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Airfix: New Tool B-25 Mitchell
JPTRR
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Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 02:23 PM UTC


Tim Hatton [Litespeed] has found a new release from AIRFIX, a new-tool B-25C/D.

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padawan_82
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Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 08:18 PM UTC
Now this is exciting news indeed love Airfix's new tooled kits and this one will sell for sure, hope they do other variants like the H/J well done Airfix keep em coming
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Friday, January 06, 2017 - 03:21 AM UTC
Looks like it will be a fantastic kit and we're well overdue for a new Mitchell. Not sure about the marking options, but AM sheets will remedy that. I'll probably get a couple when they hit the shelves.
padawan_82
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Posted: Friday, January 06, 2017 - 09:17 AM UTC
Surprised they haven't done a B-25 B with it being the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle raid this year.
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Posted: Friday, January 06, 2017 - 11:43 AM UTC
Airfix is a modeling Phoenix, rising from the ashes of the tough time they had in the 1980s. This model is one I want to buy.
thegirl
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Posted: Friday, January 06, 2017 - 11:53 AM UTC
Just wish it was in 48 scale .....
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, January 06, 2017 - 03:39 PM UTC
Looks very nice. Having a browse of the Airfix site they have a new tool 1/72 Me262 on the way as well. They really are reentering the market in a big way lately!

Cheers, D
Bravo1102
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Posted: Friday, January 06, 2017 - 06:33 PM UTC

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Surprised they haven't done a B-25 B with it being the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle raid this year.



Notice both of the markings options are not Doolittle Raid or RAF. That means we'll be seeing special alternate boxings for both of those options like they did with the P-40. ( remember, it was Raf, Pearl Harbor and Flying Tiger boxings) So I think they'll do the same here.


Wonder if they will do a gun nose variant down the road?
berndm
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 - 03:05 AM UTC
Looks like a must have. This will be a great addition to the later production variant, made by Hasegawa
berndm
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 - 08:58 PM UTC

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Just wish it was in 48 scale .....



The Accurate Miniatures/Academy early B-25 kit looks very nice in the box, maybe an option.