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Airfix 2019 new products

Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 12 Jan 2019, 23:57

Just had a look at the Airfix site, lots of new Tanks, in large scale 1/35 I think , do we know if these are new kits or someone else`s moulds recycled ?
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 13 Jan 2019, 03:31

The Airfix marketing team is especially egregious in their labeling sets as "new" that are not new, at all.
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Posted by Graeme on 13 Jan 2019, 05:56

Airfix's workshop blog says:

"an instant collection of impressive 1/35th scale military vehicle kits, these models are being released in partnership with one of our modelling associates, but will be given a distinctly Airfix flavour before they appear on the website and in good model stores everywhere. Benefiting from new box artwork and Airfixised instruction booklets, the initial range consists of 16 tanks and one US tractor"

Does that clear things up or just stir up more mud? :-)

To my mind "instant collection" means the models already exist, and "in partnership with one of our modelling associates" means we got them from someone else. If you know of a 1/35 producer who has 16 tanks and a US tractor in their range you may have solved the mystery.

The blog entry has a painted model of one of the German tanks. Someone might recognise it:

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/new-2019-airfix-range-unleashed
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Posted by Ochoin on 13 Jan 2019, 08:28

Graeme wrote:Airfix's workshop blog says:
Airfixised
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Anyone creating a neologism by converting a noun into a verb should be shot.

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Posted by Graeme on 13 Jan 2019, 09:58

Ochoin wrote:should be shot.


I think it was just three strokes of the cane when I was at school. Times have moved on I suppose. :mrgreen:
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Posted by Ochoin on 13 Jan 2019, 13:34

Possibly an over reaction on my part. In retrospect, I'd settle for a severe maiming.

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Posted by Paul on 13 Jan 2019, 15:36

zulu`s 1000`s of em wrote:Just had a look at the Airfix site, lots of new Tanks, in large scale 1/35 I think , do we know if these are new kits or someone else`s moulds recycled ?

They are new to airfix but originally from Academy
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Posted by Beano Boy on 13 Jan 2019, 16:49

Steel moulds perhaps so production under Licence. BB
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