Airfix vickers valiant 1/72 scale

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  1. badbear

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    Hi guys i see that airfix are to release an 1/72 scale vickers valiant at last a new mold of this aircraft and its got to be a million times better than that french mach 2 horror .So fingers crossed that it appears in 2010 oh by the way it is one of there limited editions.BB
     
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    Hells teeth! Nearly fifty years after it went out of service and Airfix finally release it! It's been wanted for a long time, although not my bag, so should go down well. I notice the new Spit XVI is a 'Limited Edition' too - back on the shelves in a few years though, I would think. One way of balancing the risk of production and marketing costs - badge it as 'Limited' and whoosh! Sold out.
     
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    #3 badbear, Dec 29, 2009
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    How right you are terry.and they are rereleasing the vulcan as well in an special vulcan to the sky set .BB
     
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    Is that the current 1/72nd scale kit, in the shops now, or the forthcoming 1/48th scale version? That one will be a monster!!
     
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    1/48 Vulcan? <PERK>
     
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    Thats the 1/72 vulcan terry .BB
     
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    Cheers BB. Yes VB, a 1/48th Vulcan was shown as a test shot at last year's trade show at Stuttgart, and it's shown as a future release, time and price TBA, in some shops' catalogues here in the UK. Hope it's not another 'Mosquito Syndrome' though.....
     
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    I've heard that the new Valiant kit is £75 :oops: Good value or what :(

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    Seventy five quid?!!! For a 1/72nd scale, very plain shaped aircraft kit?!!! What bl**dy planet are Hornby on? Or should we congratulate them on their marketing ploys to make a quick return, posibly for re-investment? (Ho Ho). Bring out a kit that will probably sell - but wait, mark it 'Limited Edition', bung a stupidly high price on it, and people will think it's really special (especially the E-Bay speculators!) and buy it to 'lay down' for the future. Meanwhile, grab the cash, then re-release the kit in a couple or five years, not 'limited'! I despair! Either you release a kit or you don't release a kit - you don't **ck about with playing the bl**dy market!"! It seems virtually every new kit they're releasing is 'Limited', forcing sales. Stuff 'em!
    And where's me bl**dy replacement canopy? Reply or send it within 28 days my *rse - it's been two and a half months!!
     
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    Ive been told by a good authority that the valiant will be a normal issue and not an limited edition as first announce
     
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    I can only hope that Hornby are improving the quality of Airfix kits to suit the new prices :rolleyes: My experience of Airfix has universally been one of filler and expletives, but at least the kits are cheap. I certainly wouldn't be shelling out 75 notes for a Valiant thought, not in braille scale.

    Sucker for punishment that I am, I was in my local Hobbycraft last weekend and noticed that they have released a number of WWI era kits of late. The RE8, Brisfit and HMS Warspite have been added to my mental wishlist :lol:8)
     
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    Far as I know, they are all the original 1950's / early 1960's kits. Looking forward to their 1/48th scale Spitfire MkXII though!
     
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    I take it you mean that the WW1 kits are all 50s/60s issues? If so I will probably give them a miss altogether :rolleyes:
     
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    Afraid so BT. I haven't seen any notices of new tooling for them.
     
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    Ah, never mind. I shall avoid them like the proverbial then. I was looking for some small, reasonably priced stuff as the new flat doesn't have a great deal of space. Looks like I shall just have to build the Sea Venom next, wings folded to save space. oh, the hardships I must endure :lol:
     
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    I know that feeling mate! I've got a 'spare room' in my small house, and I still don't have enough display space!
     
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    I now read that the valiant is put back till 2011 oh Bo@@*$. BB
     
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    Another delay, and probably a price increase......
     
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