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Wanting to Buy Airfix 54mm collectors series French imperial guard and line infantry

Discussion in 'Market & Commissions' started by peedee, May 20, 2015.

  1. Mike S. Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    With Airfix re-releasing so many of their kits, and designing many new ones as well, why don't they offer once again their excellent Collectors and Multi-Pose lines? My old stock of these from decades ago are long gone, and I've been clamoring for the re-release of these for years.
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  2. peedee A Fixture

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    Curses my plans foiled......
    Up to now I got away with that by snitching about the london loot, took the heat off me,
    Now you've blown the lid off and the fed's will be knocking.
    Damn you Snadders
    I coulda been a contender
    With this painting I'd have been top of the world.
    My nom de plume amongst the gentelmen tea leaves is "The Raven".
    (Cos I poo from a great height)
    Paul 'caw'
  3. peedee A Fixture

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    Hear hear , I'll vote for that we represent the bring 'em back party
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  4. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Switzerland
    Would it be worth organising something to bring this to Airfix's attention??

    Just a thought

    Cheers

    Huw
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  5. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Switzerland

    I wish you all the best with this project. It's ambitious, nay mad or bonkers and I can only say you're a brave man and I think such projects or actions are fantastic and wonderful.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  6. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom

    As the rest of us at the special clinicl say ...
    as we hang up our rear fastening 'hug-me' coats,
    and get ready to Daub pigment on our vintage plastics....
    Na-na nana-naah don't care so nerr, sorry I don't know how
    to type loud raspberry noise Huw.
    Seriously I've thought about it and planned it for years. It's doablle if built in sections as if I am making three seperate diorams and then putting them on a single base.
    At the rear is the berline and staff.
    Left the fleeing group, right a wall of grenadiers right front,
    The remaining assorted group of fleeing and fallen.

    The gun was built as I received it, I couldn't resist.
    So I'm going to start left front, and build each group left to right.
    I am not going to do anything else once started until it's done.

    Thanks for your kind wishes
    Paul
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  7. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Switzerland
    This seems like an excellent plan. For the wall of Grenadiers have you considered using Historex? For the others what manufacturers are you using rare you sculpting?

    My background plan is a history of French heavy cavalry 1792-1815. Git all the reference material and accumulated Historex parts galore over about 15 years - now I'm just waiting for the right feeling to get started as it should consist of about 60 figures - means I'm a nutter I guess.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  8. peedee A Fixture

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    I'm using a proper old mix Huw.
    The reason for the wanting Airfix too is the line infantry are in 1812 uniform and are more quickly put together and altered compared with historex for extreme poses withou a major resculpt for every figre, plus there's a height difference which gives a real variety amongst groups of figures. I am using Historex Berline cannon and limber Etate major set for napoleon, staff and
    the mounted grenadier officer and the red lancer.
    The grenadier in the centre is the one Airfix used as their pattern, and the others in the 'wall' are derivatives of the same pose.
    So that's my reasoning, and should demonstrate my insanity.
    This is the only project I shall undertake in the new year so I'm using this year to clear away and finish the rest of the projects I have begun.
    Even the 'shelf queens' and the 'can't be bothereds', there's plenty of them.
    Paul
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  9. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Switzerland
    I'm really looking forward to seeing this diorama develop.

    I know what you mean about stock though- my wife made a costing of my stock and scared me!!! And they were only the pieces she knows about...

    Cheers - time to hide in my hobby den
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  10. peedee A Fixture

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  11. Helm A Fixture

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    England
    Kin hell mate
  12. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Unh...kin 'ell mate what ?

    Ohhhhhhhh.... Sorry yeah I see what you mean now, bunching on the objective again ?
    Mate Brecon wasn't open then, you can't criticise them !
    Have you got any btw?
    ( What I should've done at the start of this thread is to have suggested
    "Please send me a kit and one photo and I'll put your face into the diorama"
    I bet I'd have half the french army by now, instead of so-called mates saying I need therapy.!
    :D
  13. red tom Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Are you sure you don't?
  14. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Tom I showed you the certificate, it says I'm ok, safe, and it allows me out ! :) :D

    Where's yours?, and therefore how sure can YOU be now ?:(

    You going tomorrow?
    P
  15. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Maybe your certificate is a forgery or a figment of your imagination???
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  16. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Proper kosher Huw, signed in triplicate and two copies,
    one with my solicitor just in case.
    Good old firm they are
    'Sue Grabitt and Runne'.
    Signing off, gotta get up early to wander the gorunds with all the other Napoleons
    P
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  17. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    You got the scots grey for a small fortune too Brian :) if so bring it to Davy's on Sunday
  18. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Just the Cuirassier Ron,do you want me to bring it?
  19. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Just a thought, have you contacted Airfix to see if they have any in their spares stock they may sell for such a project?
  20. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Naw :D

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