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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, May 25, 2017 11:22 PM

I received the Airfix Zero starter kit today and I must say it looks very nice. The brush they put in the box is a Humbrol #2 which would probably cost me around $3.99 which is what I paid for the kit.

Steve

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:12 PM

Hodakamax

BTW, NASA also had a rocket assisted 104. There's some aftermarket kit for that has the parts and decals. Chuck Yeager flew and ejected from one. I'll try a search on this.

 

Actually, the rocket F-104, AKA the NF-104A was a USAF aircraft, not NASA. Look at the markings.

 

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:49 PM

I've had this for years, but I just found it again in a box. :)

My new paint rack!

It may need a little more modification, but dang, I wish I hadn't forgotten this!

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Posted by shamoo on Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:54 PM

I'll jump in with a couple...

 Untitled by David Brownlee, on Flickr

 Untitled by David Brownlee, on Flickr

Not pictured is a resin cockpit for the Revell/Monogram P-40B I ordered from Starfighter Decals, specific for the kit.  Having never worked with resin before, it should be fun.

Dave

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Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:58 AM

Hey, thanks Bruce and stikpusher! It's not a priority item since I have almost zero $ in the kit and I'm way behind on the building list! I'll keep looking and see if I can stumble on something in the future. Your help is appreciated! A NASA version would be cool! I saw one years ago hanging in the National Air and Space Museum.

Max

BTW, NASA also had a rocket assisted 104. There's some aftermarket kit for that has the parts and decals. Chuck Yeager flew and ejected from one. I'll try a search on this.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:39 AM

falconmod

I'm with you guys,  I really like 1/72.   I've also bought some of the new released Airfix that I knew were new tooling.

Does anyone have a list of what is new tool?   So when we are in the LHS we can snap them up!

Thanks

John

 

Unfortunatly Airfix does notnumber there kits in an order which indicates there age as tamiya or Dragon does. The only way is to check each kit on scale mates. Hannants does specify New Tool on the listing for those kits, but you would have to look at each kit. I believe the new tooling started around 2008, the 72nd Nimrod was one of the first.

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:44 AM

I'm with you guys,  I really like 1/72.   I've also bought some of the new released Airfix that I knew were new tooling.

Does anyone have a list of what is new tool?   So when we are in the LHS we can snap them up!

Thanks

John

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1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 JL-8

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:58 AM

Eagle90

 

 
Bish

 

 
JOE RIX
 
Bish

Spotted this on e-bay at the weekend for a good price and figured i should add to my modern British collection, and i have never built a Harrier. This one looks amazing. I had planned on buying resin wheels until i had a look in the box. One piece weighted wheels.

I have a few of the new range of Airfix kits now, i really am going to have to try and build one.

 

 

 

I hear ya Bish. I'm in the same boat. I've acquired Airfix's new tool 1/72 Beaufighter, A-4 Skyhawk, F-86 Sabre & F4F Wildcat and have yet to give one a try yet. 

 

 

 

 

I think we might have to have an Airfix GB to encourage us Big Smile

 

 

 

So what you are saying is you are going to host an Airfix GB!?  Brilliant!  Wink

 

 

lol, nice try, i got enough on my plate at the minute.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:52 AM

Bish

 

 
JOE RIX
 
Bish

Spotted this on e-bay at the weekend for a good price and figured i should add to my modern British collection, and i have never built a Harrier. This one looks amazing. I had planned on buying resin wheels until i had a look in the box. One piece weighted wheels.

I have a few of the new range of Airfix kits now, i really am going to have to try and build one.

 

 

 

I hear ya Bish. I'm in the same boat. I've acquired Airfix's new tool 1/72 Beaufighter, A-4 Skyhawk, F-86 Sabre & F4F Wildcat and have yet to give one a try yet. 

 

 

 

 

I think we might have to have an Airfix GB to encourage us Big Smile

 

So what you are saying is you are going to host an Airfix GB!?  Brilliant!  Wink

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:05 AM

tempestjohnny
Bish if it's anything like the GR.1 you will love it. I've done the new Airfix Mustang and now the Harrier and I'm very impressed.
 

I really liked the look of that GR.1 which in part pushed me to get this. Both the 1 and 3 are on e-bay at decent prices, so i may have all 3 before long.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, May 25, 2017 5:55 AM
Bish if it's anything like the GR.1 you will love it. I've done the new Airfix Mustang and now the Harrier and I'm very impressed.

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 25, 2017 1:00 AM

JOE RIX
 
Bish

Spotted this on e-bay at the weekend for a good price and figured i should add to my modern British collection, and i have never built a Harrier. This one looks amazing. I had planned on buying resin wheels until i had a look in the box. One piece weighted wheels.

I have a few of the new range of Airfix kits now, i really am going to have to try and build one.

 

 

 

I hear ya Bish. I'm in the same boat. I've acquired Airfix's new tool 1/72 Beaufighter, A-4 Skyhawk, F-86 Sabre & F4F Wildcat and have yet to give one a try yet. 

 

 

I think we might have to have an Airfix GB to encourage us Big Smile

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:59 AM

hogfanfs
 
Bish

Spotted this on e-bay at the weekend for a good price and figured i should add to my modern British collection, and i have never built a Harrier. This one looks amazing. I had planned on buying resin wheels until i had a look in the box. One piece weighted wheels.

I have a few of the new range of Airfix kits now, i really am going to have to try and build one.

 

 

 

 

Bish, Airfix has really stepped up thier game! They are producing some very nice kits and at some very resonable prices! I like the look of this kit. 

 

I was really impressed when i looked at it. Some very nice surface detail. I know some people still don't like the panel lines as they are rather deep, but i don't mind the look of them. I think oince its painted they will look much better and will hopefuly hold washes. And the decal sheet looks very nice as well with options for 3 aircraft, but for 2 of them you have 2 options each.

The new ones are certainly a step up from what i and i think most British modelers cut our teeth on back in the 70/80's. For quite some time i avoided Airfix at all costs, but now they are up there with the best of them.

Makes me proud to be British Big Smile

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:57 AM

goldhammer
 
Bish

GH I think you have to be a bit carewful with those combo and starter sets as  some are older kits. There is a couple with  harriers, and they both use the older kits rather than the new tool ones. This is an all new one and it shows it.

 

 

 

I don't know the contents, but from the description, sounded like a new one.  Markings for Thatch and Tomanaga, "in stock soon" from Squadron for $26 US.  #AX50169.  Ran the number on Airfix site and nothing came up

 

I could not find it on scale mates eitehr, so it may well be a new one. I know Airfix have done both previously, so could be either. But i do like how they make good use of these older kits in ways which wil hopefully attract younger potential modelers to the hobby.

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Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:51 PM

Bish

Spotted this on e-bay at the weekend for a good price and figured i should add to my modern British collection, and i have never built a Harrier. This one looks amazing. I had planned on buying resin wheels until i had a look in the box. One piece weighted wheels.

I have a few of the new range of Airfix kits now, i really am going to have to try and build one.

 

I hear ya Bish. I'm in the same boat. I've acquired Airfix's new tool 1/72 Beaufighter, A-4 Skyhawk, F-86 Sabre & F4F Wildcat and have yet to give one a try yet. 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:23 PM

LOL

Steve

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:12 PM

Bish

Spotted this on e-bay at the weekend for a good price and figured i should add to my modern British collection, and i have never built a Harrier. This one looks amazing. I had planned on buying resin wheels until i had a look in the box. One piece weighted wheels.

I have a few of the new range of Airfix kits now, i really am going to have to try and build one.

 

 

Bish, Airfix has really stepped up thier game! They are producing some very nice kits and at some very resonable prices! I like the look of this kit. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:09 PM

Hodakamax

I've already shown this 1/48 F-104 that my wife won at the last show along with a few others. I've already built a F-104 for the 1/48 museum but I thought I might build one of the NASA versions. I opened the box for the first time today and realized that someone had thrown a Black Box cockpit set! Wow, what a deal!

Now to find some NASA decals and I'm not having any luck. Victory Productions has the decals but the wrong scale. Also I think some F-104 1/48 kit had optional NASA decals. Does anyone have that sheet in your decal box that you didn't use? Any ideas or help would be appreciated!

Max

 

 

Hodakamax, always nice to find a surprise in the kit! I just took a quick look on eBay, the only VP set I found in 1/48 was priced at $200. I wasn't prepared to see that price!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:16 PM

Bish

GH I think you have to be a bit carewful with those combo and starter sets as  some are older kits. There is a couple with  harriers, and they both use the older kits rather than the new tool ones. This is an all new one and it shows it.

 

I don't know the contents, but from the description, sounded like a new one.  Markings for Thatch and Tomanaga, "in stock soon" from Squadron for $26 US.  #AX50169.  Ran the number on Airfix site and nothing came up

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:09 PM

Hodakamax

I've already shown this 1/48 F-104 that my wife won at the last show along with a few others. I've already built a F-104 for the 1/48 museum but I thought I might build one of the NASA versions. I opened the box for the first time today and realized that someone had thrown a Black Box cockpit set! Wow, what a deal!

Now to find some NASA decals and I'm not having any luck. Victory Productions has the decals but the wrong scale. Also I think some F-104 1/48 kit had optional NASA decals. Does anyone have that sheet in your decal box that you didn't use? Any ideas or help would be appreciated!

Max

 

Testors released one of their boxing of the old Hawk F-104 with NASA markings. Also the ESCI kit had a NASA release.   And there was an old Microscale/ Superscale decal set for those markings. If you go to Evilbay, I'm sure you can turn up something from one of those options.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:05 PM

Bish

 

 
modelcrazy

I'm really turning on to 1/72. I look and see that a kit is 1/48 and I am begining to turn my nose up at it. Not that I don't like 1/48 of 1/32, I just don't have the room anymore. That includes armor, but I still want a 1/35 Panther and Tiger....Pz IV, Pz III, Elefant, Merkava Mk 4......But 1/72 will do in a pinch.

 

 

 

Looks like we have a conversion Big Smile

 

Aww! Another one into the fold. This makes me happy. Very happy indeed.Devil

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Posted by PatW on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:32 PM

Two things fell on the door mat today, firsty a 1/43 Heller Citroen 2CV with the groove design bonnet from 1938............

And a resin kits that got from Oz to here in the UK in 8 days...............

  

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:02 PM

modelcrazy

I'm really turning on to 1/72. I look and see that a kit is 1/48 and I am begining to turn my nose up at it. Not that I don't like 1/48 of 1/32, I just don't have the room anymore. That includes armor, but I still want a 1/35 Panther and Tiger....Pz IV, Pz III, Elefant, Merkava Mk 4......But 1/72 will do in a pinch.

 

Looks like we have a conversion Big Smile

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:01 PM

GH I think you have to be a bit carewful with those combo and starter sets as  some are older kits. There is a couple with  harriers, and they both use the older kits rather than the new tool ones. This is an all new one and it shows it.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:00 PM

I'm really turning on to 1/72. I look and see that a kit is 1/48 and I am begining to turn my nose up at it. Not that I don't like 1/48 of 1/32, I just don't have the room anymore. That includes armor, but I still want a 1/35 Panther and Tiger....Pz IV, Pz III, Elefant, Merkava Mk 4......But 1/72 will do in a pinch.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:51 PM

I don't do 1/72, but almost pulled the trigger on Airfix's Wildcat/Kate (Midway) combo kit.  If it was either 1/48 or 1/32, would have broke my hand getting the plastic out.  Even had paint with it.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:35 PM

Spotted this on e-bay at the weekend for a good price and figured i should add to my modern British collection, and i have never built a Harrier. This one looks amazing. I had planned on buying resin wheels until i had a look in the box. One piece weighted wheels.

I have a few of the new range of Airfix kits now, i really am going to have to try and build one.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:31 PM

I've already shown this 1/48 F-104 that my wife won at the last show along with a few others. I've already built a F-104 for the 1/48 museum but I thought I might build one of the NASA versions. I opened the box for the first time today and realized that someone had thrown a Black Box cockpit set! Wow, what a deal!

Now to find some NASA decals and I'm not having any luck. Victory Productions has the decals but the wrong scale. Also I think some F-104 1/48 kit had optional NASA decals. Does anyone have that sheet in your decal box that you didn't use? Any ideas or help would be appreciated!

Max

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:22 AM

Joe: Lol! You can never have too much. Well until now where I look for a particular kit in the stash and can't find it due it's size! 

Bruce: Nice haul! The Staurt is a really nice kit though quite complex. Amazing to me they could put so many parts in such a tiny tank at this scale. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:16 AM

Wow, nice score Hog!  I really like the X-15 and Super Etendard!

 

 

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