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25 minutes ago, Grunhertz said:

you forgot the wrong scale and over riveted 

AND the shape all over the place,you forgot that bit Darren.

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1 hour ago, beowulf said:

with various rear sections so you could build saloon or traveller or van

not forgetting the.....

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We should have a "Old Kits For New" GB where we make old kits that really need an update 

or better still a magic lamp with a genie that can grant our modelling wishes 

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2 hours ago, Col. said:

There's a couple Xtrakit examples in the stash

I feel your pain!

So does @Dr Loopy because he bought one off me 😆

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15 hours ago, Huntsman’s Close said:

The Morris Minor Budget Tank Transporter?

That's Alice, don't you go hurting her feelings she's a very sensitive pickup, she wasn't always that perky...

moggy_in_situ_thc6le.jpg 

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16 hours ago, Sprocket said:

not forgetting the.....

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Back in the day,some of us yoofs(not me honest M'Lud)thought that the side exhaust on the Moggie Fahsand pick up and van

was dead cool.

You used to see things like Reliant vans(yes,yes,the Del Boy T.I.T stylee jobs)up and down with those fake"Sidewinder" or "Outsider"side pipes

fitted,so the Mog pick up and van with their "side pipes" were,as they say nowadays,"bang on trend".

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18 hours ago, DC3 said:

I'm not happy, ( I know, hard to believe right?), there are more and more "proper next door modelling type" posts appearing in this thread, let's try to get a grip of this muchachos, I don't want to have to get the mods involved due to excessive thread drift.

You started chuckin the Banana's you now have to deal with the monkeys :) 

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I am delighted with the new releases. I shall not be buying them all, but will get some.   The chipmunk looks superb and will be a nice companion to the Tiger Moth they released in 2020 when completed and sat on my shelf.  From the early renders and sighting of the schemes it is being released with, it looks good.   THe Mossie is equally nice looking when you examine the detail in the interior of that one too.  That is possibly growing on me now.   The Vampire does not appeal to me, but it is only right that not everything does.   A tempest will definitely be getting added to my stash as will a couple or more of the K2 ambulances.  

As to golden oldies the beach buggy is one I have only known of one person to have got and built.  Having just written that sentence I can now think of one other who no doubt has one as he has recently bought all the cars;  But this release offers me the chance to buy one or two at the price it is.   The jaguar looks to be worth having a crack at too.   The HP42 looks an interesting build and I am getting into my rigged bi-planes so could be tempted by one of them/

I could bemoan no "new" or reissued ships - but I am not,  we had some of those last year.   What about figures some moan - well they've given you some ... just not the ones everyone wants.     You cant please everyone every year.    Last year there were a raft of new kits and re-issues I bought, so this year not so many.    That is life.  If another company makes what you like - buy that and accept that. 

To put some balance into things -  in my scope over in the "blue" corner there will from what I at present know, only be a few Matchbox armour releases being welcomed into my collection later in the year.   They too have not brought out much this year that inspires me, but each to their own.   Last year there were a large variety of kits in their collection that I bought - I have those still to build like a number of Airfix from past years.  

This is why if I see it and fancy it .. I buy it ... and now know I have a few to pick at as and when.   

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Mad Steve said:

You started the thread..... 

I know but I don't suppose you could try to enjoy that fact a little bit less.

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I actually have a valid real question... 😬

The Austin Ambulance. Is that Airfix's first 35th scale kit? 

They basically do (did) 32nd scale military vehicles and i cant recall a 35th scale being done before. 

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10 minutes ago, Mad Steve said:

s that Airfix's first 35th scale kit? 

Just had a look on Scalemates and this is the full list of Airfix 1/35:

https://www.scalemates.com/search.php?q=*&fkSECTION[]=Kits&fkSCALENORMALISED[]="1%3A00035"&fkTYPENAME[]="Full kits"&fkCOMPNAME[]="Airfix"

Obviously most are originally other brands, but it shows the Cromwell being a new Airfix tool for 2020 - did that happen?

It also shows the DUKW as originally Airfix (don't know if that's correct) in 2004. - just checked and it was originally Italeri but doesn't say so on the timeline.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/airfix-07362-gmc-dukw-353--181503

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Steve, far as I know the Katy is one of the first new kits in 35th. The due to be released Cromwell is an Airfix 35th new tool and from what I've read, it's a starter for IKEA flatpack, but it works!

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I will probably buy the Chippie and a beaufort When  if it gets released, The Mosquito, well did coastal command use 2 stage mossies? 

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5 minutes ago, Gorby said:

 

 

5 minutes ago, phoenix54 said:

 

Was what i was thinking. The other older stuff was like Peerless Max molds etc, but i forgot about the Cromwell.... 😁

Is it just me or sometimes the choices they make just dont make sense. The Austin case in point, would they have sold more, if they did it in 48th scale ? ( god i sound like one of those saddo's from the other side) 

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21 minutes ago, Grunhertz said:

The Mosquito, well did coastal command use 2 stage mossies? 

Not two stage Mosquitoes, but coastal command Mossies in action
 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Mad Steve said:

god i sound like one of those saddo's from the other side

To go full 'the other place' you'd have to progress though the stages of “They missed a trick”, to “Why, oh why, oh why….” to the full “The utter, utter fools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”.

Then we'll escort you from the premises.

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1 minute ago, Mad Steve said:

Ooooh ive never been escorted from the premises before.... 😁

I have. :smiling:

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