SWhat's Your Latest Acquisition?

Heather Kay

260 posts

 

Oh dear. That isn't 1/72nd scale. InnocentLaughing

A professional modeller of railway subjects, and a reborn Airfix fan. Definitely into combat aircraft in service on all sides in the summer of 1940, but known to occasionally veer off into other interesting things!

T2B

1076 posts

Oh nice purchase Heather I'm mildly jealous! Like you my scale is 1:72nd but I am seriously tempted by this kit as I love the Blenheim. However my Airfix membership has just expired (10% discount adds up) and at the moment can't be renewed Undecided so this purchase shall have to wait! 

Heather Kay

260 posts

I’m not a club member, so I paid full price. I placed my preorder the very day the kit was announced. I've had a good rummage in the box now, and noticed some parts on the sprues that are obviously meant for the bomber variant. I am certain there will also be a MkIV in due course, probably depending on sales of the MkI. 

 

Happy days.

A professional modeller of railway subjects, and a reborn Airfix fan. Definitely into combat aircraft in service on all sides in the summer of 1940, but known to occasionally veer off into other interesting things!

T2B

1076 posts

I'm sure sales will be good and that is the way with modern Airfix kits to plan for future variants at the outset! Wonder if I'll end up with all 4 like I have with the 1:72nd scale Blenheim's ??

Paul Brown

787 posts


Community Moderator

From the Lidl feeding frenzy:

 

GNR-Gordon-4

370 posts

@Paul Brown

 

Lifl appear to have some sort of ‘contract‘ or ‘partnership‘ going on at the moment, with Hornby Hobbies, as the Hornby Urban Rambler Train Set is also at for sale st Lidl this week, in their one-off weekly product ranges.

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017

Paul Brown

787 posts


Community Moderator

I think they're Lidl exclusives. The Airfix kits have packaging and contents that I don't think you'll find anywhere else. Airfix had a similar arrangement with Hobbycraft a few years back. For a fiver they're an absolute steal.

GNR-Gordon-4

370 posts

Unless somebody goes to Lidl and buys them in large quantities to resll, via eBay! Undecided Laughing

 

The two kits in your image that was Posted at 18:46:05 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 (UK time), only cost £5.00 each?

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017

Ratch

2645 posts


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That's right £4.99

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GNR-Gordon-4

370 posts

Why are they so cheap? Do they have fewer smaller parts than usual, or something? In other words, are there more larger parts inside the box, to the cost down? Another difference is there's less detail?

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017

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