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AFspook

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I don't have a new catalog, don't think I've ever seen this listed in previous catalogs before. Thank you for the iinformatio and stock number! 

Just put in P1158, came back nothing found. May just have to call and get hold of a sales rep.

AFspook

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On one of the newer Airfix you tube ads, saw a paint chip chart displayed with the latest kits. Will this chart be available? I got one probably 20+ years ago quite by accident from Squadron. Needless to say, it's in pretty rough shape. Would like to get a new one to reflect additions to the line, as well as the Railway series of paints. Mind you, this has actual paint chips on it, not printed color approximations. It really is handy when trying to match colors to photos in books, etc. Yes, some of us still prefer books for reference work!

AFspook

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Built one of these back in mid 70s when released by MPC under the "Profile Series" label. Used the pre-war markings but kinda used wrong shades of grey. This was in the days of 19¢ bottles of pactra or testors paints that weren't matched to any specific colors. Humbrol only available at "specialist" shops and too expensive at the time for me. Did have alot of play value! Built mine with gear up, remember nose doors didn't fit well. Crew figures crude, but I always liked them; still prefer to have a crewed aircraft.

AFspook

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I've always preferred pilots/aircrew in any aircraft, especially helicopters. Would have liked to got the 1/48 Lynx  and 1/48 Wessex from another company, but no figures was a deal breaker- yes I know PJ Productions has a Lynx crew, but just an extra expense and hassle. Like others have stated, if all kinds of extra weapons and other alternative parts can be included, why are figures so hard? And why was the FRS 1 pilot in WWII gear??

AFspook

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Would like to see 1/72 Wasp/Scout and Gazelle helicopters. New tool, please, the old ones just not worth a re-release. And fit them out so they could be Falklands War, ie. door guns, missiles,etc. A Puma would be nice (although still haven't built my original one) as well as a HC 4 Sea King from Falklands era....early rotor blades, removal of port side airflow strake, 'plain' nose, etc. And put the mesh grates on front of the main rotor housing. Even the 1968 kit had them! Re release of FRS 1 in 1/72.

And it would be nice for some decent crew figures especially for the helicopters. I'd buy them if sold separately, like with ground support or even carrier based support equipment. I hate empty aircraft, especially helicopters.

AFspook

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Maybe these don't count since they were announced previously, but looking forward to the FGR2 Phantom  (have old Modeldecal sheet with 29 SQN, 1st to touch down in Falklands), K2 Victor; glad to see A4 with different Argentine markings, re-release of Severn class lifeboat. Still have HAR3 Sea King from last year to catch up on (again using old Modeldecal sheet I've been saving for Grey Whale of 202 Squadron).  If I see one or two releases that interest me, that's about all I can handle in a year anyway. Like most others, I have a stash to draw from (50 years in the making), so don't really have to purchase a bunch of new models every year.  Anything Falklands related is a big plus.

AFspook

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Xtracolour make NATO Green BS 285, stock no. X18. Its more of a brown than green, not at all like Tamiya's NATO Green. Xtracolour matches the green from mid 80s to late 90s on many vehicles, FV 432 , Saxon, Challenger I and even some early production Wolf Land Rovers. Most vehicles I've matched it to were in BAOR- makes sense I guess. Usually seen with black disruptive bands as opposed to overall Green. Of course there are exceptions....

AFspook

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Hope someday the Westland Scout/Wasp and Gazelle get resurrected, 1/72 would be fine to go with the Sea Kings....

AFspook

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Don't know I how I forgot this, White Ensign Models makes a Modern British Army Green, stock ARB 06. Sprue Brothers carries it here in the states (not trying to free advertise, just point of information). It's the  overall green I've seen Land Rover XDs (Wolf) and Challenger IIs in. Not to say can't be used only for overall green schemes, sure can be used in green/black camouflage as well. Just has distinct green colour as opposed to the greenish/grey seen from 70s to 90s. Really enjoy reading everyone's input to this, much more complicated than just "green" given on instruction sheets! You guys that have actually worked on this in the military are the best information sources, much more reliable than "official government (or ministry) sources".

AFspook

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You opened a can of worms with that question Medic Mike! I've been trying to figure that out for years myself. Been on other forums and no two will give the same answer. You can go by official guidelines and numbers or look at colour photos of particular vehicles interested in. Doing the latter will make your head swim! I love Land Rovers and research shows everything from bright green to brownish olive green. I use Humbrol 86, 102 and 155. Xtracolour had X402 olive drab which wasn't bad but think this has been dropped. Former soldier told me colour depended on how paint was thinned and how much beer soldier doing mixing had the night before!! 

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