[WWI] 1/72 RE.8

Michael Kendix mkendix at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 11 21:45:59 EST 2014

Yes, they are completely new models, Mr. Pedant.😉 And I may buy the Swordfish kits - let's see how I do with the Gladiators.

I would be pleased to be proven wrong about the RE8, DH4 etc. Do we need another Dr.1? Not really - I made the Eduard & used the Roden engine - that was a really nice kit. Fokker D.VII - the Roden ones are not great & the Revell is nice but not specific type - more a mixture so maybe that. The Roden Camels are good so that'd be a bit of a waste.
From: bristolf2b at hotmail.com
To: wwi at wwi-models.org
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:54:52 +1000
Subject: Re: [WWI] 1/72 RE.8

Michael says

>There's more chance of me pooing gold nuggets than Airfix doing up their
 RE8. Their 
>re-tools are excellent though and I'm surprized they did the
 Gladiators, which I have ordered.

Let's call then "new tools" not "re-tools" which in industry speak usually means that the original tooling is recut. The Airfix "new tools" are just that and owe nothing top the older iteration but the name of the company.


Tiger Moth

All new mould Airfix and all fine kits (okay, no-one has the Tiggie yet, but the test shots look great)

Airfix are releasing a new biplane kit on an almost yearly basis, and being very canny in producing kits to mark well publicised anniversaries.  I feel confident we will see some new mould WW1 kits in the next few years, but I'm at a loss to know which subjects. Most of the fairly certain money spinners are well catered for, but (of course) make nothing for Hornby/Airfix so I wouldn't completely exclude new kits of Camels or the Fokker D.VII  

The air war really started to grow in 1915, so i expect to be proven right or wrong in 2015.  So WW1 air standards like the RE-8 and DH-4 (if they do them) later in the piece. Oh, and if they release a new Dr.1 I bet it'll be released in about April 2018


(Praying against a new Airfix RE-8. There are some things I don't really need to know about)

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