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Old 23rd December 2010, 02:00 PM
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Default Airfix Angel Interceptor reissue in 2011

Just announced on the Airfix website. In 2011 they'll be reissuing the 1/72nd scale Angel Interceptor. Wonder if it'll have the new Airfix CG style box artwork?

http://www.airfix.com/2011/

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Old 23rd December 2010, 02:10 PM
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Thats the one poor thing about new Airfix boxes, bland airbrushed images and before that photos of badly assembled models.
They are never going to better the Roy Cross painting of the Interceptor.
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Old 23rd December 2010, 03:04 PM
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Was there more than one version of picture on the original box or was it just an update of the box? Always liked that image - was certainly the only Airfix model I ever bought more than one of. Strange looks from the man in post office as the young boy buys the same model he bought the other week.
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Old 23rd December 2010, 03:23 PM
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I bought one in the 1980s that had a photo of the made-up model kit itself - not a patch on the original painting!

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Old 23rd December 2010, 04:19 PM
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That is great news about the Airfix Angel Interceptor. There was the wonderful Roy Cross painting as featured in the recent Airfix book. I have a more recent edition of the kit with a similar painting, perhaps by Roy Cross, so yes there are two different pieces of artwork, both excellent. It would be great to see Airfix release more Gerry Anderson kits, including the couple from the series which were never made.
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Old 23rd December 2010, 05:10 PM
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Mike Trim has recently been producing box art for Airfix, so if they're not going to use the original (which is excellent) may be they might ask him !
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Mike Trim has recently been producing box art for Airfix, so if they're not going to use the original (which is excellent) may be they might ask him !
Double Whammy!
(loved the original too, though)
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Old 24th December 2010, 09:59 AM
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I bought one in the 1980s that had a photo of the made-up model kit itself - not a patch on the original painting!

That was during the the period that Palitoy owned Airfix. All the box art was replaced with photos of (badly built models) This was because Palitoy was part of the American company General Mills and legistlation in America said toy boxes had to show what was inside.
The Roy Cross artwork (which still exists as far as i am aware) was used all through the 60s and 70s. the only thing that changed was the Airfix logo.
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Old 24th December 2010, 11:32 AM
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A great bit of news on the affordable model kit front then, might have to look at having several of those kits when they appear.
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Old 24th December 2010, 02:10 PM
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Yes please for the original artwork - no comparison really.
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