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PostPosted: Fri 23 Sep 2016 12:35 pm 
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From the Airfix website today, the announcement of a new 1:72 Me262 for 2017.

http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbe ... nts-begin/

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Sep 2016 13:32 pm 
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Another nice one which will be a fast seller

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Sep 2016 13:43 pm 
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When they said it was a "big" announcement, and saw pictures of the 262, I got rather excited - thought they were going to make it in 1:24...

Still, now that they have the CAD for it, that might be one for the future.

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Sep 2016 15:00 pm 
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Looks like we are to get a Swallow after all. but in 1:72 scale!


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PostPosted: Fri 23 Sep 2016 16:13 pm 
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1/48th next then maybe 1/24th as long it an aeroplane because nobody else builds anything different do they . I agree it will be a best seller but we all do not build just aircraft and I want to support airfix not keep going elsewhere so come on Airfix

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It will be nice in 1/72 but would prefer it in 48 or 24 :D

Andy, I agree with you whole heartedly, modellers don't just build aircraft...where are the new armour/ship/space/sci-fi kits?

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It's pretty exciting, and overdue. It's also money in the bank. Shareholders should be well-rewarded. Academy set a high bar, so if it's near that quality, but not that price, it can only be a good thing.

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Whilst I can see that builders of genres other than aircraft might not be feeling optimistic, it is only the first announcement of what is likely to be several new products for 2017. Airfix have had a Me 262 on the catalogue for donkey's years, a new tool is not really a surprise, but welcome nonetheless to aircraft modellers.

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I'm pleased that they've chosen to retool the 262 and will get one. Like the others, I hope figures, ships and tanks don't get neglected again. Even some reissues would be welcome :pray:

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Are we the premiere site of which the Airfix Workbench team look in/at ?
If that be the case would they listen, take note of what we members would like to see either New or Re-issued ?
Is it worth submitting a poll of members wants to the Work-bench team?

I love to see this new technology being used to upgrade old kits and hence re-issues. The new 262 will no doubt be a welcome addition to young and new modellers but as stated above in a previous post, lets see some new issues altogether be it boats or AFV's.

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jezbrook wrote:
Looks like we are to get a Swallow after all. but in 1:72 scale!

http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbe ... nts-begin/
Sounds interesting :clapping: .


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There has been a coincidental meeting of some ideas on here and what Airfix have produced.
The Hawker Typhoon won a vote for the 'Next 1/24th Aeroplane' - months later it was announced.
The Defiant, the Albion 3-point tanker and a few others, plus colour/paint schemes appeared on here first then on Airfix kits.
Food for thought as the saying goes.

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1'm not personally a fan of the Schwalbe (or the Sturmvogel) - although I generally like early jets - but I welcome this announcement, because it shows Airfix have an ongoing commitment to the production of high quality, up-to-date kits, and crucially one that should sell well with both enthusiasts and the wider public. While I do hope other interests will not be neglected as further details of plans for next year filter through, I think we have to recognise that in current circumstances it would be extremely dangerous for Airfix to gamble on filling minority requests at the expense of offerings appealing to the wider market. Sadly, for those interested in floaty things or mud-moving things, that means the programme is bound to be weighted towards pointy flying things, probably of pretty well-known types. We shouldn't moan about that, but accept it as an inevitable 'enabler', which might, just might, give the opportunity for something more exotic as well (personally, although it's a long time since I built a non-sailing ship, I'd welcome a Type 42, although I'd also be near the front of the queue for a CET should it ever appear, in either 1/48 or 1/35).

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Looking forward to this one....would like it in 1/24 scale.but that begs the question....where am I going to put it. :mrgreen:

Even if they did do it. The kit would probably cost more than 100 quid.which is a bit much IMHO!


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Looking forward to this one....would like it in 1/24 scale.but that begs the question....where am I going to put it. :mrgreen:

Even if they did do it. The kit would probably cost more than 100 quid.which is a bit much IMHO!


Seconded on scale , i have every ither airfix 1:24 other than the mosssie (- for size and price)
i dont really do 1:72 unless i cant get the subject in 48th

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Allegedly Airfix put this on their facebook page;
"We may or may not be discussing a new 1:48 2017 product in tomorrow’s Workbench. It features one of the most famous aviation designers and the real thing had a wingspan of 45ft 10in. What do you reckon?"
The only thing I can come up with is the Supermarine Walrus.
And there happens to be one next to the Sea King, in the FAA museum, which Airfix scanned for their new kit.

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It is there:
https://www.facebook.com/officialairfix/?fref=ts

I'm sure we'll know more by the end of the day, unless the website Gremlins escape again.

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As said i've and others have checked its almost certain to be the walrus though entirely consistent to also be a 1/48 Mig23 though as we know airfix obviously the former


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