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New Airfix Releases 2019

January 8, 2019 · in News · · 13 Comments

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.

New Toolings

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.

13 responses

  1. Lots of really nice stuff!

  2. Thanks for posting. It looks like a Sea Vixen will be headed to the hangar bay (stash).

  3. A 1/24 Hellcat, with stressed skin. There goes the build plan for this year...

    • David,
      You of all people should know Murphy's law: No build plan survives contact with release announcements 😀
      Speaking of which, I will have to fit the Tiger Moth into mine...

  4. I'm excites about the 1/48 Tiger Moth! I can only hope they will include the canopy for the Canadian versions! Yeah!

    3 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  5. The Buccaneer is on the wishlist. In the re-issues there are some fun things as well. Build some older kits with the knowledge of today is something I like to do.
    The Airfix website was complete down yesterday due to enormous interest in their news LOL.

  6. I want them ALL ! except the Tiger moth , sorry Colin ,how can you get excited about them 🙂

  7. The Buccaneer's got my interest, My R N Phantom needs a stable mate.

  8. There is also a new boxing of the 1/48 P-51D...a D-5, with 2 markings, TJ Christians' "Lou IV/ Athelene", and George Preddy's "Cripes A Mighty 3rd."...And for those wondering - No Tailfin Fillet! (And, yes - TJ Christian's option was one of the options in last years 1/32 Revell kit!

    3 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  9. Neil Foster:
    If you ever flew in one, you'd know... 😉
    ( it was THE primary RAF trainer for 25 years!)

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