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My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by JSB33 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:49 pm

I went crazy a couple years ago and started buying planes :o
Now I can't even display them due to lack of space :cry:

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P51 Mustang
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Avro Lancaster
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C47
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B17
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B29
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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by JSB33 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:04 pm

Airliners

DC3
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Vickers Viscount
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Bristol Britannia
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De Havilind Comet
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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:45 am

Beautiful collection, Jeff! That Comet looks great! ;)

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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by David MG » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:26 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:Beautiful collection, Jeff! That Comet looks great! ;)

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I'm glad you said that Julio, Jeff's issued a Fatwah on me because I have the BOAC one with longrange fuel tanks.
Lynne's uncle has a Dan-Air longrange which i got for him. I'ts his pride and joy as he used to fly them.
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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by JSB33 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:37 am

Just so you know David, I do have a BOAC Comet.
Problem is its only 1:400 :(

I think the Comet is my favorite plane ever and nothing looks better than the BOAC colors.
If I could trust those damn sheep of yours not to talk, I might sneak over and borrow yours :mrgreen:
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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by David MG » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:54 am

This mob have avery extensive range of obsolete Corgi.
Not cheap but depends on the desperation.
I am eyeballing A Short Sunderland Hythe Class in BOAC livery. But the stomach churns at the price £69 + P&P. Maybe eBay will turn up something.

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http://www.planecrazy.biz/models/list%20144%20civil.php

When you consider the Comet is still flying via Nimrod it makes you think. The Corgi Comet moulds were destroyed in order to create the Nimrod, so there will be no more :(
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Post by JSB33 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:11 am

I was after that one a few times myself. Never rang the bell though.

I make a point of avoiding the words ebay and BOAC at all costs. The results could be very hazardous otherwise. :o
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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by David MG » Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:11 am

mg-monster wrote:This mob have avery extensive range of obsolete Corgi.
Not cheap but depends on the desperation.
I am eyeballing A Short Sunderland Hythe Class in BOAC livery. But the stomach churns at the price £69 + P&P. Maybe eBay will turn up something.

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http://www.planecrazy.biz/models/list%20144%20civil.php

When you consider the Comet is still flying via Nimrod it makes you think. The Corgi Comet moulds were destroyed in order to create the Nimrod, so there will be no more :(
Well I grabbed the bronco by the horns and went for it !!!!!!!
The Sunderland has special memories for me. I have never seen one but my father made a very realaistic 1/72 out of wood when I was only 2. My mother as usual threw it in a cupboard and it got severely damaged ( she couldn't stand dirt collectors). As a teenager I repaired it with Airfix bits and bobs only to leave it at 21 when I went on contract to Africa ( it was the first prop plane to fly from UK to Africa).
When I came back it was landfill fodder along with my precious Dinkies and toy soldiers..
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Post by JSB33 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:52 am

Cheap enough price for a memory then!
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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by JSB33 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:12 am

Here is one that I would LOVE to add
http://www.flyingmule.com/products/CG-AA37004
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Post by StygianMax » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:28 am

Very nice birds you got there. The Lighting has got to be one of my favourite WWII birds. I chuckled when I saw the BOAC plane. When my Mum & I flew back from our trip to Manchester to Quebec (many many moons ago), we caught a BOAC flight. My Mum has reminded me a few times that the meals were absolutely terrible. So, now that's my Pavlovian response whenever I see "BOAC". :lol: That's not meant as a bad comment about your model of course. ;)

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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by David MG » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:05 am

JSB33 wrote:Here is one that I would LOVE to add
http://www.flyingmule.com/products/CG-AA37004
Same here. Used to commute, well regularly fly on one between Lusaka or Ndola and London Heathrow.
Proper meals on proper plates with proper cutlery and glasses :D

Have got it in 1/400.
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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by David MG » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:22 am

StygianMax wrote:Very nice birds you got there. The Lighting has got to be one of my favourite WWII birds. I chuckled when I saw the BOAC plane. When my Mum & I flew back from our trip to Manchester to Quebec (many many moons ago), we caught a BOAC flight. My Mum has reminded me a few times that the meals were absolutely terrible. So, now that's my Pavlovian response whenever I see "BOAC". :lol: That's not meant as a bad comment about your model of course. ;)
Airline food out of Manchester is notoriously bad.
I'll dig out my BOAC menu and post it.
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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:53 am

JSB33 wrote:I think the Comet is my favorite plane ever...
It probably is my favourite passenger airplane too, along with the 707. ;)
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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by David MG » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:43 am

Felix,

As promised, I have dug out my menu from BOAC VC10 circa mid late 60s on the Heathrow to Lusaka (Zambia) run.

SUPPER
Starter
Medalion of Strasbourg Foie Gras

Mains
Breast of Chicken Jeannette/Fillet of Beef in Aspic/York Ham
c/w Salad Waldorf

Assorted Cheeses and Crackers

Fresh Fruit.

BREAKFAST

Grilled Ham with Tomatoes and Buttered Mushrooms
Freshly scrambled or boiled eggs
Usual bread accompanyments

Basket of Fresh Fruits

LUNCH

Starters
Seafood Salad Mayonaise
Consumme Madrilene

Fillet of Beef Bouquetiere
Kenya Brochette with Piquant Sauce
Pilaf of Rice
Parsley Potatoes
French Beans

Tossed Green Salad
Vinaigrette or Creole Dressing

Apple Strudel with Apricot Sauce

Fresh Fruit

Chocolate Mints

The Lusaka to Heathrow menu was similar except for the light 1st meal which was:--

Lobster Cocktail
Roast Chicken and Ham
Waldorf Salad
The rest as per outbound.

Doesn't sound crap to me :roll:
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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by David MG » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:49 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:
JSB33 wrote:I think the Comet is my favorite plane ever...
It probably is my favourite passenger airplane too, along with the 707. ;)
The 707 was ok, and i did have a like of the DC8 flown by Alitalia,bellisimo! But the sight of a VC10 on the ground, landing with its's flaps extended or in the sky breathtakingly beautiful. It like the Comet was British elegance at it's best!! :ugeek:
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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by David MG » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:03 am

Was also looking at a Bar list from British United on the same run and period.

In cabin prices:-

Bottle of Champagene £1
1/2 Bottle of Whisky 62.5 pence (metric)
Can of Beer 6.5 pence
1/2 Bottle of Wine 25 pence
Bottle of Coke 2.5 pence
20 Gaspers 10 pence

Their meals were equally as good as BOAC

Ah,those were the days. Now it's everything in a plastic container eaten with your knees under your chin.
Unless of course you can afford to fly 1st with free drinks. :(
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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by JSB33 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:19 am

Those prices for the food seem really low, they would have to pay me much more to eat that slop :D
Probably sounds better than the presentation as some sounded tasty.

I actually thought about starting a BOAC collection that would have things like menus and anything else but in the end, who needs something else to spend money on?
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Post by ricallen » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:13 am

JSB33 wrote:C47
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Love the B17! This is what my grandfather served on in WWII as a waist-gunner.
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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by David MG » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:56 am

JSB33 wrote:Those prices for the food seem really low, they would have to pay me much more to eat that slop :D
Probably sounds better than the presentation as some sounded tasty.

I actually thought about starting a BOAC collection that would have things like menus and anything else but in the end, who needs something else to spend money on?
Well the food was FOC in the ticket price. Booze extra.
And as I have said it was really quite good, individualy served at your seat and reasonably fresh.
The route was London-Frankfurt where light supper was served.
Between Franfurt-Nairobi hot snacks were served until breakfast served about an hour out of Nairobi.
Nairobi-Lusaka a substantial lunch was served.
The only problem the food that was taken on at Frankfurt (brekkies) which had to be kept overnight in the warmers for 6-7 hours.

My menus are from actual flights. Would collect BOAC memorabillia but as stated in another thread I could be going up a blind alley. :mrgreen:
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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by JSB33 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:21 am

I keep seeing those little carry on bags with the BOAC markings on ebay and it starts me thinking.
Better off not looking ;)
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Post by JSB33 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:25 am

ricallen wrote:
JSB33 wrote:C47
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Love the B17! This is what my grandfather served on in WWII as a waist-gunner.
Not a job for the faint of heart! I remeber reading a book (have no idea what the title was) way back in Jr High about a B17 air crew and some of the the book has stayed etched in my mind 35 years later. Especially the part about how cold it was.

My FIL was in the Air Corps as well but he was land based support.
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Re: My 1:144 Aircraft collection

Post by David MG » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:29 am

It arrived this morning.....................

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Truly one of Gorgi's better efforts.
Because of it's scale 1/144 it will never replace the 1/72 I had but I am chuffed :D :D :D
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