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AndrewCJ50

Strange 1/72 Airfix absences?

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Do Any of my fellow modellers know when or if we might get in 1/72:

Hurricane Mk1 metal wing

Beaufighter MkVIF

Sea Gladiator???

 

Seem to me like logical developments, what do you think?

 

Andrew

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Recent releases would suggest that Airfix only aims for two versions from a kit, so the Beaufighter (standard and thimble noses) and Gladiator (Mk I and Mk II) are spoken for. The Hurricane also came in two boxings, one of which had fewer parts.

 

I agree somewhat that Airfix has missed a trick with some of the models, leaving out some important versions which could be provided with relatively few new parts, but that seems to be their modus operandi. I'd love them to do the earlier Beaufighters (and straight-winged Lightnings!), but I think we are left with the aftermarket sector to deal with our needs.

 

The Hurricane is more difficult than simply providing a new set of wings, but the new Arma kit has made every other metal-winged Mk I redundant.

 

Cheers,

Mark.

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They can't do everything, and everyone has differing opinions on what they should do.  For this year it seems next to nothing in WW2 1/72, let's just hope it is alone.

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Hum, thanks for your thoughts guys.  Do any of you know  if conversions exist for a Sea Gladiator or NF Beaufighter VI for the Airfix kits?

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11 minutes ago, johnd said:

There's this for the Beaufighter VI

 

John.

Actually, that's pretty reasonable!

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Blackbird Models did produce. a Sea Gladiator conversion, in fact I think I have one somewhere. It's been out of stock for some time but perhaps the re-release will spur another batch of conversion parts.

 

Edge

 

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If the two-versions rule applies we should be OK for a high-back Spitfire XIV in 1:48. 👍

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Just now, Welkin said:

If the two-versions rule applies we should be OK for a high-back Spitfire XIV in 1:48. 👍

Airfix have announced a new variant of their Me 262, the A-2a, so that makes it the third 262 to be released.

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