Hawkerhurricaneguy

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Im adding this hear as it releates to ground vehicles for airfields more than armour 

would anyone on here purchase 1/48 ground vehicles if airfix made them? From what ive seen airfield vehicles seem very sparce with only 2 releases from airfix with the bedford truck and the albion 3 point refueler, tamiya only has the tilly but has more german airfield vehicles. 

If airfix did make ground vehicles what would you like to see? i personally would like to see:

  • a retool of the albion truck, mabye with the option to build it either as the refuler or one of the truck variants.
  • a RAF tractor mabye with a bomb carriage which could go well with airfixs blenheim release
  • a RAF jeep
  • a RAF austin K2 ambulance (mabye with a queen liz figure Laughing)
  • a RAF fire engine (not sure what type they used)

these vehicles could also include decals for army or navy and could also be inspiration for airfix to release some 1/48 RAF ground crew figure sets. 

 

 

@Paul Brown

what did you think of my suggestion for a 1/48 d day pack thou with a spitfire mk v in a american spotter aircraft scheme or with invasion stripes and a bedford truck and ground crew? 

 

Not bad at all. For whatever reason Airfix have decided to go with the 1/72 sets, probably because there's no additional artwork and packaging to develop. The Hellcat will have been a huge drain on whatever resources they have available.

 

its kind of a shame considering they brought out a "new" stuka when the only new thing about it is an additional decal set. 

@Paul Brown

@ Captain Triggers and Hawkerhurricaneguy, your posts have been referred to admin. Whilst I'm sure no offence was intended I can also see that it could easily be taken. Can I also point out that before posting up a reply to something that might be deemed to be personal you are encouraged to use the report facility.

alright, i will use that next time; thank you

what did you think of my suggestion for a 1/48 d day pack thou with a spitfire mk v in a american spotter aircraft scheme or with invasion stripes and a bedford truck and ground crew? 

@Paul Brown

Awful

 

Here's some suggestions:

1) Don't buy any Airfix this year

2) Hope that next year things will be better for you

3) Address the stash (if you have one)

4) Buy kits in scales and genres from the myriad other manufacturers that are in the plastic kit business, that suit your taste

 

They couldn't do anything for D-day in 1/48 either; how hard would it be be to knock together a D-day set similar to the battle of Britain one 

 

I'm struggling to think of which kits, other than the P-51D, that are available from the current tooling catalogue, from which you could 'knock together' a D-Day set. Give us a clue.

sorry for the late reply, been at work and the airfix website is still slow; ive already pre-ordered the one 1/48 kit i want from the airfix releases which is the tiger moth and there are still lots of last years airfix kits avaliable that i can buy, apart from the tiger moth nothing else takes my intrest. 

I was thinking for the d-day set they could have a Supermarine Spitfire mk v with a bedford truck and mabye some ground crew. The spitfire could carry the scheme of one of the spotter planes used by the US or mabye one with the invasion stripes which in my memory i have never seen airfix do on a spitfire (im not saying they have never done on; i just cant remember if they have done one) 

as they are partnering up with acamedy for tanks they could partner up with another asian modelling company TAMIYA and mabye get permission to include there 1/48 jeep in the kit aswell in return for one of airfixes ground vehicles which tamiya havent done 

Awful

Especially for 1/48 modeller with only 3/4 '''new" models with only 2 being new

They couldn't do anything for D-day in 1/48 either; how hard would it be be to knock together a D-day set similar to the battle of Britain one 

@Ossian

 Nice work.   What did you use for the seatbelts? (and also what paint did you use?)

they are Eduard photoetched seatbelts, there are ones on the other seats aswell

and i use Xtracrylix paints from Hannants

@Discostu

My modelling nemesis seems to be Luftwaffe mottling. Can’t seem to get the hang of it. Been using an airbrush for a couple of years now and get good results when I build RAF or USAAF subjects but I’ve binned a couple of BF 109’s trying to paint them. When I finally build a 109 where the mottling looks good, the champagne will flow! Oh well, as long time contributor to the forum, John the Pom says “we do this for fun”. Cheers, Stuart.

ive never attempted to do Luftwaffe mottling, when i do i may get a mask for it or a super fine airbrush; i need to get a super fine airbrush anyway as im planning on doing a scheme like this for a ICM Ju-88a-4/Torp

The inital green will be easy to do but the RLM 65 will be intresting to do

@Patrick Camilleri

Hi Paul,

White was always my problem too.

I'm finding I'm getting good results with airbrushed Humbrol Satin White 130 

i dont use Humbrol paints anymore; i use xtracrylic paints. 

Yellow is still a horrible colour to paint with though no matter if it is sprayed or brushed

Whats your least favoruite scheme to paint? While i like making german planes i find the use of Large Amounts of yellow on some of them exhausting as yellow is the worst colour to paint with

the Silver peice on the side has since been corrected and is now facing the right way

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