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Ratch

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This is one I've built more than three times over the years and don't recall problems with the build.

Like Paul, I'd welcome a state-of-the-art Airfix new toll kit.

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Ratch

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@James Bisley

I've just got an airfix catologue, having recently started the hobby again. A few thoughts:

  • Wow. Such a lot of Lego.
  • Are starter sets all poorer quality than classic? 
  • What happened to all the 1:24 aircraft?
  • Where did all those 1:35 tanks come from? They look awesome!
  • Are vintage classics really vintage classics or is it just a name to cover up the age of Airfix's 1:72 figures and tanks?

Also can I just ask, can I mix 1:76 figures with 1:72 aircraft?

What do you mean by Classic?

Starter Sets are the same as basic product but are sold with paints, glue and brush.

1/24 kits are rotated in the catalogue like all other kits.

1/35 tanks are Academy kits

Vintage Classics are kits originating before Hornby bought the Airfix brand in 2006.

You can put 1/32 soldiers with 1/72 aircraft if you wish - it's your hobby.

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Ratch

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I'd say Youtube more than Facebook

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Ratch

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Then use the Contact facility, I'm sure someone will help.

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Ratch

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Good job

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Ratch

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Looks good

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Ratch

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Annoying isn't it

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I build for myself. I'd like to get everything right, but I'm not that knowledgeable. I've always treated the plastic as a canvas to paint on. The best advice I was given about colour was, if it looks right to you that's all that matters. I'll turn my hand to any genre and get bored if I stick with one subject for a long time - Jack of all trades, master of none. I have built for other people (and had repeat orders), but always question whether I'm doing this well enough for them. Its much easier to build to your own criteria. Know your limitations, but don't be afraid to try something different. There are many transferrable skills in modelling. I cannot understand folks who say - I only build aircraft, I've never done a tank before - its a model, a piece of plastic, its not such a leap.

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Ratch

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Courtesy of Flying Hours

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@Djthoov

Airfix made a 1/24 phantom f4 in royal navy blue in the 70's, absolutely huge kit with detailed jet engine which could be slid out of the plane and displayed at the side , i built it as a school kid back then

No, Airfix have never made a 1/24 Phantom.

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