Well, Airfix has just released their news for 2022 and this time I find it a bit more interesting than last year.
- Their big new item this year is of course the Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX in scale 1:24. It looks like a significant step up from their previous Mk. I/Mk. V mould. Also the first kit in this scale of the Mk. IX which differs some from the earlier models. Looking forward to this one!
- Another interesting kit is the new Avro Anson in scale 1:48. The only kit of this aircraft has been Classic Airframes mould (later re-boxed by Special Hobby) from 2006. This one is fun because it's not mainstream and will be a fun build, specially as Airfix new releases are quite good.
- Next one is the Blackburn Buccaneer in scale 1:48. If this is what they claim, a new mould, then it's a bit of a surprise as their last mould of this aircraft in this scale is from 1994 and was re-issued 2005. Let's see if this really is a new mould. If it's new it's welcome. Interesting to note too that Tanmodel has also announced a Blackburn Buccaneer in the same scale for 2022. It will be fun to see how they compare.
- For those who build in 1:72 there will be a new Gloster Meteor F.8.
You can read more about their news for 2022 here.