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old thumper

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  1. Or perhaps it was the Aliens that brought them here? Only joking.
  2. Vintage Airfix Kits

    The Marauder is a nice kit to build, if you can find one. The 1/72 Mosquito is a pretty good kit and should be easy to get hold of as it is in the current Airfix catalogue. The Hellcat is a personal favorite.
  3. Thanks, I see you are an administrator, could you just let us know if this thread belongs in Aircraft RFI and if not whether it could be moved? To begin with this topic was meant to be just aircraft but naturally as with all things Airfix we have digressed.
  4. Well I was born in 1968 so I was at the age of 10 in 1978, all or most of these kits were already here by then so I have pretty much spent my life with them.
  5. Although I acknowledge probably not Airfix's best kit, this is my favorite Airfix kit of all time the P-38F Lightning. I have built a number of these kits over the years and currently have three built examples in my collection plus one of two in the stash and will no doubt buy more. This kit is Airfix's second P-38 kit first released about 1972-4, their first P-38 kit being a J model dating from the late 1950's. First off the Pacific based sharks teeth box top version everyone knows and loves. Secondly "Pudgy", the alternative scheme from the kits most recent release. The original B- side scheme for this kit was for a North Africa based aircraft. And lastly a build which took sometime to complete, a re-scribed desert camouflaged P-38G. Just as a side note, from a small number of pictures and film clips there is evidence that a limited number of aircraft were given a desert camouflage scheme.
  6. The trouble is there is no rfi for mixed genres and also it would be like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.
  7. Please carry on posting any nostalgic Airfix pics you have. On reflection I should have included everything Airfix did in this thread.
  8. Yes the original post was just aircraft, but as one conversation leads to another the original topic has widened. I will go with the flow and remove aircraft from the title. I was going to start separate topics for ships and armour but probably best to keep them all under the same roof. It would be really nice if someone could post pictures of the old BSA and Ariel motorbikes. It would also be really nice to see some pictures of the cars again also, not just the Marina and Maxi etc but the old vintage ones as well.
  9. Lovely Hampden. No chance of hogging the thread, the more pictures the better.
  10. Matchbox II GB Chat

    I think Revell still produce some of them. There were some kits that Revell never produced that found their way to China.
  11. The guns on the Mosquito look very much like carpenters panel pins. The Hellcat is a strong favorite of my own. I think some kits in the 60's had the glue capsule, later on different manufacturers such as Matchbox included small tubes of glue at times. My eyesight is going the same way, I must build my 1/72 stash before it is to late. Nice Lysander, I have one tucked away in my stash. Thanks, I would like to build the old British motorbike kits again but they cost a fortune now also. Nice to see the Black widow once again, this is one of the kits I am looking out for at shows. Thanks all for your posts, especially those with pictures.
  12. The Hawker SeaHawk

    Really nice to see this, very nicely built.
  13. Excellent build. I agree with all the comments about this kit but things like this are a guilty pleasure of mine so very happy to see it.
  14. Do-24T Update-Kit, Italerie, 1:72

    That looks absolutely perfect, very nice.