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Re: AIM (Aircraft in Miniature)
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2016, 12:06:02 am »
Now also going to be done in 1/144 for the MicroMir kit

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Re: AIM (Aircraft in Miniature)
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2016, 06:11:45 am »
Latest news, seems AiM will take on Magna Models

http://www.aim72.co.uk/page6.html
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Re: AIM (Aircraft in Miniature)
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2016, 06:56:43 am »
Latest news, seems AiM will take on Magna Models

http://www.aim72.co.uk/page6.html

That's good news, there some Magna 'kits' that are unique and it'd be a pity to lose them.
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Re: AIM (Aircraft in Miniature)
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2016, 03:46:41 pm »
To be fair, there's a lot of tat in the range too, not to mention kits that have been superseded since.

One thing AIM may want to look at is the white metal and the vac canopies.  The latter were shocking and barely fitted where they touched in many kits.

For my money, the Spiteful/Seafang needs rereleasing, plus the Percival Petrel.
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Re: AIM (Aircraft in Miniature)
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2016, 05:50:32 am »
Latest news, seems AiM will take on Magna Models

http://www.aim72.co.uk/page6.html

That's good news, there some Magna 'kits' that are unique and it'd be a pity to lose them.

Very much so  :thumbsup:
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Re: AIM (Aircraft in Miniature)
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2017, 01:21:07 pm »
Neil has a Cessna CH-1 in works in both 1/72 and 1/48.
I have a couple of screengrabs of the CATIA model Neil posted in the Wings of Peace Yahoo group,
however I'm not posting them as I don't have permission.

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Re: AIM (Aircraft in Miniature)
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2017, 03:16:00 pm »
Will AIM do also the military version with 2 Hawk missiles hanging from the tail, as Adams did in the good ol' days?  :rolleyes:

Look in the upper left corner, sorry for the bad image, it's the only one I have found.

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Could it have been one of the first whif-in-a-box models?  ;D
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Re: AIM (Aircraft in Miniature)
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2017, 03:34:28 pm »

Will AIM do also the military version with 2 Hawk missiles hanging from the tail, as Adams did in the good ol' days?  :rolleyes:


How ever would that have flown? I know the engine is in the front, but all that weight that far aft would have wrecked the CG position surely?
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Re: AIM (Aircraft in Miniature)
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2017, 01:48:19 pm »
Yes, of course. Adams must have wanted to cash on its Hawk launcher/transporter set. Maybe they had prepared the moulds for the chopper as a promo from Cessna and when the real one was unsuccessful, had to find a way of selling it? I have never heard of a civilian version of the Adams kit.
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Re: AIM (Aircraft in Miniature)
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2018, 02:19:03 pm »
There is a lot of chatter about this over at the Facebook Group Canadian Military Aircraft.

But no sign of it either at AIM or Hannants. Can any UK based folks comment on this? Maybe a Telford release?

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Re: AIM (Aircraft in Miniature)
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2018, 02:54:03 pm »
If it's out, it'll only be available through Hannants.  Neil Gaunt is by all accounts a bit odd.
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Re: AIM (Aircraft in Miniature)
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2018, 03:38:19 pm »
If it's out, it'll only be available through Hannants.  Neil Gaunt is by all accounts a bit odd.

Yeah. I kinda expected that.  I was hoping to see some teaser photos at AIM but nothing yet.
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Re: AIM (Aircraft in Miniature)
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2018, 04:32:09 pm »
It was on the website as I remember it too, but then a lot of what Neil had announced has been removed. The De Havilland Drover for example --
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Re: AIM (Aircraft in Miniature)
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2018, 12:36:12 am »
I wish he'd sort-out the AIM website.  It's a mess. What's current and what's not?

The only Transport Wings full-kits available on Hannants at present are the 1:72 A310 and 1:48 Beech AQM-37.  Everything else is decal sets or conversion packs.

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Re: AIM (Aircraft in Miniature)
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2018, 03:15:24 am »
It's an awful website, bettered in horribleness only by the Sanger one.
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