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  1. There is also a FAA Vought Corsair, a Walrus and Hunter T8 at Yeovilton, not that these are necessarily the targets, but Airfix don’t have a Corsair in their catalogue of new tools, nor a 1/72 Walrus ( now that they have broken the downscaling rule).
  2. I see that the Tamiya Website can’t handle the traffic, so it’s not just Airfix that have a website problem on news day.
  3. I see the pic is dated 2nd Feb, so if that’s it I would say it’s very underwhelming unless you are into 1/16 RC tanks. Looks like the Challenger is the only new tool in AFVs/Aircraft as surely the 1/48 Tiger and P38 must be modifications of existing tools.
  4. Would love to see Tamiya add a 1/48 Scammell Pioneer Tank Transporter to their AFV range ( but not holding my breath).
  5. The price rises are disappointing but inevitable Hannants issued an email last week with future releases and warned that ICM kit prices are rising steeply with a £30 kit increasing to £40, so a 25% increase Others will follow no doubt.
  6. 3D Printed looks stunning as a CAD model
  7. Are we sure it’s 1/72? the newsletter looks to indicate a 1/48 kit ‘ The SH team are also working on a new Hudson tooling, and mentioning the quarter scale, ….’
  8. Whilst I was impressed by the kits shown, I was quite surprised not to see any new dogfight doubles which seem to be a USP for Airfix I am intrigued by the statement on the site that says ‘Airfix presents our first selection of product announcements for this year’ I also notice that with the exception of the Anson, the new tools are all due in the summer. Could we see more releases later? After all they have now down scaled for the first time, released a 1/24 kit after 3 and not 5 years , plus are breaking into the 1/43 car scene. So why not have a second set of releases for the 1st time. Makes sense from a business pov. I was certainly expecting a few more vintage kits such as the TSR2 and Bloodhound based on the Work bench issue for Friday 7th Jan Time will tell, maybe the catalogue will give us some clues
  9. 1/48 Hudson? Not sure if I read that correctly, but that would be a nice surprise
  10. Airfix have laid their cards (or kits) on the table, so what do we think? There are some nice new tools and subjects that seem popular ( 1/48 Bucc and Anson) plus a magnificent 1/24 Superkit Spitfire A few more oldies brought back to life in the vintage range, good to see a Beaver and the Whirlwind ( Helo) made available again. For me I would give the new range 9 out of 10 and think that Airfix have made some great choices, I particularly liked the way they laid out the range by category. Most of the negative comments I have seen so far are based around the wrong scale and price. So was it a hit for you?
  11. Renders look stunning, thought they might have added a Grey/White scheme to mix it up a little.
  12. Expect the Big H to put out a couple of sets of Xtradecals for this stunner to add to the excellent schemes that are included.
  13. Link to Airfix 1/24 Spit ix looks fantastic £94.99 RRP
  14. Interesting blog this week, mainly focused on the vintage classics, some clues there, but they have said that the TSR2, Westland Whirlwind (helo) and Bloodhound kits were very popular choices when they asked for suggestions. No confirmation that they will be included though. There is a section on the Spitfire event on sunday and it contains the following para: "As all Airfix fans will know, the Spitfire and Airfix go hand in glove, so to have the opportunity to speak about our association with this iconic aircraft at the spiritual home of the Spitfire is one which the team are really looking forward to and one which might already prove to be one of our event highlights of the year. As this is shaping up to be a truly memorable occasion, will there be any other Airfix related announcements coming from Duxford this coming Sunday? Stay tuned to Airfix social media and the website homepage on Sunday to hear about all the latest developments." Not sure what to make of the bold text, will they announce a new kit ahead of Monday? Cant see why they would mention this if unless there is some sort of announcement albeit new tool or not.
  15. The one on the show was more like 1/48 scale, probably around 25-30cm long the quick build one is only 18cm, I know they Airfix do 3D prints, but they tend to be smaller, so I am sure that the one on the TV show is not the quick build kit. It could of course be someone else’s kit for reference.
  16. As much as I would like to see a kit of the Ark Royal I think it’s a red herring as the accompanying text said ‘clear the decks for the 2022 range launch’ so I think we are more likely to get a RN aircraft that served on the Ark Royal a 1/48 Buccaneer was strongly suggested in the now closed Airfix 2022 topic, but we will know whatever it is soon enough. Personally, I am hoping it’s a 1/48 SeaKing or Gannet
  17. I think quite a few Maxis and Marinas went shooty bang bang when they should not have
  18. Wonder if Airfix will Redbox any of the Academy 1/35 post war kits such as the Warrior? would also like to see the Panzer III reboxed As for new items in 1/35, a new DUKW? A 1/350 or 1/600 QEC would be great
  19. Don’t think there is much given away here, just 3 Lancs ( unless they are doing a 1/48 Lanc) just had an email from Airfix with the date for the Launch and includes following message: ‘with new introductions in all your favourite categories, our huge new offering is not one you will want to miss!’ So I take that to be an increase in new and vintage kits
  20. I think it’s the Hellcat and the Airfix logo below is causing a v like image The undercarriage looks further apart than the wildcat one
  21. That’s the Ark Royal as the image, thanks to Dave Cov spotting it. From the title I think it’s an aircraft? 1/48 Buccaneer or Phantom?
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