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Rabbit Leader

Airfix - 2018 Release schedule

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For what it's worth, here is a list of Airfix's new tool/new decal kits and suggested 2018 release dates. (source - Airfix website).   

As we all know, these dates are quite fluid and will probably slip a little, however this is what the base plan looks like as at 13 January 2017.     

For those that are on a modelling budget save your pennies a few months prior, for those that are not - please assist by crowd funding those that are!!  

I can see myself eating baked beans every night from about October onwards.

 

* Carry over from 2017

 

FEB 18

A01071B - SPITFIRE MK.1 

A01087 - FOKKER EINDECKER

A02105 - FOLLAND GNAT

A04052A - SEA HARRIER FA.2

A50181 - 100 ANNIVERSARY GIFT SET

A06105* - SEA FURY (1/48)

A06015* - B-25C/D MITCHELL  

 

MAR18

A04015A - B-26 MARAUDER

A04063 - SEA KING HAR.3

 

APR 18

A03085A - BAE HAWK T.1

 

MAY 18

A06101A - SPITFIRE 22/24 (1/48)

A08019 - WELLINGTON 1C

 

JUN 18

A02058A - VAMPIRE T.11

A05042A - LIGHTNING F.6

 

JUL 18

A01008A - MESSERSCHMITT BF109E-4

A05136 - F-51D MUSTANG (1/48)

A08015A - DAKOTA MK.III

 

AUG 18

A08013A - LANCASTER B.I/III

A09187 - WALRUS MK.1 (1/48)

 

SEP 18

A02106 - TIGER MOTH

A05120B - MESSERSCHMITT BF109E (1/48)

A12009 - VICTOR K.2

 

OCT 18

A04062 - MESSERSCHMITT ME262B

A06017 - PHANTOM FGR.2

A09185 - HUNTER F.6 (1/48)

 

NOV 18

A06106 - SEA FURY EXPORT (1/48)

A09186 - BLENHEIM IF (1/48)

A09188 - METEOR FR.9 (1/48)

 

DEC 18

A05137 - MUSTANG IV (1/48)

A06018 - MITCHELL II

 

Cheers.. Dave

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Yes the back end of the year does look expensive.

 

I have Identified at least four Hunters I can do, a  PR.9 and a Mustang IV !

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38 minutes ago, chilling said:

You could put the 1/48 Sea Fury in February, that's basically new tool for 2018.

... and the 1:72 B-25 Mitchell ...

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1 hour ago, chilling said:

You could put the 1/48 Sea Fury in February, that's basically new tool for 2018.

Fair point - list edited 

 

1 hour ago, occa said:

... and the 1:72 B-25 Mitchell ...

Likewise - list edited. 

 

Cheers.. Dave

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It's great to see everything set out this way. Good idea well executed :thumbsup: 

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Thanks for spending the time doing the list. It’s great to see when everything is coming out. I wonder how it will pan out though?

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Thanks for that Dave. I am still waiting for my Phantom that hopefully will hit the shores down under fairly soon.

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Thanks for the list, as an older 72nd scale modeller of British air arms, my spending should be spread, only the Phantom and Mitchell in theory (but you know what will happen when one sees the red boxes appear)

Edited by Martin T
Tidying up

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5 hours ago, Mick4350 said:

I am still waiting for my Phantom that hopefully will hit the shores down under fairly soon.

Mick, 

Have you tried Paul from https://thelaststand.com.au/

He seems to get these Airfix kits in quite quickly and postage from Bris Vegas to Toowoomba shouldn't be much at all. 

I was going to hold off until the RAF kit came on board, however I have a feeling that the Radar structure will only be available with this RN kit. 

I already have three Fujimi British Phantoms, so I suppose two more won't hurt?? 

 

28 minutes ago, Martin T said:

... only the Phantom and Mitchell in theory (but you know what will happen when one sees the red boxes appear)

Martin,

I know where you're coming from. I reckon I'll pick up another Vampire T.11 once I see that boxart at my LHS.

 

Cheers.. Dave   

 

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10 hours ago, Rabbit Leader said:

Mick, 

Have you tried Paul from https://thelaststand.com.au/

He seems to get these Airfix kits in quite quickly and postage from Bris Vegas to Toowoomba shouldn't be much at all. 

I was going to hold off until the RAF kit came on board, however I have a feeling that the Radar structure will only be available with this RN kit. 

I already have three Fujimi British Phantoms, so I suppose two more won't hurt?? 

 

Cheers.. Dave   

 

I have it pre-ordered with my LHS, More Than Toys and am happy to wait for them to get it in.

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27 minutes ago, Mick4350 said:

I have it pre-ordered with my LHS, More Than Toys and am happy to wait for them to get it in.

Also there will be a magazine from Key Publishing due out in Newsagents here in Oz tomorrow ( Monday, 15 January ) titled British Phantoms for $13.95.

 

http://shop.keypublishing.com/product/View/productCode/SPECPHAN/British Phantoms 

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Yes, I’ve also been made aware of this magazine as well. There’s also  the lastest (well, to hit our shores) Airfix Modelworld mag and a tonne of new Xtradecal sheets on their way. I’ve already picked out the sheet that I need to effectively do four different schemes. It’s certainly looks like the year of the Spey Phantom!! 

 

Cheers.. Dave

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All those Phantom Xtradecal sheets are very nice though I’ll probably build my FG1 OOB

I have emailed Hannants to ask if they plan to release them in much needed 1/48 scale.

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On ‎14‎/‎01‎/‎2018 at 6:30 PM, Rabbit Leader said:

Yes, I’ve also been made aware of this magazine as well.

 

I noticed an error on page 70 in which they describe XV574 as a FGR.2 where it should be a FG.1 ( F-4K ). I have the old Modeldecal sheet ( set No. 90 ) for this to be built when I get the new Airfix model kit

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