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Airfix Advent Calendar 2018
« on: December 01, 2018, 03:07:35 am »
It's that time of year again. The Airfix Advent Calendar has returned and there are chances to enter competitions for shiny kits  :lol:

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/advent-calendar

Something I didn't know about was the annual Airfix Calendar - you can download box art for the wallpaper on your PC.
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/downloads/view/index/cat/39/

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Re: Airfix Advent Calendar 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 03:27:58 am »
Thanks Nick.
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Re: Airfix Advent Calendar 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 05:14:57 am »
Today's competition prize is a 1/24th Car Door Typhoon. Love to see someone whiff that.... :o
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Re: Airfix Advent Calendar 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2018, 03:24:52 am »
Today's competition prize is a 1/24th Car Door Typhoon. Love to see someone whiff that.... :o

Deal.  When I win it, i'll whiff it.
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Re: Airfix Advent Calendar 2018
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2018, 04:05:59 am »
Today's competition prize is a 1/24th Car Door Typhoon. Love to see someone whiff that.... :o

Deal.  When I win it, i'll whiff it.

Although given how slow Airfix are to get product to Aus, you may be dead before you get it. If you're really unlucky, you may be dead before you find out you've won it... :o
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Re: Airfix Advent Calendar 2018
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 04:28:29 am »
Today's door is another competition: tell them in 75 words on their forum "How Airfix, and scale modelling, help you and your family enjoy the festive season?" to win an RAF100 gift set.

Since my honest answer would be something like "it helps me to ignore the fact that the ones who aren't dead hate modelling and never even try to buy me anything model-related", I think I'll pass.... :rolleyes: ;D :wacko:
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Re: Airfix Advent Calendar 2018
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 06:44:06 am »

Something I didn't know about was the annual Airfix Calendar -

I get it in the post every year as a Magazine subscriber. Still get my "Legends of WWII" calendar from the Calendar Shop though, even if just for some of the fantastic art work  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Airfix Advent Calendar 2018
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2018, 11:35:24 am »
I didn't win the Sea Fury on Twitter, so that's Christmas ruined for me.
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Airfix Advent Calendar 2018
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2018, 12:28:04 pm »
Today's door is another competition: tell them in 75 words on their forum "How Airfix, and scale modelling, help you and your family enjoy the festive season?" to win an RAF100 gift set.

Since my honest answer would be something like "it helps me to ignore the fact that the ones who aren't dead hate modelling and never even try to buy me anything model-related", I think I'll pass.... :rolleyes: ;D :wacko:

Rheged family had a Me163 building competition last Christmas. I'd bought 5 of the 1:00 Lindberg kits at ?Home Bargains? when they ran that ridiculously cheap offer.   Each pack had 2 aircraft in it. All of us....self, Madame, No 1 son and wife and No.2 son all built one aircraft and painted it in "technically plausible" livery. You had from Christmas Day lunch until Boxing Day supper to finish; and the use of the Imperial "odd bits and pieces" box.  The younger Madame Rheged won  with beautifully designed Faberge Egg painted 163, allegedly for Goering's personal use!  Given Hermann's love of all sorts of bling, and his "If it flies it belongs to me" comment, this wasn't ridiculously far fetched.

 If like me you have a family with a sort of inverted sideways view of reality, this is a fun sort of collective entertainment......but since it was Lindberg, Airfix wouldn't have been interested.
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Re: Airfix Advent Calendar 2018
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2018, 12:56:25 pm »
I didn't win the Sea Fury on Twitter, so that's Christmas ruined for me.


Me too! Perhaps we need to start a campaign "#metoo" Oops that's already been used :banghead:
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Re: Airfix Advent Calendar 2018
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2018, 01:02:35 pm »
Did anyone spot that the snowman in the Advent calendar today were from the Scots Guards and Welsh Guards?
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Re: Airfix Advent Calendar 2018
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2018, 02:21:56 am »
Today's door is another competition: tell them in 75 words on their forum "How Airfix, and scale modelling, help you and your family enjoy the festive season?" to win an RAF100 gift set.

Since my honest answer would be something like "it helps me to ignore the fact that the ones who aren't dead hate modelling and never even try to buy me anything model-related", I think I'll pass.... :rolleyes: ;D :wacko:

Rheged family had a Me163 building competition last Christmas. I'd bought 5 of the 1:00 Lindberg kits at ?Home Bargains? when they ran that ridiculously cheap offer.   Each pack had 2 aircraft in it. All of us....self, Madame, No 1 son and wife and No.2 son all built one aircraft and painted it in "technically plausible" livery. You had from Christmas Day lunch until Boxing Day supper to finish; and the use of the Imperial "odd bits and pieces" box.  The younger Madame Rheged won  with beautifully designed Faberge Egg painted 163, allegedly for Goering's personal use!  Given Hermann's love of all sorts of bling, and his "If it flies it belongs to me" comment, this wasn't ridiculously far fetched.

 If like me you have a family with a sort of inverted sideways view of reality, this is a fun sort of collective entertainment......but since it was Lindberg, Airfix wouldn't have been interested.

Any pics?
Please and thank you.
Fred

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Re: Airfix Advent Calendar 2018
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2018, 02:29:16 am »

Something I didn't know about was the annual Airfix Calendar -

I get it in the post every year as a Magazine subscriber. Still get my "Legends of WWII" calendar from the Calendar Shop though, even if just for some of the fantastic art work  :thumbsup:

The 2019 calendar has, for one of the later months, a picture of a Concorde.  Does this mean a release is planned for next year?
A new mould is possible as there are some to scan but part of me is hoping this means they are going to widen their classic kits line to include aircraft.  Such as the Rotodyne.

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Re: Airfix Advent Calendar 2018
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2018, 02:30:47 am »
Today's door is another competition: tell them in 75 words on their forum "How Airfix, and scale modelling, help you and your family enjoy the festive season?" to win an RAF100 gift set.

Since my honest answer would be something like "it helps me to ignore the fact that the ones who aren't dead hate modelling and never even try to buy me anything model-related", I think I'll pass.... :rolleyes: ;D :wacko:

Rheged family had a Me163 building competition last Christmas. I'd bought 5 of the 1:00 Lindberg kits at ?Home Bargains? when they ran that ridiculously cheap offer.   Each pack had 2 aircraft in it. All of us....self, Madame, No 1 son and wife and No.2 son all built one aircraft and painted it in "technically plausible" livery. You had from Christmas Day lunch until Boxing Day supper to finish; and the use of the Imperial "odd bits and pieces" box.  The younger Madame Rheged won  with beautifully designed Faberge Egg painted 163, allegedly for Goering's personal use!  Given Hermann's love of all sorts of bling, and his "If it flies it belongs to me" comment, this wasn't ridiculously far fetched.

 If like me you have a family with a sort of inverted sideways view of reality, this is a fun sort of collective entertainment......but since it was Lindberg, Airfix wouldn't have been interested.

Any pics?
Please and thank you.

Sorry, no pics, but I'm going down to Winchester to see the younger Rheged family on Monday. If Madame R junior still has the device, I'll take pics then. 
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Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
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Re: Airfix Advent Calendar 2018
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2018, 02:33:24 am »
Today's door is another competition: tell them in 75 words on their forum "How Airfix, and scale modelling, help you and your family enjoy the festive season?" to win an RAF100 gift set.

Since my honest answer would be something like "it helps me to ignore the fact that the ones who aren't dead hate modelling and never even try to buy me anything model-related", I think I'll pass.... :rolleyes: ;D :wacko:

Rheged family had a Me163 building competition last Christmas. I'd bought 5 of the 1:00 Lindberg kits at ?Home Bargains? when they ran that ridiculously cheap offer.   Each pack had 2 aircraft in it. All of us....self, Madame, No 1 son and wife and No.2 son all built one aircraft and painted it in "technically plausible" livery. You had from Christmas Day lunch until Boxing Day supper to finish; and the use of the Imperial "odd bits and pieces" box.  The younger Madame Rheged won  with beautifully designed Faberge Egg painted 163, allegedly for Goering's personal use!  Given Hermann's love of all sorts of bling, and his "If it flies it belongs to me" comment, this wasn't ridiculously far fetched.

 If like me you have a family with a sort of inverted sideways view of reality, this is a fun sort of collective entertainment......but since it was Lindberg, Airfix wouldn't have been interested.

Any pics?
Please and thank you.

Sorry, no pics, but I'm going down to Winchester to see the younger Rheged family on Monday. If Madame R junior still has the device, I'll take pics then. 

 :thumbsup:
Fred

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