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 Post subject: Halifax mk3
PostPosted: Mon 23 May 2016 18:36 pm 
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Now that I have retied I thought I would return to a boyhood hobby and begin model making again. Having decided to start with the Halifax Mk3 as my farther in-law ( still alive) flew with 78 squadron I am appalled at the quality of the airfix kit. It has just arrived today and just offering parts together they are poor fitting with gaps and bends. The clear plastic parts have blow holes. I don’t remember them being so bad all those years ago but perhaps I am more picky now. I wonder if the revel kit is any better?.


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 Post subject: Re: Halifax mk3
PostPosted: Mon 23 May 2016 19:33 pm 
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The latest Revell Mk III is a re-issue of the 2011 kit with additional parts, mainly for the radials rather than the Merlins.

A lot of the criticism of the initial release related to the oversized Merlin engines and incorrect propellers, the fuselage and internal detail is really rather good. The Hercules powered version, whilst not perfect, is more accurate.

The main wheels and props are still iffy but if you are not using the Airfix version you could use those instead.

The Revell kit number in question is 04936.

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 Post subject: Re: Halifax mk3
PostPosted: Mon 23 May 2016 19:41 pm 
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Sorry to here you were disappointed with your model. I don't remember mine being that bad.
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 Post subject: Re: Halifax mk3
PostPosted: Mon 23 May 2016 19:47 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Halifax mk3
PostPosted: Mon 23 May 2016 19:52 pm 
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Revell Mk III review here: http://s13.zetaboards.com/RevellAtions/ ... 531/1/#new

As much as I hate to say it, the Airfix tooling should be consigned to Mount Doom, it does them a disservice to reissue it. The Revell kit is far superior, but not without some issues if you are picky. If Airfix were to do a new tool Halifax I've no doubt it would be top of the heap.

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 Post subject: Re: Halifax mk3
PostPosted: Tue 24 May 2016 10:15 am 
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I've built the new revel kit and its clearly superior kit,the airfix kit is badly in need of a retooling

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 Post subject: Re: Halifax mk3
PostPosted: Tue 24 May 2016 15:41 pm 
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Many thanks for your comments. I am considering building the Revell kit and using the decals from the airfix kit. I think I will use the airfix as a practice as I really need to build up some skills, particularly with the painting. Looking at the utube videos and forums I am impressed by the techniques used to create the lifelike appearance using fillers, undercoats varnishes and washes.
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 Post subject: Re: Halifax mk3
PostPosted: Tue 14 Jun 2016 13:55 pm 
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I have just acquired an old issue Airfix Halifax 3 and opened the box as soon as I got home. I really can't wait to get stuck into it but I have a funny feeling the decals will not be of any use. I will be getting more decals from extra decal.


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