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Charlie Hugo

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About Charlie Hugo

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    Johannesburg South africa
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    Scale modelling, aviation and wildlife photography

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  1. Airfix Typhoon 1b markings and armament

    Optional dust filter
  2. Vintage Airfix Kits

    Is it not surprising that many of these vintage Airfix kits have not been replaced, and possibly even when replaced not been surpassed.
  3. Vintage Airfix Kits

    Unfortunately for many (international, and for that matter domestic) modellers these new exotic brands are not an option. And the OP wanted to know about classic Airfix kits. A lot of the Airfix kits from the '70's and '80's are still extremely viable as a base to build from, and are cheaper/more readily accessible in some places. Not all of us are as fortunate to have a local hobby shop, or access to exotic eastern Europe (or even Japanese) imports, and if they are available they are horrendously expensive (try twice the euro/sterling/dollar price) If one wants these brands they need to be ordered from on-line stores/imported and to many (especially the younger generation) it is simply not an option unless you get someone use there credit cards. Us older generation are very fortunate.
  4. Vintage Airfix Kits

    is there a decent on-line list of all Airfix kits and production dates? I know that I can do that Scalemates lists all kits but it is kit by kit and all versions (useful for collectors)
  5. Vintage Airfix Kits

    I second the above and would add the '70's era Fw190A-8, Fw190D-9 and series 3 Ju-87 into the pot, The Grumman Duck, Whirlwind, Lysander and HS-123 were also a nice kits for the time
  6. Airfix 2018

    What a pity. I would buy a 48th scale MkIV (and MkV) but will pass on a MkI
  7. Airfix 2018

    Both Frog and Lindberg did one
  8. Tamiya new release 109 picture leaked.....

    In SA the Tamiya kit will sell like hot cakes. Eduard does not exist, or if it does it is expensive as it is a special import by the retailer. I know many modellers here who will not buy a kit unless it is Tamiya, or Hasegawa (not that we get this anymore either). On the pre-owned market Eduard weekend kits (when available) are selling at the same price (or more) than Tamiya retail.
  9. That tail fillet is very crude in comparison the rest of the detail albeit it is slightly heavy handed treatment. I will wait for the fillet less tail version to be released and stay with my Hasegawa and Tamiya stash for the rest of my models
  10. Revell 2018

    I could do with a couple of Revell Hunters to add to my solitary F Mk6. They have been a bit scarce, even when new, at least here in sunny SA
  11. Bf-109F propellers

    Hasegawa supply the following options in their 48th scale Me109 kits Me109F-2 Thin prop Me109F4 (trop) Thin prop and wide blade prop (the thin Hasegawa prop looks like this one but maybe thinner) Me109G2 Same wide blade prop as per F4 Trop Me109G4/6/14 different wide blade prop Me109 G-10/K-4 Fat paddle blade prop
  12. 1/48 Hasegawa Typhoon camo template?

    Ahh some maths required. Take the quoted size (eg 80%) and multiply by a figure (in this case around 1.25) to get to 100% That is how much you will need to enlarge by.
  13. 1/48 Hasegawa Typhoon camo template?

    Hasegawa has for some time included the camouflage pattern in their instructions, Some have been downsized to fit the page but the % is shown. You should be able to photocopy and enlarge said plans to scale
  14. Hasegawa Spitfire 1/48

    Fuselage is short, don't remember the exact length but recall somewhere around 5mm. 2mm I front of the cockpit and the rest in they rear fuselage (two places iirc). There are (were?) replacement fuselages available to rectify this issue
  15. Yet to be announced.....

    No, I would rather have a Tempest.