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Forthcoming Releases Update

by Howard Mason


Nimrod and Canberra models on Airfix stand at Telford


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Here are a couple of clarifications to manage expectations following IPMS ScaleModelworld 2005.

Please note that the Nimrod and Canberra on the Airfix stand were products from other manufacturers, not test shots - just like the resin TSR.2 displayed last year. There was a hint that the Nimrod could be with us mid year.

As for the TSR.2, resin test copies in both 1/48 and 1/72 were on display (images of the 1/72 scale resin test copy may be seen on Airfix's website. ed).

I have been working with Trevor Snowden and Dick Ward on the model, using original manufacturers drawings rescued from the old BAC Weybridge site, so the model should be reasonably accurate. Trevor is in Hong Kong this week for the first test shots in plastic, which indicates a release date sometime in 1Q06, depending on results.

The decal sheet design should be finalised in the next coupe of weeks, again using original drawings. We even found the special drawing set for the "stick-on" markings applied to the first prototype, which are a subset of the full scheme visible on XR220 at Cosford.



Text Copyright 2005 by Howard Mason
Images Copyright 2005 by Martin Regnard
Page Created 25 November, 2005
Last updated 25 November, 2005

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