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Re: Airfix
« Reply #3780 on: July 16, 2017, 07:39:20 am »
According to the international tariff and duty agreements to which the UK, US, Japan, etc., are signatories
there are no tariffs or duties on plastic model kits, they fall under the Toy category.

I'm glad to say I haven't opened the International Tariff book since I retired Jon  ;D Used to find the very final International Tariff quite amusing for some reason. Can't remember the number, and besides it may have changed but it was "bodies, or parts of"  ;)

The other thing I used to find a bit of a pain was that most of the world could deal with an 8 digit tariff (it went 6 for HS, 8 for CN if I remember) but the good old US of A needed 13 ! Again it may well have changed.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #3781 on: Yesterday at 04:50:14 pm »
The Phantom will make an appearance in tomorrow's Workbench, they shared a photo of the decal sheet and instructions...I don't think I've ever seen so many stencils on an Airfix sheet!
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #3782 on: Today at 12:41:11 am »
A new Mirage III/5 at Airfix's current standards would be nice, eventually with separate nose sections for a shorter IIIC, too.
The only decent kit in 1:72 I am aware of is the vintage Heller offering, and it has IMHO room for improvements.

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I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #3784 on: Today at 07:10:49 am »

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/air-power-of-the-senior-service/


I like this bit :-

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Can there be a more impressive sight than a Royal Navy Phantom prior to take off?

Caption under a pic of the aircraft with both canopies open and the wings folded!  ;D ;D ;D

I must admit I'm seriously tempted to get one, even at that price, but I suspect the entire first production batch will have already been ordered by Thorvic and OGL!  ;D ;)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #3785 on: Today at 07:15:07 am »
A new Mirage III/5 at Airfix's current standards would be nice, eventually with separate nose sections for a shorter IIIC, too.
The only decent kit in 1:72 I am aware of is the vintage Heller offering, and it has IMHO room for improvements.

The old Revel one is actually quite nice and it includes a complete engine assembly.    :thumbsup:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #3786 on: Today at 07:18:08 am »
A new Mirage III/5 at Airfix's current standards would be nice, eventually with separate nose sections for a shorter IIIC, too.
The only decent kit in 1:72 I am aware of is the vintage Heller offering, and it has IMHO room for improvements.

The old Revel one is actually quite nice and it includes a complete engine assembly.    :thumbsup:


Ooooh, I've got one of those but never opened the box yet. I should do so.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #3787 on: Today at 07:27:41 am »
A new Mirage III/5 at Airfix's current standards would be nice, eventually with separate nose sections for a shorter IIIC, too.
The only decent kit in 1:72 I am aware of is the vintage Heller offering, and it has IMHO room for improvements.

The old Revel one is actually quite nice and it includes a complete engine assembly.    :thumbsup:

Could it be that it's the vintage Lindberg kit (a long-nosed IIIE), reboxed? I know that this one comes with an engine as extra, but has rather crude raised panel lines. The Heller one has these, too, but they are pretty fine.

As a side note, the RV Aircraft Mirage kit is pretty new - had forgotten that one. But it's pretty pricey...  :o

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #3788 on: Today at 09:16:35 am »
High Planes and PJ Productions do a really nice Mirage III: LINK!

Not exactly cheap either, but really nice. And it appears that the RV kit was , let's say, "heavily inspired" by the first edition of the current High Planes/PJ kit.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #3789 on: Today at 12:21:59 pm »

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/air-power-of-the-senior-service/


I like this bit :-

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Can there be a more impressive sight than a Royal Navy Phantom prior to take off?

Caption under a pic of the aircraft with both canopies open and the wings folded!  ;D ;D ;D

I must admit I'm seriously tempted to get one, even at that price, but I suspect the entire first production batch will have already been ordered by Thorvic and OGL!  ;D ;)

What, I've only pre-ordered 4 so far..., it is SMW month and I do have the 1/700 Ark Royal to pick up too then so have to behave a bit

Of course I may (aka will definitely!!!) be stocking up more in subsequent months  ;D, after all I want to build all the kit options plus the prototype, the one that flew off Eagle on the trials plus 700 sqdn before getting round to 899 and the other potential squadrons and users !!!!!!!!!.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #3790 on: Today at 12:25:32 pm »
I must admit I'm seriously tempted to get one, even at that price, but I suspect the entire first production batch will have already been ordered by Thorvic and OGL!  ;D ;)

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #3791 on: Today at 10:09:07 pm »
A new Mirage III/5 at Airfix's current standards would be nice, eventually with separate nose sections for a shorter IIIC, too.
The only decent kit in 1:72 I am aware of is the vintage Heller offering, and it has IMHO room for improvements.

The old Revel one is actually quite nice and it includes a complete engine assembly.    :thumbsup:

Could it be that it's the vintage Lindberg kit (a long-nosed IIIE), reboxed? I know that this one comes with an engine as extra, but has rather crude raised panel lines. The Heller one has these, too, but they are pretty fine.

According to Scalemates, the Revel Mirage III model is unique to Revel and dates to 1976.  The Lindberg kit is unique to Lindberg and dates to 1977.
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