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#16 1to1scale

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 07:53 PM

here is a screen capture from the video. This thing is huge compared to the bombers.

 

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 08:02 PM

The bomber immediately left of it is a 1/48 Blenheim.  A Sea Fury is smaller than a Blenheim.  That's the forthcoming 1/48 Sea Fury kit, trust me.


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 08:03 PM

That's the 1/48 kit. It is large compared to the 1/72 scale kits to its right, but a 1/24 Sea Fury kit would be twice that size.


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 08:06 PM

Note the size of the human hand in the background.    Unless that's Donald Trump's hand, that's a 1/48 Sea Fury

 

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 08:16 PM

I have heard from a credible source that Airfix's next 1/24th scale release is going to be a F4U Corsair.

When I say credible, he has contacts at Airfix and was correct when he whispered in my ear the releases of the 1/72nd Lancaster and Shackleton, the B-25 and also the Spey Phantom...
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Posted 20 November 2017 - 08:23 PM

The only interesting rumour I've seen regarding Airfix is that they're planning something special for the RAF's centenary, which will be in April.

 

If that's true, a big scale FAA Corsair seems unlikely, at least for next year.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 08:49 PM

The only interesting rumour I've seen regarding Airfix is that they're planning something special for the RAF's centenary, which will be in April.
 
If that's true, a big scale FAA Corsair seems unlikely, at least for next year.

Interesting, wonder if they are planning on just announcing something or actually releasing something for April?
They announced the Typhoon in November and that was supposed to be out in June but was late....
I would be VERY surprised if something being released in April was currntly completely off the radar...

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:32 PM

I keep hearing rumbles of a new 1/72 Vulcan, which only makes sense, since they've done a Valiant and a Victor.


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:50 PM

I keep hearing rumbles of a new 1/72 Vulcan, which only makes sense, since they've done a Valiant and a Victor.

 

I'd be quite happy with that, providing it's an improvement on the mid-80s kit. I really can't fault that original Airfix Vulcan shapewise, so greater finesse is about all that can be added to it.

 

Having said that, I'm heartily sick of some modern kits that seem to be three steps backwards when perfectly adequate older kits just needed minor updating.

I'm thinking of the various incarnations of the Panavia Tornado here, an aircraft so ubiquitous in Western Europe for almost 40 years yet very poorly served with possibly two honourable exceptions.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:20 PM

Their Victor is a gorgeous kit, and I have no reason to think a new Vulcan would be any less so.  The 1984 version is well past retirement age.  The concrete sewer pipe exhaust nozzles, among many other reasons...


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:49 AM

The only interesting rumour I've seen regarding Airfix is that they're planning something special for the RAF's centenary, which will be in April.

 

If that's true, a big scale FAA Corsair seems unlikely, at least for next year.

 

If this is true, then you would think that any such announcement would be in relation to the most iconic of RAF fighters, which would make it either the Hurricane, or Spitfire, or even both.  My take on that is that the Airfix Hurricane is still a pretty good kit and doesn't need updating anything like as much as the Airfix Spitfire does.  This and their Messerschmitt 109 are both long overdue for a thorough overhaul.  Further, I have seen on some seller's sites that the old Spitfire is being retired, which would suggest that a highly detailed Spitfire is in line to be their next release.  Since Tamiya have the late war Merlin powered versions covered, I would hope that Airfix do a Mk I or II, or even a MkV.   Failing that, there are no decent Griffon powered Spitfires around, so a Mk XIV (14) would be great too.

 

A Corsair would be great too, but in terms of the RAF, it's hardly iconic.  Again, Tamiya have that well covered.  Similarly, a Sea Fury is not iconic in terms of the RAF.

 

It's all speculation, of course, and whether it's a Spitfire, Hurricane, BF-109, Tempest or Sea Fury, I will almost certainly be buying one.  I'm really enjoying my Typhoon build and another 1/24 release to this standard would be exceptional.  If it's a Spitfire, I'm definitely buying.  As an Englishman, nothing else tugs on the emotions like that plane does.

 

 

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:48 PM

I honestly think Airfix would be crazy not to release a Spitfire IX with maybe a later low-back XVI as a later edition (Typhoon car-door style) to modern standards. We must all have an early Spit somewhere that can be cannibalised to provide a shorter nose if an earlier version is wanted. Think of the conversion possibilities if a few rudders and wing-tips were to be included. Money in the bank Airfix! Are you listening! 


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:03 AM

I thought Airfix had said a couple of years ago pretty definitively that they weren't going to be doing any more 1/24 scale stuff?  


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 04:36 AM

I thought Airfix had said a couple of years ago pretty definitively that they weren't going to be doing any more 1/24 scale stuff?  

 

No offense intended, but I sincerely hope you're wrong about that.

 

 

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 04:44 AM

Doesn't matter to me either way.  That's way too big for me, but that seems to ring a vague bell.


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