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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by scalainj » Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:41 am

It's a very handsome plane. Nice model
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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by GBOAC002 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:47 am

This beauty resides at Duxford Air Museum which I visited in October.
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These were built at Brooklands, Surrey not far from where I live. There is a VC10 in Saudi Royal Family livery parked at Brooklands.

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Post by David MG » Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:56 am

GBOAC002 wrote:This beauty resides at Duxford Air Museum which I visited in October.
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These were built at Brooklands, Surrey not far from where I live. There is a VC10 in Saudi Royal Family livery parked at Brooklands.
IMHO the VC10 looked as good from the rear as it did from the front.
I remember the BOAC tv ad. from the mid 60s which featured an aerial view with contrails. Beautiful, simply beautiful.
I flew BOAC and East African VC10s.
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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by URQRR20V » Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:08 am

Nice thread - missed this one.

I built the Heller 1/125 Airbus A380 and while the quality isn't top notch, it gives a great representation of the massive size. I also have the Airbus A400M to build in the same scale. I really like the 707 & VC10 - from an era when air travel was a little more glamorous - I recall the film The VIP's with R Burton and Elizabeth Taylor...

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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by GBOAC002 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:40 am

Latest news reports suggest that Airbus is finding the A380 a slow seller and may stop production.
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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by URQRR20V » Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:15 pm

Indeed Ian, my wife mentioned it on Friday evening.

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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by David MG » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:11 am

Douglas DC4 aka Canadair C-4 Argonaut - 1/200 HobbyMaster

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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by Tom » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:29 am

Classic airliners, very tempting. Like it a lot.

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:55 am

Gorgeous! :o
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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by JSB33 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:43 am

Yummy!
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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by Ozmac » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:21 pm

Very lovely, David, and that BOAC livery adds class to any plane that wears it.

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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by David MG » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:51 am

I'm in an 'airy' phase at the moment.

Boeing 757 - 1/200 Schuco (Resin).

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The art represents the Kalahari desert.
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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by Tom » Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:17 am

Very nice, artwork looks great too. I could easily be persuaded to add some airliners to the collection... but it's probably smarter to hold off given the limited amount of room I have.

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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by David MG » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:07 am

Hawker Hunter F6 'Black Arrows' display team - Corgi Aviation

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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by Tom » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:10 am

That looks great! I love that it comes with a stand, looks much more dynamic like that.

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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by GBOAC002 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:40 am

Every time I see a Hawker Hunter I am reminded of a sunny afternoon on 24 August 1956 when as a child some friends and I heard this almighty bang above us. It was the ejector seat being fired by the pilot and co-pilot from a Hunter which had collided with a Gloster Javelin over the Cotswold Hills. We stood mesmerised as the Hunter spiralled down onto the top of a hill about half a mile from where we were stood. Like these slow motion movies it impacted with the hill, exploded and a plume of black smoke rose in the air. The Javelin fell elsewhere in the district which was mainly agricultural land. Regrettably the co pilot of the Javelin had a parachute malfunction and was killed.

It was extremely fortunate there were no casualties in the town as a few degrees further the 'plane could have decimated the area. A week or two after the school holidays and in morning assembly we were told by the Headmaster to hand in any pieces of debris to the local Police station. However I do recall a few pieces of mangled aluminium being furtively shown around the school playground....

Anyway, nice model David.

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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by Ozmac » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:35 pm

The Hawker Hunter is a good looker. I have a plastic kit of one that I'll probably build this year, so seeing David's very nice one here in this thread will probably bring the Hunter up to the front of the queue.

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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by David MG » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:23 am

A 'friend' for my Black Arrows Hawker Hunter.
Hawker Hunter F6 - Blue Diamonds - Corgi Aviation

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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by Ozmac » Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:07 pm

That's a nice colour scheme, David

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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by David MG » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:17 am

Two additions to my British Airways fleet.

BAE 146 and Embraer 145 by 200 Aviation and Inflight respectively. Both are 1/200

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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by JSB33 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:21 am

Lot of HP on the left one.
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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by David MG » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:38 am

JSB33 wrote:Lot of HP on the left one.
HP ?
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Post by JSB33 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:00 pm

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Re: MG's Aviation Collection

Post by scalainj » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:12 pm

JSB33 wrote:Lot of HP on the left one.


It's STOL capable.

Have flown in 146s a few times, last time with the budget airline German Wings to Cologne.

Unlike my great uncle we stopped in Cologne before returning though he's been quite a few more times than me
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