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PostPosted: Fri 30 Jun 2017 21:45 pm 
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Hawker Hunter 1/72 , marks F1 to F4 in one kit - actually not too much difference between them.
Apart from the Mk 3 ... You could make that F1 to F5 and there wouldn't be too much difference. Include a choice of Avon or Sapphire to go with it and you've got it covered! Could also Include Firestreaks for the Hunter missile-carrying trials ..

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Jul 2017 19:34 pm 
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Ooops, typo, I meant F1 to F5 as F1/2 and F4/5 are compatible. Of course to do a 'Matchbox' and include the T bird front fuselage would be great as some had the leading edge extensions and some did not. I'd probably buy 10 straight away if they were in 1/72. Oddities like the Firestreak armed example would need a different nose cone, and there a few other specialist fits that would make nice models - but I'm hoping to build most of those in due course :D

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Jul 2017 19:41 pm 
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I've been looking through the 2017 Airfix catalogue and the number of pre-Hornby legacy kits listed is astoundingly small. I would assume these are still available because they sell and I further infer that Airfix is aware that these kits are inferior to their new toolings and therefore ripe for replacement. The legacy kits still available are:

1/72 Eurofighter Typhoon (starter set)
1/72 Avro Vulcan (gift set) - it think it has been pretty-well confirmed that Airfix will do a new tool in the relatively near future
1/72 Halifax B.III
1/72 Mosquito NF.II/FB.VI/FB.XVIII
1/24 P-51D Mustang (available on the website but not in the 2017 catalogue)
1/24 Spitfire Mk.Ia
1/24 Spitfire Mk.Vb (available on the website but not in the 2017 catalogue)
1/24 Hurricane Mk.I
1/48 English Electric Lightning F.1/1a/2/3
1/76 Sherman Tank
1/76 Tiger Tank
1/32 Triumph Herald Starter Set
1/32 E-Type Jag Starter Set
1/32 Aston Martin DB5 starter Set

As much as the Sherman, Tiger and the cars need to be re-tooled, my guess is that Airfix's focus will be on aircraft for the forseeable future. With that in mind, I think the Eurofighter Typhoon, Halifax, and Mosquito in 1/72 are a lock to be redone in the next couple of years as they are clearly not up to the current standard for the Airfix brand. I think a new 1/24 Spit is also inevitable, with the Hurricane less likely.

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Scale; maybe 1/350?

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