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Posted by Peter on 27 Feb 2020, 16:56

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 27 Feb 2020, 17:29

It‘s a reboxing of an 2009 variant of their original 1/76 Churchill kit (from 1961).
As one can guess, the kit is quite basic and has some problems. The then added bridge is incorrect afaik.
The similar 1/76 Matchbox (now Revell) kit is imho better (alas far from being great though).
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Posted by Bessiere on 27 Feb 2020, 20:51

ROCO from Austria used to make one of these in 1/87 I believe.
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Posted by Peter on 30 Nov 2023, 10:08

Found this on Facebook:

Coming soon: Airfix IWO JIMA. With US Marines, Japanese Infantry, US tank Firefly, Japanese Medium tank Type 97 Chi Ha, large diorama base Iwo Jima (Bellona D17).

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If I find more information, I post it here. ;-)
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Posted by Susofrick on 30 Nov 2023, 10:21

Saw it too, and I thought it was fiction. There is a guy that makes his own dreamed up Airfix-boxes. They are very good and it's great fun so I thought he had done something.
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Posted by Peter on 30 Nov 2023, 14:00

Susofrick wrote:Saw it too, and I thought it was fiction. There is a guy that makes his own dreamed up Airfix-boxes. They are very good and it's great fun so I thought he had done something.

The person who posted this on facebook Gunnar is a person we know as a collector of this kind of stuff. I can't believe he would fool us.
But it is possible because the number on the box is from the WW1 Western Front box. And I found nothing on the Airfix website. So we wait.
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Posted by Peter on 30 Nov 2023, 19:25

Sorry but it is fake. It was to good to be true.

You can buy all sets and kits and the plate seperate.

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