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Old 15-03-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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Default 1/24 Scale Airfix Mosquito....

Hi kids-

check out this animation frm 'Airfix'

hallelujah !!!!!!!

http://www.airfix.com/mossie/


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Old 15-03-2009, 12:09 PM   #2
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I still have the Bf 109E I made many years ago, also had a wrecked Spitfire and a Harrier. This looks like a very nice model. Always wanted the Stuka
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Old 16-03-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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That is an interesting and rather cool video of the model, very intersting stuff indeed. Thanks for posting the link.
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Old 18-03-2009, 11:11 PM   #4
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I've got the Tamiya 1/48 Mossie, and that's a fair size, I shudder to think how much space will be required for this.
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Old 19-03-2009, 12:17 AM   #5
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Old 19-03-2009, 12:18 AM   #6
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Hey, I tuned in to see all that technology, but wait a minute...

No funky music - complete silence!

I've got one of these on pre-order, hope it's accurate enough for the price.
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Old 19-03-2009, 02:30 AM   #7
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Airfix had planned a 1/24th scale Mossie as part of their 1/24th scale range in the 1970's but despite all the reams of research, it was ultimately deemed that the moulds were going to prove too expensive. Rather than waste all the effort, Airfix used their research to produce the 1/48th scale kit (still the best of all the 1/48th scale Mossie kits). Now that mould making technology has become cheaper, the project has become viable again nearly forty years later.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:01 PM   #8
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Re the new Airfix 1/24 scale Mossie. I was in my local model shop today and asked the guy who owns it if he knew when this kit would be out. He said he had been told by a rep that because of the recession Airfix were holding the release of the kit untill the end of the year and it would be priced at - wait for it - over 125 !
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Re the new Airfix 1/24 scale Mossie. I was in my local model shop today and asked the guy who owns it if he knew when this kit would be out. He said he had been told by a rep that because of the recession Airfix were holding the release of the kit untill the end of the year and it would be priced at - wait for it - over 125 !
The world of model kit is going MAD MAD over 125 that a new suit for some guys?
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:29 PM   #10
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Cheaper than Tamiya's reissue of the 1/25th scale Chieftain and Tamiya already had the mould made.
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:00 PM   #11
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Re the new Airfix 1/24 scale Mossie. I was in my local model shop today and asked the guy who owns it if he knew when this kit would be out. He said he had been told by a rep that because of the recession Airfix were holding the release of the kit untill the end of the year and it would be priced at - wait for it - over 125 !
Its been known for some time now that the release was going to be towards the end of the year and in the 125 region, my guess is that it will be released at the IPMS Nationals at Telford in November to maximise the publicity.
The subject of the price has been flogged to death on all the major modeling forums, at the end of the day it all boils down to value for money.
If you intend to stick it together, paint it & hang it from the ceiling in the space of a couple of evenings then the value is not good but if it is going to be a several weeks or months project then the ratio of pounds to enjoyment time is considerably better.
I know that I will be in the market for one as I prefer the larger scales and from what has been released so far it looks to be a cracking kit (wish it had the 2 stage merlins though, but I expect the aftermarket boys will soon remedy that little shortfall) plus I know that it will take me several months to complete to my satisfaction so to me the price isnt a stumbling block.
"You pays yer money & takes yer choice"
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I do think that some model firms are taking the p*ss a bit when they rerelease kits with ancient moulds and charge top dollar for it. When you see some of the stuff that Trumpeter is knocking out at decent prices you've got to wonder.
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I do think that some model firms are taking the p*ss a bit when they rerelease kits with ancient moulds and charge top dollar for it. When you see some of the stuff that Trumpeter is knocking out at decent prices you've got to wonder.
Hay mate have Trumpeter got a web sit ?
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:48 PM   #14
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It's not the fastest, but here you go.

http://www.trumpeter-china.com/war51...s/en_index.asp

Of the models they do, the early 1/35 Type 59 tanks are pretty poor, but newer kits are good. Their large scale aircraft are meant to be nice as are their ships. I've got the 1/350 Sovremmeny destroyer which has an option to build it as a full or waterline hull. You also get an etch as standard for the typically elaborate radar masts.
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Old 15-08-2009, 08:10 AM   #15
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Re the Airfix mossie price. Whilst i agree that if you were to spend several months on this kit and it probably needs it to do it justice then as a cost per hour of pleasure its not bad. BUT i can just see the wifes face when she finds out how much I have spent on a plastice kit !
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Re the Airfix mossie price. Whilst i agree that if you were to spend several months on this kit and it probably needs it to do it justice then as a cost per hour of pleasure its not bad. BUT i can just see the wifes face when she finds out how much I have spent on a plastice kit !
The rollpin on the back of the head? for one.
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Old 17-08-2009, 09:17 AM   #17
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Stop all ya belly aching- you pussies !!!
are we not men ??



must go and foot rub wifey now.......................................
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Old 22-10-2009, 09:31 PM   #18
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Might be nice if they also provided the build instructions like the animation maybe on a cd /dvd in the pack with other background etc. You'd still want to have the booklet though.
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Old 22-10-2009, 09:33 PM   #19
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As for the price, some of the 1/32 aren't too far from that once you add some PE or resin extras. I'm avoiding them since 1/72 is plenty big enough, especially if you have to store them
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