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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, October 20, 2018 3:09 PM

Bish this E boat is supposed to build up really nice. Too bad they never came out with detail sets for it. I totally forgot about it hidden up and away in my stash. 

I also have the Revell S100 with lots of pe extras and the Merrit 1/48 late war Elco. 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 20, 2018 3:11 PM

1978 according to scalemates. And i was wrong, i have seen one of tehse before. I just remembered one of the guys at the model club built this a few years back. He is an aircraft guys, ex RAF in fact, but he picked it out the previous Dec in the club secret santa and he brought it in the following year. I can see what you mean about the figures.

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On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 20, 2018 3:15 PM

plasticjunkie

Bish this E boat is supposed to build up really nice. Too bad they never came out with detail sets for it. I totally forgot about it hidden up and away in my stash. 

I also have the Revell S100 with lots of pe extras and the Merrit 1/48 late war Elco. 

 

I have the Revell kit as well, along with the Griffon PE set a wood deck and a few other extras. I plan on doing that in 2020 for Checks 1945 GB. But i have been thinking about the Airfix kit, which i believe is an S-38 type. So i will deffinetly be keen to see how it goes together. I am sure in your hands it will come out a real cracker.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, October 20, 2018 4:04 PM

Bish

1978 according to scalemates. And i was wrong, i have seen one of tehse before. I just remembered one of the guys at the model club built this a few years back. He is an aircraft guys, ex RAF in fact, but he picked it out the previous Dec in the club secret santa and he brought it in the following year. I can see what you mean about the figures.

 

Yeah, I’ll build the kit figures as Infantry and use this figure set. Bronco tends to mold their figures at the larger end of the 1/35 spectrum

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 20, 2018 4:14 PM

They look much better, i don't think the scale differance will be a problem, that will make a nice scene.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, October 20, 2018 5:04 PM

Bish

They look much better, i don't think the scale differance will be a problem, that will make a nice scene.

 

Yes they will.

Left to right these figure are: Verlinden, Airfix, Bronco, Tamiya.... the Airfix and Bronco are close enough in stature to be fine. And from what I’ve read, Verlinden based his original stuff off of the old Airfix multi pose figures.

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 20, 2018 5:31 PM

Well that explains a lot about Verlinden, i have always felt their figures were over sized. Nice comparison shot.

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Posted by Zvezda1980 on Saturday, October 20, 2018 7:33 PM

Bish you can definitely count me in. Yes

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, October 20, 2018 9:05 PM

I thought it would be cool to build one of the first series of kits that Airfix issued. I've built the Spitfire, and that was a challenging build to say the least. I've always had a thing for the Supermarine Rolls Royce S.6B float plane, so I went to evilbay to see if I could find one. The card I have on file with Paypal melted at the sight of the prices they were asking and my wallet superglued itself shut. Unless I can find one at a show cheap, I'll have to find something else.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 21, 2018 4:05 AM

lewbud, what sort of prices were you seeing. I did find one for £100 but also this for 14.99. Not sure what the shipping would be.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Early-Airfix-Supermarine-S-6-B-Complete-1-72-Scale/132820567728?hash=item1eecb906b0:g:BEgAAOSwuPZbxHdb:rk:3:pf:0

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 21, 2018 4:06 AM

Be great to have you on board Zvezda.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, October 21, 2018 9:12 PM

I totally for got I had this but it's finally gonna get built.

Anad my reference material.

 

Interesing that the box says made in France and not England. The figgies are rather nice and well detailed so maybe I will do a waterline version.  

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 22, 2018 2:07 AM

Airfix kits were being made in France from the early 80's when it was owned by US company general Mills, who also owned MPC. A few years later it was bought by another company which also owned Heller and production was moved to the Heller factory, also in France. Production stayed there until 2006 when it was bought by Humbrol and production was moved to India. Though when i bought the Victor tanker recently it did say made in UK.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, October 22, 2018 6:47 AM

Bish

Airfix kits were being made in France from the early 80's when it was owned by US company general Mills, who also owned MPC. A few years later it was bought by another company which also owned Heller and production was moved to the Heller factory, also in France. Production stayed there until 2006 when it was bought by Humbrol and production was moved to India. Though when i bought the Victor tanker recently it did say made in UK.

 

Didnt know Heller went thru so many hands. The box says 1990.

So your FG1 was made in India and not the UK?

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 22, 2018 6:58 AM

plasticjunkie

 

 
Bish

Airfix kits were being made in France from the early 80's when it was owned by US company general Mills, who also owned MPC. A few years later it was bought by another company which also owned Heller and production was moved to the Heller factory, also in France. Production stayed there until 2006 when it was bought by Humbrol and production was moved to India. Though when i bought the Victor tanker recently it did say made in UK.

 

 

 

Didnt know Heller went thru so many hands. The box says 1990.

So your FG1 was made in India and not the UK?

 

Airfix has been through a few as well.

When Hornby took over they moved production to India. Not sure if the Victor was made in the UK as some move to bring production back here or just because of its size.

I have a 1975 boxing of the Airfix 72nd Mosquito i plan to do next year. That has a little slip of paper in that says Made in England. I have not seen that on anything for donkeys years.

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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Monday, October 22, 2018 9:10 PM

Count me in! Not sure what I'll build, have several choices in the stash.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 4:10 AM

UnwaryPaladin

Count me in! Not sure what I'll build, have several choices in the stash.

 

Pleasure to have you on board, look for the build thread at the end of Nov

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, October 29, 2018 9:13 AM
Count me in, Bish. I have several Airfix kits in my stash to choose from, I'll do at least one entry, probably more.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 29, 2018 9:48 AM

Nice one AA, the more the better.

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, November 1, 2018 8:46 PM

We hafta wait until the end of November?

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, November 1, 2018 9:45 PM

You can count me in Bish. I absolutely love my red box Airfix kits! 

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Friday, November 2, 2018 3:06 AM

fotofrank

We hafta wait until the end of November?

 

Till the build thread goes up, then 1st jan before you can start building. Think of it as a reward for being patient and somthing to look forward to in the new year. Big Smile

 

Will be a pleasure having you on board MM.

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, November 2, 2018 9:49 AM

Well, I have one Airfix kit left in the stash. I've been wanting to build it up for sometime now but it keeps getting pushed to the back of the line. This is a good reason to get it out and done. Although I will likely be a late starter on it. It will be this one....

Apparently, this one is a new tool in 2013, so it should be a good kit. We shall see.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 2, 2018 10:03 AM

LOL, my usual response.

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:16 AM

Bish

I would like to join in on the Airfix build for sure please! I have planty of AF options in the stash and will make a final decision and update you when we get closer to launch. Either way please count me in.

I really love Airfix models. I have never done a 1/48 but I believe the 1/72's are the best in the game at anywhere close to the price point (sub $10 kits). Looking forward to breaking in the new year with a nice clean fitting kit for sure.

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Posted by kensar on Thursday, November 15, 2018 11:49 AM

Have P-40b, will build.

 

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:35 PM

Have a few 1/24's and the new 1/48 P-40.    The 1/24's include Stuka, Hurricane, 109, Spit and Mustang.  Won't be the Spit though, can't ruffle feathers on the host.Big Smile

 

Will leave it up to what most want to see built

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Posted by learmech on Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:06 PM
Bish, Count me in on this one. I have many Airfix aircraft in the stash. May turn into multiple builds.
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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:39 PM

Will be great to have you guys on board. I will put the build thread up at the end of next week.

GH, if you do that Stuka, you get extra brownie points Wink

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, November 18, 2018 8:25 AM

Bish, I was looking at that old B-29 kit on the shelf. I may build it as a Hurricane Hunter from way back when if I can find some pictures of B-29 hurricane hunters from the 1950s. I'm still gonna build the Boeing Clipper kit as a "What If" though.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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