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MG's Aviation Collection

Post by David MG » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:03 am

Jamie's new collection made me dust off a few..................

My return from Zambia in 1972 after 8 years residency in 1/400..................

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VC10 EA from Lusaka - Nairobi
Boeing 707 El Al from Nairobi to Tel Aviv
BA Trident Cyprus Airways from Tel Aviv via Larnaka to Heathrow
The worst flight I have been on, including a DC3 on 1 engine in heavy tropical rain, was on El Al.

PS and this was it...

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So what was wrong with the El Al flight ? Will answer by PM only.

From Jamie's thread..........

707 & VC10 BOAC 1/400 Gemini Jets

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Post by JSB33 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:20 am

Keep them coming please.
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:22 pm

JSB33 wrote:Keep them coming please.
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Yes! Please! ;)
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Post by David MG » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:34 am

Gemini Jets - 1/400 - Concorde

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BOAC G-BOAC (it never carried this livery).
British Airways G-BOAF
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Post by zimbo » Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:33 pm

You gotta love the Concorde :P
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:40 pm

zimbo wrote:You gotta love the Concorde :P
Indeed! :)
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Post by Ozmac » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:54 am

Very nice, David. Encore! encore!

My worst flight wasn't so bad, so it's publishable. Internal flight from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia to Penang Malaysia. Tropical storm. Squeeeeeezy seats even by Malaysian standards, I think a few were standing! Very rattly plane (felt like every nut and bolt had been loosened), couple of air pockets to amuse sensitive stomachs; rough and bumpy take-off; even worse hoppity bounce type landing. Contemplated Christianity for a brief moment while I was up there, but decided I'd be considered a fraudulent opportunist if I ended up in the queue at the Pearly Gates clutching a stolen rosary.

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Post by David MG » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:03 am

BOAC Douglas DC7C by Western Models (whitemetal)

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The real thing converted to cargo

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Post by JSB33 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:23 am

That livery works on everything.
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:22 pm

That DC7 looks fabulous! :o
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Post by David MG » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:24 pm

DeadCanDanceR wrote:That DC7 looks fabulous! :o
Thanks guys.
Tomorrow a Stratocruiser in ..............................?
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Post by David MG » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:10 am

........................you've guessed it BOAC livery.

Stratocruiser Corgi 1/144

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Post by Ozmac » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:17 am

Wow, that's a face I'll never forget. A very imposing aircraft indeed, David.

Edit: and Herpa makes one with BOAC livery in 1:500 scale... tempted, tempted...

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:38 am

What a fabulous looking model! :o

You've got a wonderful collection of airplanes, David!
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Post by JSB33 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:40 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:What a fabulous looking model! :o

You've got a wonderful collection of airplanes, David!
100% on both counts.
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Post by David MG » Wed May 01, 2013 1:58 am

Avro York by Corgi Aviation Archive

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Post by GBOAC002 » Wed May 01, 2013 4:58 am

Fabulous commercial aviation collection David. Talking of dodgy flights I recall one or two where approach and landing raised applause from passengers thankful to be back on terra firma. Coming and leaving Geneva Airport through the mountains with drafts and thermals alternately tipping the wings is fun. An internal BA flight from Edinburgh to a foggy Heathrow was aborted at the very last second by one of three landing systems going 'on the fritz' and suddenly zooming back into the sky to land at Birmingham International then coach down the M1 where my host's car was parked. A nasty thunderstorm in the Monsoon season near Singapore was interesting one dark and stormy night.

I'm usually sanguine about these things and consider that the bloke (or woman of course) at the sharp end has done all the exams and training so it's their job to get us to our destination safely and comfortably. Beside which there is S*d all any of us can do about it so no point worrying. Easy to say I suppose when not travelling by third world airways with suspect maintenance and second hand 'planes though.....

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Post by David MG » Thu May 02, 2013 1:36 am

BOAC Constellation Corgi Aviation Archive 1/144

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TWA also by Corgi 1/144

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A couple of DC8s. The Air Canada is in 1976 Olympic 'livery', the small red logo midway on fuselage ! Lapel pin from the Montreal Olympics, oh to be 32 again !

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1/400 Air Canada - Aeroclassics....................Alitalia - Gemini Jets
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Post by JSB33 » Thu May 02, 2013 6:42 am

Love those Connies!
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu May 02, 2013 7:50 am

JSB33 wrote:Love those Connies!
x 2 :)
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Post by Ozmac » Thu May 02, 2013 11:38 am

Those Connies are scene-stealers, aren't they? Great collection, David.

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Post by David MG » Mon May 06, 2013 4:12 am

Repeat of yesterday's posting.

Bristol Britannia - Corgi aviation Archive 1/144

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Post by JSB33 » Mon May 06, 2013 6:26 am

Well worth seeing again.
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon May 06, 2013 7:45 am

Very nice! ;)
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