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#41 Spookytooth

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:01 PM

I am in, but what SWMBO will say?

Looking at the pics , I would say OOOOOOOoooooooo.

Look at that one my dear.

Not sure about her reply, probably not repeatable here!!!



#42 Caution Wake Turbulence

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:06 PM

Not really my bag, but it does look really nice!



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:17 PM

Yep, very tasty!

 

In a triumph of hope over experience I will ask for one of these for Christmas.  I may even try to build it!

 

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#44 Ian M

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:25 PM

I'm in
And I guessed right too for once!
What's the RRP and will I need to offload my 1/32 Revell and resin Tiffies to afford this beastie
I'm in
And I guessed right too for once!
What's the RRP and will I need to offload my 1/32 Revell and resin Tiffies to afford this beastie

I'll give you a tenner for one. ;.-)

 

Ian M


Looks nothing like a Vulcan. Get it together Airfix. LOL

 

Serious note. It does look great but to big for me as well.  

 

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#45 Max Headroom

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:30 PM

Awesome! Not my scale but kudos to Airfix for this..........beast of a kit.

Parts breakdown is interesting with a separate back end, so early and late a possibity?

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:32 PM

swordfish fairey, on 11 Jun 2013 - 10:40 AM, said:snapback.png

1/24th scale Typhoon, and I mean the prop one, not the fuel to noise converter.............Smudge

Was I the first to get it right??...............Smudge


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#47 andrewfl290

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:49 PM

It is awesome.....anyone else notice the ripples in the skin to simulate the full-size, or were my glasses steaming up?

 

That's my birthday present to me sorted :yahoo:



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:06 PM

l also see that Tamiya is going to do a 1/32 mossie ( according to what l have read) The cat got out of the bag somehow


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:13 PM

What a beast!

 

Given Sir Sidney Camm's design evolutions are we likely to see a progression of Typhoon-Tempest-Sea Fury on this?



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:19 PM

 looks awesome...luvly jubbly :yahoo:



#51 AlCZ

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:41 PM

Very nice Typhoon , the engine and his installation looks gorgeous - but - why 1/24 ? I need it in 1/32.... 1/24 is too big. And i hope in 1/72 Car Door "Tiffy". 

 

Oh, wait, the level of details in cockpit, cannons, wheel bays... And it is "Fix" dude and "Fix" is cheap... No, no, i can't bought it... I CAN'T !


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:49 PM

Awesome! Not my scale but kudos to Airfix for this..........beast of a kit.

Parts breakdown is interesting with a separate back end, so early and late a possibity?

Trevor

Hmm, I looked at the parts breakdown, at it seems 'over engineered'  note the separtae outer lower wing and underfuselage. 

Given the excellent fit of the new kits I'm being pessimistic, but be interesting to know why ths part breakdown.

 

the two tails had me scratching my head, but, it's for the later Tempest style tailplanes, note the different root faring on each. Does mean a lot of surplus parts.

 

What a beast!

 

Given Sir Sidney Camm's design evolutions are we likely to see a progression of Typhoon-Tempest-Sea Fury on this?

 

I doubt it.  The real things have many simarlarites, but these are not as appliable to models. 

 

the Tempest has an entirely new wing, and U/C, with different wing roots and a extended by 2 ft fusleage in front of cockpit, and a large fin extension

 

The Sea Fury uses the Tempest wing, minus centre section, with and entirely new fuselage...

 

I would be very upset if they did these as i might have to buy them!  

 

I could even see myself buying a Typhoon in a year's time when initail demand has dropped off and they are available cheap briefly [like the Mosquito was] ....but where would I put it!!!!

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:59 PM

It is awesome.....anyone else notice the ripples in the skin to simulate the full-size, or were my glasses steaming up?

 

That's my birthday present to me sorted :yahoo:

No, I thought the same. Looks like stressed skin to me in the  photo.



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:17 PM

 
 
Can't please everyone. :lol:


Well I'm pleased!

Well I'm down for two bubbletops RCAF, and perhaps one car door type. I sure like this kit. Way to go airfix.

No too many years ago I thought I'd built my last airfix kit, the very weak 1:48 mark IX. Just to get it out of the stash. Then I got the mk I for Christmas from my little boy. It was ok, now my stash has about 15 airfix kits and is growing with each release. Now we just need a 1:48 challenger II to go with the operation Herick releases.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:19 PM

Just spoken to the man in charge on the Airfix stand, they are aiming for a June release with an RRP of £90, although these are both not fixed

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:29 PM

Just spoken to the man in charge on the Airfix stand, they are aiming for a June release with an RRP of £90, although these are both not fixed

 

Hmm, might be worth keeping an eye on Hattons for a discounted pre-order as they did with the Javelin. 

 

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:31 PM

Although not my scale or area of interest it does look like a very impressive model and loads of people seem to like it already so in that respect Airfix have done good!

 

Will look forward to December 18th to hear the rest of next years line up.



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:33 PM

That just about rounds off the Airfix 1/24th British WW2 line up nicely I'm tempted by this one.

 

 

I wouldn't mind them doing the B-P Defiant too.


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:40 PM

Have problems superdetailing that engine, airfix are almost there with it already!

 

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:41 PM

Only yesterday my wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas - Airfix have provided the answer!
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