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April 18 2012 at 5:47 PM
Chris Hall  (Login chrishallpingu)
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Response to Why Airfix you guys??

All sorts of reasons. There's no doubt that it's easier to fly the Atlantic in a Boeing 747-400 than it is a Vickers Vimy, but which provides the bigger challenge? Same thing with Airfix and brands such as Tamiya. ACtually, that's unfair. In a surprising number of cases where Airfix and Tamiya compete directly, Airfix is more accurate.

To keep them up to date, you have to PRACTICE your modelling skills. You're never going to do this if you stick to Tamigawa. You have to start from a lsee-than-perfect kit, and that's where Airfix often come in. Plus, since their kits are still relatively inexpensive, you can use them to practice and develop new tecniques, and it doesn't matter so much if you mess up.

Finally, a lot of recent Airfix kits are very, very, good. Check out, for example, the 1/72 Vickers Valiant, Spitfire I/ Ia/II, Fairey Swordfish and Mitsubishi Zero. And reflect on the fact that altough the Tamiya 1/72 Zero is better, it costs, in the UK, almost three times as much. And it's not almost three times better.

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