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bradleygolding

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  1. Telford announcements

    If that's all they have to offer, no wonder they are keeping quiet about it. Really hope it's better than that. Steve
  2. Telford announcements

    Calendar? Steve
  3. Telford announcements

    Could be an April Fools then? Hope it's a 1/24 Camel though! Steve
  4. Airfix 2018

    Ah that Flour and Water Plastic! My favorite gripe about Airfix for the last 10 years? Steve
  5. Airfix 2018

    Not every manufacturer can produce a new wizz bang kit every year, it just so happens that none of them did this year. Or maybe it is a reflection of the market? Airfix have made some very British choices of late and good on them, that's obviously where they see themselves with 80% of their kits and I hope that continues. It's a pity they were not the 'stars' of the show, in fact reading the comments here I'm not sure who was? Steve
  6. Airfix 2018

    You had hand to eye coordination, lack of patience, and motor skills of a 9 year old. I some how doubt that. No modelling skills I can believe. Steve
  7. Airfix 2018

    My point is about their current and new 1/72 kits. Take the Mk 1 Spit for example, it has more parts and more detail that the late 1978? 1/48 Mk V did. My son has made two of these starter kits over the last couple of years, one with and the latest without my help. I made the starter kit Tiger Moth (starter kit? really Airfix) and it was the most fragile model I have ever had to assemble! He is also about 80% through the Revell Lancaster and doing a passable job, but once again lots of detail. At least it's made from real plastic and not a flower and water mix! The Lanc is not a starter I know, I mention it as an example that it's not just Airfix. This is why I suggested that they organize the sprues into quick built and added detail ones. Steve
  8. Airfix 2018

    I think it's a combination of money, time, and a dwindling market. Perhaps Airfix have done the research and know that their market for new young modellers is tiny, so they have to produce more detailed, but affordable kits to satisfy older modellers? Steve
  9. Airfix 2018

    Didn't they do a Belvedere in the past? I seem to recall making a couple. Steve
  10. Airfix 2018

    Ah, thanks Gorby, I have seen those here, but not for some time. I was actually looking for those recently as I thought they might be a solution. Steve
  11. Airfix 2018

    Yes, we have a couple of those and I think they are great, but not quite the same as a kit. Steve
  12. Airfix 2018

    Not as such, but I am looking at alternatives. I picked up the Academy Camel and SPAD the other day and both look really simple. It seems a pity to use up some old classic models in this way, but it does work. Even my five year old daughter managed a passable attempt at the Frog Gipsy Moth and Spirit of St Louis (without paint of course). It would seem to be amarket that Airfix are running away from. Steve
  13. Airfix 2018

    Yes I agree, but model/collectors shows are pretty thin on the ground here is South Australia, hence my eBay comment. Ideally I would like to see Airfix design their smaller kits in such a way as one sprue builds the basic kit (like it used to be) and the others add all the tiny details to satisfy both sets of modellers. And of course the starter kits need only have the one basic sprue, thus making them cheaper! Just a thought. Steve
  14. Airfix 2018

    Much as I would love to see a 1/24 Camel from Airfix, I believe we would be more likely to see one from Merit to go with their Dr1 and SE. Gladiator would be great of course, as the start of a Interwar set, but it's not sounding at all promising. On a point about the amount of detail that Airfix are now getting into their new 1/72 models. As much as seasoned modellers love it, trying to get my nine year old son to deal with it in one of their Starter Kits is very hard. If you can't complete the model, how can you get 'into' the hobby. This high level of detail makes for a very difficult baptism. The much simpler older models were a much better entry way in. I have resorted to buying older stuff 1960s and 70s from eBay. If the new young modellers can't make your models, then who models in the future? Steve
  15. Airfix 2018

    Add a 1/24 Stearman to the list please! Steve
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