16 Exciting New Kits from Airfix for 2014
Is the "new" Airfix heading into its best year yet? Here is the list of company's new kit releases for 2014. The choice of many subjects is clearly influenced by the forthcoming 70th anniversary of D-Day, but even without that the list would be very impressive. Let's have a look:
AX01010 1:72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Due January 2014 - New Tooling
AX01024 1:72 de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth (Civil) Due January 2014. An all-new tooling Tiger Moth, also to be issued as a RAF version
1:72 Willys Jeep, Trailer & 6 Pdr Gun Due May 2014. A New-Tooling Jeep in braille scale.
1:72 Higgins LCVP Due May 2014 - New Tooling.
1:72 Supermarine Swift FR.5 Due August 2014. New Tooling!
1:72 Bristol Blenheim Mk.I - Due June 2014. After a very long wait, an entirely new Blenheim kit in this scale!
This is to be followed also by Blenheim Mk. IV, Due September 2014...
1:72 Dornier Do 17Z Due November 2014 - New Tooling. How cool is this?
A new-tool 1:72 scale Douglas C-47/Dakota comes in three different guises:
AX08014 1:72 Douglas C-47A/D Skytrain - Due April 2014
AX08015 1:72 Douglas Dakota - Due October 2014 New Tooling Aircraft kits (injection) AX09008 1:72 Douglas Dakota Mk.III with Willys Jeep - Due August 2014
AX05123 Folland Gnat - Due October 2014. To my knowledge, this is the first mainstream kit of this diminutive jet in 1/48 scale. Arifix will also release a Red Arrows version.
Airfix wouldn't be themselves without at least one new Spitfire kit, and here it is - AX05125
1:48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VB, Due in July 2014. New Tooling!
Last but not least, the much talked-about 1:24 scale Hawker Typhoon
AX19002 1:24 Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB - Due June 2014
With such an ambitious new kit programme, Airfix aspires to rank among the most vital model companies in the World today, fully competitive even against the most prolific competitors which these days come from China.