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Old 12th May 2017, 20:18   #31
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I will.
I also have a Supermarine Spitfire and a De Havilland Mosquito
Will take pics tomorrow and post.

Planning to get a Messerschmitt ME109F also soon.
Yessss! Looking forward to the photos.
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Narayan!
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Supermarine Spitfire
De Havilland Mosquito
Sopwith Camel

Awaiting my Red Baron Fokker Triplane and shall look for a Messerschmitt BF109 as well as the old Lufthansa Silver Corrugated Junkers if I can get one of those too.
That Lufthansa Junkers fuselage is what inspired the corrugated aluminium design of the world famous Rimowa 'Flight' suitcases.
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Supermarine Spitfire
De Havilland Mosquito
Sopwith Camel

Awaiting my Red Baron Fokker Triplane and shall look for a Messerschmitt BF109 as well as the old Lufthansa Silver Corrugated Junkers if I can get one of those too.
That Lufthansa Junkers fuselage is what inspired the corrugated aluminium design of the world famous Rimowa 'Flight' suitcases.
Thanks Shankar. That looks like a Spitfire Mark Vc. Your Air force gets top marks

de Havilland Mosquito the fore father of todays fast strike aircraft. A documentary on the Mosquito for the viewing pleasure of those interested. If I were to be asked to list the 5 greatest designs of WW2 the Mosquito would undoubtedly be on it.

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. If I were to be asked to list the 5 greatest designs of WW2 the Mosquito would undoubtedly be on it.

To me it would be yes, the Mosquito with its light wooden frame and that evil 20mm cannon in the wings.

The Hawker Hurricane, the Supermarine Spitfire, the Messerschmitt 109, the frightening Stuka dive bombers, the ME 262 and later, the Komet.

All these were superb.

I ve seen them all at RAF Hendon in North London, then at Udvar Hazy in DC, the Smithsonian aviation museum along the Mall near the Washington monument and at the Airforce museum at Dayton Ohio.

Wonderful aircraft. All Beautifully preserved at these world famous museums.

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Narayan:

My Red Baron Fokker Triplane 'crash landed' right on the home airfield today.

Wiped out its undercarriage and wheel struts.

Delivery Pilot error. Clearly. Ham handed at the controls.

I ve taken it up with the Air War Ministry at Amazon USA immediately.

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Narayan:

My Red Baron Fokker Triplane 'crash landed' right on the home airfield today.

Wiped out its undercarriage and wheel struts.

Delivery Pilot error. Clearly. Ham handed at the controls.

I ve taken it up with the Air War Ministry at Amazon USA immediately.

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Oh my God. This is sad. Dont let them Yanks get away. In the meantime I suspect you could fix it with your not inconsiderable skills. I am assuming all the damaged parts are with you in the box.
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Oh my God. This is sad. Dont let them Yanks get away. In the meantime I suspect you could fix it with your not inconsiderable skills. I am assuming all the damaged parts are with you in the box.

Tiny parts. Beyond easy repair.
Have hangared the aircraft for now.
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So Narayan I finally bought the Red Baron Scale Model early this week on a trip to Australia and brought it home myself rather than reorder it from Amazon and risk another breakage.
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So Narayan I finally bought the Red Baron Scale Model early this week on a trip to Australia and brought it home myself rather than reorder it from Amazon and risk another breakage.
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Congratulations. This seems like a model with better finish than the one that crash landed due to amazon hydraulics malfunction. Looking forward to more photos. Feel free to show off.
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Congratulations. This seems like a model with better finish than the one that crash landed due to amazon hydraulics malfunction. Looking forward to more photos. Feel free to show off.

Same company - Daron Postage Stamp models. Same finish etc.
Just that Amazon packed it in a stupid yellow envelope and sent it from America and it got squashed and broken en route. Idiots.
That too when Amazon India sent me a flat sticker for my Gypsy which was packed in bubble plastic and came in a box!
Ridiculous that they cant apply the same standard packaging rules across the world for different types of products!
Saying that the cost of the broken one was refunded to my credit card as soon as I complained.
The new replacement of course I packed amongst my soft shirts and brought back in my checked in hard suitcase.
I ll post more pics soon once I assemble it.
Cheers!
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WW1: Baron Manfred Von Richthofen's Blood Red Fokker and the Sopwith Camel that brought him down, piloted by Capt. Arthur Roy Brown...

Finally I ve got both together.
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Daron Postage Stamp models. 1:63 size.

(I ve still got the broken Richthofen Fokker that crash landed when piloted in by the Amazon delivery pilot!)
I intend keeping it.
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WW1: Baron Manfred Von Richthofen's Blood Red Fokker and the Sopwith Camel that brought him down, piloted by Capt. Arthur Roy Brown...

(I ve still got the broken Richthofen Fokker that crash landed when piloted in by the Amazon delivery pilot!)
I intend keeping it.
Marvellous. Jealous. Just as I was typing my post to show off my Mig-21 your post pops up.

You can now display Herr von Richthofen in the 'before' and 'after' modes. You may know that Thomas Sopwith the brain & entrepreneur behind the famous Sopwith fighters of WW-I later changed his company's name to Hawker. He died as recently as 1989 at over 100 years of age.

Mig-21 bis. Every time I tried to buy a Mig-21 I couldn't find one with the IAF markings. So I had this custom made to the Mig-21 Bison configuration. Sorry the pictures are not sharp. Model is 19" long.


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Thank you for sharing. Please share photos of your other models too.
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Tintin and a Fokker Trimotor from the late-1920s/ early-1930s. My son purchased this from a shop in Singapore that is dedicated to Tintin memorabilia! He was home on leave and decided to be nice to his old man."

That Tintin shop is in Chinatown in Singapore. Tiny shop. Full of treasures.
I usually go there for a bit when in Singapore. Beautiful Tintin memorabilia.
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Scale model of the Boeing B-29 bomber. This one is the Enola Gay that gained fame/infamy (depending on your point of view) as the one that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

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Diecast Scale 1:144. Wnig span ~12 inches

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Length ~9 inches

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The B-29 was designed to bomb Japanese homeland islands from Pacific Islands a long way off. It carried a maximum bomb load of 9 tonnes and 10 0.5 inch heavy machine guns for defence. The B-29 had a combat radius (hi-hi-hi) of around 1240 nautical miles (~2300 kms) with reserves. She was powered by 4 Wright turbo-charged radials developing 2200 hp each at full gallop. Full speed of 310 knots (575 kmph) which for 1945 was very fast. Till 1941 the legendary Spitfire barely did a scratch more.

The B-29 basic design spawned several other families of big aircraft - the B-50 an improved bomber; KB-29 worlds first production aerial refueling tanker ; C-97 military cargo carrier; Boeing 377 passenger transport and a Russian copy the Tupolev Tu-4
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