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Those 1/24 Airfix Spitfires... just how bad are they?


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#16 Dpgsbody55

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:35 PM

 

Michael: I've often wondered just how much more mileage Airfix can get out of that 1/24 Spit. Just imagine if it was retired and replaced with a new kit up to the standards of the Typhoon? My dilemma would be how many I wouldn't buy!! I'd have the same problem if they re-did the 109E.

 

I totally agree!!  I'm looking forward to finding out what their next 1/24 release will be as much as many here (me included) are drooling at the thought of the next Tamiya 1/32.  I'm hoping that it will be an early Spitfire too.  Their 109 Emil is also in bad need of an update to the Typhoon standard too.  Those exhausts cast into the fuselage are dreadful and are what's stopping me doing one today.  Their Hurricane stacks up well against the Trumpeter model, but done to the Typhoon's standard would be a real eye popper.

 

 

Cheers,

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#17 R Palimaka

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:10 PM

I hope they do another 1/24 kit to the level of the Typhoon too! A Spitfire of any mark would be amazing and a huge seller, maybe a Mk.I with optional parts to do early and late. I know some of you are wanting something later; a Mk.IX or XIV. The Battle of Britain trio would be welcome; 109E, Spitfire and Hurricane.

 

To be honest though, I'm hoping for a new Mustang IV...

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:23 PM

 I know some of you are wanting something later; a Mk.IX or XIV. 

 

Richard

 

Tell me about it! If Airfix released a Spit XIV in 1/24, then the amount of money I would subsequently throw at Hornby would end in a divorce for me!

 

Having said that, a theoretical release of a new Spit Ia or 109E would also lead me to a similar fate. Oh! but just think how happy I would be with all my new LSP styrene!  :wub:


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:21 PM

Well I've got a MK12 conversion kit on the boil,complete with engine.
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#20 Dpgsbody55

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:18 AM

Yes indeed.  A detailed Griffon powered Spitfire is something really lacking in the large scale market.  For me, a high back Mk14 would seriously float my boat.  :please:

 

 

Cheers,

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:39 PM

My vintage 1/24 Airfix P51D still has the price on it, £3.30 that's about 4.5 bucks in today's exchange rate.........

I think I bought mine around 1973-74 from WH Smith's (UK guys will know)

And yes at 58 I definitely need a makeover........
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:51 PM

Just bought a couple of PCM Mk XIVs, they'll do fer me!

My Father told me two things would happen as I got older.
I can't remember either of them....

 

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:21 AM

Just bought a couple of PCM Mk XIVs, they'll do fer me!

 

They are nice kits....just the wrong scale  :coolio:



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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:16 AM

I fancy a 1/24 Mk XII Mr Iconicair!






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