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StuartN

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Finally, someone agrees with me that we need a CAC Boomerang.

StuartN

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Great work. I wouldn't fret about the Lancaster. I've almost completed one with no worries so far, just be careful about the dozens of tiny windows along the fuselage when painting.

StuartN

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I initially looked upon the new releases with a great surge of excitement: new tank models, a Henschel Hs123, a good half dozen civillian models and some interesting modern aircraft. Then, my excitement steadily decreased as I scrolled through each page: not a single Australian schemed model, with the exception of the matilda Hedgehog (which I'm pretty sure is an Australian scheme). The Matilda was little respite as I a), prefer to build aircraft and b) prefer smaller scales like 1/72. There were practically no new models to content a 1/72 scale aircraft modeller.

Anyway, enough of my complaints, there were several re-released aircraft and armour models which I would be willing to buy, such as the aforementioned Hs 123 and the Bedford QL trucks.

StuartN

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Don't forget Rogue One and Solo, based between the first two trilogies.

Anyway, I think there are a dozen of these kits, all from the original trilogy, these included two hoth sets, an x wing, a wing, snowspeeder, jabbas throne room, yodas hut, a star destroyer, a speeder bike and endor set, slave I and the millenium falcon

StuartN

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I am also a younger modeller. Where I live, I have two model shops, one, the Albury Hobby Centre, has fantastic service, where the staff are only two happy to help and don't discriminate by age. The other, located in another part of town, is also okay. However, I can understand where you're coming from.

StuartN

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All Airfix:

1/48 Spitfire Vc

1/72 Bristol Blenheim NF.I

1/72 Grumman Duck

1/76 Matador

almost finished an Airfix Lancaster B.III (Special) and a 1/72 Austin K6 fire tender

also completed a 1/72 Meteor from Cyber-Hobby

this year I've made headway on the RAF WWII bomber resupply set and I am only awiating some eduard masks to finish off the aforementioned lancaster

StuartN

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The problem is even worse here in Australia, where postage rates are way too high to buy things online, sometimes more than the model itself. Although I live in a regional area, there are two brilliant hobby shops. They are definitely not close to going out of business, however there is practically no stock. Not just Airfix, but nearly all brands. What were normally long lines of shelves with nearly every kit imaginable stacked on them are sparsely populated by its injection-moulded inhabitants.

StuartN

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1:48 westland Scout / Wasp helicopter, ( two kits out of one / simular moulds ),

I definitely think there would be a demand for the scout/wasp. Airfix has produced a scout with numerous re-boxings (about five) over the years, however I think only one manufacturer has ever produced the wasp, which was Fujimi. Also, this moulding is more of a 1/50 scale than 1/48, and is out of production. There are several conversion kits floating around though, to convert the scout to a wasp.

StuartN

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The spitfire looked great, definitely not a disaster. The red decal things round the guns can be a pain. As a fellow Australian who lives between wheelabarrowback and the middle of nowhere, I can sympathise with your woes. That said, I still don't have to travel 800km to a model shop.

StuartN

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I would definitely agree with the 1/48 spitfire and bf 109 set, also, the 8th Air Force set or the RAF Bomber Command (which you may not be able to track down these days) would keep him busy for a while, plus he will end up with several different models, albeit a little smaller than the other kits. Hope his stay goes well.

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