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  1. March

    Mikoyan Mig-25PD Foxbat-E 1:48 (48903)

    Nice review. I’ve also got this kit - as well as, erm, the other Recon ones ICM and Revell have done. I’m keen to get one started so I can display it with my AMK MiG-31 that I finished last year. I know what you mean about the box lid. I used the 7 hours coverage of the Royal Wedding the other weekend as an opportunity to make sure I was away from the moron box and make a start prizing it off... One thing I noticed about the artwork compared to other releases, if so inclined (and if you can preserve it in the removal process), the main box art is not impeded by any writing, so after build you could cut it square and mount it.
  2. March

    Kitty Hawk 1:48 Su-35

    Apologies for not completing this. I’ve only just picked up work on the model again this past week. Without going into too much detail, the last 5 weeks of 2017 were on a personal level, some of the most challenging I’ve faced, I even managed to break my leg just before Christmas, which actually provided some respite (it at least gave me something else to worry about).
  3. March

    Airfix Classics Launched

    I think as a rule, anyone contemplating building one of these can only do so with a tube of humbrol poly cement, no liquid poly. If you are going to relive yesteryear, then bring the pain in full! For what it’s worth, I’m really looking forward to these. Now, where did I put that tube of poly cement?!
  4. It's darn impressive. They seem to have managed to find a whole new level of detail even when compared to their MiG-31. If it builds as well at the MiG-31 then this will be a stonking kit. Well, I have every reason to hope it is, I somehow pre-ordered three...
  5. Is it too late to join? Like a few folks here I’ve acquired the recently released Kitty Hawk Su-35. I tend a minor sprinkling of aftermarket - the AMUR Reaver cans are a must if you wish to achieve that tell tale drop of the thrust vectoring exhausts when powered down. I also have the Eduard Steel Belts and masks, plus the Begemot decals for this machine. I have made a start on the pit, using the new Mr. Paint acrylic “Sukhoi Cockpit blue grey” for the tub. Having looked at the supplied decals for the consoles I’ve decided against using these, but will carefully cut out the screen elements of the decals and use these.
  6. March

    SMW 2017 Telford 11th & 12th November

    Got back from the show earlier. Not a bad haul from this years show, there were a few good deals including a new, unopened Airfix Sea Vixen for £30. eBay prices on these tend to be somewhat north of that figure. One disappointment though... on unloading the car I discovered one bag did not make it back with me, it contained a copy of the Zoukei-mura CONCEPT NOTE SWS No.VII Ho 229, a set of paints and a couple of other items. I've contacted the venue via email to see if it has been handed in. That aside though, another enjoyable show. Disappointed that there was no news from Airfix. As an IPMS member I got in pretty early, although I have to say the planning and coordination regarding the queues seemed to be being made up as they went along.
  7. This does look pretty darn special. Nice to see GWH have taken the practical approach to the wings, the KH Su-35 wing attachment has me a little nervous, I must say. I’ll be buying, that’s for sure.
  8. March

    AIRFIX 1/48 Supermarine Walrus Mk.I Released

    If the Meteor is anything to go by, then no. The original boxing of the F.8 was produced in India, but the new boxing using the same moulds has been produced in the UK and features the harder plastic.
  9. March

    Airfix 1/48 Meteor

    Interesting to note that the latest version the F.8 is made out of the harder plastic. I’m currently building the earlier release with the softer plastic and caution is required in the assembly process in order to retain detail.I plan to use some of @Jon Kunac-Tabinor‘s excellent Marmaduke Press decals on this kit. If you have not already done so and wish for additional airframe options to finalise your build then I recommend you to check them out.
  10. March

    AIRFIX 1/48 Supermarine Walrus Mk.I Released

    Mine has arrived. Looks like it’ll build into a lovely kit with lots of detail as standard, at a cursory glance it is definitely up to the same standard as other recent Airfix releases. Only point I’d make is that this kit is manufactured by Airfix’s Indian factory and as such features the softer plastic, something to bare in mind when building as it’ll be easy to damage detail if you get too overly enthusiastic with a sander.
  11. March

    1/48 Su-35 exhausts for Kitty Hawk model

    My two sets (along with the new Su27/30) arrived today. Absolutely beautiful crisp casting. The small details absolutely pop.
  12. March

    1/48 SAAB J 29 by Pilot Replicas

    The kits that were featured in the future releases section of the Hannants website are no longer there either.
  13. A set of each arrived at my abode today. The Guardians of the North info sheet is extremely informative, providing fantastic detail on the airframes in question, whether they have been re-numbered and how heavily weathered they are etc. Highly recommended if you love Flankers.
  14. All the best Martin. This past year has been a tough one for me, although for very different reasons that I will not go into on this thread. Hope the medications you are on help you manage the disease so that 1:1 scale version of you can function. For me and I am sure for 99.9999% of folks on this board, somebody's health is far more important that a model kit.
  15. March

    Airfix 2018

    Don't tell me, you prefer your pitchforks and burning torches to be in 1:1 scale?!