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Tweezers

Bio: Local model shops 1977 = 10 Local model shops 2015 = 0.5

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Tweezers

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Thank you jopres57 for instructions

 

T2B  I take it your explnation for a blanc sheet is tongue in cheek?  The instructions were skilfully written and set Airfix superior to competing kit manufacturerers at the time.

Tweezers

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Hi Ratch

What did you use for windows?  Clear plastic from Terrys chocolate orange?

Did you find a picture of one carrying bombs?

The thiness of the 5.5 gun makes it suitable for conversion to a 3.7 AA gun?

Tweezers

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I have this but I've never had a clue how it should look.  If it will be re tooled as Havard Mk 1, then I would be happy.

Tweezers

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@jopres57

I'm thankful to the contributers to this thread, because I was consider purchasing it.

 

Annoyingly Airfix have not reprinted original instructions.  On one of their tanks, I've had to get the original instructions to clarify the drawings  And the modern sheet has a whole blank page!

 

Anything about this that makes it a 'must build' kit?  Other than D-Day stripes!

 

I think the original Airfix instructions did make things a bit easier sometimes. Any attempt at issuing instructions with kits now that have English only explanations  would probably generate negative publicity so is likely to be a non starter. An option may be to have detailed instructions in several laguages available for download as well as the schematic multi-lingual ones in the box.

Back to the P61 though, I've always been a fan of all black colour schemes and nose art. The fact that it's such a good looking aircraft as well makes it a 'must build' kit for me.

Not accepting that full reproduced English instructions  will generate negative publicity.  English language has been absorbed into many languages.  For example I saw a documentary about the French fire brigade tackling the catherdral notre dame.  I was surprised at just how much English was used.  Same with the Swedish crime drama The Bridge.  Also it's educational and no one can argue against that.  Especially if young people have the aviation industry or vehicle manufacturer as future goals.

Please if anyone has the original instruction leaflet and are contemplating putting it in the wast basket, I'd be very grateful for the additional explanations.   Contact via e-mail to the govenor here!

 

Tweezers

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Totally agree with 4a  Out of curiosity bought some 1/76 figures complete with seams.  Terrible to paint.  The only saving grace is greater definition than earlier times.

Tweezers

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considering this Meteor never met a V1, I'd wait for Airfix to release a new tool Mosquito, Tempest or later mark Spitfire.

Tweezers

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What is the vertical stand made from?  appears invisable.

Tweezers

228 posts

I'm thankful to the contributers to this thread, because I was consider purchasing it.

 

Annoyingly Airfix have not reprinted original instructions.  On one of their tanks, I've had to get the original instructions to clarify the drawings  And the modern sheet has a whole blank page!

 

Anything about this that makes it a 'must build' kit?  Other than D-Day stripes!

Tweezers

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I wish I had made it but I made the earlier release.

My question goes on to ask if it was a accurate kit is it suitable for the Classic range?

Tweezers

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4a is a very good idear

Also don't charge so much for vintage kits

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