Saturday, 7 February 2015

What Airfix didn't give me for Xmas or 2015

This may sound a a little ungrateful perhaps, but I would like to have seen the following kits re-released in 2015:

  • 1/600 HMS Ajax
  • 1/600 KM Graf Spee
  • 1/76 Crusader I/II/III

On a more positive note the 1/76 re-release of the original Tiger I comes as a "plus" (though it is not the best kit on the market the mold is probably the oldest) but I would have liked it more if it came with the correct stowage bin at the back and mud-flaps (seventh heaven if you put zimmerat on the hull). The mud-flaps and exhaust covers are some things I should do to my Airfix "pair" given that I added the stowage bins at the back (see links below):

In my fantasy world (because I think the molds are long gone) I would love to see the re-releases of:

  • 1/76 Airfix Commandos Series 2 not the characterless Series 1 we have gone back to :(
  • 1/76 Airfix British Infantry (original sculpts)
  • 1/76 SAM 2 Missile Launcher
Maybe in 2016?


Paul Foster said...

Nothing wrong with those Tigers Geordie.

As for the other long lost molds I simply cannot work out why they cannot reverse engineer them like a lot of other companies do!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Thanks Paul, but at I least have got to do those "mud-flaps" back and front

PS Please remember you inspired me from your recent postings Mr Refurb King ;)

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Also need to apply some decals :)

Andrew Noonan said...

Airfix have most likely retired all of the 1/600 kits for now. :-(

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Yes they have really shrunk back their offerings :(
Pity as I really would have liked another HMS AJAX to convert into HMS ACHILLES