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Who will be up for the new 1/24 Airfix Hellcat ?

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, August 30, 2019 5:52 AM

I will definitely build this kit as soon as someone makes some aftermarket decals for it. I don’t find the kit choices that appealing. How about McCampbell‘s dash 5?

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:26 PM

Silver

I forgot to mention that the kit has major fit issues.Not to be taken lightly.Typical airfix.

 

come to think of it, Silver, aren't you the guy who complained abot HK's 1/32 Lancaster having major fit issues with the fuselage? I think that my I depth build thread in the Aircraft Forum has shown that this is not the case.

so, if this Hellcat has fit issues please post pictures and put a picture where your mouth is!

No picture, no proof!

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:26 AM

Silver

I forgot to mention that the kit has major fit issues.Not to be taken lightly.Typical airfix.

 

Silver, everything you build seems to have fit issues that nobody else encounters or says anything about and you never have pictorial evidence!

I have this kit and even though not started can not believe that Airfix would put an expensive flagship product on the market with 'major fit issues'.

I think that either you are just a rotten builder, don't understand the aim or the instructions or just plain inept!

Time you left the hobby and started collecting train numbers!!!

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 11:46 AM

"Who will be up for the new 1/24 Airfix Hellcat ?"

Not I, too big for my limited display space.  But I think those who want to build it will have fun, and I look forward to seeing your builds.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 11:07 AM

Can be found for around 125-130, but you have shipping on top of that, so yeah.  Gave 150 for mine at LHS.

Got the Airscale pit set coming for it.

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Posted by DanR1967 on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:51 AM

Oh boy, this looks awesome. I bet it's easily a $150 kit, which is a bit out of reach for me.

Dan

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Posted by Silver on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 12:06 AM

I forgot to mention that the kit has major fit issues.Not to be taken lightly.Typical airfix.

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Posted by Greg on Friday, July 26, 2019 10:14 AM

roony
You're in Texas, there should be room.

That was pretty funny. Cowboy

-Greg

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:13 PM

Stopped at my LHS tonight.....they had one on the shelf.   Pulled the trigger.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:30 PM

Have enough on the plate for now with other projects - a motorhome and home remodel- so not in a big rush.  Will look forward to it.  Have seen a coule of on-line retailers here in the states have it listed for just under 140.00 US

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:01 PM

I have 2 on order and they should be with me in a week or so.

I will put up an in-box review as soon as I can.

My initial thoughts are, from seeing the pre-production sprues and build at telford last year is that it is going to be a really nice kit to build and should look good. THe only drawback I had and did discuss this with the kit designer was that cheap pale blue oily type plastic that airfix use.

"it keeps production costs down"

"It drives builders crazy and warps way too easilly which costs you in replacement parts!"

Still, if it is of the same engineering and design quality and detail that the Tiffy is, and it does look like it from what I saw then it will be a cracker of a kit.

Eduard already have a cockpit (interior) set, engine set, steel seatbelt set and two masking sets.

HGW are doing a seatbelt set

Top Notch have announced a US Masking set to match the decal sheet in the kit.

Master Models are, I think, doing replacement barrels for the .50's.

So, If you can hang tight for a while then I will give you a good look at the kit!

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, July 1, 2019 4:21 PM

Would love to see a build review in FSM on this one......hint, hint, hint!!

 

Will take up some space at 21 1/2 inch wingspan and 16 3/4 inches long.

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Posted by Tosh on Monday, July 1, 2019 4:08 PM

I would love to build this 1/24 monster Hellcat!!!  You and FSM Forum members know of my love of building WWII 1/32 aircraft with my grandson Ezra.

Your friend’s, Ezra & Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, June 30, 2019 6:08 PM

roony
 
mustang1989
That's what I'm talking about right there. Having built one 1/24 scale plane already I went ahead and purchased a 1/24 Fw190D-9. I absolutely love the D-9 but faced the same problem as you did. When to build??? and Where to display??? I feel the exact same way about the Hellcat. Beautiful bird but where in the world would I put it when I finished it??

 

You're in Texas, there should be room.

 

                   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, June 30, 2019 6:08 PM

That Mosquito must've been a big build as well.

                   

 

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Posted by Aggieman on Sunday, June 30, 2019 1:58 PM

I'm going to get this big bird, but I'm gonna have a wait until next year at the earliest, as I've been out of work for 3+ years and the wife is working for a company that is going to fold up shop in the next month.

I built Airfix's 1/24 Mosquito, and it was a long, grueling build that resulted in a damn fine looking Mossie.  She currently hangs above a framed picture of two Mosquitos flying out of a Norweigian fjord that I have by the artist Stan Stokes, even though the print depicts a different mark of Mossie.  The Airfix Typhoon in this scale is currently languishing in my stash.

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, June 28, 2019 5:47 PM

I've built the airfix 1/24 hawker typhoon , loved it , just got the stuka 1/24 . looking at building it next , always find room for them . even if you give them away to friends or family .

 

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Posted by roony on Friday, June 28, 2019 12:23 PM

mustang1989
That's what I'm talking about right there. Having built one 1/24 scale plane already I went ahead and purchased a 1/24 Fw190D-9. I absolutely love the D-9 but faced the same problem as you did. When to build??? and Where to display??? I feel the exact same way about the Hellcat. Beautiful bird but where in the world would I put it when I finished it??

You're in Texas, there should be room.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, June 28, 2019 9:18 AM

TheWaggishAmerican

I just got mine. The thing is a monster. I have no idea when I'll be able to build it or where I'll be able to store it. I may have to build a whole new photobooth just for the build video. It looks beautiful though. I do know that I'll be doing the East Indies campaign scheme that's included though. I imagine a lot of people will be going for the cover example, and after painting an F6F, F7F, F8F, F9F, and XF10F in the last couple of months I would be glad to never sea GSB again!

 

That's what I'm talking about right there. Having built one 1/24 scale plane already I went ahead and purchased a 1/24 Fw190D-9. I absolutely love the D-9 but faced the same problem as you did. When to build??? and Where to display??? I feel the exact same way about the Hellcat. Beautiful bird but where in the world would I put it when I finished it??

                   

 

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:16 PM

I have 2 on order and will be arriving in July. Looking at the test-shot build at Telford last year this is going to be some build and will look good when done!

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:58 PM

I just got mine. The thing is a monster. I have no idea when I'll be able to build it or where I'll be able to store it. I may have to build a whole new photobooth just for the build video. It looks beautiful though. I do know that I'll be doing the East Indies campaign scheme that's included though. I imagine a lot of people will be going for the cover example, and after painting an F6F, F7F, F8F, F9F, and XF10F in the last couple of months I would be glad to never sea GSB again!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:50 PM

I would love to see some pics! Mine should be arriving later this week. 

Chad

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Posted by Silver on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:12 PM

Going well1/ the 1/24 scale Hellcat.The kit comes w/ an internal detail parts.Radios tanks, and fire extinguisher which can be seen w/a flash light from the bottom of fuselage through a positionable door.But; You will have to add lots more detail like control lines an round framing Ect ...And so in for the I.P.M.S. Judges local or not.Closing the super detail fuselage up today.Wing /structure next.

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Posted by Silver on Friday, June 21, 2019 6:19 PM

i have the kit for the past month.Looks very good but no parts list inside.I have a friend who works for Hornby an extsnsion of airfix U.S.I am in the 40 percent along in the construction phase.lots of engine plumbing to add along with the engine accessory bay.Very few corrections to be made with the engine.very fragile parts.When complete it will be more detailed than the kit provides.4 versions.Two U.S. and a British and  French.Large bulky model.A after market cockpit instrunment panel detail set for this kit is out there along with a 1/24 scale resin figure pilot.Google will help w/ that.The model if at all will be on a display only status.far advanced to compete.Airfix is the new sheriff in town.Good Luck.

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Posted by Silver on Thursday, December 20, 2018 3:03 PM

You are right.It is big.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:42 PM

There aint no way in HELL I'd ever tackle that bad boy! I do really love this beautiful aircraft but it's just too dang big! I like the Lancaster too but 1/32nd scale!!!??? The price tag doesn't help things either.

                   

 

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Posted by Silver on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 11:19 AM

It’s going to be like their 1:24 Hawker Tuphoon.Fit problems and so on until they re tool the kit.Anyway, very impressive to have a non British subject.I noticed that the rear fire engine plate is missing along with the exhaust pipes holding brackets.This would be an simple fix by scratch building .I would like to see a P-38 in 1:24 from airfix.With this scale you can scratch build detail that can outmatch any contest entry just for its size..

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, November 29, 2018 6:32 AM

Armyguy

 Well I can't wait to see the sprue shots  on the Hellcat. The shots of the 1/32 B-24 made my jaw drop.

 

 Dave M

 

 

Meh... I take it you haven’t seen WnW’s upcoming Lancaster bomber kit. Now that is pretty impressive.

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