I was really pleased to see these new re-releases, it could be that Airfix does pay some attention to what’s on the Forum after all. It's particularly good news to see the ships for sale at fair prices on this site rather than the rip offs on e-bay.
Anyone interested in vintage Airfix kits will probably remember the Messerschmitt 109G6 from the 1960's with one of the decal options being 'yellow 14' of JG 53 in Sicily 1943. There's a good article in this month’s edition of ‘Scale Aircraft Modelling' showing a 1/48 scale build of this very aircraft with some new (at least for me) information on the colour scheme and markings.
I've recently completed, for old times’ sake, a blister pack model of the old FW 190. It's full of inaccuracies but a very simple and pleasing build. The markings of this plane, TD + X1 do look a little odd. I wonder if anyone knows if this is based on a real aircraft or is something just made up by Airfix. I was also thinking of how many other old kits had made up markings (especially Axis), and how many were based on real aircraft. Does anyone have any information on this? The only ones I've ever seen pictures of is the B17G 'a bit o lace' , the previously mentioned Bf 109G, Beaufighter MB-T, and Johnie Johnson's Spitfire