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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4545 on: November 11, 2019, 12:06:48 pm »
On a similar subject, there was a guy there selling some very low production resin kits, which included a 1/144  Belfast, a 1/144 JET Belfast, just like Harro's model, a 1/72 Super VC10 freighter and a 1/700 CVA-01, just like Geoff's model!

I had a chat with him about the Jet Belfast. He'd just put together a quick mockup to gauge reactions and demand, no plans to produce a kit at the moment.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4546 on: November 20, 2019, 07:15:38 am »
I saw Hank this morning and I mentioned to him that I'd never really looked at the box art for the Fiesler Storch soon to be released in the Vintage Classics collection before. However I noticed the tanks in the background the other day. Panthers and an Elephant, so whereas I'd always thought the markings were for a North African aircraft it must be Kursk ? Or weren't they to bothered back in the day ?

Memories of the first Buccaneer (or NA 39) and the Zero's in the background  ;) I swear it's that box art that gave the producers of The Final Countdown got the idea from  :angel:

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4547 on: November 20, 2019, 08:33:03 am »
Italy must have turned into a very flat and empty landscape for this box art scenario to have happened.

But maybe the Storch is a whif-out-of-the-box?

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4549 on: November 21, 2019, 08:09:42 am »
Hmm! now what am I going to do with all the PE set I have to make one of those.   :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4550 on: November 21, 2019, 09:42:25 am »
Put it on a B-25, B-26, A-20 or A-26.  Or something a bit more out-there like a tu-2?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4551 on: November 21, 2019, 11:11:29 am »

Hmm! now what am I going to do with all the PE set I have to make one of those.   :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:


How about using it on a Lancaster?

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4552 on: November 22, 2019, 01:49:14 am »
Walrus was tested with ASV gear too, though not all antennae may fit... :wacko:

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4553 on: November 22, 2019, 06:07:00 am »
Hmm! now what am I going to do with all the PE set I have to make one of those.   :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Hampden ASV ? After all Coastal Command had a dozen or so Hampden torpedo bombers  ;)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4554 on: November 22, 2019, 06:19:51 am »
All good suggestions guys,  think on it I will ---
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4555 on: November 23, 2019, 02:42:08 pm »
Another thought, Albermarle?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4556 on: November 24, 2019, 06:28:04 am »
Another thought, Albermarle?

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4557 on: November 24, 2019, 06:29:57 am »
Another thought, Albermarle?

Vallom do a kit, does anyone else ?


There was at least one vacform, I think Airmodel, but it was terrible. I bought one but it was impossible to build as the fuselage sides were so thin they were transparent!  :banghead:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4558 on: November 24, 2019, 06:51:48 am »
Another thought, Albermarle?

Vallom do a kit, does anyone else ?


There was at least one vacform, I think Airmodel, but it was terrible. I bought one but it was impossible to build as the fuselage sides were so thin they were transparent!  :banghead:

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One set of the PE I was going to put it on a Liberator
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4559 on: November 24, 2019, 04:48:22 pm »
Definitely Contrail - there's one on ebay.
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