Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Ossington

Airfix 2018 releases: expect a 1/48 Hunter

Recommended Posts

Looks like an interesting mix of new tool items & re-issues with new decals .  I suspect that Airfix may be having a goodly amount of my money next year .  Although I don't build in 1/48 any more , apart from Spitfires , I'll have to buy a Hunter since it's important to support Airfix when they produce such things .  I bought the new Walrus for the same reason

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats very UNDERWELMING, another spitfire wow a 1/48 hunter oooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh, no new ships no new afv just aircraft most of it reboximg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, grahamwalker said:

Thats very UNDERWELMING, another spitfire wow a 1/48 hunter oooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh, no new ships no new afv just aircraft most of it reboximg

 

You have just said that in a Cold War Aircraft forum!

 

I'm quite happy with the releases personally.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be honest, I expected some military & naval re-releases on Airfix's site too. Maybe later? Lets hope Airfix don't foul up the Hunters wheels and canopy. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It will be interesting to see if the parts  breakdown will permit easy modification to F4 orT7 Standard. possible future releases from this?

 

Selwyn

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Selwyn said:

It will be interesting to see if the parts  breakdown will permit easy modification to F4 orT7 Standard. possible future releases from this?

 

Selwyn

 

 

To which I'd add - number of pylons, sizes of tanks and other underwing stores. I'm also interested in how the Sabrinas are attached as the only Hunter I want to build is XE601 in her Porton Down sprayer role.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Ossington said:

To be honest, I expected some military & naval re-releases on Airfix's site too. Maybe later? Lets hope Airfix don't foul up the Hunters wheels and canopy. 

Even if they did foul up the wheels & canopy , it would still be much better than the Academy abomination if the rest of it was ok

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, that 1/48 Hunter is very good news! And also in a Dutch AF scheme :yes:

 

Looks like my New Year's resolution not to buy any new kits and spend this year finishing older projects has just gone down the drain.

 

As for any possible shape issues: just let's wait until we can lay our hands on the actual kit before we start winging about what may or may not be wrong with the kit, shall we? Give the Airfix chaps some credit and don't knock it beforehand. It's all so negative where we should be glad of the promise of a new 1/48 Hunter....

 

Robert

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very good news - hop they gone make a FG9 version as well.

 

Cheers,

Michael

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would say an FGA9 is a given for the future.lots of goodies,for one ,I am a very happy modeller ☺.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, RobertF said:

Well, that 1/48 Hunter is very good news! And also in a Dutch AF scheme :yes:

 

Looks like my New Year's resolution not to buy any new kits and spend this year finishing older projects has just gone down the drain.

 

As for any possible shape issues: just let's wait until we can lay our hands on the actual kit before we start winging about what may or may not be wrong with the kit, shall we? Give the Airfix chaps some credit and don't knock it beforehand. It's all so negative where we should be glad of the promise of a new 1/48 Hunter....

 

Robert

I have a shape issue! its not shaped like a Fairey battle which is what I want!

 

Selwyn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, WildeSau75 said:

Very good news - hop they gone make a FG9 version as well.

 

One of the subjects shown is an F.6A, so if they do that properly then an FGA.9 would be easy to make even without a specific FGA.9 kit.

 

Very, very happy with this - thank you Airfix! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So they DO listen! I mentioned this at Telford 2 or 3 years back, and the Airfix rep was astounded that the only 1/48 Hunters were misshapen crap. An aircraft that sold around the world and severely under represented in kit form. Now I wonder if their next 1/24 scale kit will follow the conversation I had last November. It is something the rep was very keen on doing. (No, not a Hunter).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

Now I wonder if their next 1/24 scale kit will follow the conversation I had last November.

Well, we'll know in two or three years' time.

 

Robert

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Selwyn said:

I have a shape issue! its not shaped like a Fairey battle which is what I want!

 

Selwyn

Some people just can't be pleased... ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm very pleased with this one indeed. A decent Hunter at last. 

 

IMHO Airfix have an interesting release schedule for this year with a good mix of new tools and re releases.

 

I am a happy modeller indeed.

 

James

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, RobertF said:

Some people just can't be pleased... ;)

That will be me then!:penguin:

 

Selwyn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm a very happy modeller, we were told the Hunter was going to be announced at Telford 2016 but it never happened so this is great news. I arm wrestled 5 Academy Hunters into submission but I lost the will to fight any more. I can see Airfix getting a lot of my money this year with this and the Blenheim.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

So they DO listen! I mentioned this at Telford 2 or 3 years back, and the Airfix rep was astounded that the only 1/48 Hunters were misshapen crap. An aircraft that sold around the world and severely under represented in kit form. Now I wonder if their next 1/24 scale kit will follow the conversation I had last November. It is something the rep was very keen on doing. (No, not a Hunter).

You can tell us what your conversation was about, unless they made you sign an NDA. My money would be on a Gladiator, if it's totally new subject. Although, except for the Mossie and Typhoon, the whole 1/24 range needs revamping. 

Edited by VMA131Marine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, VMA131Marine said:

You can tell us what your conversation was about, unless they made you sign an NDA.

PM inbound

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh frabjous day! Calloo, callay! He warbled in his joy!

 

Now, what to do with all those half-built Academy hunters?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, grahamwalker said:

Thats very UNDERWELMING, another spitfire wow a 1/48 hunter oooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh, no new ships no new afv just aircraft most of it reboximg

The Victor kit provides for both K.2 and S.R.2. The profile of the latter on the Airfix web site shows the modified underwing tank/air sampling pod and markings for No. 541 Sqn, if I'm not mistaken. Not a plain reboxing, maybe.

 

11 minutes ago, Admiral Puff said:

Now, what to do with all those half-built Academy hunters?

Don't know why, I hear "Twin-Hunter" echoing in my mind. A what-if successor to the Twin-Mustang, and Hawkers' response to the Sea Vixen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now there's a thought - Maintrack did a kit of the proposed fore-and aft two-seat Hunter in 1:72 - that should be easy enough to scale up ... It'd look good in Raspberry Ripple, too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

×