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Airfix New 1/72 Phantom FG.1 for 2017

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Newly announced at Telford for 2017, an RN Spey engined Phantom in 1/72

With the Fujimi kit all but impossible to find in the UK at least, it should have a good market

 

http://bit.ly/2fDN2FJ

 

Shane

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Fujimi's British Phantoms are hard to get a hold of in Asia too. This is great news for 1/72 Phantom fans!

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I thought I phelt a disturbance in the Phorce overnight!! :worship:  I wonder if continually asking Airphix; "Is it ready yet??" will get it done sooner??

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Boy Airfix is on a roll! New 1/48 propeller fighters that have peaked many folks interest and now this. Well done! I'll be getting a few of these if the reviews are decent.

 

Cheers!

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Not my scale (anymore) but very promising CAD images.

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3 hours ago, White Wolf said:

Fujimi's British Phantoms are hard to get a hold of in Asia too. This is great news for 1/72 Phantom fans!

 

In Australia too. I suspect that one of the new Airfix Tooms will join my remaining Fujimi some time after October '17 money permitting

 

Shane

 

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Many producer made or planned many f-4 version.(B,D,J...) Why any company did not think on new F-4E in any scale:crying:

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Well I was hoping them to announce an AV-8B/B+ boxing,but I guess this or the FG2 will be fine for Mobius 1

 

Now someone has to release an AV-8B/B+ conversion for their Harriers

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Right subject, right scale! Looking forward to getting one of these.

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16 hours ago, Timvkampen said:

Upscale this sucker asap! 1/48 and 1/32

 

You may get the 1/48 wish though I personally don't think it'll come soon. They'll upscale it to 1/32 when hell freezes over

 

Shane

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1 hour ago, sweier said:

 

You may get the 1/48 wish though I personally don't think it'll come soon. They'll upscale it to 1/32 when hell freezes over

 

Shane

I am afraid you are right. I am also not holding my breath for the HK effort...which will not materialise I think. Maybe ZM? Any way, it is great to sea Airfix is back in the market like this. I pre-ordered the 1/48 Sea Fury kit

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Did no-one else take advantage of last year's Fujimi F-4K rerelease? I got it shipped to NZ from HLF cheaper than an equivalent-sized kit from another manufacturer off the NZ shelf!

 

That said, I've already put one of these on order! Man oh man it looks great!

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I definately have to get one of these kits...

 

Airphix.jpg

 

Thank you very much for the idea, Flyboyf18

Edited by Lancer512

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Your welcome, nice artwork. Now all we need is a 'Keep Calm & build Airphix Phantoms!!' poster.

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On 15/11/2016 at 1:23 PM, K5054NZ said:

Did no-one else take advantage of last year's Fujimi F-4K rerelease? I got it shipped to NZ from HLF cheaper than an equivalent-sized kit from another manufacturer off the NZ shelf!

 

 

Yes, I am also surprised. They went for, like, US$20-24 a while back. Grabbed about 3 of them.

 

http://hlj.com/product/FUJ72272

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10341050

 

 

 

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And right now, 19 GBP is about 24 USD. That seems to be a very good price for a new tool kit of these. Better, if we get markings that have not been produced before.

 

I do hope that they fix those drop tanks before cutting the molds, though. (I see low ribs on both sides of the tank, and they should be on only one side for that tank version)

Edited by Rex
drop tank comment

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remains to be seen, if only the RN version is depicted, then not a great deal of scope?

If the legacy FG1- RAF , then there's a lot of room  if they will include in the kit..

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I need to stop looking at that, I guess.

 

I just noticed that the vertical stab is the F-4M (RF-4 based), not the F-4K (F-4B based). (not the tip, the vertical stab itself).

 

I hope Airfix is talking with someone in the know about this kit. I am not in much need of more Phantoms that have to be filled and scribed, and have parts filed,,,,,,to build the version that it is sold as.

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Sorry, but that doesn't matter when talking about the vertical tails.

 

The F-4C, D, J, E, etc, etc,,,,,,,,and the F-4K used the F-4B vertical tail.

 

The RF-4B, RF-4E, and the F-4M used the RF-4C vertical tail.

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