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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4410 on: April 15, 2019, 06:20:45 am »
Airfix merely reboxed the Heller sets.

No, they didn't.  The Airfix one has Sea Eagles and other RAF weapons and pods in it.   The Heller has French missiles such as Matra R550 and R530 and Exocet and French ECM pods in it.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4411 on: April 15, 2019, 08:47:49 am »

No, they didn't.  The Airfix one has Sea Eagles and other RAF weapons and pods in it.   


Yes, that's the one I've got. I used the Sea Eagles on something, or sent them to some deserving soul anyway.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4412 on: April 15, 2019, 04:27:06 pm »
Hmm, looked like the kit had bombs, rockets and underwing tanks.  Seems enough to me for an early bird.

Pretty sure they will do another release with Op Granby loadout.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4413 on: April 15, 2019, 07:29:47 pm »
I'm beyond caring about what others* think should be in the kit as a load out - I rarely use the lethality anyway and extra parts on sprues just bump up the cost.



*Especially said individual mentioned upthread, who bitched at every opportunity he got about the cost of the Airfix Victor or the fact that the new tool Airfix Lancaster didn't include any bombs.  Several members on Britmodeller (including myself) have noticed this trend and have slapped him down.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4414 on: April 16, 2019, 12:26:08 am »
Actually the new Royal Navy S2 is shy on war load as it actually has the open bomb bay but doesn't have any bombs to go in it. The two 1000lb bombs being alternative weapons load to the slipper tanks or Rocket pods, Those rocket pods should also be separate from the wing pylons. Not going to stop me buying the kit (well probably a dozen at least) and the weapons can be picked up as aftermarket items but it does feel like they are being a bit stingy to keep the parts count and sprues down
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4415 on: April 16, 2019, 03:54:00 am »
... it does feel like they are being a bit stingy to keep the parts count and sprues down

Or, they know there will be an initial sales surge whatever they include and reckon that a fair number of those will then also buy a later, better armed release.  It's like with DVDs.  First one out just has the movie.  Next one has all the extras like commentary and making of and then finally you get the special editions in fancy packaging.

...Several members on Britmodeller (including myself) have noticed this trend and have slapped him down.

Some seem to actively dislike Airfix and want them to fail.  I can't understand why.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4416 on: April 16, 2019, 05:48:23 am »

Some seem to actively dislike Airfix and want them to fail.  I can't understand why.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4417 on: April 16, 2019, 09:23:51 am »
And they're producing world class kits these days too.  :thumbsup:

It's madness wishing them to fail.  :banghead:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4418 on: April 16, 2019, 12:33:42 pm »
Depends who the competition is !   :rolleyes:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4419 on: April 16, 2019, 11:40:24 pm »
... it does feel like they are being a bit stingy to keep the parts count and sprues down

Or, they know there will be an initial sales surge whatever they include and reckon that a fair number of those will then also buy a later, better armed release.  It's like with DVDs.  First one out just has the movie.  Next one has all the extras like commentary and making of and then finally you get the special editions in fancy packaging.


Oh there will be a 2nd boxing with the RAF bulged bomb bay door plus the later slipper tanks, revised fin and the universal pylons, now whether it comes with more bombs, Anti-ship missiles or even the Gulf War fit remains to be seen as we wont find out till the 2020 range is announced. What we don't know yet is if they will try to cover the RAF versions from 1969 to 1991 in the one boxing or keep the Gulf War configuration for another separate boxing most likely due in 2021 (30yrs on!).

The problem being is that one sprue will obviously replace the RN sprue with the bulged tank, different slipper tanks and later fin plus the universal pylons  but if they add another with Missiles then the price of the kit will also go up to. It looks like we will have to rely on the after market to do alternative RN loads or to do the later version with Martel's and the universal pylons.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4420 on: April 17, 2019, 05:43:20 am »
I guess plenty of people will have the older kit and that's got most of the weapons carried by the Bucc.  Not greatly detailed though and the Sea Eagle just uses a different cone to go on the Martel when they had differences in the body and fins.
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