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old thumper

Airfix, The Golden Years Group Build. Classic Airfix 1950's- 1980 Chat

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1 hour ago, PhantomBigStu said:

just checked and seems the kit sitting unbrought in my LHS i was considering for this was first tooled in 82, disappointing, though there is the aceint beaufighter/bf109g dogfight set, which not worth my time. However there is plenty out there that do some I may well vote for this 

 

Just out of curiosity what kit was it? Should I put your name down on our list?

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4 minutes ago, old thumper said:

Just out of curiosity what kit was it? Should I put your name down on our list?

f-18, in the nice gift set reissue from 2009. 

 

can put my name on the list, sure Ill find something, having built the old firefly recently Im sure there are other gems I can join with like that from this era, I know I want ro redo the tstee mossie so perhaps that can be my first choice ;)

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Id like to join up if possible please? When did Airfix start their 1/48 scale series? Bf109F. Spitfire Vb and Hurricane? I guess it was around 1979? 

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11 minutes ago, PhantomBigStu said:

f-18, in the nice gift set reissue from 2009. 

 

can put my name on the list, sure Ill find something, having built the old firefly recently Im sure there are other gems I can join with like that from this era, I know I want ro redo the tstee mossie so perhaps that can be my first choice ;)

 That is a shame, it may well even have been designed before Airfix bit the dust in 1981. The old Mosquito is a nice kit though, I built two of them earlier this year.

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8 minutes ago, Threadbear said:

Id like to join up if possible please? When did Airfix start their 1/48 scale series? Bf109F. Spitfire Vb and Hurricane? I guess it was around 1979? 

 

Pretty sure it was late seventies that those kits came out. You can double check to be sure on scalemates.

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On 10/5/2017 at 1:31 PM, old thumper said:

We have now 35 nominations,  ballot starting this November.

 

Thanks all.

 

 

1) Old Thumper

2) Ventora3300  

3) Rob G

4) Arniec

5) Theplasicsurgeon

6) Malpaso

7) Stevehnz

8) Caerbannog

9) CliffB

10) Zebra

11) Big X

12) Lawzer

13) Greg Destec 

14) Adrianmf

15) Antb

16) Paul J

17) Avreda

18) Nigel Heath

19) Rafalbert

20) Jb65rams

21) 825

22) Rick Brown

23) Grandboof

24) Plasto

25) Ray S

26) PLC1966

27) Tonytiger66

28) Rabbit Leader

29) Romeo Alpha Yankee

30) Mad_djg

31) Moggy

32) Tony W

33) PhantomBigStu

34) 1903Flight

35) Threadbear

36) Ozzy

37) Martian Hale

38) Colonel Wreck

 

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2 minutes ago, old thumper said:

 

Pretty sure it was late seventies that those kits came out. You can double check to be sure on scalemates.

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Yes the Airfix kits in 1/48th came out in 1978/79. 

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10 minutes ago, old thumper said:

 That is a shame, it may well even have been designed before Airfix bit the dust in 1981. The old Mosquito is a nice kit though, I built two of them earlier this year.

Yeo, though actually now I mention theres quite a few others that come to mind, the b29 I that I foolishly tried to build as a kid after getting the double edition with the b24 in woolworths 12 years ago, ended up in the bin after losing interest, part of me wants to know how the rest of the build goes, though the rest knows better with the silver finish and the rivets liable to be lost to sanding

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Thanks for the add. Having a look through the list of what has been kitted there is literally tons of kits to choose from. 

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Definitely sign me up for this one, I will have a look at the wallop show for a kit.

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1 hour ago, Ozzy said:

Definitely sign me up for this one, I will have a look at the wallop show for a kit.

Great, name added. I shall have a think about going to the Wallop show also.  

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5 minutes ago, old thumper said:

Great, name added. I shall have a think about going to the Wallop show also.  

Thanks old thumper,

 

hopefully I can find a Bv-141, always wanted to build one when I was a kid.

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4 minutes ago, Ozzy said:

Thanks old thumper,

 

hopefully I can find a Bv-141, always wanted to build one when I was a kid.

 Sounds good. There should be plenty of those around, the BV-141 was in the Airfix catalogue quite recently,  I picked one up at the Modelzone closing down sale for about £2. 

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2 hours ago, Martian Hale said:

Fantastic idea, even I might be tempted to have a go.

 

Martian

Hey - You know you should - so is that 'yes' 

 

Remember - 'vintage' is the new black - very 'on trend' ;)

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3 hours ago, BIG X said:

Hey - You know you should - so is that 'yes' 

 

Remember - 'vintage' is the new black - very 'on trend' ;)

I guess it must be even though my track record at finishing group builds is somewhat worse than abysmal.

 

Martian

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Martian Hale said:

I guess it must be even though my track record at finishing group builds is somewhat worse than abysmal.

 

Martian

 

 

Brilliant news!!!  Old Thumper will have to add you to the list.  Even better news about your track record - I guess I won't feel so bad if I fail - in such esteemed company ;)

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Morning Everyone,

 

The voting is now open for group builds for 2018 - so far we are 'winning' with 9.25% of the vote - please point your browser in this direction and get voting - if you haven't already ;)

 

 

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To be honest I didn't expect that at any point we would be ahead in the vote. Even so it is early days and we are far from the finishing line. 

 

Just a reminder the Matchbox Group Build is currently in progress and will be open until mid January.

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1 minute ago, old thumper said:

To be honest I didn't expect that at any point we would be ahead in the vote. Even so it is early days and we are far from the finishing line. 

Time for you guys to start knocking on the doors of all those prospective voters that pledged support - but don't actually follow this thread.  ;)

Good luck to You / Ventora / Lawzer and all of us that fancy some vintage kit bashing :D

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How long does the vote stay open for?

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19 minutes ago, Lawzer said:

How long does the vote stay open for?

 

I'm not sure. I think last time though it was about four weeks. 

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7 hours ago, Lawzer said:

How long does the vote stay open for?

It closes at midnight (UK time) on 30 November.

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