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1/72 - Bristol Beaufort Mk.1 by Airfix - released


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One for the brains trust: is there interest in 1:72 Beaufort VIII cowls and engines as an aftermarket add-on? I find the hardest part of the old limited run kits is getting the cowl concentric. This would make that a lot easier. The engines in those kits were pretty crude "flats".

.... a side benefit from doing the design work on the Beaufort VIII conversion for the coming Airfix Beaufort I.

 

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V.P.

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Did I miss an announcement that the Beaufort has been released? There were several on the shelves of Metro Hobbies in Melbourne today.

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1 minute ago, zebra said:

Did I miss an announcement that the Beaufort has been released? There were several on the shelves of Metro Hobbies in Melbourne today.


Funny you should mention that Julian, Only yesterday I bought two at a ridiculous price from an eBay seller in South Australia. I’ve received a shipping notice to say they are packed and on their way. I thought it might be a hoax, however your post makes me feel a whole lot better. Happy days! 
 

Cheers.. Dave 

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1 minute ago, Rabbit Leader said:


Funny you should mention that Julian, Only yesterday I bought two at a ridiculous price from an eBay seller in South Australia. I’ve received a shipping notice to say they are packed and on their way. I thought it might be a hoax, however your post makes me feel a whole lot better. Happy days! 
 

Cheers.. Dave 

 

Just had a look on the Airfix website and it still says it's on pre-order - seems very strange that it's in the shops here already, we usually have to wait ages for new Airfix releases.

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2 minutes ago, zebra said:

usually have to wait ages for new Airfix releases.


I hear ya mate.. still waiting for the Spitfire Vc to hit my LHS, so getting this Beaufort before anyone in the UK is very strange... mind you, I’m not complaining!! So did you buy one? 

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6 minutes ago, Rabbit Leader said:


I hear ya mate.. still waiting for the Spitfire Vc to hit my LHS, so getting this Beaufort before anyone in the UK is very strange... mind you, I’m not complaining!! So did you buy one? 

Somehow persuaded myself not to! It wouldn't fit in my build plans for a while and I've got enough online purchases on their way to me to get past Mrs Z as it is so I decided to leave it for now. Then again my resolve might be a bit weaker the next time I go for a lunchtime walk in the CBD...

 

They had the Spitfire Vc as well. And the 1/48 civvie Mk.XIV. Looked like they'd had a pretty big Airfix delivery.

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According to the Wonderland Models page its due on Sunday 7th... ...Watch this space

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15 minutes ago, Dave Fleming said:

So the Aussie container arrived first!


Amazing isn’t it.. Can’t wait for the iPhone 5 and Play Station 4’s to arrive! 

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12 minutes ago, Rabbit Leader said:


Amazing isn’t it.. Can’t wait for the iPhone 5 and Play Station 4’s to arrive! 

The iPhone 5 is great. You don’t need to wind it up👍🏻
 

Trevor

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This has happened before. The, at the time, much anticipated and much delayed Swift showed up in my LHS in New Jersey when it wasn’t available anywhere else in the world. Do they do this to torture us?

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Dammit! No Beauforts at Hannants yet! How much longer?

 

 

 

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Ooh, that's funny (not ha ha ) I just the 'your 2 Beauforts are in' e-mail, from the Big H, so am guessing they are finding a suitable box for shipping????

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Has happened before. Way, way back the FROG PV-1 Ventura was on sale in Sydney (the local shop got one container full which sold out in 3 days) but was never sold retail in the U.K where it was made before FROG went bust.

 

No I didn't buy one.

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Was “in stock” at frontline hobbies here in Australia last night . I ordered two last night and now it’s showing them as “sold out” on the webpage. Curious to see if they get sent and turn up this week or if I get a refund...

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10 minutes ago, cherisy said:

Maybe I misread it but the airfix website said winter 2021 the other day

It's still chaos with regard to international shipping.  Distributors in mainland Europe can't get new Airfix deliveries at the moment and are running their stocks down.

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40 minutes ago, alt-92 said:

It's still chaos with regard to international shipping.  Distributors in mainland Europe can't get new Airfix deliveries at the moment and are running their stocks down.

Must be the same thing here in the USA, Airfix stock at the couple of online stores I visit is almost non-existant. 

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Brett Green has managed to get his mitts on one in Oz:

 

 

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