 08:54:09 pm »
It's interesting to note that Dave the ATF owner has put a lock on a similar thread as this one on his forum because he says he has not had any confirmation of this from Hornby/Airfix.  He usually gets all the gen way before any info gets released.

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« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2007, 01:05:15 am »
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It's interesting to note that Dave the ATF owner has put a lock on a similar thread as this one on his forum because he says he has not had any confirmation of this from Hornby/Airfix.  He usually gets all the gen way before any info gets released.

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Hi Robert

Unfortunately Daves estimation of his website is somewhat overblown in its own self importance, whilst they have the contacts with Martin Weaver at Airfix they are still basically classed as the customer.

The information comes from a retailer, these guys get the advance notice on next years items so they can place thier orders before the end of March. This then allows the manufacturers to plan thier production for the next financial year. The trade shows in the next 6 weeks are when the items are formally announced and allow the buyers to discuss new items and sort out thier orders.(Traders get very pissed off if customers get news in advance of them).

The exceptions from the list appear to be the limited edition classic British kit, as these are more based on customer driven orders and i guess we may see one announced sometime during the year for 2009 delivery.

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