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paul-muc

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What about the file size?

Meanwhile I hate those smartphone pics with 3 - 9 mb file size with the result of a very slow loading of the page.

paul-muc

143 posts

This kit dates from 1964 and I must have bought it in the seventies. It has the qualities we were used to at that time, which are: lack of details, bad fit. When I built it the last months, it was not a pleasant build. Meanwhile we know, which pleasure a modern kit may offer. So it took some time until I had finished it, often being a bit discouraged and loosing enthusiasm, just doing one piece a day.

The Airfix decals had yellowed, but I had decided to build another version with some more colours than only 65/70/71 and so I had ordered these Begemot decals (72-010), which offer eight versions of an A-4, C-2 or C-6. The model shows a version of KG 54, stationed in the Mediterrenean region in 1943 with some yellow, red and white. I have censored the swastikas for legal reasons.

The model is brush painted, using Revell's Aqua Color, glossed with floor polish for decalling, weathered with black pigments of Revell's Weathering Set (dry brushed, I'm still learning) and airbrushed with matt varnish.

So here she is, another one for the to-do-list of Airfix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

paul-muc

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I agree with Paul. Though this is a never ending discussion leading nowhere, Airfix should (if ever) produce in the most common scales for ships and that is 1:700 and 1:350. Nobody says it has to be the Bismarck or the Hodd a hundreds time. There are other ships around, especially modern navy ships like the HMS Queen Elizabeth as Ratch suggested. Who will be the first? Tamiya or Zvezda? Revell has (had) a selection of modern German vessels in 1:144. The PT-109 is new-tooled in 1:72. Italeri offers the Vosper MTB and the S-100 in 1:35. No market for ships?

Perhaps there are new chances with the new management of Oxford Diecast who are toy and model oriented.

paul-muc

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Let's translate this to aircraft:

... what's the use of more 1:72 kits?  The competitors seem to have produced kits of  every major aircraft there is .......except liners of course .....

By simply producing the same aircraft to the same scale you will get nowhere.  At least 1:76 is a scale few others work to .... so you'd have few competitors.

Would you also agree to this?

paul-muc

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Your question was alreay answered one post above yours by Paws4thot.

In other words: Paint the camo with wings in.

paul-muc

143 posts

It doesn't depend on the manufacturer, but it's the acrylic paint. I have the same problem with a very old Airfix JU 88, and though I always sand the parts in warm water with detergent and though I have wiped the surfaces with alcohol, the paint (Revell Aqua Color) doesn't stick to the plastic. The only way is to brush again and again while the paint is drying. And you need several coats. Then the first coat is like a primer to the following coats.

paul-muc

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I would like to see your Ju 88. Im just building one and it's a nightmare because of the poor fit..

paul-muc

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The official Revell forum has no such restrictions. Any manufacturer is allowed, I have posted models of different brands, including Airfix. There is even a WIP build thread of an Airfix Wasa 1/144. (Extraordinary!)

paul-muc

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Anybody who is interested in the RAF will already have these models. So why reboxing them in sets with kits of different quality you don't need again. If Airfix thinks of a special offer to celebrate the anniversary a simple sticker on the box would be enough

paul-muc

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No more aircraft, please.

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