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Posts posted by stanier

  1. Hi all, my first post on this forum, and I particularly joined to post on this thread.

    1/24 kits are my particular passion, and I await their arrival with great excitement. Don't worry about the room, just enjoy them! If nothing else, there's always the ceiling!

    If airfix release a bomber version of the mosquito, then that would be great, especially if it's a mark that could be finished in a USAAF scheme (IMHO). However, I would not regard that as the next big release, just a very worthwile additional variant.

    Personally I think (and hope!) that airfix should really go for it, and set the pace on their next big release I would love to see a lancaster with, in the box, Eduard providing etch, Aires or Paragon resin cockpit, merlins, whitemetal undercarriage, resin wheels (not rubber!) and some Zots style sexy Lanc decals.

    I doubt very much they'd have trouble selling them. Hornby will know from their railway interests that many people spend a lot and have the room for O gauge and larger railways, so why not aircraft? And in the US and Japan markets particularly I'm sure a 1/24 Lanc would go down very well. They could follow this with a B-17....

    I would also very much like airfix to issue updates, either directly or via a third party to bring the older 1/24 kits up to scratch.

    For example, the Bf109E is the only E as far as I'm aware in 1/24 and I'm sure a new detail set including revised and new engine, exhausts, ammo boxes, engine cowl (that fits!), wheel wells, cockpit, undercarriage and wheels would sell very well. I keep noticing threads on the web and build articles asking for the just such things, and I for one would have several! They could even do a radio like you can now get for the 1/32 Eduard kit. The airfix E should at least be up to that standard, and the same principle applied to all the older existing range.

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