The most anticipated event of my Modelling year has finally arrived - the publication of Airfix’s releases for the coming year. I opened the link with great disappointment. It took so long to open each page. I guess so many people were looking at the same time.
There were a number of highlights for me when I finally was able to look at all the pages. The top of the list has to be the new Buccaneer, with RN markings. It’s been requested numerous times, and now it’s the year we get it - Great Stuff!
A lot of the early tank & ship models continue to be released, and now they are joined by a good number of veteran aircraft. Again, Great Stuff.
I also noticed, after a couple of retakes, that the 1/48 Hunter is to be released as an F4. There were some markings options shown, which made me wonder about the RAF option. If that scheme is actually released, it is in fact an F5. I had to check because I didn’t thing 1 Squadron flew F4s. The real thing is in the Tangmere Museum. Not that there’s too much difference between the F4 & F5, other than the engine. Still, it will be good to get an accurate straight winged Hunter at long last.
So, well done again Airfix. Thanks for the anticipation.