Airfix rereleases "Vintage Classics" for limited time only

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Re: Airfix rereleases "Vintage Classics" for limited time only

Post by Alanmccoubrey » Tue May 15, 2018 9:08 am

Fire at Will wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 7:03 pm
Tempting, if they have tidied up the moulds
Ah, the wargamer's "If"..."if" only they changed the scale to 15mm, etc,. :roll:
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Re: Airfix rereleases "Vintage Classics" for limited time only

Post by Boroda » Tue May 15, 2018 2:38 pm

mausmann wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 9:35 pm
Forrester wrote:
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But aren't some of these kits, well, a bit old?
Why would anyone torture themselves with the Airfix Churchill?
Coz it’s fun.... :D
Absolutely.

I have very fond memories of most of these and I suspect that I will be getting some. The male MkI was the very first vehicle kit I built, after winning it at a friends birthday party - pass the parcel I think. The HMS Victory was the very first 'big' kit I did. Fairly sure it cost 10/6 (52.5p) then and that I bought it with my birthday money. I did a fairly good job of it but it never did get painted. I never did the Ark Royal, so I might get that one.
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Re: Airfix rereleases "Vintage Classics" for limited time only

Post by Kalinovsky » Tue May 15, 2018 4:43 pm

Seeing the WW1 figure sets rereleased makes you think what might have been if Hornsby hadn’t cancelled their proposed Great War Centenary sets

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Re: Airfix rereleases "Vintage Classics" for limited time only

Post by mausmann » Tue May 15, 2018 7:10 pm

Boroda wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 2:38 pm
mausmann wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 9:35 pm
Forrester wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 8:22 pm
But aren't some of these kits, well, a bit old?
Why would anyone torture themselves with the Airfix Churchill?
Coz it’s fun.... :D
Absolutely.

I have very fond memories of most of these and I suspect that I will be getting some. The male MkI was the very first vehicle kit I built, after winning it at a friends birthday party - pass the parcel I think. The HMS Victory was the very first 'big' kit I did. Fairly sure it cost 10/6 (52.5p) then and that I bought it with my birthday money. I did a fairly good job of it but it never did get painted. I never did the Ark Royal, so I might get that one.

To use my daughter’s phraseology....OMG! I think I remember (it was a LONG time ago.....) buying the Airfix Infantry Combat Group and the German equivalent for 2sh 3p or maybe 2sh 8p each....or thereabouts..... :D
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Re: Airfix rereleases "Vintage Classics" for limited time only

Post by 7dot62mm » Tue May 15, 2018 7:54 pm

Boroda wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 2:38 pm

I have very fond memories of most of these and I suspect that I will be getting some. The male MkI was the very first vehicle kit I built
Actually... same here. It was around 1970 and I was about five years old... my father ended up building it though :lol: My second kit was Richthoven's Fokker Triplane and my third, the first one I think I built mostly myself, was the Sherman tank... that one is still on my wargaming table and has been repainted twice now.

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Re: Airfix rereleases "Vintage Classics" for limited time only

Post by ray » Tue May 15, 2018 9:10 pm

I cannot remember which was my first kit. But I do have fond memories building many Airfix kit in the 70's. thmbs2)

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Re: Airfix rereleases "Vintage Classics" for limited time only

Post by peterh » Wed May 16, 2018 2:00 am

i seem to remember those figures being pretty lacking in detail - although i can vividly picture the hobby shop where i first laid eyes on them during summer vacation and the countless hours setting them up (and losing a fair amount) in the sand on the beach. Occasionally I would recover a few men left behind from the battle the day, or days, before. so many hours of fun, and grateful, though not sure I could ever go back in light of what's available on the market now.

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Re: Airfix rereleases "Vintage Classics" for limited time only

Post by Kalinovsky » Wed May 16, 2018 6:20 am

The original releases of the WW1 Germans and British (which IIRC were by John Braithwaife) were very crisp and had a standard of sculpting better by a country mile than e.g.the Infantry Combat Group and first series WW2 Germans; not surprising if 50 years on and after hundreds of thousands of sets the moulds show signs of wear.

I remember figures and series one kits being 2/11, which made it an even bigger shock to see the Hinchliffe 20mm Colonial 60pdr and Elephant Team in a hardware shop for more than £1...

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Re: Airfix rereleases "Vintage Classics" for limited time only

Post by Fire at Will » Wed May 16, 2018 3:46 pm

2/11 I remember buying them for 1/9

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Re: Airfix rereleases "Vintage Classics" for limited time only

Post by Kalinovsky » Wed May 16, 2018 4:40 pm

Yes but you are so much older than I am...

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