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  1. If memory serves the Airfix kit was in the shops a full three years before the prototype flew. Tommo.
  2. The Airfix kit as pictured up thread, is more the concept design rather than the prototype. Tommo.
  3. Yes on both counts and I believe I have had ended up with nice results too. Airliners are niche and are always going to attract a premium - its the way of the World and I don't see it changing. Tommo.
  4. The other point is, Airfix will be far more consious of the price point a kit sells for, the likes of Valom less so. Tommo.
  5. If everybody who has contributed to this thread bought two 1/72 of a said airliner kit, it does not make a market for them. There is an interest yes, but its small one and that should not be confused as market. It is all about selling kits in sufficient quanties, particularly for the investment required for an injection moulded styrene kit. That market is clearly not there, or also all the major airliners in the last 60/70 years would be available in 72 from various manufacturers. Tommo.
  6. He sold a few kits on eBay, much to the chagrin of the very many (myself included) who had paid100s of dollars in pre-orders, that where never delivered. Tommo.
  7. Zane, There is no 1/72 kit of Aries 1B. There nearest is the Captain Cardboard/Atomic City/Auroashouda 1/80 (which I wrongly quoted at 1/96 up thread) and that is long out of production. That, was almost certainly Scott's most sucessful kit. Someone (who's name escapes me) did an aftermarket flight deck kit for it - there was no passenger cabin kit to my knowledge. There was no UK Aries 1B kit, I assume you are thinking of Stargazer 1/144 kit, this was mastered by Ian Walsh who is indeed based in the UK, Torquay if memory serves. However, all the kits were cast in the
  8. @zanenobbs From your post it was not clear if you were seeking info about Aries or Orion, if its Orion the following may help: - A UK company (who's name I can't recall, but were located in the Bristol area, if memory serves) produced a large scale resin kit with a polystyrene core to reduce weight - which would have worked dout close to 1/72. It was beautifully cast and had delicate engraved details. However, regretably it was upscaled from the Airfix kit, so it was WRONG in pretty much every aspect. I sold my copy on pretty quickly after it landed. - Atom
  9. I'm sure you are aware Moebuis have an large scale injection (no scale to date has been mentioned) shot styrene Aries 1B in the works, it was due Q1 this year, but obviously its been delay by Cv19. Personally I would wait for that one, but each to their own. No disrespect to the Lunar Models kit, it was great when it was originally produced and definatley ahead of the curve as was LM as pioneering company in large scale sci-fi subject matter. But there have been a lot of better options since. As far as I'm aware there has been no 1/72 Aries . However, probably the best to date is
  10. Yes, I know, hence my comments up thread. A company with much lower overheads and a better reach into the 'classic' kit market than Revell. Tommo.
  11. Easy to say when one is not putting the capital up and not taking the risk. Its very clear from what Airfix say and their actions they have almost no interest in getting involved in the airliner market save the odd and infrequent repop from thier back catalogue. Hence my comment up thread, that I'm surprised they have not sold on their moulds to the Skyking range. There maybe gaps in the airliner/civil market however, Airfix are clearly of the view that is for someone else to tacke, which others slowly are - with the likes Amodel, Valom and Roden. I venture one of the reasons the a
  12. One can't really compare Atlantis to Revell its a two person company operating soley in a niche market. Thier kits are not particulary cheap either - thats an observation not a compliant by the way. Tommo.
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