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About fightersweep

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  1. fightersweep

    Airfix 2019

    Is the Sword kit no good? I have two in the stash, but haven't got around to them yet.
  2. Thanks Ventora! I must admit that I've never actually built the Storch. I did buy one, aged 11 from the shop at the Historic Aircraft Museum that used to be next to Southend Airport. There was a Storch displayed there in Rommel's markings and it captured my imagination enough to buy the kit there and then. Trouble was, I found it all a bit fiddly at the time and it didn't get finished. I think that the transparencies defeated me along with the undercart struts. Time for another go! Steve
  3. Oh yes! I wouldn't mind joining in. I have a Piper Cherokee Arrow in a blisterpack that's talking to me (and a similarly packaged Storch) Steve
  4. That photoetch is amazing! A lot of work there I imagine? You know, it's going to have to be a 1/18th B-17G after this....
  5. fightersweep

    Airfix 2019

    Of course, if you like 1/32 scale, the Silver Wings resin inter war RAF stuff is gorgeous. As good as any injection moulded kit I've had and a great choice of subjects.
  6. fightersweep

    Airfix 2019

    Yep! All of those as well please!
  7. fightersweep

    Airfix 2019

    1/24 Tiger Moth is a cool idea. I'm up for a couple, along with the 1/24 Spitfire XIVe and N.A. T6/Harvard.
  8. fightersweep

    Airfix Classics Launched

    Thomo and Giorgio; Some very valid points well made there. Perhaps Giorgio has hit the nail on the head, and what defines a classic for us here at Britmodeller differs from what Airfix hope to achieve with the new range. Steve
  9. I'm onboard because I just love Dornier 17s, no matter what shape they are! First one I built was the Revell boxing of the Frog kit (as seen above) circa 1982 at the age of 13. Painting the canopy lines drove me nuts. Funny that Revell re-boxed the Monogram kit as well. Personally, I like the Frog kit a bit more, due mainly to the incorrect wing chord of the Monogram kit being a bit of a pig to fix (very apparent in your plans photo) Liking the idea of a 17P, so will be along for the ride with my popcorn! Steve
  10. fightersweep

    Airfix Classics Launched

    I'd like another crack at the SR.N1. Me and my mate found one in a newsagent back in 1983. It was high up on a shelf with a bunch of other very dusty Airfix kits, all in type 4 boxes and must have been there since the 70s. Being that I was taller than my mate, I bagged the SR.N1, and I don't think he's ever forgiven me. (we were about 13 years old at the time, and finding rare old kits was a big deal as the Airfix range was in poor shape then with not much at all in the catalogue) I didn't do the kit justice at the time, so having another chance would be great Airfix...if you're reading this. Steve
  11. fightersweep

    World war two, movies and tv-series...

    Wasn't the series going to be based on the 100th BG, or was that an early suggestion for the script? If so, be nice to use the actual tower at Thorpe Abbotts for some of the filming. Either way, I'm looking forward to this but without too high expectations....I don't want to be disappointed! Steve
  12. fightersweep

    World war two, movies and tv-series...

    I was only wondering about HBO's Mighty Eighth the other day. Seems to have gone very quiet indeed. Same with the Dam Busters, although Ridley Scott's Battle of Britain film was a more recent announcement I thought. Sorry...no idea what's happening with any of them, but I was looking forward to another HBO series. Steve
  13. fightersweep

    Airfix 2019

    Well done chaps! You've got into the swing of it! Maybe Airfix will do it now. "Home and tea, for once you've deserved it"
  14. fightersweep

    Airfix 2019

    It would, because he forgot the up and over garage door.
  15. fightersweep

    Airfix Classics Launched

    Limited editions would make more sense.