Ian Lanc

Old Airfix Dambuster model.

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Used to build Airfix aircraft models when I was a lad (a long long time ago now), but never achieved that sort of standard. Very nice indeed!👍

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Nice Lancaster Ian. 
Yep, I build model kits (mostly Airfix) and have plenty of completed kits sitting on shelves etc. 

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Just looking at the current price of this model on the Airfix site - £36.99. I think the price range was from 2 bob up to 17/6 when I last built them! 

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Better than the weekly ones they advertise on TV.

Latest one is the Bismarck.

If you complete it then you'll pay out about £1200 for it.

 

Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)

 

 

 

 

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Yeah, that sort of thing really annoys me,  like those instant loans at 1,294% apr or over 50 plans where people pay in more than they get back!😠

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22 hours ago, Ian Lanc said:

Recently completed this model, wonder if anyone on here makes models ?

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I used to build them when I was a kid many years go  to many years ago ☺️

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Bye the way you models look fantastic well put together you must be very proud of them 😊

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51 minutes ago, dezwez said:

I used to build them when I was a kid many years go  to many years ago ☺️

Was that back in the 40's when that plane was the latest in aviation technology Dez?😉

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2 minutes ago, WES180 said:

Was that back in the 40's when that plane was the latest in aviation technology Dez?😉

sometimes feel like it was but not that old ☺️

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12 hours ago, WES180 said:

This would be about my model building limit! 😂

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I bet you've put some hours into yours, nice details with the painting.

I haven't seen those polystyrene planes for years!!  Used to get them from airshows about 20 years ago...  Can you still buy them? :laugh:

 

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5 minutes ago, TomsFocus said:

I haven't seen those polystyrene planes for years!!  Used to get them from airshows about 20 years ago...  Can you still buy them? :laugh:

 

You sure can!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tobar-Polystyrene-Glider-x/dp/B0012IPXOC

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2 minutes ago, TomsFocus said:

I haven't seen those polystyrene planes for years!!  Used to get them from airshows about 20 years ago...  Can you still buy them? :laugh:

 

really showing my age they were made from balsa wood 😊

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11 minutes ago, TomsFocus said:

Wow! :biggrin:

For some reason I always thought they were expensive, it was a rare treat to get one! :laugh:

 

 

I am surprised you can still get them but yet again you can get anything off the interweb 😊 

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Dezwez, Airfix are re-releasing their Saturn V/Apollo model kits in a few months for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by Armstrong and Aldrin. 

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6 hours ago, Nick Y said:

Dezwez, Airfix are re-releasing their Saturn V/Apollo model kits in a few months for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by Armstrong and Aldrin. 

thanks for the info I will be buying one just to do it again 😊

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As will I Dez. Expected release date is June for both the Saturn V and the Lunar Landing set. 

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Airfix have actually got some great releases this year, including some of the classic kits like Concorde and the Concorde prototype. 

I need a lot more space to continue building models and displaying them. I've actually built 68 in just over 3 years and they vary in size. I usually opt for 1/72 scale kits but even some of the 1/144 scale kits I have built are quite large (airliners). 

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