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80 Years of Airfix GB

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  • Member since
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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 2, 2018 1:36 PM

Bish

 

 
checkmateking02

I'll enter the GB with Airfix's 1/72 Spitfire Mk I.

Doing a count, I seem to have collected thirteen of them.  Surprise

 

 

 

Thats just wrong on so many levels. Big Smile

But thats ok, you can have my share.

 

Very generous of you, Bish!  Angel

But looking around, I found two more.  Oops

I have fifteen of them.

And I do hope all the Spits in the GB will not be detrimental to your health.  Wilted Flower

 

  

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, December 2, 2018 1:41 PM

Lol ,  since I didn't want to increase the case of heartburn, decided to pass on the big 1/24 version.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 2, 2018 2:15 PM

Bish's health can only take so much, goldhammer!

  

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  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Sunday, December 2, 2018 2:29 PM

Hey Bish,

I will drop something into mix, but unsure what at this stage.

Damian

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Posted by kensar on Sunday, December 2, 2018 3:09 PM

Bish - 'what scale is that?'

 

The new 1/48.

Kensar

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 2, 2018 3:09 PM

checkmateking02

Bish's health can only take so much, goldhammer!

 

Inded, i have to have a lay down after writing it on the roster.

But a 1/24th Stuka is sure to aid any recovery Wink

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 2, 2018 3:10 PM

Welcome aboard Damien.

Thanks kensar, i'll put you down.

I don't mean that literally, i mean i'll put you down on the roster Big Smile

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

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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Monday, December 3, 2018 6:18 AM

I'm in! The hard part is deciding what to build. 

- Never built a Spitfire (so ashamed!)

- Have a 1/48 Sea Hurricane, looks like a beautiful kit

- Found an RAF recovery vehicle set on ebay. Might pair it with a Mosquito with damaged landing gear. I dropped a box on it from the shelf above where it was sitting. Kind of looks like it took damage from an emergency landing in long grass....

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 3, 2018 6:31 AM

Got you added as a TBD for no. Those recovery sets may be old but they are still nice sets.

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

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, December 3, 2018 6:55 AM

Bish

O, the Nimrod, nice. I look forward to seeing that, i have the same kit and hope to do that in 2020.

As for the other one, well i guess i can forgive you seeing as your doing the Nimrod Wink

 

LOL!!!!  Sorry mate, had to do the Spit jab at you.  And thank you Sir Bish for your graciousness in letting be do it.  LOL!!!!

The Nimrod is a beast!  I looked at the instructions last night...45 steps!  And the bloody decal sheet...woah!!!!  Now I just have to decide which one to do.  Of course I'm partial to anything that was in Saudi with me, but there are a couple of other paint schemes I really like and think would look good hanging from the ceiling.  I have time to decide.  Whistling

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 3, 2018 7:08 AM

Eagle90

 

 
Bish

O, the Nimrod, nice. I look forward to seeing that, i have the same kit and hope to do that in 2020.

As for the other one, well i guess i can forgive you seeing as your doing the Nimrod Wink

 

 

 

LOL!!!!  Sorry mate, had to do the Spit jab at you.  And thank you Sir Bish for your graciousness in letting be do it.  LOL!!!!

The Nimrod is a beast!  I looked at the instructions last night...45 steps!  And the bloody decal sheet...woah!!!!  Now I just have to decide which one to do.  Of course I'm partial to anything that was in Saudi with me, but there are a couple of other paint schemes I really like and think would look good hanging from the ceiling.  I have time to decide.  Whistling

 

 

It is a beast isn't it. I got mine second hand and it didn't have decals. I did manage to get some AM ones, but would have like to do the Falkland option with the sindwinders. I would deffinetly look good next to your Victor. I look forward to seeing how it builds up.

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, December 3, 2018 9:02 AM

Put me in with a 1/72 Swift,  the new tooling one.

John

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 3, 2018 9:10 AM

falconmod

Put me in with a 1/72 Swift,  the new tooling one.

John

 

Done

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, December 3, 2018 9:41 AM

Yo! Bish. I'm still in with my Boeing Clipper and maybe my 1/72 Boeing B-29.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 3, 2018 10:24 AM

Glad you are frank. I'll add the clipper and hang fire on the 29 until you know for certain.

That fort brings back some memories, i built that same boxing way way back.

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

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, December 3, 2018 11:57 AM

Bish, on your side of the pond, wasn't the B-29 called the Washington in the RAF?

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 3, 2018 2:13 PM

Yes, i believe so.

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Posted by Real G on Monday, December 3, 2018 4:28 PM
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Posted by lewbud on Monday, December 3, 2018 8:43 PM

Real G

Piccie of my build:

https://flic.kr/p/2az4yqw] [/url]Vampire-01 Clipped by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

 

Real G,

That is a nice little kit. One word of caution from my build. You have to insert the main landing gear into the booms before attaching the bottom of the wings so be careful that you don't mash them during assembly or decalling. Mine are a little splayed out because I forgot they were there.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, December 3, 2018 11:13 PM

Hey Bish, put me down for a 1/72 Swordfish please, but will only start later.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Real G on Monday, December 3, 2018 11:29 PM

lewbud

Real G,

That is a nice little kit. One word of caution from my build. You have to insert the main landing gear into the booms before attaching the bottom of the wings so be careful that you don't mash them during assembly or decalling. Mine are a little splayed out because I forgot they were there.

Lewbud, thanks for the heads up!  I did notice the mains had to go in before the lower wings.  Airfix Mag had an article where the builder trimmed down the locator tabs to allow the gear to go in afterwards.  I might try that, since the legs are very delicate looking.

I don’t know what it is about this kit, but there is something special here.  I can’t quite articulate what it is, but have felt it the moment I saw it in the magazines.  More reason to pile on and get it done in 2019!

Looking forward to seeing everyone’s Airfix builds in January!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 2:10 AM

Glad to have you on board Theuns, will put that on the roster.

Look forwardto seeing that one G.

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

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 9:37 AM

Hey Bish, I'm in with a 1/72 scale P-51D Mustang.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 1:58 PM

Roster updated, welcome aboard AA.

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

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Thursday, December 13, 2018 11:22 AM

I'll be in. Definently a 1/72 Tomahawk, maybe one of the old 1/72 Defiant's as well. 

TWA

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On the Bench- Eduard 1/48 F6F, Trumpeter 1/48 Seafang, Accurate Miniatures 1/48 F3F, Minicraft XF5F, Airfix 1/48 Ju87B, Hobbyboss 1/48 Huey. 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:04 PM

I missed when you posted this. I’m in with their 1/32 17 Pounder AT gun

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:35 PM

Got you added guys, welcome aboard.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Friday, December 14, 2018 1:15 PM

Hi,

When I was a kid Airfix was the only brand arround .

Back in the early 70ies my Grandfather bought me the Airfix ME 109 1/24 for X-Mas.

At the time I had the experience of some 1/72 kits, but this was something completely different!

Grandmother was very angry with him, I guess she (quiet rightfully) thought that this was far to expensive a X-Mas gift.

Next year after he bought me the Scheherazade tales in 3 volumes, the man was my Hero!

So in Memorian: Could I join this GB with the Hawker Typhoon 1B - Car Door 1:24.

Svenne

sic transit gloria mundi

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, December 14, 2018 1:29 PM

Our first big one.....I like it.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, December 14, 2018 4:58 PM

Got you added Svenne, glad to have you and that kit on board.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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