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What an announcement. My first must have of the new kits announced this year 

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Just now, thepureness said:

What an announcement. My first must have of the new kits announced this year 

 

Amen to that. Wonder how this will impact on sales of the Airfix Beaufort...will people want to wait for the ICM kit?

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This is fantastic news.  I have long wanted an injection moulded 1/48 Beaufort.

 

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Wrong scale

 

 

 

its not really- just wanted to be first to say it as Truro Modeller wondered who would say it first over in rumourmonger 

 

:D  great news

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14 minutes ago, Simon said:

 

Amen to that. Wonder how this will impact on sales of the Airfix Beaufort...will people want to wait for the ICM kit?

The Airfix one is 1/72.  This will be 1/48 so possibly little if any impact.

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15 minutes ago, Simon said:

Amen to that. Wonder how this will impact on sales of the Airfix Beaufort...will people want to wait for the ICM kit?

 

If they were in the same scale that would be a potential impact. Not with ine in 1/72 and one in 1/48 though

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Are there any verifications from ICM?  Neither their website or their facebook page mention anything at this stage.

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1 hour ago, IT_Man said:

Wondrr if its why the Airfix launch got delayed? Maybe they were going to produce but now re-consider?

 

No, the Airfix kit 1/72nd scale, not 1/48th and Airfix have much wider distribution and why should they, it has been advertised and a build shown off in Airfix Model World. Airfix are not going to pull the plug at the last minute when release is due  about March, there is too much invested at this stage. 

Airfix have had to put back a number of releases because of the effect of the pandemic. The kits are produced in India, the decals in Italy and the boxes in the UK. None of these counties is exactly covid free and all that entails. 

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No, I meant maybe if they were also going to do in 1/48 (like Blenheim). But still from ICM is good - the kits have taken a big step forwards in the last few years.

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ICM really have upped their game

 

Looking more likely that hey will give us a Hampden ahead of Airfix 

 

can see The news from the East in Jan 2022 might be more anticipated than Airfix 😏

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10 hours ago, Simon said:

 

Amen to that. Wonder how this will impact on sales of the Airfix Beaufort...will people want to wait for the ICM kit?

Probably  little or no impact  at all. Those who were  determined that the Airfix kit was the "wrong" scale might  probably have ignored it anyway.

Seems to me its "win-win" for the Beaufort fan club with a kit of their pet subject in either scale.

John

 

Ps. I wont buy the ICM kit. Its the "wrong" scale! 😉😂

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This is very exciting and certainly a great addition to the 1/48 scale market!  ICM makes great kits, this is very welcome and now they will happily get more of my money

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Hmm... knowing ICM's versioning track record, there may be a chance of a DAP Mk.V somewhere down the line :)

 

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