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Interesting photo posted on the Trumpeter official FB page

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#16 STWilliams


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:35 AM

No information whatever posted with it, just the photo.  And carefully edited to remove any hint of anything that would give a clue to the scale.  And low res enough that you really can't say for sure what it is.  Of course the FB experts have said it's a hoax, it's an Airfix kit (??), it's definitely 1/144 (??), it's definitely 1/72 (probably), it's 1/48, etc, etc.  None of them knows any more than my Aunt Dot does.  


But interesting none the less.  If it *is* (as I suspect) 1/72, and if they do it right, somebody at Airfix should fall on their sword.  They could have, and should have owned this market with a new kit.  Instead they're wasting time and resources on stuff with tiny (vanishingly small) interest pools, historical relevance, and choice of color schemes.  Oh well, you snooze, you lose.







How can you criticise "FB experts" for trying to identify the kit, then do exactly that yourself (incorrectly) in the next paragraph?

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 09:31 AM

I can't somehow imagine that Trumpeter would 'help' Airfix it's a bit like Reliant helping Rolls Royce.
Hornby hobbies have their own super manufacturing facility in China and their stuff is deadly accurate.
I do remember everybody jumping up and down when a 1:24 scale Typhoon cockpit was attributed to them but that was hoax, Airfix went on to make in my opinion the best aircraft kit out there.
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 09:57 AM

So that's look pretty!

Here are Airfix's Coming Soon.

Airfix Coming Soon - Shop

Then there's these 3....

Airfix A50181 RAF Centenary Gift Set - New Arrivals - Shop

Then THERE'S THIS.... :hmmm: :popcorn:

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Scroll for 7 more photos!
Wonder what Trumpeter is up to... :DodgeBall:

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#19 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 07:04 PM

I work with GWH, and that’s what they told me, so take that for what you will.

"It's all part of the show..."

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 11:09 PM

lol, htis cracks me up


im 100% certain thats the dragon 1/200 vulcan, i have built 3 of them



best image of the underside i can find (im away so cant take a photo of mine)



Edited by Mark M, 24 April 2018 - 11:15 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:36 AM

MarkM, that is a beautiful model. However, the model you showed is not the same as the model in Jennings' photo. There are numerous differences. For example, just look at the hinge detail along the lines for the control surfaces. 


Having said all that, even though the model shown in the OP is extraordinarily similar to the GWH kit, there are some subtle differences (hinge line is one). So, there is a slight chance that this is a new model. :-) 


For comparison, here is the GWH kit: https://www.cybermod..._gwh_1001.shtml



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