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« Reply #30 on: December 25, 2007, 12:16:46 pm »
The Buc will be back :D  cool Now I only wish the Fairy Firefly and the Ajax Cruiser would be reissued
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« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2007, 01:18:37 am »
I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for the Gladiator and the Henschel.
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« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2007, 02:17:16 am »
In terms of What If'ing, it's great to see the return of the Bucc, we've seen some great profiles on this very site and I for one will be quite happy to assault a 'Brick' with Dutch or Marineflieger markings  ;) . The Pucara (whatever its' lineage) will also find a place on my bench.... Middle East desert schemes immediately spring to mind. As for a £28.00 1:48 TSR2, well I'll believe that if & when..... that seems just too good to be true !

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« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2007, 02:56:13 am »
If its the 1/72 version just scaled up then 28 quid would be about the right price
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« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2007, 02:59:19 am »
A lot of this has been hinted at, or even openly stated on BM the last few months - seems the Hornby reps have been very free and easy with the info ;)
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« Reply #35 on: December 26, 2007, 03:40:30 am »
Merry Christmas all.  I chatted with one of the Airfix elves at Telford and he said that that Pucara was the MPM item but without resin, brass or whatever accompanies the plastic.  In other words it's all plastic.  The Dagger is supposedly the PM kit.  2008 releases would be officially announced early in the new year (eg at the Toy Fair), but that of course doesn't mean info won't be leaked.
I do hope some of the suggested releases are only rumours  and that the geratrics such as the Gladiator and Defiant never see the light of day again (unless it's for less than £2 and strictly for whiffing, toys, etc).
And by the way, the Xtrakit range is produced in conjunction with MPM.  Take a look at their range and you'll spot the similarities/links immediately.
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« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2007, 06:59:17 am »
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If its the 1/72 version just scaled up then 28 quid would be about the right price
Totally agree. The 1/72 scale TSR.2 was a big disappointment in terms of the fit and I can't even compare it to Hasegawa or Tamiya because I never build their stuff. And was the nose the right shape?

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« Reply #37 on: December 26, 2007, 08:50:04 am »
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I do hope some of the suggested releases are only rumours  and that the geratrics such as the Gladiator and Defiant never see the light of day again (unless it's for less than £2 and strictly for whiffing, toys, etc).
 
Well, if they got their mitts on MPM's Pucara, then we can also hope that the Defiant is a reissue of the MPM kit of that as well rather than Airfix's own.

The 1/72 Strikemaster is good to see coming back. The Airfix one always was better in shapes than the Matchbox one as I recall.

The 1/72 Tempest has me a bit concerned. I do hope its the Heller/Smer kit or a new tool. I recall building a Tempest in Airfix boxing years ago and it was crude to say the very least.

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« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2007, 09:12:02 am »
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I do hope some of the suggested releases are only rumours  and that the geratrics such as the Gladiator and Defiant never see the light of day again (unless it's for less than £2 and strictly for whiffing, toys, etc).
 
-The 1/72 Tempest has me a bit concerned. I do hope its the Heller/Smer kit or a new tool. I recall building a Tempest in Airfix boxing years ago and it was crude to say the very least.
I thought the Airfix Tempest was the Heller one?

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« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2007, 10:03:59 am »
Cannot recall a 1:72 Tempest in an Airfix box at all..... But wit the Academy kit at around £6.00 or less (US = $12.00) it will really have to be bl**dy special !

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« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2007, 11:43:19 am »
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And by the way, the Xtrakit range is produced in conjunction with MPM.  Take a look at their range and you'll spot the similarities/links immediately.
 
Except the Canberra says 'Made by Sword' on the side, and as Jennings says, they are separate companies.

I suspect Xtrakits are made by whomever Hannants commissions to make them - e.g. the Meteor NF is the Matchbox kit, not MPM
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« Reply #41 on: December 26, 2007, 08:26:31 pm »
Okay, that's nice, but there are obviously soem BIG things mssing from that list.

Where is the re-issue of the 1/72 TSR.2????  <_<

And where in the name of all that is holy is the NIMROD?????  :angry:

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« Reply #42 on: December 26, 2007, 09:51:25 pm »
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And Spinners, if the TSR2 was a disappointment, I hope you never had the misfortune to buy the Merlin one, because that would have had you suicidal.
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« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2007, 12:07:30 am »
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Okay, that's nice, but there are obviously soem BIG things mssing from that list.

Where is the re-issue of the 1/72 TSR.2????  <_<

And where in the name of all that is holy is the NIMROD?????  :angry:

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The 1/72 TSR2 will not be reissued for a few years now as they wish to abide by the original statemats made by Humbrol. They feel the 1/48th version may satisfy alot of demand for TSR2 as alot of requests were made for that scale when the kits scaled up master was previewed a few years ago.

The news is from a Trade distribution order form so the Nimrod can't appear as it has already sold out. It wont be in the 2008 catalogue either as it was a limited edition and all the production run has been sold.
You may see them on the shelves during next month but retailers will not be able to get anymore from Airfix for a few years (so if you aint pre-ordered one, get them when you see them as they wont reappear for some time).


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« Reply #44 on: December 27, 2007, 04:08:34 am »
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And by the way, the Xtrakit range is produced in conjunction with MPM.  Take a look at their range and you'll spot the similarities/links immediately.
 
Except the Canberra says 'Made by Sword' on the side, and as Jennings says, they are separate companies.

I suspect Xtrakits are made by whomever Hannants commissions to make them - e.g. the Meteor NF is the Matchbox kit, not MPM
Apologies - I stand corrected and was going by the MPM release news. :D  :D
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