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SimonR

Airfix 1/72 Short Stirling

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It's good to see the vintage Airfix kits getting a new lease of life and this one certainly proves that.

Well done

Mike

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Super work, goes to show old kits can be built into great models

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Hi there. Fantastic job on the Stirling. I love the old Airfix WW2 bomber kits and am embarking on the Halifax and Wellington in the next month or so. I built the Wellington in, I think, 1960 when I was 11. At my current age, the few parts appeal, so here's hoping I can turn out something that makes me as happy as the far off Wimpy did. I have still to locate a Stirling at the right price, but despite my wife's scepticism as to whether I'll ever get a kit completed, I plan to keep looking.

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16 minutes ago, KiwimikeS said:

At my current age, the few parts appeal,

I cannot agree more with that sentiment.

 

This is a great build it seems to have what I am looking for in a build - looks like the aircraft concerned and an enjoyable build.

 

I have an Italieri String in my stash and often think would I have got more enjoyment from an Airfix one from ebay and half the price?

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Thanks Mike, good luck with your Wimpy and Halifax!

 

I agree about the minimal amount of parts, with a bit of work and creativity with the airbrush these old klts still stack up ok!!

 

Cheers

Simon

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I built the old Airfix Wellington last year. I was quite pleased with the end result.

 

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Thats lovely Eric, thanks for sharing!

 

Cheers

Simon

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WOW just seen this, an awesome build of an old kit ! 

 

I remember building this kit 40 years ago , mine certainly did not look like that - My dad would probably tell tales of my thumb prints in humbrol cement on the canopy , blood over the wing , my 1st attempt at cleaning up seams with a scalpel haha

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19 minutes ago, RJ-WobblyHands said:

WOW just seen this, an awesome build of an old kit ! 

 

I remember building this kit 40 years ago , mine certainly did not look like that - My dad would probably tell tales of my thumb prints in humbrol cement on the canopy , blood over the wing , my 1st attempt at cleaning up seams with a scalpel haha

I've bloodied models with my scalpel well into adulthood!

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49 minutes ago, RJ-WobblyHands said:

WOW just seen this, an awesome build of an old kit ! 

 

I remember building this kit 40 years ago , mine certainly did not look like that - My dad would probably tell tales of my thumb prints in humbrol cement on the canopy , blood over the wing , my 1st attempt at cleaning up seams with a scalpel haha

Thank you!! yes I too had the old thing hanging from my bedroom ceiling sometime in the late 70's early 80's 🙂

Just now, JOCKNEY said:

Wonderful job on a classic kit

Thanks Pat, seems a while ago I did this now, thread has been resurrected lol!!

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10 minutes ago, SimonR said:

Thanks Pat, seems a while ago I did this now, thread has been resurrected lol!!

Hi Simon

 

You could say the same for the kit !

 

I built a "red stripe" Airfix Hampden a while ago and was really pleased with how it turned out.

 

So what can we look forward to next ?

 

cheers Pat

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Top result.

It actually goes to show you don't need to spend money on the latest kit and all sorts of aftermarket stuff to get a cracking model of a classic aeroplane!

Bonza! 😊

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