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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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HMS Queen Elizabeth/Prince of Wales
Scale; maybe 1/350?

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I really wish they to release a new tool P-38 J/L (1/72) and also a B-25C (1/72) since there is not a good one in this scale.


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PostPosted: Thu 10 Aug 2017 04:42 am 
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They are doing a B-25C
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/pre-o ... -1-72.html
and its arrival is only a few months away

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... I think a new 1/24 Spit is also inevitable, with the Hurricane less likely.
I would go for a Hurricane II, with parts to make IIA, IIB, IIC, IID, IV, XII Sea Hurricane - each as a separate boxing issue, not all the bits in one box.
A fresh Spitfire I would be nice, but so would a IX

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Aug 2017 08:26 am 
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My two-penneth.

All 1/72.

Metal wing Hurricane I (They've covered it completely in 1/48 now)
Spitfire Vb. (It is the only one that hasn't been replaced)
B-24J Liberator (will allow easy re-box as RAF variant in 2019)
Mosquito II/VI. (Tooled to allow bomber nose and two-stage Merlins at later date)
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HURRICANE: 230 ,,,8,,,13 ,37  ,,9,,, 9   17          
SPITFIRE:     183 ,,26,,,,4,,,,4,,, 0    4   16        


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I really want a new DH.88 comet in 1/72, one of the most gorgeous aircraft ever in my opinion, that and I live down the road from where they were built.
And somewhat out of left field, a 1/72 version of Donald Campbell's Bluebird K7 is something I have always fancied, not going to happen but I can dream.

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Aug 2017 11:33 am 
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hewman100 wrote:
All 1/72.
Metal wing Hurricane I (They've covered it completely in 1/48 now)
Spitfire Vb. (It is the only one that hasn't been replaced)
B-24J Liberator (will allow easy re-box as RAF variant in 2019)
Mosquito II/VI. (Tooled to allow bomber nose and two-stage Merlins at later date)
Ju88A-1
Luftwaffe vehicle set.
Albion 3-point Refueller
I think that is a highly likely set of releases, I also think they will start covering Seafires in more depth.

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I think we may get something else from the WW2 hall at the FAA museum: Grumann Avenger, Corsair or Hellcat?


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Steve, with Airfix' penchant for lesser British types at the moment, I wouldn't rule out the Fulmar or Firefly.

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SPITFIRE:     183 ,,26,,,,4,,,,4,,, 0    4   16        


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On which basis there's a large Beaufort-shaped hole in their catalogue...

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Just a thought; a '100 years of the RAF' boxing of the; BE2C, Gladiator, a Spitfire, a Lightning, Phantom II, Harrier, & a new tool Typhoon GR4, with glue, brushes and a load of paints

6 or 7 kits for £100
[adding up the above list with appox/estimate prices comes to £120 plus]

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A type 42 Destroyer 1/350th they can release all the parts for all the changes of its life at sea especially the falklands era . I know its never going to happen because its not a plane but one can wish

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This is the year for the 1/72 Mirage IIICJ. I can feel it. Oh, wait, that was indigestion. No, I can feel it now!

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