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Just to get the thread started

Some models I ended up with through no fault of my own!

 

1:200 DC-9-50 McDonald Douglas Austrian Airways

 

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1:200 Lockheed L-1011-500 DELTA Airlines

 

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Airwolf body

Bought for a project that will never happen, pity as its a cracking kit.

 

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Firstly, thanks to all those who facilitated the setting up of this sub-forum. I hope I didn't step on any toes when I mentioned just one person previously.

 

My oldest surviving model aircraft is a Tomiyama model of an Aer Lingus Boeing 707 / 720 type. I can't remember exactly when I got this but it must have been around the time that Aer Lingus put the first of its Boeings into service, 1960, and I don't know whether it was bought here or was brought from overseas.

 

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A neat feature was that when the radio aerial on the roof was moved forwards and backwards the cabin doors opened and closed. When the doors were open a stewardess coud be seen in each doorway and no passengers could be seen in the cabin windows.

 

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However when the doors closed images of passengers appeared at the windows!

 

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I don't know what scale the model is (or if it is even to scale. It is about 14 inches nose to tail and the wingspan is just under 14 inches. It is definately a toy rather than a detailed model. The undercarriage is completely toy like with the main wheels connected to a gearbox which makes a loud whirring sound when the plane is pushed along.

 

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Also the plane's registration, EI-AET, never existed in the Aer Lingus fleet.

 

I'm wondering, has anybody else come across this model (toy)?

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i put me glasses on and read your detailed title. all clear now.

if you don't want that airwolf kit, i'll take it, i'm sensitive

and play the cello.

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Funniest bunch of posts in a long while A4, gave me a good chuckle. "No" I think is the answer to most questions though... =D

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Funniest bunch of posts in a long while A4, gave me a good chuckle. "No" I think is the answer to most questions though... =D

 

Aircraft kits most definitely. Stick some up A4. Richie, prepare to set your expression to 'stunned'...

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Lol, looking forward to it! If it's anything like Mallard's previous "form" I am practising my stunned face. Me two poor bristol beaufighters may slip quietly into the night. Richie.

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German, eh? There's a good chance that they're three of the Venoms built under licence for the Swiss Air Force, and that the RAF emblem isn't genuine. :)

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Looking at those babies sorts out for me where George Lucas got his idea for the Cloud City Dual Pod ships......

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Guys,

 

Check out January's edition of Military Aviation Modelling. There is an article on the compoletion of a 1:5 scale Mustang (yes, it is 6' long and has a 7' wingspan, eight years in the making). There are some great photos here.

 

http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Glen.htm

 

It also has a superb article on painting and weathering a decommissioned Hind helicopter.

 

I might have to put this magazine on the regular "to get" list. It really is top drawer.

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Is there any value on old Airfix kits men?
Raiding an attic this afternoon and I found around 50 - 60 unopened kits

Worth a punt?

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You never know, put up a list of what you have.

I got a kit from China a while back, very old but none available anywhere else.

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It is worth trying to sell them, you would probably be surprised. I recently sold on fleabay an Airfix 1/32 Bond Bug Car kit, loose in a plastic bay, without decals and with a photocopy of the assembly instructions, but all parts were present. The kit sold for £118, having started at £10. At one point, before I had identified what it was, I had considered chucking it in the bin.

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On 9/30/2019 at 7:07 PM, WRENNEIRE said:

Is there any value on old Airfix kits men?
Raiding an attic this afternoon and I found around 50 - 60 unopened kits

Worth a punt?

 

Airfix are re issuing a lot of their older kits under the Vintage label so lads who would of like to of built some unobtainable stuff are now getting the painful chance to do so so unless you got a HMS Canberra, Ferguson tractor or that Dune Buggy you wont be getting rich too soon.

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/by-brand-1/airfix-vintage-classics.html

Dave take a few pics and stick em up here of your stash.

 

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A few quick pics

Trying to show some of the different boxes they come in, 

 

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Some Matchbox bits as well

 

 

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