It certainly is, wonderful news and the highlight of the 2019 releases for me for sure. The 1/72 kit is a real honey and I can see this one doing well. I've been planning for mine before it was every announced! Just wonderful news.
Although I'm concerned with the lack of legroom in the rear cockpit...
When Airfix was resurrected in the 2000's, i suggested to them they did a new 1/72 Tigermoth and also 1/48, with the selling points of mulitple nations operated, extensive Commonwealth and civilian use and it was an ideal size model, particularly in 1/48. They did reply that it was a great suggestion and they would look into it. But i think that is the standard response, though nice to see they took me up on it....
I also suggested they do a Devon/Dove with similar argument to above, seems they will provide a new Heron for surgical adjustment instead.
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The original Airfix Tiger Moth was an absolute shocker, like many of their earlier kits. Lysander (probably worse than the Tiger, completely flat wings), and Hudson (a later kit, better quality, but still shockingly inaccurate) also come to mind. The original Spitfire was also pretty crappy. I was always amazed that the company continued to advertise these kits as "Just like the real thing!" David D
back in the late 1950s, Airfix had a special offer of a years subscription to the RAF Flighing Review(I took it up and continued for a number of years), in that there was a section dedicated to modelling, mainly getting things right, just about every kit seemed to have some misstake. Then there were the mods to make a different Mk from the one in the box. isc