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Offline dougie47

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1/72nd Halifax - outdoors since 1973
« on: 12 Dec , 2010, 16:02 »
Hello all,

Thanks to all our AMP members who have posted photos of their builds. These builds tend to include detailed research, attention to detail, scratchbuilding and the use of aftermarket sets. After all their hard work, modellers often protect their masterpieces inside display cases. What they don

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Re: 1/72nd Halifax - outdoors since 1973
« Reply #1 on: 12 Dec , 2010, 19:00 »
Dougie,

A fine story sir!  An excellent restoration of a treasured family heirloom. 

Well Done! ;D

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Re: 1/72nd Halifax - outdoors since 1973
« Reply #2 on: 12 Dec , 2010, 19:02 »
Dougie, wonderful story!! Its now looks a completely different model!!  

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« Reply #3 on: 17 Dec , 2010, 23:33 »
Great model, great family history!

We need a shot of her in the air
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Re: 1/72nd Halifax - outdoors since 1973
« Reply #4 on: 18 Dec , 2010, 12:58 »
Great story Dougie!  The arrow from the He111 is really cool.  The plane looks very nice and had held up quite well over the yearts.

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Re: 1/72nd Halifax - outdoors since 1973
« Reply #5 on: 19 Dec , 2010, 12:20 »
Hello chaps,

Thanks for your comments. I only found out last week that the arrow was from a He111. This wasn't much of a surprise as there were always bits of planes in the garage and garden. One of the plant pots was a nosewheel from a Gloster Meteor (you don't buy that from your local garden centre!). And a circular bit of perspex was not the junk I'd assumed it to be but rather it was a port hole from a Sunderland. There were also small parts from a Hurricane, Scimitar, Whitley, Catalina, Typhoon, He111, Albermarle, Javelin, Viking, Viscount and a Trident.

If you like your aircraft, Ernest, you might like this -



It is a section from the fuselage of a B-24 Liberator that used to reside in the garage. The two white triangles are part of the five-pointed USAAF star insignia. This piece is now in a museum, as are the other bits.

Cheers,

Dougie

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Re: 1/72nd Halifax - outdoors since 1973
« Reply #6 on: 19 Dec , 2010, 13:35 »
Very, very cool Dougie! 

Ernest

Hello chaps,

Thanks for your comments. I only found out last week that the arrow was from a He111. This wasn't much of a surprise as there were always bits of planes in the garage and garden. One of the plant pots was a nosewheel from a Gloster Meteor (you don't buy that from your local garden centre!). And a circular bit of perspex was not the junk I'd assumed it to be but rather it was a port hole from a Sunderland. There were also small parts from a Hurricane, Scimitar, Whitley, Catalina, Typhoon, He111, Albermarle, Javelin, Viking, Viscount and a Trident.

If you like your aircraft, Ernest, you might like this -



It is a section from the fuselage of a B-24 Liberator that used to reside in the garage. The two white triangles are part of the five-pointed USAAF star insignia. This piece is now in a museum, as are the other bits.

Cheers,

Dougie

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Re: 1/72nd Halifax - outdoors since 1973
« Reply #7 on: 25 Dec , 2010, 17:15 »
so are these from planes your dad shot down for keepsakes?  Maybe your Dad was trying to build planes from spare parts...? ;D

That's a LOT of cool stuff, especially for a garage!
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Re: 1/72nd Halifax - outdoors since 1973
« Reply #8 on: 27 Dec , 2010, 05:35 »
Hi Wink,

As requested, here is a pic of the repainted Halibag in the air -



It's been the worst December on record in the UK in terms of low temperatures and snow.

Cheers,

Dougie

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Re: 1/72nd Halifax - outdoors since 1973
« Reply #9 on: 27 Dec , 2010, 19:18 »
I can not believe it was cleaned to fly with that much ice on the wings ;D ;)