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Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?




Here's some suggestions:

1) Don't buy any Airfix this year

2) Hope that next year things will be better for you

3) Address the stash (if you have one)

4) Buy kits in scales and genres from the myriad other manufacturers that are in the plastic kit business, that suit your taste


They couldn't do anything for D-day in 1/48 either; how hard would it be be to knock together a D-day set similar to the battle of Britain one 


I'm struggling to think of which kits, other than the P-51D, that are available from the current tooling catalogue, from which you could 'knock together' a D-Day set. Give us a clue.

sorry for the late reply, been at work and the airfix website is still slow; ive already pre-ordered the one 1/48 kit i want from the airfix releases which is the tiger moth and there are still lots of last years airfix kits avaliable that i can buy, apart from the tiger moth nothing else takes my intrest. 

I was thinking for the d-day set they could have a Supermarine Spitfire mk v with a bedford truck and mabye some ground crew. The spitfire could carry the scheme of one of the spotter planes used by the US or mabye one with the invasion stripes which in my memory i have never seen airfix do on a spitfire (im not saying they have never done on; i just cant remember if they have done one) 

as they are partnering up with acamedy for tanks they could partner up with another asian modelling company TAMIYA and mabye get permission to include there 1/48 jeep in the kit aswell in return for one of airfixes ground vehicles which tamiya havent done 

I take it you don't understand that airfix and tamiya are very much rivals in this day and age.

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

Stop complaining! Just because they are old tools and borrowed tools does mean they are bad kits. True they may have rivets, no cockpits and thick trailing edges does not mean that this year is rubbish. Oversized ribs and thick trailing edges? Sand it down to scale. No cockpits? Better get that plasticard out! Get over it, we come always hope for the return of the Roy Cross boxes! 

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

Today is the day!

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?


Subaru Impreza WRX STi?


GNR-Gordon-4 (AF)

Don't even go there!

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

we will get a mini in a different colour, as always!

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

Thanks for this, as I said most shop owners are alright It is just a few that get to you I wonder if there are any other young modellers who have had experiences with rude shopkeepers just because they are young?

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

So I am young, quite often when Iam looking to buy models I often get dirty looks from say the shopkeeper (this is not all shops, some are very helpful and happy that I build models) and I am often advised to go over to the quickbuild section. It happens more though when I am looking at old kits and they say "this one is very rare and expensive" like I know nothing and I am incapable of making A nice model. Can somebody please point out why something designed for youths is now considered unsuitable for young people. And may I just say that I am not stupid, my favourite model in my collection is a 1935 skybirds Be2c and anybody who thinks that way: SHAME ON YOU!

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?


Guys, please remember that this is the Airfix site and you are not supposed to promote other manufacturers.

Don't worry it was just an idea for someone to convert the airfix model to a 1934 k3 or even a q type

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

Just noticed that Airfix have pulled the Do17, any ideas why? The tooling's new and was a very good kit. Was it because it was not selling, because that would be unusual for a kit of an aircraft like that? Any ideas why?  

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

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