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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4320 on: January 21, 2019, 04:42:10 am »
Had a look inside the new Airfix 262 2 seater.  You can't use the Czech option as the kit is the B1a/U1 only, the trainer has a different cockpit layout and the seat much further back.

I do like the captured RAF option as, you know, the Nazis LOST!
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4321 on: January 21, 2019, 05:19:08 am »
Holy Mother of Microsol, HOW MANY FREAKIN' STENCILS ARE THERE IN THE AIRFIX PHANTOM?!!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o

There are 547, yes, FIVE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVEN decal numbers on the sheet..... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4322 on: January 21, 2019, 05:47:14 am »
I do like the captured RAF option as, you know, the Nazis LOST!

Only in real life though..... ;)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4323 on: January 21, 2019, 06:03:55 am »
I do like the captured RAF option as, you know, the Nazis LOST!

Only in real life though..... ;)

You're sure about that? :o

I'm sure they won! Why else would model companies produce so much German stuff in comparison to everywhere else? :unsure:

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4324 on: January 21, 2019, 06:30:59 am »

That's why I never bother with stencils.  Except for the really important ones...like RESCUE

Same here.

Had a look inside the new Airfix 262 2 seater.  You can't use the Czech option as the kit is the B1a/U1 only, the trainer has a different cockpit layout and the seat much further back.


Ah, didn't realise that. Cheers. Doesn't bother me as mine will be a nightfighter and I'm assuming that the engine/leading edge join will take the same amount of fixing on the two seater as on the single, so at least I'm prepared for it.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4325 on: January 21, 2019, 01:41:36 pm »
So I've been thinking.  It's OK, was sat down and the sharp objects were in a safe place.

If a Bucc is due this year can a new 1/72 Jaguar GR1/GR3 be on the cards for next year?  That's essentially the full set of RAF 70s and beyond jets done, the ones with no direct up to date (ish) competing kits, that is.

WW2-wise a new Lysander, perhaps? 
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4326 on: January 21, 2019, 01:50:13 pm »
So I've been thinking.  It's OK, was sat down and the sharp objects were in a safe place.

If a Bucc is due this year can a new 1/72 Jaguar GR1/GR3 be on the cards for next year?  That's essentially the full set of RAF 70s and beyond jets done, the ones with no direct up to date (ish) competing kits, that is.

WW2-wise a new Lysander, perhaps?

I was thinking that as the Tornado will be retired from RAF service this year that they may do a new version of that at some point perhaps?

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4327 on: January 21, 2019, 02:07:04 pm »
So I've been thinking.  It's OK, was sat down and the sharp objects were in a safe place.

If a Bucc is due this year can a new 1/72 Jaguar GR1/GR3 be on the cards for next year?  That's essentially the full set of RAF 70s and beyond jets done, the ones with no direct up to date (ish) competing kits, that is.

WW2-wise a new Lysander, perhaps?

I was thinking that as the Tornado will be retired from RAF service this year that they may do a new version of that at some point perhaps?

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4328 on: January 21, 2019, 02:30:55 pm »

I was thinking that as the Tornado will be retired from RAF service this year that they may do a new version of that at some point perhaps?


It'd have heavy competition from the Revell kit, the one that's a NATO weapons kit with an added Tornado just for fun.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4329 on: January 21, 2019, 02:41:20 pm »

It'd have heavy competition from the Revell kit, the one that's a NATO weapons kit with an added Tornado just for fun.


You sure that's not the Typhoon your thinking of?

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4330 on: January 21, 2019, 02:42:41 pm »

It'd have heavy competition from the Revell kit, the one that's a NATO weapons kit with an added Tornado just for fun.


You sure that's not the Typhoon your thinking of?

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Er. no....................  ;D
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4331 on: January 25, 2019, 06:33:39 am »
Had a good look at the 1/48 Hunter I recently acquired yesterday and boy does it look good  :thumbsup: Airfix have taken some interesting approaches to the way it goes together in terms of parts breakdown etc and they look as though they will all go to make a painless build.

I'll be building this real world but if they bring a 1/72 version out I can see me building a few more.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4332 on: January 25, 2019, 07:39:26 am »
Had a good look at the 1/48 Hunter I recently acquired yesterday and boy does it look good  :thumbsup: Airfix have taken some interesting approaches to the way it goes together in terms of parts breakdown etc and they look as though they will all go to make a painless build.

I'll be building this real world but if they bring a 1/72 version out I can see me building a few more.

Got mine yesterday too.  Interesting the way they did the upper wing.  Agree it looks a cracking good kit!
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4333 on: January 25, 2019, 07:50:48 am »

I'll be building this real world but if they bring a 1/72 version out I can see me building a few more.


Have you tried the Revell 1/72 one Chris? It's a honey too.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4334 on: January 26, 2019, 02:11:49 am »
  Interesting the way they did the upper wing.  Agree it looks a cracking good kit!

It is indeed Nick. They taken an innovative approach to kit breakdown in a few of their recent kits. Makes me wonder if the lead designer is a non modeller and approaching it from a blank piece of paper or a modeller approaching it from experience ?


Have you tried the Revell 1/72 one Chris? It's a honey too.  :thumbsup:

No I haven't Kit, but then I don't build much post 1949. Mind you I will be building the Airfix Buccaneer when it's out  :thumbsup:
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