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Re: Airfix
« Reply #5130 on: April 25, 2021, 08:25:23 am »
I've got a few 1/48 kits of my absolute favorite aircraft. One favorite is the F-86 Sabre, and I see Airfix has released their 1/48 F.4 variant. I just ordered one ----  ;D
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #5131 on: April 25, 2021, 12:13:35 pm »
I'm not a 1/48 builder myself, but I'm tempted by the forthcoming Chipmunk.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #5132 on: May 05, 2021, 06:24:40 am »
New tool Mosquito can't be far off as it's advertised on the back of the Airfix Magazine which dropped through the letterbox today.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #5133 on: May 05, 2021, 07:40:44 am »
I honestly doubt that we'll see it this year, given the grip on reality that Airfix have always with regard to release dates (Vulcan is a good six months overdue) and also with how Covid is ripping through India. I'd like to be wrong - I have a dozen on order with Uncle Frank and that's just to start with - but if it arrives before Xmas I'll be very surprised.

I also suspect that the Vulcans are stuck in one of the containers on that ship that got stuck in the Suez canal. The Japanese owner is refusing to cough the 200 million dollar fine the Egyptians have levied and has said that those who own the contents of the containers should pay.

The CAD for the starter Vc is online and it looks pretty decent. An ideal clothes horse, with the standard kit as the standout in any lineup.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #5134 on: May 05, 2021, 07:51:51 am »
I've got a few 1/48 kits of my absolute favorite aircraft. One favorite is the F-86 Sabre, and I see Airfix has released their 1/48 F.4 variant. I just ordered one ----  ;D

And now cancelled after the total with shipping cost came to light ---- nearly C$100   :banghead:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #5135 on: May 05, 2021, 12:45:51 pm »
I've got a few 1/48 kits of my absolute favorite aircraft. One favorite is the F-86 Sabre, and I see Airfix has released their 1/48 F.4 variant. I just ordered one ----  ;D

And now cancelled after the total with shipping cost came to light ---- nearly C$100   :banghead:

Wait till it's in stock at the US facility in Federal Way, Washington? You can have them notify you
by email when it's available. It's listed at $42.99.

https://us.airfix.com/products/canadair-sabre-f4-a08109
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #5136 on: May 05, 2021, 02:11:04 pm »
I've got a few 1/48 kits of my absolute favorite aircraft. One favorite is the F-86 Sabre, and I see Airfix has released their 1/48 F.4 variant. I just ordered one ----  ;D

And now cancelled after the total with shipping cost came to light ---- nearly C$100   :banghead:

Wait till it's in stock at the US facility in Federal Way, Washington? You can have them notify you
by email when it's available. It's listed at $42.99.

https://us.airfix.com/products/canadair-sabre-f4-a08109

Yeah, I think that's what I'll do Jon --- there's a couple of LMS here that might get it in too ---
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #5137 on: May 06, 2021, 12:05:53 am »
The Japanese owner is refusing to cough the 200 million dollar fine the Egyptians have levied and has said that those who own the contents of the containers should pay.

If I was the Egyptian government, I'd remove the crew from the ship, take it as compensation for the fine &, as an act of good faith to the customers, deliver the goods aboard.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #5138 on: May 08, 2021, 08:30:31 am »
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I also suspect that the Vulcans are stuck in one of the containers on that ship that got stuck in the Suez canal. The Japanese owner is refusing to cough the 200 million dollar fine the Egyptians have levied and has said that those who own the contents of the containers should pay.

Evergreen is a Chinese company founded and based in Taiwan, not Japanese.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #5139 on: May 08, 2021, 08:54:27 am »
I'm merely going off what was on the BBC.  No surprise they got it wrong.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #5140 on: May 08, 2021, 08:58:03 am »
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I also suspect that the Vulcans are stuck in one of the containers on that ship that got stuck in the Suez canal. The Japanese owner is refusing to cough the 200 million dollar fine the Egyptians have levied and has said that those who own the contents of the containers should pay.

Evergreen is a Chinese company founded and based in Taiwan, not Japanese.

Evergreen (Taiwanese company)  lease the vessel from Shoei Kisen Kaisha (Japanese company).   It's all getting rather complicated.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #5141 on: May 08, 2021, 07:03:33 pm »
I'm merely going off what was on the BBC.  No surprise they got it wrong.

That's hilarious! ;D  ;D  ;D
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #5142 on: May 09, 2021, 08:58:55 am »
I'm merely going off what was on the BBC.  No surprise they got it wrong.

That's hilarious! ;D  ;D  ;D

Sounds like they BBC got it right though,  from what Rheged mentioned.

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Shoei Kisen Kaisha,[23] a subsidiary of Japan's Imabari Shipbuilding, owns the ship. The operator is the Taiwan-based company Evergreen Marine and the vessel is managed by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement.

I guess considering how much money involved, other claims through the supply chain and a plethora of insurers, lawyers and courts involved, I'll likely have completed my stash by the time it's resolved... :wacko:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #5143 on: May 14, 2021, 06:32:28 am »
Mosquito expected Summer 21
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« Reply #5144 on: May 14, 2021, 11:02:04 am »
I'm merely going off what was on the BBC.  No surprise they got it wrong.

That's hilarious! ;D  ;D  ;D

Sounds like they BBC got it right though,  from what Rheged mentioned.

From Wiki:
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Shoei Kisen Kaisha,[23] a subsidiary of Japan's Imabari Shipbuilding, owns the ship. The operator is the Taiwan-based company Evergreen Marine and the vessel is managed by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement.

I guess considering how much money involved, other claims through the supply chain and a plethora of insurers, lawyers and courts involved, I'll likely have completed my stash by the time it's resolved... :wacko:

The owner is not liable, nor is the managing company, the operating firm, Evergreen, is on the hook.
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