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#21 JasonJ

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 0721 AM

Caught my curiosity and googled it, 1987, not as old as I thought but pretty old still.
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Posted 04 May 2018 - 0725 AM

 

Ok, well I DO remember the one I built having a rotating bomb bay. And I think the underside of the one I built was white, but I dont recall that box art. But it may well be they reissued it and bunged it in a new box, and didnt put it in the catalogue.

 

There is similar nuttiness in Hornby products. They can introduce a new locomotive, run it for 2 or 3 years, and then discontinue it. And there is one that I have, which is a Class 37 diesel, which they issued continuously from about 1965 to about 1988. Its literally impossible to tell how old it is, because they made all of them to the same spec with the same issue number. :D

 

Speaking of which. It will be remembered, Airfix and Hornby were pretty much the same company in this era.

http://www.hornbyguide.com/

 

You can find many different box 'art' work for the Buc here

 

https://www.google.c...QEIMDAB#imgrc=_

 

 

 

Thats the one. Considering this was made about 1975, that about fits. I was probably making it about 1980 when the 'Sailor' series was being repeated.

 

https://www.oldmodel...=10241&page=111

 

Which reminds me, probably my first modelling effort was turning Jaffa cake boxes into HMS Ark Royal, complete with its own air wing. I was so precocious. :D


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 0727 AM

Caught my curiosity and googled it, 1987, not as old as I thought but pretty old still.

 

Im surprised, I dont recall it being in the late 1980s catalogues. Perhaps it was just a Japan release.


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 0740 AM

 

 

Ok, well I DO remember the one I built having a rotating bomb bay. And I think the underside of the one I built was white, but I dont recall that box art. But it may well be they reissued it and bunged it in a new box, and didnt put it in the catalogue.

 

There is similar nuttiness in Hornby products. They can introduce a new locomotive, run it for 2 or 3 years, and then discontinue it. And there is one that I have, which is a Class 37 diesel, which they issued continuously from about 1965 to about 1988. Its literally impossible to tell how old it is, because they made all of them to the same spec with the same issue number. :D

 

Speaking of which. It will be remembered, Airfix and Hornby were pretty much the same company in this era.

http://www.hornbyguide.com/

 

You can find many different box 'art' work for the Buc here

 

https://www.google.c...QEIMDAB#imgrc=_

 

 

 

Thats the one. Considering this was made about 1975, that about fits. I was probably making it about 1980 when the 'Sailor' series was being repeated.

 

https://www.oldmodel...=10241&page=111

 

Which reminds me, probably my first modelling effort was turning Jaffa cake boxes into HMS Ark Royal, complete with its own air wing. I was so precocious. :D

 

 

 

 

Last week, in a 'collectable' shop I picked up for $25 Aus an Airfix Beaufighter kit  circa 1965 or earlier: I know that because it has written in pencil on the plastic bag header the numerals   7/3    or seven shillings and threepence.  As Australia moved to decimal currency on the 14th of February 1966, it tends to date the kit.  That price now works out to be around current $10 Aust - and a new Airfix Beau kit here is around $40!


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 0754 AM

Are you going to build it? :)

 

I remember going to Gloucester Market about 1982 or so and buying a Airfix Bristol Freighter that dated from the mid 1960s. I faffed it up (well I WAS pretty young once upon a time) but I wish they would reissue that. It would be quite a nice diorama with some 1-72 scale Jaguar E Types or Aston Martins. The point is, its surprising what turns up sometimes. Most people have lofts like mine I suppose. :D


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 0822 AM

Are you going to build it? :)

 

I remember going to Gloucester Market about 1982 or so and buying a Airfix Bristol Freighter that dated from the mid 1960s. I faffed it up (well I WAS pretty young once upon a time) but I wish they would reissue that. It would be quite a nice diorama with some 1-72 scale Jaguar E Types or Aston Martins. The point is, its surprising what turns up sometimes. Most people have lofts like mine I suppose. :D

 

I won't build it, it is now a piece of a childhood memory that I wish that I had. 


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 0836 AM

I dont blame you, they are collectors items now anyway.

 

Always liked the Beaufigther. I think revell did a 1-32 scale version I never completed. But heavens, what a kit!


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 2321 PM

I dont blame you, they are collectors items now anyway.

 

Always liked the Beaufigther. I think revell did a 1-32 scale version I never completed. But heavens, what a kit!

 

After 50 years the transfers (no one in civilisation called them decals) would have had it anyway.

 

I can remember the Bristol Freighter kit on the shelf in my local newsagency in 1969, a time when there were shops all over the place that sold plastic kits.


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 0226 AM

Yeah, maybe I ought to email them to rerelease it.

 

Ive actually got their Concorde model sitting on a shelf. 1-72 scale, far too big and ive yet to complete it 10 years on. But by heavens, what a kit!


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 0551 AM

Yeah, maybe I ought to email them to rerelease it.

 

Ive actually got their Concorde model sitting on a shelf. 1-72 scale, far too big and ive yet to complete it 10 years on. But by heavens, what a kit!

 

I have Meatbox's 1/72 Flower Class Corvette half built, not touched in 12 years - now THAT'S a kit


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 0526 AM

During the last '60's a good friend built Revell's HMS Ark Royal which came with a Tribal class DD. I then saved up lawn-cutting money and bought an Iowa class BB. Thus started my interest in the Navy, to ophthalmic tech, to civilian ophthalmic angiographer and now a landlord. All started by a model kit.


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 1523 PM

During the last '60's a good friend built Revell's HMS Ark Royal which came with a Tribal class DD. I then saved up lawn-cutting money and bought an Iowa class BB. Thus started my interest in the Navy, to ophthalmic tech, to civilian ophthalmic angiographer and now a landlord. All started by a model kit.

 

That Ark Royal was re-released last year and is still available

 

https://metrohobbies...-destroyer.html


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 0225 AM

Is this the same moulds as the old airfix Ark Royal?


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 0639 AM

Is this the same moulds as the old airfix Ark Royal?

 

No, different scale at least: Airfix 1:600    Revell 1/720

 

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 0623 AM

Newer Trumpeter ww2 Ark Royal

 

http://www.trumpeter...ow&id=3086&l=en

 

There are also kits from two different manufacturers in 1/350


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 0218 AM

http://www.dailymail...y-warships.html


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 0622 AM

 

more power to him but the concept of personality disorder comes to mind.


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