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 Post subject: Airfix Beach Buggy
PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012 19:54 pm 
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I never made this kit, shame really as it's not issued anymore. Does anyone think it would sell if Airfix re-released it with an updated driver, the driver in the kit looks a bit dated with his 1970's necker-chief & Jason King tash. But how would prospective modellers prefer the figure to look?
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The Beach Buggy is a car of the late 60s into 70s, the driver needs to be too. It'd be like putting a Formula 1 driver figure in a 1923 Morris. Not a good mix.

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012 20:01 pm 
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but does he have to be soooo Jason King?
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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Dusty Dave:481551 wrote:
but does he have to be soooo Jason King?


But of course; :lol:
better than Roger Moore [ boring, :joker:]
or Michael Caine [no bloomin doors to blow off!, :shock:]


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Jason (bit of an icon) King rules!

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Here's what the parts look like.
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The passenger looks very nicely, erm, moulded.

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Steve, are you going to build it?

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switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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I have over a thousand kits in the stash, so its fairly unlikely. I'm surprised that Airfix has not reissued this.

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I built mine last year and it builds up into a nice model.

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I haven't got round to painting the figures yet.

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wow Tim that looks great, the figures really will bring it to life, and  give it that early 70's feel.
I notice that Airfix's "official" website are offering a range of coasters with Airfix artworks, number 92 is the Beach Buggy, could this be the prelude to reissue?

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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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does anyone know if Heller produced the Beach Buggy as well as Airfix?

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switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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As far as I know, the kit was only issued by Airfix from 1972 to 1976 and in 1979. I have the 1979 issue (Type 6 box).

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I would buy a reissue of the buggy, as well as the Bond Bug.

Could be first of a new range of vehicle "Duel Duals" rather then "dogfight doubles" :)

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The subject of the Airfix Beach Buggy is an interesting choice. There were many buggy kit cars about in the 70's. What made the Bugle Buggy a bit special was that it was sold via VW main dealers. I saw one in 'Royal Berks Motors' in Reading at the time. It was finished in a metalflake emerald green colour with all the chrome goodies.
Regarding the 'Jason King' lookalike driver, it is right for the period. However, there are loads of 54mm figures to rob a head from!!

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Regarding the 'Jason King' lookalike driver, it is right for the period. However, there are loads of 54mm figures to rob a head from!!


Hey, thats, like, gruesome man!

For anyone interested: before the kit was issued Airfix magazine did two articles [one on each] on converting the standard saloon into a a) a Beach, b) a Baja buggy.


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any chance of a scan of those articles?

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any chance of a scan of those articles?


I'll see what I can do


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The Airfix Magazine articles referred to will be in the original version of the magazine when it was produced by Patrick Stephens Ltd and Bruce Quarrie was the editor back in the 70's until its demise.
It is nice to see a new version of the magazine back in the shops.

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