Bish69

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Bish69

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Not with the HPH 1/48th B-36 and B-52 on the market.

Bish69

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Really enjoyed that last night, a lot of things sounded familiar.

But i have to say those train guys make the most ardent rivet counter look like a novice.Smile

Bish69

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Thanks John. I believe Airfix are re-releasing the original kit this year, but i agree, this is one that could do with a new tooling. The twin engined version looks interesting, can't say i have ever seen a model of that. Thank for posting those images.

Bish69

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Thanks Paws. Kora has quite a range on SM.79 decals for those who want somthing different.

Bish69

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Thanks ratch. I have see 2 account of how the Germans came to use this aircraft. the first is that it was taken from the Italians after the 1943 surrender. However, according to Kora, this was originally a Yugolsavian aircraft capruted in 1941. It was used by the Germans for a short time and then handed over to the new Croatian air force. I tend to believe the latter. Kora also has markings for Croatian aircraft which are in the same colours.

My guess is that they were used as transports. I don't have any unit info, in fact i only found one photo of the subject.

Bish69

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Recently finihsed this buld useing the 1992 boxing of the Airfix SM.79. Been wanting to do this aircraft since seeing it in my first referance book back in the 80's. Added Eduard PE and Kora decals and painted with Xtracolour.

Bish69

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Well, of course, each to their own. I would like to see the company do well, it has been really nice seeing the revival of Airfix the last few years. I have gone from avoiding them like death to really looking forward to their new releases. And i just think they have missed out on a lot potential buisness. A US Phantom would have been a big hit simply by some changes to the mould and new decals.

Your right, you can't please everyone, but a better balance would be nice.

Bish69

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I do love a nice Stuka and that is very nice. Glad you liked the kit. How did you find the one piece open canopy?

Bish69

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@captain triggers

Stop complaining! Just because they are old tools and borrowed tools does mean they are bad kits. True they may have rivets, no cockpits and thick trailing edges does not mean that this year is rubbish. Oversized ribs and thick trailing edges? Sand it down to scale. No cockpits? Better get that plasticard out! Get over it, we come always hope for the return of the Roy Cross boxes! 

Its not these old re-releases that the problem, i am sure many will enjoy building these kits, though of course you can get many of them on the second hand market, and i must admit i am enjoying building my SM 79 and filling gaps you could drive a tank division through. Its the total lack of new subjects, especially British ones, that no one else is doing and that Airfix could clean up on.

They could have done an F-35. Plenty of companies have released that subject, now they have a year to produce some RAF markings. And while i am pleased to see that Phantom kit, saves me buying AM decals, i am sure the guys across the pond would have lapped up a US version.

Maybe they are putting lots of time into reserching new subjects for next year, but i certainly don't see 2019 being a fantastic year as the headline announces. On the 80th year of the company, i would have expected better than a host of kits that are nearly as old as the company itself.

Bish69

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Glad to see the Bucc, but other than that, pretty dissapointing. Lots of re boxing of very old kits. At least my wallet will be pleased.

The armour is not listed as new tool, so will be interesting to see who's they are.

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