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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4680 on: January 09, 2020, 07:15:04 am »
Dave, get the Vc because as good as the conversion parts are, they're not a patch on the new tool.  They're a good 30 years old now and the Vb is knocking on 50!  More to the point, they don't give you the internal armour windscreen.

But you always got two in the Vb-based Vc (I've two of these so have the canopies already) plus I've a couple of Aeroclub canopies spare.  And what would I do with the Yugoslav Vc decals I've had stowed away for at least a decade (or rather, the Vc marking options are too tempting, shame nothing more Malta-themed though)!

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4681 on: January 09, 2020, 07:28:52 am »
The new canopies in the 2005 Airfix Vc are awful and the Aeroclub ones always seemed to be overscale when applied to the Airfix kits.  Plus they tend to yellow with age.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4682 on: January 09, 2020, 03:46:24 pm »
And here's the 64,000 quid question - who'll be the first to offer a mk XII conversion for it?  Colin?

On reflection, it's a fairly simple conversion - new cowling, exhausts, prop (with integral blades?), narrow wing blisters, possibly new wheels and a new rudder.  9 pieces?  You'd only need a new tailwheel plus doors for some of the XIIs and I'm not sure if they had the latter tailplanes from the mk IX.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4683 on: January 15, 2020, 03:07:00 am »
Beaufort would have been nice ... in 1/48. :-\

Cromwell render looks nice. One may well fine its way into the Wombat Stash Burrow. ;)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4684 on: February 01, 2020, 12:07:54 pm »
I'm waiting for an equivalent from the Spielwarenmesse Nürnberg, but here's a lovely video looking at all Hornby brands with their respective staff from the London Toy Fair. Has some nice snippets for Airfix customers starting at 7.20 or so:
https://youtu.be/QfifnA-gCmQ?t=438
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4685 on: February 12, 2020, 08:33:11 am »
Does anyone know what has happened to the AIRFIX Club and the use of flying hours? It all seems to be still on the website but I heard it was discontinued.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4686 on: February 12, 2020, 12:34:25 pm »
I've got 75 points or so I was going to send across for my UK friends soon if it's still going !
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4687 on: February 12, 2020, 01:35:06 pm »
Does anyone know what has happened to the AIRFIX Club and the use of flying hours? It all seems to be still on the website but I heard it was discontinued.

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/new-club-coming-soon

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We are amending the Airfix Club package therefore new memberships, including renewals, are suspended.
If you are currently a member of the Airfix Club your membership is unaffected and you can still log in.

 Register your interest below to get an official invitation when the new Club launches in 2020!
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4688 on: February 12, 2020, 03:10:21 pm »
I remember collecting Kool-Aid points back in the 80's. I digress.....
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4689 on: February 14, 2020, 01:13:04 am »
I've got 75 points or so I was going to send across for my UK friends soon if it's still going !

I have a dozen points that I keep meaning to donate to Models for Heroes. Every time I either leave the bag at home or I forget to hand them over at shows  :banghead:

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4690 on: February 14, 2020, 06:05:47 am »
I used a load last year. Some of them must have gone back decades (seriously), still got a load left.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4691 on: February 16, 2020, 07:48:17 am »
Thanks for the information, interest logged!!
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4692 on: February 21, 2020, 08:58:09 am »
Latest Workbench with CGI of 1/72 Spitfire Vc, 1/48 Tiger Moth test shots and box art for the 1/35 M36:
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/new-spitfire-kit-joins-the-airfix-ranks
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Re: Airfix
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4694 on: February 28, 2020, 05:37:36 am »
That's an almost candidate for the 'Worst ever box art' thread!  :-\

Something SEVERELY wrong with the perspective there, or they took the original pic with a 2 mm lens!
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