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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4425 on: May 10, 2019, 06:19:27 am »
Those Astronaut figures were one of the few figure sets I never owned. I think there were a couple of others, but I can't remember if they did a farmyard based set ? I can recall the Western sets but didn't have those either.

Nice to see them bringing some of these out again  :thumbsup:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4427 on: May 11, 2019, 02:09:31 am »
Cheers Mossie  :thumbsup:

There's a few there I couldn't remember and a couple more I didn't have then I originally thought. Mind you I still had nearly all of them. ;D

Meanwhile the latest issue of the Workbench has the first pictures of the Mig 17 test shots, some lovely shots of the Spitfire FR XIV and details on the Buccaneer's wingfold.

There's also a picture of the a XF-91 Thunderceptor in RAF markings with over wing mounted Firestreaks  :thumbsup:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4428 on: June 26, 2019, 04:23:32 pm »
Hannants are clearing Gnat starter sets at £6:

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/A55105

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4429 on: July 07, 2019, 01:54:07 am »
The Works have some starter sets at discount:

https://www.theworks.co.uk/c/toys-games/toy-models?page=1&pageSize=20&orderBy=7

1/72nd Sea King HAR.3 = £10.00 (RRP=£18.99)
1/32nd Mini Countryman = £10.00 (RRP=£18.99)
1/72nd F4F-4 Widlcat = £9.00 (RRP=£13.99)
1/32nd Ford GT = £13.50 (RRP=£18.99)

They also have 1/72nd Jet Provosts at £9.00
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4430 on: July 07, 2019, 10:05:12 am »
Interesting, old or new Sea King?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4431 on: July 07, 2019, 10:13:42 am »
This one:



I think it's the new-tool. It's certainly the same artwork.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4432 on: July 08, 2019, 01:41:16 am »
I'm getting flashbacks to 1980 looking at that.  Not because it could have benn around then but I can imagine the horrible sticky "thing" that would have resulted if a 12 year old me had been given that starter set.
The tube glue, the too thick yellow paint which wouldn't have covered evenly, the tube glue, the ifingerprints on the canopy and in the paint and the saggy rotor blades because I used too much glue and poked them before they were properly dry.
Oh the horror, the horror...
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It's the yellow paint in the little pot which set those thoughts off.  Odd.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4433 on: July 13, 2019, 01:06:41 pm »
Hannants currently have a ruck of Airfix stuff going at a discount of at least 1/3 off:

Airfix
Aircraft kits (injection)
AX03003 1:72 BAe Harrier GR.1 NEW TOOL WAS £11.99. NOW FINISHED. SAVE 1/3RD!!!  £7.99  £6.66
http://www.hannants.co.uk/specials/AX03003

Airfix
Aircraft kits (injection)
AX03050 1:72 Fouga CM.170 Magister WAS £10.99. (2018 PRICE IS £12.99!) TEMPORARILY SAVE 1/3RD!!!
Fouga CM.170 Magister
IE Military Aer-Chór na h-Éireann (Irish Air Corps 1939-now)
Silver Swallows Aerobatic Team 220
Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel | 1997
2.Fouga CM.170 Magister
BE Military Belgische Luchtmacht-Force Aérienne Belge (Belgian Air Force 1949-2001)  £7.33  £6.11
http://www.hannants.co.uk/specials/AX03050

Airfix
Aircraft kits (injection)
AX04054 1:72 BAC/EE Lightning F.2A NEW TOOL IN 2015 WAS £16.99. TEMPORARILY SAVE 1/3RD!!!  £11.33  £9.44
http://www.hannants.co.uk/specials/AX04054

Airfix
Aircraft kits (injection)
AX04055 1:72 BAe Harrier Gr.3 NEW TOOL IN 2013. WAS £18.99. NOW FINISHED!! TEMPORARILY SAVE 1/3RD!!!  £12.66  £10.55
http://www.hannants.co.uk/specials/AX04055

Airfix
Aircraft kits (injection)
AX04103 1:48 Hawker Fury I Biplane WAS £14.99. TEMPORARILY SAVE 1/3RD!!!
(1SHUS)  £9.99  £8.32
http://www.hannants.co.uk/specials/AX04103

Airfix
Aircraft kits (injection)
AX04176 1:144 de Havilland Comet 4B WAS £16.99. TEMPORARILY SAVE 1/3RD!!! The second World War had seriously affected Great Britain's abilities to proceed with airliner development, and it was realised that the USA would have virtual domination in this field unless steps were taken to catch up. The Brabazon Committee was formed in 1943 to look into Britain's post war aviation prospects, and a series of recommendations was issued in 1944; one of these was to produce an advanced turbojet powered airliner for BOAC.

The De Havilland company pursued design concepts which led to the D.H. 106 Comet in 1946, and in a very short period of time the first prototype flew of 27 July 1949. The Comet 1 first entered BOAC service in May 1952, becoming the world's first jet passenger aircraft. With the improved Comet 2, orders from airlines around the world rapidly increased until the tragic losses of two BOAC Comet 1 in January and April 1954; the cause of these losses remained a mystery until exhaustive testing revealed hitherto unknown problems connected with metal fatigue, and thereafter all Comets were subjected to extensive redesign and rebuilding.

The Comet 3 re-emerged as the Comet 4, which BOAC ordered in quantity in 1957. From 1958, British European Airways orders rose to 14 of the modified Comet 4B, which featured a lengthened fuselage giving high-density seating for up to 86 passengers, and a reduction of the wing span and deletion of the leading edge fuel. (13SHUS)  £11.33  £9.44
http://www.hannants.co.uk/specials/AX04176

Airfix
Aircraft kits (injection)
AX05042 1:72 BAC/EE Lightning F.6 WAS £18.99. TEMPORARILY SAVE 1/3RD!!! Entering RAF squadron service in 1960, the Lightning represented a quantum leap in capability and performance over the RAF's previous interceptor jets, offering Mach 2+ performance as well as a phenomenal rate of climb. Until its retirement in the 1980s, the Lightning had few rivals for outright speed and climbing ability. However it was hampered by short range and a poor selection of armament. Its accident rate was also alarming. Replaced by the Tornado F3, the Lightning however remains the ultimate Cold War interceptor (3SHUS)  £12.66  £10.55
http://www.hannants.co.uk/specials/AX05042

Airfix
Aircraft kits (injection)
AX05124 1:48 Folland Gnat T.1 (Red Arrows) New Tooling! WAS £18.99. TEMPORARILY SAVE MORE THAN 1/3RD!!!  £11.99  £9.99
http://www.hannants.co.uk/specials/AX05124

Airfix
Aircraft kits (injection)
AX12008 1:72 Handley-Page Victor B.2 with Blue Steel missile WAS £59.99. TEMPORARILY SAVE 1/3RD!!! ------(V Bombers/V-Bombers/V.Bombers)  £39.99  £33.33
http://www.hannants.co.uk/specials/AX12008

Airfix
Catalogues and lists
AXYB2016 No Scale 2016 Airfix Year Book Rather than just being a traditional product catalogue, the Airfix Yearbook will be your one-stop source of information for all things Airfix in 2016, WAS £7.99. BEING CLEARED AT HALF PRICE!!! with exclusive news and information about the latest products and new releases for the year.

Whether you're just starting out, or a fully-fledged expert modeller, the Airfix Yearbook is packed with handy tips and information, builds of key releases such as the Bristol Beaufighter and HMS Illustrious, a full list of the 2016 Airfix range and much, much more.  £3.98  £3.98
http://www.hannants.co.uk/specials/AXYB2016

Airfix
Diorama bases (resin)
AX75010 1:48 Afghan Single Storey House WAS £29.99. TEMPORARILY SAVE 1/3RD!!!  £19.99  £16.66
http://www.hannants.co.uk/specials/AX75010

Airfix
Military vehicle kits (injection)
AX03310 1:76 Pz.Kpfw.VI Ausf.B King Tiger Sd.Kfz.182 WAS £11.99. TEMPORARILY SAVE 1/3RD!!!  £7.99  £6.66
http://www.hannants.co.uk/specials/AX03310

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4434 on: July 13, 2019, 01:55:19 pm »
Some of those are SERIOUSLY tempting!  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4435 on: July 14, 2019, 07:14:12 am »
That Victor with the Blue Steel is a seriously impressive kit, going to have fun building the one I've got. I think I may buy another because I want to build one with the max load-out of 1000lb bombs that was envisioned for it.

There lots of info on the 7-bomb clip that was used, but I'm trying to figure out the mounting system of the 10-bomb clip that I've read a reference to. It said it was the first successful arrangement.

All I can think is it was like this     OOO
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Apparently they worked out you could put five 10-bomb clips in the bomb bay, and two 5-bomb clips in each under wing panniers.
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