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AlexDavies
08-24-2004, 06:55 AM
as a big airfix(etc) fan, i was wondering if anyone else here builds airfix, frog, revell, etc, and have pictures. today i've bought a 1/72 scale corvette class H.M.C.S Snowberry http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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AlexDavies
08-24-2004, 06:55 AM
as a big airfix(etc) fan, i was wondering if anyone else here builds airfix, frog, revell, etc, and have pictures. today i've bought a 1/72 scale corvette class H.M.C.S Snowberry http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Jasko76
08-24-2004, 07:09 AM
I used to build airfix - antil I built my first Tamya. It makes airfix kits look like **** - bad fit, bad shape, lesser details. Airfix is good for people on tight budget though as Tamyas can be quite procey!

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AlexDavies
08-24-2004, 07:17 AM
it's a shame frog went away, they had nifty little stands, a lot les fiddly than fishing wire. i've got a frog warhawk and shackelton somewhere.

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NegativeGee
08-24-2004, 07:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AlexDavies:
as a big airfix(etc) fan, i was wondering if anyone else here builds airfix, frog, revell, etc, and have pictures. today i've bought a 1/72 scale corvette class H.M.C.S Snowberry http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/grayal/alexcopy.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Airfix kits bring back lots of childhood memories for me...... made loads of the things. I also made many Matchbox kits (remember the two/three tone plastic?) plus some oddities of things like Do-335, Me-163 and BV-141 (I can't remeber what make they were).

Favourate Airfix kits ever: 1/72 Do-217 Night Fighter, B-24J, B-29.

Worst Airfix ever: H-OO scale Churchill tank (argh! the bogie wheels! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif).

Then like Jasko I started on the 1/35th stuff from Tamiya. Hasegawa do some nice models too.... building a 1/72 Ki-109 atm http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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AlexDavies
08-24-2004, 07:20 AM
i have a S.M.E.R nightfighter me-262 somewhere. metal parts. wasn't S.M.E.R something in james bond though?

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eddie_slovik
08-24-2004, 07:29 AM
i made dozens of airfix kits when the 1/72 scale were two bob each and a tube of glue a tanner.that was in the days of half a crown pocket money.
i had them suspended from the ceiling in mock dogfights,always with the spit victorious.
the toughest kit i ever made was H.M.S Victory,my rigging resembled a catscradle gone wrong !

AlexDavies
08-24-2004, 07:38 AM
after flying in a de havilland dragon rapide, i have an old kit of one i got on the same day. i'm going to paint it in the colour scheme of the one i flew in.

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Martosaurus
08-24-2004, 07:49 AM
I think I built every aircraft kit in the Airfix catalogue back in my 1/72 days- since I switched to 1/48 scale a few years ago due to failing eyesight, I've built a few in the Airfix "quarter scale" range. The Stuka and Spitfire 24 are excellent; the Buccaneer kit is a bit of a bear!

AlexDavies
08-24-2004, 07:53 AM
the airfix gloster meteor is ok, if a bit simple. the matchbox nightfighter version is better.

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WOLFMondo
08-24-2004, 07:58 AM
I used to build loads of airfix kits as a kid but sadly most of them have been broken or lost over the years. My crowning acheivements were a 1:24 Harrier (It was huge!but I was 12 so looking back it might not be so big), 1:48 Mosquito and a 1:48 Typhoon. I was never that great at it but my uncle did land vehicals and made some really amazing scenery for his Afrika Corps models.

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Friendly_flyer
08-24-2004, 08:13 AM
I think I had about 50 1:72 scale WWII planes hanging from my ceiling as a kid, most of them were Airfix models. I used to make bullet-holes with a hot needle, and smoke from cotton. The Spitfire was always a favourite, and I loved those yellow-snouted 109's

One morning I decided I had grown up, and took my airgun to bed and spent an hour or so shooting down the whole menagerie (well, grown up...). I have built a few since, but not like when I was a kid. I was mostly into painting aircrafts as dirty and worn as possibly.

Now I do a bit of skinning on the side, I guess you can say I have come full circle.

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Salfordian
08-24-2004, 08:25 AM
Been building models since I don't know when. My two best are a 1/32 Tornado and the 1/24 harrier (WOLFMondo, you're right, it is BIG). Finally got the hang of airbrushing as well. Just wish I had the time now like when I was a kid, I've got about 8 stored away still needing starting. Tend to concentrate now on helicopters as thats what my work is based around.

AlexDavies
08-24-2004, 08:27 AM
i'll get round to painting the vulcan. whuite or camo. hmmm....

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leadbaloon
08-24-2004, 08:35 AM
I'm currently building the 1 24 Spitfire. It's taking ages, but time's short. I've got it almost fully assembled (apart from the hood), and painted in silver, so I can lay thin coats of camo over it and try weathering it. It looks really nice already.

Da_Godfatha
08-24-2004, 08:43 AM
I think maybe Revell Germany bought alot of the old Aifix molds. Some of their latests releases look very familar. I still have a FIRST run, unbuilt 1/24th scale Hurricane, Mustang and FW190. I really have no room for them. (no, No, I will not sell them!!!).
As a kid in South Florida, I remember the American Version of Airfix, MPC I think it was called. Going to Toyland at West Palm Beach was a real sweet,(untill I discovered females!).

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Yellonet
08-24-2004, 08:59 AM
Airfix models are cheap.. pretty much the only positive thing about them. I remember that the catalog was'nt too good either.

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AlexDavies
08-24-2004, 09:08 AM
the old revell catalogs were worse. it's half in german and when it isn't it's english spelt wrong. better these days.

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T_O_A_D
08-24-2004, 09:08 AM
Nope I don't sounds cool though.


Also did you read This post (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=137101326) of yours yet Alex?

Have you checked your Private Topics recently? (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=ugtpc&s=400102)
My TrackIR fix, Read the whole thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=400102&f=49310655&m=15310285&p=1)
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[This message was edited by T_O_A_D on Tue August 24 2004 at 08:25 AM.]

budvar62
08-24-2004, 09:36 AM
Hi - was a big airfix fan as a kid - then a couple of years ago someone bought me an Airfix Catalina for my 40th http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gifI am that old! Anyway - had a blast making it, but remembered all the hassle of airfix, and remembered switching to Tamiya as a kid. So treated myself the following Xmas to a 1/48 Beaufighter! Even my girlfriend was impressed with the kit that built up into. Bought an airbrush too - the joys of being a salary earning adult with childlike hobbies (sorry to all you serious kit builders). Well - now my lad (9 years old) has got into it so we've made a 1/48 mustang and hurricane, and I'm half-way through the Tamiya 1/48 mossie. The thing is - a load of my grown up mates are now really jealous and getting into it too! The beaufighter sits above my monitor petulantly waiting for some mates to appear on the screen down below - hint hint if Oleg is reading http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Capt.England
08-24-2004, 02:11 PM
I just got the Airfix D-Day box set yesterday and have started to build it up. I hope the make it into a display case with a beach assault taking place when finished. I have also got about 20 kits still to make up! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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Cippacometa
08-24-2004, 02:15 PM
I used to build Airfix when I was a teenager... loooOOooong ago! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif


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Taylortony
08-24-2004, 03:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AlexDavies:
as a big airfix(etc) fan, i was wondering if anyone else here builds airfix, frog, revell, etc, and have pictures. today i've bought a 1/72 scale corvette class H.M.C.S Snowberry http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/grayal/alexcopy.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Jeez i remember that little baby coming out, or should i say not a little baby. I nearly bought it when it was released, but its not a cheap kit these days.... TELL ME IS IT ALL I EVER THOUGHT IT WAS? It got rave reviews at the time, love the flower class corvettes http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif and it was a bold decision to release a kit of that size http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

AlexDavies
08-24-2004, 03:19 PM
yes, it's a great kit. very detailed. you know, snowberry only took 20 days to build! i'll take longer than that for me to build the kit! and in real life, snowberry was little.

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