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

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Posted by Armyguy on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 8:16 PM

I'm just amazed at the number of aircraft that are coming out in 1/24 scale and not just single engine aircraft. I'm more of a armor builder than a aircraft I will try one once in a while. I just wish the armor people would embrace 1/24 scale.

 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.

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, November 26, 2018 9:21 AM

Tojo72
 
goldhammer

Thinking hard about getting one, since I have the Spit, Mustang, Stuka, Hurricane, and 109 in that scale.  The price doesn't really bother me that much.

 

 

 

You got them all out on display somewhere,must be cool if you do.

 

 

No, unfortunately.  Picked them up this past summer at a club members sell-off of his stash. He gave all the proceeds to the club.  So, all still in the boxes.

Finally getting my add on room in shape to make into my modeling cave and my lady's music room.  Since it is due out around my b-day, probably going to treat myself.

Probably going to do the Stuka for Bish's Airfix GB.

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, November 25, 2018 6:51 PM

goldhammer

Thinking hard about getting one, since I have the Spit, Mustang, Stuka, Hurricane, and 109 in that scale.  The price doesn't really bother me that much.

 

You got them all out on display somewhere,must be cool if you do.

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    November 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Sunday, November 25, 2018 5:25 PM

I had a chance t get close up and personal with this at the Telfor show and chat with the team behind it.

In my mind I have already bought it and there is a jar to throw loose change into for this already.

I fully expect street price to be lower than the official Airfix RRP and indeed some UK shops are already taking pre-orders with a 10% discount.

Space in my stash is there for it and Airfix say an April/May 2019 release and the test shots and sprues show that there is very little now to do to it!

Once in my stash I usually wait for eduard to catch up with cockpit and other detail and maybe master model in poland some really nice .50 barrels!

I could go for a FAA scheme rather than an all over dark blue US Navy cat and casting about for 1/24 scale extra detail sets.

It looks just as good as their 1/24 Tiffy and I do long for them to throw out their 1970's Spitfire and bring that one up to date!

I mentioned to the designer that a 1/24 Me 262 with clear fuselage and engine cowlings would be a fantastic kit and he did raise his eyebrows!

I do forsee some really nice builds on competition tables of this next year!

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    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, November 24, 2018 10:30 PM

Thinking hard about getting one, since I have the Spit, Mustang, Stuka, Hurricane, and 109 in that scale.  The price doesn't really bother me that much.

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    January 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, November 24, 2018 9:24 PM

For $160 USD? Nope. Not worth that much money 1/24 scale or not. It will be interesting to see what Lucky Model charges for.

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, November 24, 2018 11:23 AM

Just imagine the display real estate required if Airfix did a 1/24 F-4K/M?  Folding the wings would not help much.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, November 24, 2018 8:59 AM

Impressive,but just takes up too much space.

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, November 24, 2018 8:49 AM

I’ll be watching on the sidelines.  Not my subject or scale, but it looks to be a magnificent model.  Airfix gets bonus points for an unexpected subject, and a very good one at that.  The “ace maker“ indeed

Fold the wings to save display space!  It worked for the real deal.  The hinge design was an innovative and elegant engineering solution - compare to the Fairey Barracuda, which looked like a failed origami experiment!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, November 24, 2018 6:31 AM

This looks like an awesome kit like their 1:24 Tiffy but man the size takes up a lot of display space.

I have a Bandai 1:24 George and it’s simply gargantuan.

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Who will be up for the new 1/24 Airfix Hellcat ?
Posted by Wirraway on Saturday, November 24, 2018 5:21 AM

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