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Airfix New for 2019 7 months 2 weeks ago #1

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For those that haven't visited the Airfix website to see its new releases, re-releases and reboxings for 2019 announced over night....

www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2019.h...1CPYU,231Q97,4F9R5,1

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Airfix New for 2019 7 months 2 weeks ago #2

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The 1/35 Academy armour reboxings are interesting in a local context...

Holdsons will be distributing the same kits in an Airfix boxing as Brignan’s in an Academy box...

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The new tool 1/72 Buccaneer should interest a few, if even for the hope that a 1/48 will follow.
www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2019/b...-s-mk-2-rn-1-72.html

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Airfix New for 2019 7 months 2 weeks ago #4

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Buc and the Stuart take my interest, depending on the markings in the Stuart.

I thought the Heron looked interesting, but scalemates reveal that tooling dates from 1959!

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Phil wrote: Buc and the Stuart take my interest, depending on the markings in the Stuart.

I thought the Heron looked interesting, but scalemates reveal that tooling dates from 1959!


Is that confirmed? Surely they wouldn't push out something THAT antiquated. Surely.

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The Heron is a nice kit. The Heron, Jetsream and Dominie T.1 all fetch good money on e-bay so the demand is certainly there for them.

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A large chunk of the new releases are old tools dating from the 60’s and 70’s as part of the Airfix classics range...

The 1/35 stuff appears to be Academy.

The F4/F5 hunter is my personal favourite along with the reissued Sea Vixen...

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shaunfletcher wrote:

Phil wrote: Buc and the Stuart take my interest, depending on the markings in the Stuart.

I thought the Heron looked interesting, but scalemates reveal that tooling dates from 1959!


Is that confirmed? Surely they wouldn't push out something THAT antiquated. Surely.


Well yes it's confirmed scalemates dates it to 1959.

www.scalemates.com/kits/airfix-381-heron--166993

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Well, scalemates is a good site but they say 'Rebox (Unknown what changed' so I guess the base kit is likely the same.. just seems a bit of a nerve to push out 60 year old kits!

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Buccaneer and MiG-17 are welcome additions for me. I'll wait for the RAF Op Granby release of the Bucc - I'm in no hurry for one.

Hopefully, new 1/72 Jag and Tornado will follow one day too.

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Are the 1:35 old Academy? If so no thanks.

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