Looking for an Airfix 1/72nd Super Connie for HARS

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    #1 N4521U, Sep 1, 2013
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    It's been suggested to me that we have a model of our our display aircraft. The Super Connie would be one of the first they would want. I have found that Airfix makes, or has made a 1/72nd kit. Anyone have one deep in their stash............ too far back to possibly Ever build????
     
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    Didn't even know that Airfix did one.... :oops:
     
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    I didn't know anyone made one bigger than 1/144!
    Wing span is over 500mm/21"
     
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    News to me. With that super laminar wing, I can't imagine that you wouldn't have reinforce the spar or it would have to be one hell of a heavy kit to avoid wing warping over time.
     
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    got the Revell 1/144....
     
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    Heller did one in 1/72, I think.....
     
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    I think that the Airfix is a reboxing of the Heller kit...
     
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    There are two on E-bay at the moment.
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    #9 Airframes, Sep 2, 2013
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    Yep, Airfix owned Heller at one time, before the take-over by Hornby. The Airfx kit is the Heller kit, and I think still around under the Heller label, as they are now back producing kits.
    Heller did both the L-749 Connie and the 'Super Connie', and both are in stock (at the moment!) at King Kit in the UK. Around £15 for the L-749 (pre owned) and £30 for the 'Super Connie', the latter I believe being new. Note that all 'Pre owned' kits are complete, m any being ex-stock from closed shops, or private collections.
     
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    Just looked, must be a day late!
     
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    Bill, I've just checked again at King Kit - they have two of the Heller 1/72nd scale Super Constellation in stock, at £29.99, and three of the L-749 Constellation, at £14.99.
     
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    king kits search function is a bit pedantic sometimes.

    remember when we were looking at Ju88's Terry, got different results with Ju88 and Ju 88 !
     
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    Yep, I remember that! In this instance, I just selected 'Heller', 'Aircraft' and '1/72nd scale', and went through the pages until I found them again. Just selecting, for example, 'Constellation' sometimes doesn't work, as the search key word might be, for example 'L-749' !!!
    At least their web site is now much, much better, with each kit illustrated, whereas before, it was just a list on a dark blue background!
     
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    Ya just have to know the right combination to the safe!

    Will advise HARS and see if they want to spring for a build.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    You're welcome Bill. If you decide to go for it, and encounter any difficulties, let me know. If necessary, I could always order it and send it on. It's not 'my' scale, and civvy stuff doesn't normally interest me (with the odd exception), but I do like the Connie, and wouldn't mind doing one myself. (mutters to himself "But you've got ten years supply of un-built kits already, so stop it - fool!").
     
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    *points finger!* Haa haa (bad Nelson impression)....
     
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    #17 N4521U, Sep 8, 2013
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    Oh you guys............ The 49ers WON!!!!!! that's really all that counts.

    In other news............... I found one, and it came from a member at HARS. Next time I go in it will be waiting for me.
    Now I Really gotta get going on my Havoc, I'm gonna be building a couple for HARS now, the 1/48th Phantom and now the CONNIE.

    When I start I'll be posting start to finish threads.

    ***Nice thing is, no shortage of ref photos available!!!!
     

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    I have to say, the Connie was a beautiful aircraft.
     
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    When I'm filthy rich, I'll have a Constellation and a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser as private 'jets'....just so you know.... ;)
     
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    We'll be keepin an eye onya!
     
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