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Airfix 80th Anniversary GB feeler
Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 07, 2018 9:38 AM

Next year marks 80 years since the founding of Airfix. Though they did not begin to produce plastic models until the late 40's, the company has become the byword for the hobby in the UK. tell someone you build plastic models, and they will menton Airfix.

So i would like to mark this event in the way we do best, by running a Group Build. It would of course be open to all Airfix kits what ever the genre. If there is enough interest, i would start the build thread at the begining of Dec and it would run from jan 1st for the whole of 2019.

So who is up for honouring a British icon.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

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Posted by PFJN on Sunday, October 07, 2018 11:59 AM

Hi,

Sounds good to me.  I've got a copy of HMS Victorious and/or a copy of their Vampire jet fighter that I've been wanting to build. Stick out tongue

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, October 07, 2018 1:12 PM

Been wanting to try an Airfix kit, and your GB's are always great.

I can't start until late spring '19, but I'd be in, Bish.

-Greg

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, October 07, 2018 1:26 PM

I'll sign up, Bish.  Most of my stash is Airfix.

I have a number of Spitfires.

Embarrassed

 

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Posted by damouav on Sunday, October 07, 2018 2:36 PM

Well as it happens I have a couple of Airfix's kits in my stash just screaming out to be built in 2019.

Please count me in.

In Progress
1/48 Hasegawa P51-D
1/48 Hobby Boss TBF-1C Avenger
Pending
1/48 Tamiya P47-D Bubbletop
1/48 Roden S.E.5a
1/48 Airfix Walrus
1/48 Hasegawa P38-L
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Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, October 07, 2018 10:54 PM

Well, my wife is half Brit so honouring a Brithish company and buying a British product totally makes sense to me Smile. I am in, don't know with what yet

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 07, 2018 11:26 PM

I have one airfix kit - 1/48 defiant.  Sign me up!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, October 07, 2018 11:32 PM

Airfix just announced a new tool 1/48 Spitfire Mk.XIV bubbletop, IMHO the coolest looking mark of them all. I know it’s not Gentleman’s Scale, but hopefully it will be superior to the Academy offering.

And the year isn’t over.  A new tool 1/72 Vulcan perchance?

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 08, 2018 2:05 AM

Thanks guys, looks like we have enough interest bto be going on with.

Greg, will give me an excuse to build a few more, and thank for the vote of confidance.

Thanks check, you had to go a spoil it Big Smile

G, i think a new Vulcan will deffinetly be coming from Airfix. It seems to be at the top of most peoples wish list when i check the Airfix forum. Not sure if it will be next year or if they will wait until closer to the 40th anniversary of the Falklands war. But i am looking forward to seeing what they have planned for 2019.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

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Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, October 08, 2018 8:12 AM

You know I'm in Bish!!!!  I may do a couple of Airfix kits!!!  Whistling

 

 

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Monday, October 08, 2018 8:49 AM

I'd be in, Bish. I'd probably break out something fancy and go with one of the new big bombers, but December is a couple of months away so who knows. 

-TWA

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, October 08, 2018 1:04 PM

I'm in, I need an excuse to buy a new Airfix kit.  

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, October 08, 2018 1:10 PM

Just picked up the newer P40B from a show last month so I'll join in!

-Andy

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 08, 2018 2:41 PM

Looks like a good line up already.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

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Posted by knox on Monday, October 08, 2018 6:36 PM

I can now post pictures,so I would like to join. Not sure yet on plane. Either a Stuka, Lancaster, or DC3. 

                                      knox                                 

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Posted by DasBeav on Monday, October 08, 2018 9:27 PM

I would be willing. I have had a Hurricane trop that has been saying "Build Me".

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, October 08, 2018 11:23 PM

Im in, not sure what yet. I do enjoy the actual new tool kits....not the old airfix kits in the new red box!

 

Theuns

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Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 4:10 AM

Hey Bish,

Great GB idea, in with a Hurricane or Vampire

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 6:40 AM

Thanks guys, looks like a goer.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 6:42 AM
I'm in. I have a whole slough of Airfix kits to choose from. Hopefully I'll have a bench soon

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 6:50 AM

Glad to have you on board TJ.

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 9:11 AM

I'm interested, have several of their new tool 72nd aircraft, plus a couple of their 54mm Napoleonic figures from way back.

Just to be certain, it's alright to use aftermarket decals?

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 9:25 AM

jgeratic

I'm interested, have several of their new tool 72nd aircraft, plus a couple of their 54mm Napoleonic figures from way back.

Just to be certain, it's alright to use aftermarket decals?

regards,

Jack

 

Yep, after market decals and any other AM is fine, i'll make that clear in the build thread. Those figures sound nice as well. There are a few guys in the model club i belong to that paint 19th century figures and the work is amazing. Would love to see some of that on here.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 11:34 AM

There are rumors that Airfix will announce a new kit at Telford this weekend.  “The big one” seems to be the buzzword.  A new 1/24 Spitfire Mk.I?  1/24 Sopwith Camel?  1/72 Vulcan?  1/48 Vulcan?  1/350 HMS Queen Elizabeth?  James May 1:1 Spitfire?  It’s fun guessing!  What is British, iconic, big, and Airfix?

Gosh, I hope it’s not a bust like the one time I was at Telford.  There were rumors that a big announcement was going to be made, but alas nothing.

My vote goes to a 1/72 “Black Buck” Vulcan.  I got to see real live Vulcans at Hickam AFB on two occasions in the late 1970s.  I took a photo of the tail of one of them, which included the serial number and squadron emblem, so if Airfix delivers a new tool kit, I might have to buy two!  (I have a decal sheet which has markings for all units, which i have been dying to use.) 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 1:57 PM

Telford is not until next month G, but i would deffinetly expect somthing. 2 things i certainly expect to see next year are another Phantom, might as well make the most of those molds and they could appeal to a lot of markets. And i would also not be surprised to see an F-35 in RAF markings now it has enetered service.

I think when the Vulcan does come, it will deffinetly have markings for Black Buck, thats partly why i think it might be 2021, but you never know, might be sooner.

There was a time i never paid any interest in Airfix kits. Now the last few years i have found myself looking forward to the new releases.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 4:47 PM
Just picked up 2 more 72nd P-51D kits. $16 for both

 

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 5:08 PM

Bish

Telford is not until next month G, but i would deffinetly expect somthing. 2 things i certainly expect to see next year are another Phantom, might as well make the most of those molds and they could appeal to a lot of markets. And i would also not be surprised to see an F-35 in RAF markings now it has enetered service.

I think when the Vulcan does come, it will deffinetly have markings for Black Buck, thats partly why i think it might be 2021, but you never know, might be sooner.

There was a time i never paid any interest in Airfix kits. Now the last few years i have found myself looking forward to the new releases.

 

Oops, getting my calendar all mxed up - too excited for possible news!  Big Smile

I think it's great that Airfix has been revitalized and are pushing British subjects.  I'm also a fan!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 8:10 PM

Oh boy!! I'm always up for one of your GB's mate. I have several Airfix new and old. I'll be doing one of each. I've be looking forward to digging into some of them, I Just don't know which one(s) yet.

Steve

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1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Saturn V

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 9:55 PM

I'll join, too.  Don't what with yet, plenty of options in the stash.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:38 AM

Good to have you on board guys.

Steve, i plan on doing both old and new kits, be interesting to see how they compare.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

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