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Looks like Airfix are re introducing their Trident 1 as part of their Airfix Classics range . The other airliner this year seems to be the HP42 .. looks like it’s the old red square BEA livery version . Was the first airliner kit I ever got as a boy probably aged 6 ! 

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18 minutes ago, Rb277170 said:

The other airliner this year seems to be the HP42 .. looks like it’s the old red square BEA livery version .

Loved the thought!

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Yes me too, this was the first ever Airfix aircraft kit i ever built ,in the mid 60s .Looking forward to seeing it again ,hopefully in its original livery. 

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Be aware that the Airfix Trident has some accuracy issues - although it's nice to see it back. It does look like it will feature the BEA Red Square livery as that is the picture they are showing in the catalogue.

 

I have a couple of Tridents in the stash anyway but I'll probably buy at least another.

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I remember chosing this kit, with this boxart, as Christmas pressie as a kid.  So a very welcome return.

I've built it twice since,  this one first.  Donated to Jet Age - where we have a Trident forward fuselage.

Airfix_BATrident.jpg

 

Then this one.  Completed to represent the transition period from BEA to British Airways.

Airfix-BAE-Trident-Port.jpg

Looks like I offset the nosegear correctly.

 

So yes, looking forward to building another in BEA livery.

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I only see a nostalgic value in this reissue. If I wanted a Trident in 1/144 I would rather wait for Eastern Express

 

I tried to fix known inaccuracies for this build, eventually it took far longer than I hoped it would 

 

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On 13/01/2021 at 08:30, Eric Mc said:

Be aware that the Airfix Trident has some accuracy issues 

But only from the nose to the tail -and most parts in between! Still a favourite of mine though.

I seem to remember Eastern Express showing a Trident as a future release a few years ago, which would have been an interesting comparison.

 

Dave

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I'd like to think that Eastern Express will get it more correct, But at a price, no doubt.

As well as having some Airfix Tridents squirrelled away, I also have one of F-RSIN's Trident 3Bs in the stash.

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There is very little wrong with the Airfix Trident which can't be sorted with skill and care as @Viking showed with his Cyprus and BKS conversions. Probably the most difficult fix is the "kink" in the wing (something that F-RSIN got spot on in their 3B) but very few people would notice its absence.

 

The Airfix kit is a bit of a blank canvas. The wing/body fairings differ slightly between the 1C and the 2E and since Airfix don't bother with the fairing at all it's a simple Milliput job to replicate whichever version you want. I'm hoping to do a Channel Airways 1E at some point this year and I'll be using the Airfix kit no matter what Eastern Express might produce.

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