Well I never! A manufacturing company answerable to shareholders has a business plan to sell more products! Who'da thunk it?
well you can tell that to TBF then as i know its why they did it; he seems to think that airfix wouldnt do something like that
Actually Hawkerhurricaneguy it's T2B
And what I said was that I didn't believe Airfix would deliberately put incorrect parts in a kit to further later sales of a later issue, just to get the correct parts for the first kit. Airfix undoubtly are planning a later bomber version and for ease of production you will get some common parts on the sprues.
I have been off the forum for a few days and missed the later posts or would have corrected your error earlier! I will repeat I am not a Blenheim expert but still firmly believe if the part is wrong it's an error NOT A DELIBERATE PLOY! But trying to reproduct an aircraft from plans drawn up 80 yrs ago with probably no original examples available with be fraught with difficulties.
But I shall still be buying the kit!!
apologise for getting your name wrong; i only relised after i posted
having published the email from airfix it seems to me it was not done in error unfortunaley. if it was i hope it would have been corrected by now but i havent heard anything from airfix. as for the common parts on the sprues surely it would have made more sense to include the peice as clear from the first run of its.
Yes there are difficulties with reproducing a aircraft from 80 years ago but there is enough evidence from photos at the time that blenheims had the panel both painted over and clear. What baffles me is the fact that airfix decided to make it misted when it would have been simpler to keep it clear so consumers could build both.
Go ahead and buy the kit, it is a good build for the most part; (once the rear gun is in, the seat stops it from being taken out which is kinda annoying) i finished mine today