Rui Da Silva What a brilliant kit for 25CAD. The detail is impressive to say the least. Nice options like engine and cockpit detail and positionable ailerons. Airfix has really upped their game from way back when I use to model.
Although, I didn't do to many Airfix kits back in the day; mostly 1:76 armour and figures battle dioramas, and only did a couple of aircraft. The most memorable being the B-25 Mitchell (c.1970s); admittedly a lot of kit for a youngster. I moved on to Matchbox because they were well designed builds and easy to get creative with, but then I discovered Tamiya and I was hooked.
Fast-forward 30-years and I'm getting back into it. I find Tamiya still has quality, but costly and without innovation. In my research to return to the hobby, I'm thinking Fujimi/Tamiya (naval), Airfix/Hasegawa/RevellG (aircraft), and for armour I'm undecided, but I have a couple of Meng kits coming in and if they workout then it's Tamiya/Meng mix I guess.
The new thing for me in the hobby is the photo-etch; we never had it and its an unknown variable. I'm concerned about working with something unfamiliar to get the desired resiled I want, Therefore seeming and level of detail in the Airfix kits shows me that I may be able to get a high quality build without having to resort to PE.
For more Airfix praise, I will refer you to the post I am about to make on the 'Wall' about the little gem that cam in today. Cheers!
Antonio R l'ho comprato anche io l'Airfix Bristol Beaufighter TF.X, e davvero fatto ben l'unico problema e che una delle eliche e arrivata rotta
Comunque si ottima scelta, I nuovi stmapi dell Airfix sono davvero fatti bene.
11. September 2015 at 06:56:52
Cristian Bordina Il mio dovrebbe essere integro (almeno spero) Ora appena finisco l'hurricane vorrei farmi un po' di coraggio e iniziare il Lancaster dell'Airfix....e per Natale mi vorrei comprare (sempre delle nuove uscite Airfix) il combo con L'Wildcat e il Kate....mi sa che sarà uno spettacolo...
11. September 2015 at 12:13:16
Martien Lourens Oh yes Cristian. The only Beaufighter I have bild was the Revell 1:32 in the 80s .I am pleased that Airfix have made a new one in 1:72 scale. I'm curious about you Creation. Have fun with building and painted with it Have a nice weekend.
11. September 2015 at 14:02:46
Cristian Bordina Thanks Mart...but before starting the Beaufighter I have an Airfix Lancaster in waiting list...my wife is tired to see the big box in my study
11. September 2015 at 14:09:11
Martien Lourens Is that a new tool to ? I think your wife wil have more weathering to do
11. September 2015 at 14:19:59
Cristian Bordina Mart you're right....my wife at the thought it is already frightened ;P
11. September 2015 at 14:26:53
Kerber Good choice! Would it be anti-ship version or NF, as Mk.VI ?
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