New Airfix release

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Paul Pariso, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Hi all,

    I saw on another website that Airfix (I thought they had gone bust! :unsure:) are going to be releasing a 1:24 scale Mosquito kit (the plane not the insect :D). I have fond memories of building their 1:24 scale Harrier Jump Jet way back when.
    All the best,
    Paul..................
     

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  2. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    They got gobbled up by Hornby IIRC, as they did Humbrol a couple of years back.
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  4. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Looks like a pleasing sized kit, but I've had reports on other recent Airfix releases like their TSR2... not good reports :unsure:

    That's a shame. I must admit I haven't built an Airfix kit for many, many years as I have tended to concentrate on resin figures in the larger scales. Hopefully this 'Mossie' will be a good 'un!
     
  5. PeteD

    PeteD Junior Member

    I must admit I was tempted by the 1:24 Mossie until I saw the price....................................................................... £129.99



    Pete
     
  6. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I must admit I was tempted by the 1:24 Mossie until I saw the price....................................................................... £129.99

    Pete

    Prices really have gone up over the last few years :(, but I suppose that is a fact of life with most things.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  7. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    I was staggered by the prices for the large ones. i fancied doing
    a 1/32nd Spit or FW190 and was knocked back short of breath!

    They were never expensive to that comparative level back in the day!
     
  8. Ferahgo

    Ferahgo Senior Member

    I thought the TSR2 was actually a good kit. Bit spartan on the detail, so i got the resins, but I really enjoyed it.
     
  9. Wobbler

    Wobbler Active Member

    All things considered, time, inflation, it’s a snip now at £125.99!

    Airfix 1/24 De Havilland Mosquito FB.VI # A25001A - Plastic Model Kit
     
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  10. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Those were the days - two shillings for a Spitfire or an Albatross DV in a plastic bag from Woolworths. I got half a crown pocket money
     
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  11. Wobbler

    Wobbler Active Member

    I’d forgotten that Albatross.

    Ah, happy days indeed. Grandad always used to slip me a tanner when Nan wasn’t looking.

    All the Black Jacks, Fruit Salads and liquorice pipes you could buy for that back then.
     
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  12. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

    Later this year they are re-issuing, in the same order as they did in the early 70s, the 1:24 Spitfire, the 1:24 Me 109 and the 1:24 Hurricane. Oh, the memories of those 70s Christmases when they were bought for me, but Dad did most of the building. Happy days. (I also have a feeling that on a value-for-value comparison they are "cheaper" than they were then?)
     
  13. Wobbler

    Wobbler Active Member

    I think, if my hazy memory serves me right, that I made their 1:24 P-51 Mustang back then. Pretty sure it was 1:24, could be wrong. Anyway, whatever it was, it was certainly the largest model I, or dad and I, ever put together.

    That and a large Zero, but I don’t think that was Airfix.
     
  14. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

    Yes, the Mustang was next after the Hurricane; we made that too.... the silver paint was a challenge. We stopped with the 1:24 Stuka as that was expensive...
     
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