Paul Brown

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Paul Brown

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@paul-muc

There's no modern Aston Martin and they are fine cars (design), either 32nd or 24th.

Apart from the 1/24 Tamiya DBS, that is. 

Paul Brown

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@Ratch

... but which would sell in enough volume to encourage Airfix to tool up others?

^^^This.

I'd second many of the suggestions put forward here, but I'm a pragmatist. Sorry to be a wet rag guys.

Paul Brown

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Lotus Elise SII

Paul Brown

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Paul Brown

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The absence of the Seasprite (and Kamov, CH-53, MiL 24, Banshee etc etc) from recent catalogues is one of the great mysteries. It's as if anything that Palitoy did when they owned Airfix has been expunged. The Seasprite was always acknowledged as one of the best 1/72 helicopter kits going.

Paul Brown

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Try this link: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AS186-Airbrush-Compressor-Double-Action-Air-Brush-Nail-Art-Tatoo-Spray-Paint-VAT/222570708559?epid=25004645792&hash=item33d23f7e4f:g:h4MAAOSwZlZaFizN

 

The airbrushes should be good to get you going and for learning, but I would regard them as othwise disposable. Save up for an Iwata or H & S (or whatever), you can get their entry level airbrushes for about £60-70. 

Paul Brown

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I have one of the fairly recent G-ACSS re-issues and to be honest I think another re-release would be pushing it as the tooling is clearly pretty well shot to pieces. If you do acquire any of these kits then the Whirlybird resin/PE cockpit set is a worthwhile addition, along with their vac canopy. 

 

That's a mightily impressive piece of work AAF, the presentation of the model is superb.

Paul Brown

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As quoted above, 1/32. You get three figures and a dog animated as per the box art, not as good as resin equivalents, but not at all bad and at a fraction of the cost.

Paul Brown

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@LeonF

I do believe it's possible for companies to interact online within forums by utilising limited access or even locked thread that only they can post in.

There's not a lot of point in limited access or locked threads. A brief look at any of the manufacturer Facebook pages and you will find constant negativity running through them and for some reason Airfix picks up more than its fair share of forensic nit-picking and 'didn't want to do that, should've done this' posts. Part of the reason the original Airfix official forum was shut down was the constant drip of negativity towards Airfix and Airfix products (I won't go into the other part). Manufacturers do look at the forums and Facebook pages, but they don't interact, it's a no-win situation for them.

Paul Brown

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There's a simple reason why model companies don't try and interact with online model communities. It's only a matter of time before any discussion turns into a good old fashioned and one-sided flaming. Also I would disagree that plastic modelling is niche or cult. There's simply a lot of it going on that we don't know or hear about and the element represented by online communities is but a fraction of the whole. At least that's what I was told by a well known but now former Airfix employee. If you follow the money trail it probably leads to starter and gift sets.

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