New Airfix Releases 2019
Airfix just released their 2019 catalogue, and amidst the usual re-releases of all sorts of stuff, there are are some new kits – and what looks like to be new cooperations between Airfix and other manufacturers. So let’s take a look at some of the highlights.
1/48 Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIV
1/48 de Havilland D.H.82a Tiger Moth
1/72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F ‘Fresco’
1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer S Mk.2 RN
1/24 Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat
The Mother of all Re-Releases
Unless you count Trumpeter’s botched attempt at the Sea Vixen (honestly, you shouldn’t), Airfix produced the only kit of this aircraft in 1/48th scale. Out of prodution for quite some time now, these kits were hard to find and went for big bucks on second-hand platforms. Until today.
1/48 de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2
Airfix seems to go 35th scale, and by the looks of it they are reboxing molds from Academy and Thunder Model. Here’s a couple of examples:
1/35 T34/85, 112 Factory Production
There are a couple of Factory 112 T-34’s on the market, but seeing as Airfix’ other reboxings match the Academy catalogue pretty well, I would place my bet on an Academy kit as well.
1/35 U.S. Tractor
That’s most definitely a Case VAI, so Thunder Model it is.