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Airfix Sea fury 1/48th

andykirby61
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06 Feb 2018, 19:51 #1

Well it looks like quality control has done it again . A lot of people are complaining of a short shot problem with the tail on a brand new mould . It has also been reported that Hannants are returning all there stock . This does not fair well for Airfix which is sad as in this day and age these things should not be happening . I hope they get these things sorted the sooner the better as these kits are not cheap know .
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06 Feb 2018, 21:04 #2

You're right, the short shot is not good, but in the general run of things it's actually pretty trivial. Is there any substance to the Hannant's report? If it's unsubstantiated then I really don't think it should be repeated until it's proven.

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andykirby61
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06 Feb 2018, 21:18 #3

Yes Paul that’s why I said reported . Most experienced modellers will be able to fix it but why should you and not everybody is experienced . But for what you pay today this really should not be happening . I hope this does not have a negative effect on Airfix itself and they fix it .
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06 Feb 2018, 21:44 #4

Reported where? I'm curious, there's nothing I can find on their web pages.
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06 Feb 2018, 21:53 #5

Reports on Britmodeller forum. Dealers sending their stocks back after checking and finding the problem
Not only the tail fin but some people are finding other parts short-moulded and not being noticed until well into the build
The amount missing on the tail fin is variable
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/inde ... nt-2945675
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06 Feb 2018, 22:42 #6

Reports on Britmodeller, so it could just be a rumour then?! 😄
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07 Feb 2018, 21:32 #7

peebeep wrote: Reports on Britmodeller, so it could just be a rumour then?! 😄
The report on BM was that Hannant's had returned their entire shipment of Sea Furies to Airfix. However, that does not seem credible since Hannant's are still showing that there are 307 copies of the kit available to order. This would not be the case if they had all been returned.
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07 Feb 2018, 22:02 #8

I rest my case m'lud. 
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09 Feb 2018, 18:41 #9

i got this kit yesterday and i never knew anything about the shot-short tail until i visited this thread, so i have checked mine and i have a shot-short tail, i have emailed Airfix and waiting for a reply.
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