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Did anybody catch the announcement that Vintage Fighter Serires (VFS) has announced via HyperScale (HS) that a new 1/24 Corsair and 1/24 Spitfire Mk XII are coming our way at some point?

This might have been announced somewhere else already, but I for one am absolutely happy to hear this - both the Corsair and the late mark Spitfire could be the perfect canvasses for a future super detailing effort that won't be hard on the eyes in the scale of 1/24!! 

Cheers

Alan

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I really do hope so! The Spitfire XIV and Corsair are two types I would not hesitate buying in 1/24. Probably both in multiples. The XIV is a bucket list kit for me....so I'm keeping my fingers firmly crossed!

 

Best regards;

Steve

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Excellent.

Especially now as I am gradually switching over to 1/24 scale. I am not withdrawing from 1/32 scale but am simply adding the larger scale to my repertoire. Easy enough to do as so few new planes appear of that larger scale. 

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It was on the What's New page for today, at the bottom.

 

Why a Spitfire XII? Not that it wasn't important, but it had limited squadron use. I suppose it could be converted into a Seafire XV though. I think a XIV would have been a better choice, but that's just me. Unless it's a typo.

 

The Corsair should make lots of people ecstatic!

 

Richard

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Thanks Richard! How did I miss that!

 

I think a typo. Taking into account that VFS displayed a master for a XIV at Telford a few years back, it would seem strange to announce a XII. If I recall correctly, the XII equipped only two squadrons, so a XIV would offer a far greater scope for markings and options. I'm hoping for a XIV, but I shall email VFS later today.

 

As for the Corsair in 1/24......Superb!!

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I thought VFS had been sold to Kinetic hence the P-47 moulds appearing under another label?

Would this be a co-operative venture between the two parties?

Enquiring minds like to know these things!

Either way a 1/24 Corsair and a late mark Spitty will go down very well in the world of modelling I think.

It would make economic sense to adapt the moulds for other marks as they went along, perhaps a Mk XII is just the first one?

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Wow!  A big Corsair!  I've been thinking and wishing for a 1/24 bird for a long time.  Early or late version, I don't care, I'll buy it anyway, even if I'm already hurting for space,  Careful what you wish for as they say.  lol  Now, maybe a Hellcat.  Wishful thinking, I know.  Those two guys have been neglected long enough.  Hopefully they will keep it simple and not get carried away with all the internal stuff to make it more affordable.

 

I hope they do the big radial correctly this time, and not screw it up like they did with their P-47.

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Now, maybe a Hellcat. 

 

Well, if these kits do appear, and we all buy enough of them, who knows what VFS might produce next? A hellcat would be very cool! We just have to support them and buy the kits. I'm up for two corsairs and a least four Spits....if it's a XIV!

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Well, if these kits do appear, and we all buy enough of them, who knows what VFS might produce next? A hellcat would be very cool! We just have to support them and buy the kits. I'm up for two corsairs and a least four Spits....if it's a XIV!

 

 

I would have bet the farm that we'd never see a 1/24th F6F before we saw a 1/32nd F6F.     But now Id definitely not take that bet!   Still cant believe we dont have a new tool F6F in 32nd. 

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2... :doh: ...

 

The XIV had more length to it, ahead of the cockpit. Quite evident when you look at the panel lines on the nose. The XIV incorporated a two stage supercharger (which the XII lacked) giving superior high altitude performance.

 

HTH

 

Mark Proulx

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