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  1. So, for today I've been cleaning up and preparing the cockpit parts for painting. Since I'm also using the photo etched set I started removing all the required detail for the etched parts to be placed. I've just dry fitted the cockpit to see how it goes together and then I'm going to start painting this evening.
  2. Hello everyone I'm due to start a new project for the winter. I've had some issues with my stash recently as I've found some of them quite daunting when opening the boxes, wondering what I've got myself into as such. I even started a topic not to long ago regarding confidence in starting some kits in your stash, as if some of those kits intimidated you a little So I felt now, the best thing to do is jump right in to one of those kits which I felt a little intimidated with and provide myself with a project for the winter months, especially as things look like they are picking up with the pandemic and staying indoors might be better for the winter. So with this in mind, I am about to start the Zoukei Mura 1/32 A-1J Skyraider. I've always wanted to build a big Skyraider and was originally going to grab the Trumpeter version until I saw this one 2nd hand and still sealed for £80 and snapped it up before anyone else had the chance to get it. This was the first issue with the weapons sold separately, which I picked up along with the photoetched interior. Its been some time since I had a WIP on Britmodeller as I had a few stop start projects, or some I finished and didn't update on the forums but this one will go all the way, with updates posted regularly when they happen. I'm going to be making a start today, so wish me luck
  3. I think this is very much on the line of my trail of thought and why they intimidate me
  4. I don't see the F35 being tooled. This is modern and to some degree still a secretive aircraft. The US military would have to potentially agree to the lidar scanning which airfix like to do. Some kits have been produced on licence and there could be a degree of terms within that licence which might prevent another brand getting access. For me I don't see it happening
  5. In regards to recent Airfix releases I rightly predicted the Vulcan, Victor and the Shackleton releases and thinking about 2022. One thing Airfix has had over the last 8/9 years is what I would call a "Flag Ship" release. A brand new tooling of an extremely popular choice. In those flag ship releases we had the Victor, Vulcan, Hellcat, Javelin, Shackleton, 1/48 Blenheim, Typhoon. Though 2021 we had the Vulcan is was meant to be a 2020 release which the pandemic most likely delayed, there wasn't what I would have called a flag ship release with a big fan fair. We had the Chipmunk, Mosquito and Vampire which will be popular kits but I would call them fillers For 2022 there will most likely be a big release which was delayed from being announced in 2021 and you look at the subjects which could be possible and also look at competition. Looking at those "flag ship" releases, Airfix now pretty much owns the market as they are the only modern kits in that scale on all but the Shackleton as Revell also released one the same year which is good kit. The flag ship releases are all British made aircraft excluding the Hellcat which was most likely an attempt on the American market but with "British options". Airfix also followed this with kits like the Meteor, Vampire, Chipmunk, Defiant, Sea Fury etc as the competition was not there or the kits were extremely old toolings. So you would have to follow a similar pattern for 2022, my theories and why are as follows: 1/72 Sepecat Jaguar GR1 or GR3 or even both in one box. Competition wise is an old tooling from Hasegawa or Italeri which both brands keep re-issuing. Hobby boss do have French jags but no British ones. This would also follow a pattern of releasing 1/72 jet aircraft used by the British armed forces. There are also rumours that an Airfix research team checked out a Jag recently. 1/72 Avro Anson - Zero competition in 1/72 scale, they had their own old tooling which I've not seen listed in the classic range (I could be wrong), Will fall in to the sector of wartime twin engine British subjects like the Mosquito, Blenheim, Beaufort and Beaufighter. 1/72 Vickers Wellesley - Slight completion with Valom but it is a limited run model not aim at the Airfix market as such. Old matchbox toolings can be found in collections or 2nd hand sales. This is a slightly more unlikely option 1/72 Tornado GR1 or GR4 - Tornado recently retired and would potentially be easier to access for research teams, Tornados in 1/72 scale are available but toolings are showing age and lacking details, Revell's being most recent issued in 2000 but from the IDS tooling in 1998 with Hasegawa's being 9 years older. Base kit is now 23 years old. GR4 is under tooled and being the most modern version. This could potential been seen as a "Flag ship" release for 2022. Airfix seems to have stopped releasing their re-issues of the old Tornado kits which could be an indicator. 1/72 or 1/48 Fairey Firefly any version - Competition in 1/48 in the way of a very limited Trumpeter MK1 kit which in the eyes of many, is just incorrect (didn't stop Airfix with the Vampire). Also the special hobby kit is limited run still with resin parts which some people choose not to work with in both scales. 1/72 older kits by smer and ark models which seem to no longer be produced. 1/72 Shackleton MK.1 - Revell and neither have Airfix looked at the now only version of the Shack not available and that is the original MK1 which would either need to be major adjustments on the existing kit with new parts. 1/72 Hampden - Required as again limited competition available apart from Valom. 1/72 Catalina - Crying out for a new tooling, Again nothing apart from old Academy tooling for competition which was originally tooling in 1993 with re-issues and alternative versions available, Interior is out right awful. Flag Ship Release prediction - 1/72 B-29A Superfortress - Two kits on the market, the old airfix kit 2nd hand or the Academy kit from first released in 1991 which has had plenty of re-issues with Academy. The Academy kit has a very poor interior compared to modern day standards and the B-29A is crying out for a modern new tool, Again like the Hellcat this could be seen as an attempt on the US market with British options to cover Washington's flown by the RAF - There is the surviving aircraft in Duxford - Hawg Wild 44-61748 which in no doubt airfix could gain access to, if not have already had access I'm not going to be 100% correct and at the moment, I don't see anything in 1/48 but I'm sure one or two of these are going to be on the list.
  6. I wouldn't say rare kits but more expensive kits, some in the three figure ranges. Its that thought of making a costly error or the shear time to complete the kit
  7. Those I'm happy with, I can not think of something more fun that a set of phantom stencils, Send it to me and I'll do that part for you
  8. Looks good, but have you left the masking on the windows behind the cock pit
  9. funny enough, this is on my list too
  10. Hello everyone I'm curious if I'm not the only person in this category. I've got quite an extensive stash of models varying in size and difficultly but I do have some beasts in the stash which outright intimidate me. It's almost as if I don't have the courage to build it. I've got kits like the Airfix 1/24 Hellcat, Zoukei Mura 1/32 Skyraider and HS 129 to name a couple plus some trumpeter 132 jets. I've also got some big 1/48 aircraft with loads of aftermarket as well. Am I the only person like this, do any of you have kits in your stash that you are afraid to tackle?
  11. Can i ask a question here regarding the big and British theme. What about a large scale subject of a smaller British aircraft, does that count or does the subject have to be massive in real life?
  12. I'm looking at the Liberator and I'm thinking this could be potentially a new tooling. First of all, the price is at £78.99. This is far too expensive for a tooling from the 1980s and new box. The RRP is closer to that of the 1/48 Blackbird new tooling. I know they re-issues the B-29 with a load of aftermarket at around £100
  13. I'm looking at numbers of interested peoples and I'm not sure we'll get this in to 2022 I think I counted about 23 interested parties
  14. a modern tooled 1/32 Hurricane is the top of my wish list, as long as this isn't their old tooling from the 60/70s when ever it was then this is superb news
  15. I'm looking at the ERA-3A version and on this photo I'm not sure if it is there
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