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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1155 on: May 04, 2012, 02:49:17 am »
Another good article and build on the Mulberry harbours in same issue

Eh, what scale is it in? Even in 1/700 it'd be GINORMOUS!  :o

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1156 on: May 04, 2012, 10:26:15 am »
Chipmunk's on the shelves.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1157 on: May 18, 2012, 07:26:43 am »
The Bf 109E is out.  Wonderland and Hannants have theirs and some sellers are flogging them on evil bay.  Some in build threads on Britmodeller.

Release date for the Mustang - unsurprisingly in a Red Tails box - is July 10.

June 26 is the release date for the F22, according to a Hornby Trade website.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1158 on: May 18, 2012, 07:48:50 am »
^^^^ do you mean Spitfire Mk 22?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1159 on: May 18, 2012, 07:52:40 am »
Yes.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1160 on: May 18, 2012, 09:16:57 am »
Chipmunk's on the shelves.

Random thought: if "Chinook" can be shortened to "Chook" as a nickname, can you, by the same logic, call a Chipmunk a "Chunk"?

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1161 on: May 18, 2012, 10:59:16 am »
we used to call them 'chippys'  :wub:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1162 on: May 18, 2012, 07:42:28 pm »
Chipmunk's on the shelves.

Random thought: if "Chinook" can be shortened to "Chook" as a nickname, can you, by the same logic, call a Chipmunk a "Chunk"?

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1163 on: May 19, 2012, 01:32:09 am »
The Bf 109E is out.  Wonderland and Hannants have theirs and some sellers are flogging them on evil bay.  Some in build threads on Britmodeller.

Release date for the Mustang - unsurprisingly in a Red Tails box - is July 10.

June 26 is the release date for the F22, according to a Hornby Trade website.

We got the Chippy and the 109 in last week, the 109 didn't last the day so we are waiting for more from Airfix.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1164 on: May 19, 2012, 01:52:21 am »
Pick up a 109 tomorrow hopefully.

I noticed whilst ordering some Eduard masks on Hannants today that among the new Airfix starter sets due for release is a King Tiger - any one know whos tooling it is ?

The starter set thing is interesting, the buggers put some nice markings options in them  :wacko:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1165 on: May 19, 2012, 08:00:52 am »
Pick up a 109 tomorrow hopefully.

I noticed whilst ordering some Eduard masks on Hannants today that among the new Airfix starter sets due for release is a King Tiger - any one know whos tooling it is ?

The starter set thing is interesting, the buggers put some nice markings options in them  :wacko:

Its a new Airfix tooling, but it has conventional tracks unlike their Cromwell, does look good and its a Porsche Turreted variant
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1166 on: May 21, 2012, 06:28:45 am »
Pick up a 109 tomorrow hopefully.

I noticed whilst ordering some Eduard masks on Hannants today that among the new Airfix starter sets due for release is a King Tiger - any one know whos tooling it is ?

The starter set thing is interesting, the buggers put some nice markings options in them  :wacko:

Its a new Airfix tooling, but it has conventional tracks unlike their Cromwell, does look good and its a Porsche Turreted variant

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1167 on: May 24, 2012, 12:39:58 pm »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1168 on: May 24, 2012, 01:09:49 pm »
That's got to be a decal sheet and a half!  :o
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1169 on: May 24, 2012, 01:50:17 pm »
Its not that big of a plane, still think they should of bought the Firecracker  ;)
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