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Airfix announcement - 1/24 Spitfire


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Brilliant! It’s going to be hard to stop at one. Let’s see - a Mk VII, VIII, IX, XI, XVI, and then ‘C’ or ‘E’ wing? 

 

And all those lovely bits to cast up or cross kit for the Airfix Mk I/V’s. 

 

And the above ignores Seafire options!

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Fantastic news!

 

Will be on to airfix to get some test parts when available 

 

I don't understand why everyone is going on about tamiya 1/32 Spits, this is a new 1/24 kit - you don't buy it if you want a 1/32 one..  

 

I love large scale so happy days, I just wish it was a MkXlV  but its great to see them make the investment in keeping the 'superkit' range alive

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@airscale Tom p made a comment about the new Airfix price being under £100 and in 1/24; compared to the relatively high cost of the 1/32 tamiya and the thread took a sideways meander. My comment was to try and show the actual cost of the tamiya kit across various retailers. 

At the end of my comment, I did state that this thread was actually about the new Airfix kit, not the tamiya kits and why I would be buying direct from Airfix. 

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34 minutes ago, airscale said:

 

I don't understand why everyone is going on about tamiya 1/32 Spits, this is a new 1/24 kit - you don't buy it if you want a 1/32 one..  

 

I love large scale so happy days, I just wish it was a MkXlV  but its great to see them make the investment in keeping the 'superkit' range alive

 

I agree. It is puzzling, there are some arguments on other sites as well saying that the Tamiya kit will likely still be superior and available for less money, so "why did Airfix do this?".

 

That's great, and I agree the Tamiya kit is magnificent, almost perfect, except for one major flaw...it's not 1/24 scale. The arguments don't make sense. 

 

Although there is one major flaw that makes this Airfix kit unbuildable. It doesn't include Polish squadron markings...

 

...and yes, I'm kidding.

 

Richard

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26 minutes ago, R Palimaka said:

 

I agree. It is puzzling, there are some arguments on other sites as well saying that the Tamiya kit will likely still be superior and available for less money, so "why did Airfix do this?".

 

That's great, and I agree the Tamiya kit is magnificent, almost perfect, except for one major flaw...it's not 1/24 scale. The arguments don't make sense. 


Some people are hostile to the very idea of double cheeseburgers. We are a strange species.

 

Adam

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This kit looks amazing, I would be interested but I have built the Tamiya Mk ix three times already so I doubt I will ever build this one.  Just too many other kist I want to build but it looks fantastic.

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3 hours ago, airscale said:

Fantastic news!

 

Will be on to airfix to get some test parts when available 

 

I don't understand why everyone is going on about tamiya 1/32 Spits, this is a new 1/24 kit - you don't buy it if you want a 1/32 one..  

 

 

 

There's the issue of companion models to consider. I can't see any added detail in the new Airfix kit, which isn't present in the Tamiya 1/32 series (other than the Rolls-Royce logo on the cam cover). However if they announced a follow up Mk XIV coming in the next year or two, I'd certainly reconsider.

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Okay, so Airfix have listened to all of you who have been begging for an updated Spitfire on this and other sites. They have produced a new 1/24 scale super kit so you should all be happy, but you're not?

Although pleased that they have done this I am a little underwhelmed by it. After the incredible detailing of the Typhoons and Hellcat, this should have been the greatest Spitfire kit ever! Unfortunately it smacks of clunky detailing and and what appears to be very average surface detail (and I agree that the prop blade roots are wrong). As has been noted in other posts it offers no increase in detailing over the Tamiya kit and less that the Kotare one. It seems to have been designed on a very tight budget to maximize profit, which is not a bad thing for Airfix, just a bit disappointing for the rest of us.  Add to that Airfix's flour and water based plastic and it's all a bit nah. I did hear that some new models did have a much harder plastic so we will have to see. Like all these things I will wait until it is released and pass informed judgement then. Looking forward to more test shots over the coming months.

 

Steve

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Looks like 2022 is shaping up as a vintage year for LSP releases.  Three Yaks from ICM, two Vampires from Infinity Models (as well as their ME410 and Beaufighter coming next year), the GWH P-40, Z-M's 109, and now this beauty.  And this is just the ones that will find their way into my stash.

 

I'm hoping it will come with all the bits to make either an early MkIX or a later MkIX.  Then perhaps in another year or so, a revised version such as a MkXVIe.  Or maybe even a Griffon powered MkXIV!!!  I can wish, anyway.  I'm sure the aftermarket will be all over this with lots of resin, etch and decals of all sorts. I can see me building a couple of these, so roll on the release day.

 

Now, I guess I'd better get on with their Hellcat that I've had in my stash since release.  That will clear some space for another huge box :lol:.

 

 

Cheers,

Michael

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Honestly guys.... how many were begging for a 1/24 Spit ?

Now that you got one, you are not happy... seriously ?

 

How can you judge the quality and detail level of the kit yet ? all you saw is a couple of CADs and a 25 seconds low quality video of the first test shot built.

 

Can we at least wait for the release to judge ?

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