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Airfix RAF Rescue Launch
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
KitMaker: 6,705 posts
Armorama: 713 posts
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2008 - 10:24 PM UTC
MSW Crew-mate Matthew Quiroz (Red4) shares a batch of images of his latest build, Airfix Models "RAF Rescue Launch", in this "On Display" feature!

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Västra Götaland, Sweden
Joined: February 23, 2005
KitMaker: 820 posts
Armorama: 165 posts
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2008 - 10:52 PM UTC
Let's face it - that is one of the coolest models ever! And it's an Airfix. And it's been around for sooooo many years! And - as far as I know - there are no updates, PE-sets or other aftermarket products that comes along with it!

And I just went and bought myself one!

Great job on a nice model! // PolarBear
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Louisiana, United States
Joined: April 13, 2005
KitMaker: 5,420 posts
Armorama: 25 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 12:32 AM UTC
Very nice job Matthew.

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Joined: July 03, 2007
KitMaker: 3,529 posts
Armorama: 588 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 01:55 AM UTC
I think people forget some of those “old” kits are still decent kits to build. I really like those turrets, not armor, but you might not get set.

Very nice built Matt! BZ

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California, United States
Joined: April 01, 2002
KitMaker: 4,285 posts
Armorama: 1,867 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 02:22 AM UTC
Thanks for the kudos guys. Much appreciated. I liked that little kit so much, I went out and bought two more of the them at a garage sale I found locally. Also grabbed a couple different Vosper MTB's that had differing weapons and deck configurations on them. Both should prove to be a lot of fun when complete as there is a fair amount of rigging involved which I always dread, but have started getting used to it now. One of the MTB's is a RoG kit and the other is another Airfix. I'll get some pics up of them once I decide to get them underway. They are rather far back in the que though. Too many projects going at once...arrrghh. Thanks again for the kudos. "Q"
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Maryland, United States
Joined: December 27, 2006
KitMaker: 846 posts
Armorama: 36 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 03:16 AM UTC
Wow, nice work, there! I love those turrets- straight out of Flash Gordon.
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Texas, United States
Joined: September 24, 2005
KitMaker: 276 posts
Armorama: 152 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 11:05 AM UTC
DJ PARKINS in the uk is doing some update sets for these boats, have to check his website for details.
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: May 25, 2005
KitMaker: 2,218 posts
Armorama: 1,050 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 01:30 PM UTC
These really are nice, fairly cheap wee kits and can be adapted relatively easily to other versions.

Be adventurous.