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  1. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG1

    https://hlj.com/product/FUJ72272 and http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10341050 they are still out there to be had .......
  2. Trumpeter did not do this with the Boulton paul defiant, they developed their own tooling 100% independent and sharing no features with the airfix kit and paid the price with a deeply inaccurate kit, hoping Trumpeter will get this one right
  3. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG1

    Just because you cant think of any does not mean they don't exist, the airfix 1/48th p-40 received many changes after the cad's were posted and so did the airfix martlet and the modelcollect b-2 stealth bomber to mane just 3 but there are many other examples were products have been altered after initial cad has been released .
  4. 1/72 - CASA C-212 Aviocar - by Special Hobby

    Wow, special hobby have really shifted a gear, they are no longer a short run manufacturer, i wonder if this caused the split with mpm and fromm azur .
  5. Zvezda Bf109G-6 1/72

    It's the old italeri kit re-boxed for the Russian market
  6. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG1

    3-d detail supplied as decal is always a compromise, they did it with the new tool sea king and commando on the air filter box and it looked pathetic to be honest .
  7. Airfix Wimpy for 2018

    Hmmm... the mine detector ring, could you steal the parts that came with the italeri ju-52 minesweeper .
  8. http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=27136&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  9. Airfix 2018

    Whatever happened to airfix relocating production to the UK from India for higher quality, they did with the 1/48th p-40 and 72nd swordfish but it seems to have been dropped, even the new 2017 tools are produced in India .
  10. Airfix 2018

    My guess is that you will cut away the open bombay doors if you want the doors closed and use a different 1 piece closed bombay moulding
  11. what is the best 1/350 ships

    Depends what you mean by best, the academy line of 1/350th ships (uss indianapolis - http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/ships/ca/ca-35/350-acy/acy-review.html , graf spee-http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/ships/dkm/graf-spee/350-acy/acy-review.html and hms warspite -http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/ships/hms/bb/warspite-350-acy/acy-review.html ) are very nice kits, reasonably cheap and somewhat better than the more expensive trumpeter counterparts in some respects, absolute best of the best will be different for everybody but here are a few nice kits , hasegawa nagato - http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10062628 , revell bismark - http://www.malaysiascalemodelling.com/reviews/reviews-naval/29-revell-bismarck-1350.html To be honest the majority of the tamiya kits are old now and from the 70's and are not upto current standards
  12. That depends how you define better and this will be different to everybody, the hasegawa and tamiya kits have simplified boxed in wheel wells, airfix blow them away in that department, the tamiya canopies are certainly not user friendly having only the glass as transparencies for the main canopy so it hard to not have an unseemly glue mark and the windscreen is difficult to fair in on hasegawa and tamiya as again there is no frames on the canopy to hide glue marks, airfix have tackled both these problems in a better manner so another plus 1 to airfix, airfix will bring out a non fillet tail at a later date so thats another plus, i think you are being a bit quick off the mark to judge this kit without plastic in hand and only from it's initial release, further versions will come with different options in the future .
  13. Those built models make the kit look like a long lost 1959 hawk or Lindberg tooling that has been recently found and re-popped, first impressions are powerful and lasting and my first impression is Yuck ! , but i will wait and look for a full review .
  14. Spitfire Mk.IXc "Beer Delivery" - ICM 1:48

    This kit is not new tool , compare sprue s to the old kit in this link- https://www.super-hobby.com/products/item_name-189105.html And they are 100% identical to the new kit , the new kit even has the same bits of flash here and there, the beer barrel sprue is new and thats all .
  15. Airfix 2018

    Revell have only cornered the eurofighter market because it is the only reasonably detailed and available kit out there, the italeri and hobbyboss kits are awful , the hasegawa hard to find and expensive, there is a slot in the market for a reasonably priced eurofighter especially with raf specific weapons like brimstone, the italeri jaguar is well due for a newer tooled version and the kittyhawk 48th jaguar is quite frankly a terrible kit so i wouldnt discount airfix considering a 48th kit .