Saw this Airfix Classic Range announcement on the ship forum about a day ago. Great news indeed. There's several WW 1 figure sets I've been looking for for years the British WW 1 infantry and horse drawn artillery they'll go onto my wanted list, together with the male tank, hopefully they'll also re-issue the female version as well.
Always liked the Stug III 75 mm Assault Gun, Made that way back when and it taught me about the German anti tank tanks; seemed like a good idea. Recently I made the PAK 40 with the Opel Blitz truck and enjoyed it so much that I've since been looking for another, that's going on my wanted list as well. the Bren gun carrier and the 40mm Bofors looks interesting as does the Quad with 25 pounder gun sets.
The Ark Royal is the only 600 scale ship that I'd like to try again, I have the trumpeter Hood waiting in the wings and while I did build the Bismark when it came out and really enjoyed it I think I'll give that one a miss. The Cutty Sark also takes my interest, Never did build any of the Airfix big sail ship models so might just give it a try, together with the Golden Hind as it's 1/72 scale, be a nice size comparison with the 1/72 scale launches.
I must admit to feeling a bit sorry for the car guys, but if this new venture is a success I'm sure Airfix will re-release some of those classic car kits, maybe the old Aerial Arrow motor-bike. Also some of those odd-ball aircraft kits that Airfix was so famous for hopefully will make a return appearance like the Hs 123 and the Fw 189 both good kits even by today's standards, maybe we'll even see a return of the most odd-ball of them all the original Hovercraft, now wouldn't that be something. Personally I'd like to see a few more WW 1 aircraft like the Sopwith Pup and the Avro 504 trainer, make a good companion with the BE 2 trainer recent issue, and the Hannover and Roland C II kits still stand up well with today's new tooling's and are builder friendly for biplanes.
I'm sure that other all have their favourites and wishes for future releases, hopefully Airfix will make some of our wishes come true. Wishing Airfix all the best with this new venture, and seeing the support already shown on this forum it's looking positive all the way. All I see are smiling faces for many Christmas's to come.
Remember we do this for fun John the Pom