Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Airfix has released this tempting video showing progress on the upcoming HMS Illustrious kit. To 1:350 scale, the ship should display impressively on the shelf, measuring some 597 mm (23.5 in) long.

The video looks very interesting and does not show the finished item. However, based on what we can see, SMN does have one request of Airfix - the deck looks a tad empty, so can you add a few more Harriers please?

SMN reckons 1:350 is a really good scale for ships - big enough to pack in the detail, yet small enough to display easily. Let's be honest, an entire 1:350 fleet, backed up by same-scale harbour facilities, would be amazing. But for now, we'd like to see some support ships that could make up a mini task force display.