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About Albeback52

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    Decent whisky, Anything by Airfix

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  1. Hobby Link Japan has it listed for April 2017 release. Priced at 3200 Yen (£22.50) Revell website has it listed for February release (no price quoted) Allan
  2. Or dig out and dust off the old M R C A (Must Refurbish Canberra Again) plans! Allan
  3. Nice! However, I note that RESIN2 detail are producing a 1/32 conversion set for the Cavalier Turbo Mustang!! Now, THAT would be nicer!! Allan
  4. Red pencil on standby!!! Agree with you on the SR-71/YF-12. Just a thought though ,would it not be possible to produce a YF-12 from the SR-71? It would need a longer/narrower nose, revised forward chines ,shorter tail cone and ventral fins but,probably do-able? Unless of course some enterprising company comes up with a conversion kit! Allan PS - Still have the ancient Revell 1/72 YF-12A somewhere. Quite a nice model despite its age.
  5. Thanks for the info! Allan
  6. Although not primarily a modeller of floaty things, I would like to see any or all of the following ; (in IM plastic please!!, NOT expensive resin/multi media kits!) Abdiel Class minelayer Leander Class Light Cruiser Dido Class Light Cruiser Arethusa Class Light Cruiser Tribal Class Destroyer Revenge Class Battleship County Class Cruiser Allan
  7. not bad for £25! Allan
  8. Count me in please!! In its own peculiar way, Lt Belenko's aircraft was a historically significant one! Allan
  9. Very boring colour scheme! Need to do something about that!! Very Nice otherwise. Allan
  10. Agreed! I think it's a rather silly over reaction to a very minor issue. As you say, how difficult is it to open the canopy? Personally, I prefer one piece canopies - regardless of the amount of detail under them. In any case, transparencies nowadays are mostly of very high quality and clarity. Not difficult to see all that nice detail inside. Multi piece types often don't match up correctly and it's just one or more fragile piece(s) just dying to get knocked off the model. Allan
  11. Very valid comment. I also could not help but notice also, especially on the Airfix Farce Book page the number of modellers whining about the lack of ships/cars/motor bikes/ AFVs & other pet subjects. Well, like you I figure that Airfix have done the right thing in concentrating on the items that they know for sure are going to sell well. If anybody is looking for something other than aircraft, then there are plenty of other manufacturers out there who will probably cater for their needs. I don't exclusively model aircraft but, if I want a King Tiger tank, an HMS Dreadnought or an Airbus A-350 then, I can find them elsewhere. Simples! Sorry to sound so brutal about it but, C'est La Vie!. I have no particular loyalty to Airfix and, Revell will be getting more of my hard earned than Airfix this year. While a bit underwhelmed by the Airfix 2017 programme, there are two items (Me -262 & Phantom) which I will be buying so, there's something in it for me. I'd have to be honest and say that while a bit disappointing personally, it is a good, mixed bag overall and I think that it would be difficult (at least for aircraft enthusiasts) NOT to find something of interest - unless of course they are civil aircraft fans! Allan
  12. Pointlessly repeated video removed and read the rules regarding swearing in posts.
  13. Good to see the XB-70 again. Spectacular looking model even if it is an utter pig of a kit to build. One hopes for a reissue of the XB-35 & YB-49 to follow!! Allan
  14. With you there chum!! My partner often says I'm quite curious and I don't think she means inquisitive!!. I'm always on the lookout for new things to build. That SV-51 with the wing boosters just looks so utterly mean and nasty! I love it! I already have the Hasegawa ASF-X Shinden (from the Ace Combat series). Beautiful kit. Tried several outlets in the UK to no avail & had to buy from Japan. Allan
  15. Thanks for the info Paul. Allan