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Cammer625

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  1. Airfix 2018

    I've may have the income to spend on a Shack or Wimpy or Victor, but that doesn't mean I will get one. They're not pocket money kits. The 1/72 Spitfire mki has more doubled in price at my LHS since 2011. I can now get an Eduard one for a similar price online. As said elsewhere, they are no longer at the bottom of the pile for quality, engineering etc and you pay more for that, but the price increases has put some of their less detailed offerings up against some very awesome kits. What I don't get is the level of detail that, I'm assuming, can't be seen inside those big dark interiors of those big planes. Don't get me wrong it looks great, but that has to come at a cost (research, tooling, production). Are they too detailed for the market? No kit is perfect but Airfix was hitting the mark for reasonable detail, engineering, 'buildability' at a reasonable price - that MKI got me back into the game. Subjects I like I will buy. But, sadly, the days of spare change impulse buys have stopped (above mentioned Victor is a $100 buy down under). And I wanna become a CEO. Of anything. Then I can buy anything!
  2. Airfix price increase

    I have a different issue - my local shop can't get the kits in to sell. I'm still waiting to see the 1/48 P-40 - not sure if it's Airfix or the Aussie distributor. Until they get the kits in I don't know their prices! Airfix kits brought me back to modelling - well priced, avaialable and good comprise on detail to complexity. I look at at some of the later releases online and wonder about all that internal detail that I'm assuming can't be seen. That must add to the cost. However, the last Spitfire I bought was an Eduard VIII weekend - same price as the base model Airfix mkI in my local. That kit has doubled in price since 2011. Where I am they aren't cheap nor available. It won't stop me buying them (waiting for the Sea Fury and Walrus) but won't be buying as many.
  3. Airfix 2018

    1/72 Spitfire VC - nothing around at the moment so no competition. Money earner.
  4. I want, I want, I really really want one, or two, or three!!!! gotta be easier than the alternatives. Graet to see!!!!!
  5. Hi Arent we talking about different variants here - the new P-40 described at the top are Allison engined planes - the P-40F/L at the bottom are Packard-Merlin engined variants. The Special Hobby announcement was for the Allison powered variants which I don't think they have done before. cheers At least I think that's what it is
  6. B-25 STGB

    Hi I'll join in with something - probably a RAAF version in 1/72. Haven't got one yet but plenty of shopping time til we start! Cheers
  7. **ANZAC’s in Service GB - 30!

    I'll join in too. Not sure what with but I have plenty of options as most of my stash follows this theme!
  8. De Havilland Mosquito Gb ?

    Please add me in. I have several Tamiya and Hasegawa ones. And I picked up a very cheap Aries full detail set to play with. Cheers
  9. General Dynamics F-111 STGB Chat

    I'd like to join up too! I have an Academy c, Hobbyboss c and several Hase c & g to choose from. I'll make me mind up closer to the start. Cheers
  10. Looks like I jumped the gun! I got a email yesterday advising at the printers! Woo hoo!
  11. Hi in the last photo it actually says assembles without glue and includes decals and stickers. So looks like it is a snap fit. HTH
  12. 2nd the f-111 but I need the C. And given just how good their current new releases are why not a f-14? It would be a lot easier to build than the current leading contender!
  13. ** New ** 3 x DK decals Beaufighter sheets

    I think I need more airfix beaufighters!! And someone to do the bits and pieces for an Aussie 21 and the flat tail plane ones. And I need all of this now!
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