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by DH106
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Windsor
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Windsor

I thought this looked nice in monochrome for a 40s touch. I took the photo before final touching up and varnishing. This is the S & M kit (I got it fairly cheap) which is very much a mixed bag. The positives are that the resin moulding is extremely clean and the parts fit is good. The downsides ...
by DH106
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Swallows!
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Swallows!

A Warwick would be a pretty easy scratchbuild if you could cope with the painted window convention.
by DH106
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Swallows!
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Swallows!

Wallis did manage to make the Wild Goose configuration fly. I always think of Wallis as a prime example of being far ahead of his time, but not necessarily in the right direction. Vickers did actually commission Heston to build a subscale demonstrator aircraft but never flew it. That book Project Ca...
by DH106
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Gasuden Koken
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Gasuden Koken

That looks like a lovely model of an interesting prototype.
by DH106
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Farman F1020
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Farman F1020

I don't think there's much prospect of a Trumpeter kit of this in the near future, do you? Have you got the Midland Counties "Flying Saucer Aircraft" book? I don't think it mentions this one though it covers a lot of aircraft that are not round at all.
by DH106
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Another Prototype
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Another Prototype

This was a French prototype of the late 40s, intended to supplement or replace those B-17 survey aircraft. It looks a bit like a Republic Rainbow on a very low budget. The model is a classic kitbash including Tamiya 1/100 Il-28, Crown B-17 and Minicraft KC-97 bits and quite a lot of Milliput and pla...
by DH106
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: SE100
Replies: 3
Views: 45

SE100

Continuing the theme of "An Industry of prototypes", here is my attempt at a SNCASE SE100. This is one where the model honestly does come out better than the photo. A SNCASE SE1010 is under way - which looks like a Republic Rainbow drawn by somebody who couldn't do aeroplanes.
by DH106
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Manufacturers
Topic: More vehicles
Replies: 0
Views: 48

More vehicles

This manufacturer does a range of vehicles in 1/144, including some hard to get types. As with many 3D print producers, quality seems to be improving with time. https://www.butlersprintedmodels.co.uk/
by DH106
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Aviation
Topic: HP47
Replies: 1
Views: 45

HP47

Horrible general purpose aircraft to Specification G.4/31. I wish silver paint didn't photograph so grainy.
by DH106
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Recent builds
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Recent builds

Cessna 620. A bit tired of the 1950s now so current project is a Handley Page HP47.