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Airfix !/24th Hellcat
chris1
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: October 25, 2005
KitMaker: 949 posts
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 05:56 PM UTC
Hi Guys,
Just in case you haven't seen this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49d_sDKk8uI

A short video from Airfix,it gives an interesting perspective.
Holdfast
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#056
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: September 30, 2002
KitMaker: 8,581 posts
AeroScale: 4,913 posts
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 07:12 PM UTC
Saw the reveal and spoke to the guy that built it and one of the Airfix guys.
A surprise for some and many seemed disappointed. but it is for the US market and had been in gestation for some time but blocked by the money guys! I for one love it, it's Airfix, it's 1/24 and it is, like the Typhoon, stunning! And if by aiming at the US market Airfix are able to better secure their future this is a very good and sensible move. There will be a FAA version and if this is the success that it is hoped that it will be then who knows what will be next, probably a Corsair and that would be a very good choice too

RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 3,952 posts
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:27 PM UTC
At first was luke warm to the idea but now it's grown on me and definitely going to be adding this to the collection next to the Tiffy!
Scrodes
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: July 22, 2012
KitMaker: 771 posts
AeroScale: 763 posts
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 02:27 PM UTC
One will be going right next to my 1/24th N1K2J George....
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 08:46 PM UTC

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One will be going right next to my 1/24th N1K2J George....



Now that's a rare bird if ever there was one!
rdt1953
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 06, 2015
KitMaker: 1,095 posts
AeroScale: 897 posts
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:21 AM UTC
Now if WnW would do a 1/24 early Hayabusa-
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,891 posts
AeroScale: 2,886 posts
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 02:44 AM UTC
I wants it, precious!

Michael
WIggus
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 07, 2017
KitMaker: 78 posts
AeroScale: 74 posts
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 03:24 AM UTC
Thumbs up! looks great.
I just doubt that I have room for such a beast. :-)
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,673 posts
AeroScale: 1,517 posts
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 09:16 AM UTC
Airfix just keep popping out their signature 1/24th scale kits and I for one applaud their efforts. Whilst I'll likely not be able to buy one of the Hellcats it looks like a truly awesome kit. And having built a couple of their earlier kits the Mosquito and Typhoon remain high on my want list. My wallet however sit quietly in a corner rocking and quietly sobbing.