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I quote:for their research this time and actually get the kit's features correct, rather than repeating the rubbish they produced in 1/72 scale.
Of the flying Blenheim I kept at Duxford. Unfortunately, that aircraft is a hybrid with a Mk.I cockpit and the rest being a Bolingbroke.for their research this time and actually get the kit's features correct, rather than repeating the rubbish they produced in 1/72 scale.
Airfix did not adequately research the 1/72 scale kit despite the fact that it is well known that the only original Blenheim is in Finland and that the example at Duxford is a barely concealed Bolingbroke. And it's not a secret that Bolingbroke info' is readily available in Canada.I quote:
"Our search for the most accurate Blenheim information took our lead researcher to Finland and the Aviation Museum of Central Finland at Tikkakoski. The museum has a fine collection of original Blenheim drawings in their archive which we were allowed to inspect, as well as having a beautifully preserved example of a Blenheim Mk.IV on display in their museum, which our researcher was able to photograph in detail."
And I would hardly call Airfix's 1/72 Blenheim "rubbish." Perfect it ain't. but it's still a damned sight better than any 1/72 Blenheim to come before.
Would love Airfix to do this "Battle of Britain" variant never done in 1/72! Yes it does appear that they are going through the Classic Airframes British subjects!!!Nt
Mike,I spent a lot of time hunting for the Classic Airframes Blenheim IV before it was reissued, then I picked up another one when they were reissues... I'll probably still build these even if there's an easier to build option in the airfix kit... but who knows... Maybe I'll be tempted once I see it. Now if Airfix really wanted to make me happy while they're firing off British topics they could do a 1:48 Halifax and Hampden. I have both these in the Fonderie Miniatures kits but if a much easier to buIld kit comes along I wouldn't be sad.. (I've built one Halifax and it was quite a challenge!)