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A Bristol Belvedere, if only because Airfix's effort wasn't one.

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1 minute ago, Aeronut said:

A Bristol Belvedere, if only because Airfix's effort wasn't one.

 

What he said.

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1 hour ago, lasermonkey said:

I have the Dujin kit of the Desoutter I and the Dekno Miles Falcon, both bought because of my love of all things Shuttleworth. With that in mind, I'd love a kit of the Parnall Elf and Blackburn B2, both elegant aeroplanes.

Will have to look that one up. With you on the B2

 

Would have to work on my polished metal finish though!

 

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Would love a Dash 7 kitted in 1/72nd scale, although I did see this at the Scale Model World in 2015.... scratch built?? Good effort!

 

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2 hours ago, John B (Sc) said:

 

Fournier RF5B ? 

 

If you contact alancmlaird on here he may still have some vacform ones (says he hoping it wasn't the RF-4!)

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Just thought of another one, which happens to be a favourite of mine: the Southern Martlet. I'm pretty sure this has never been kitted before in any scale.

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Was there ever a kit of the Armstrong Whitworth Ensign, I keep getting civil urges that may become uncontrollable 

 

Next year

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12 hours ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

Handley Page HP 39 Gugnunc

Tbh I thought the last part of that name was your auto-correct screwing around bentwaters, until I read this article on mathematics!

https://beta.sciencemuseum.org.uk/stories/2016/11/3/mathematics-and-aviationthe-handley-page-gugnunc

12 hours ago, TonyTiger66 said:

I'm happy to bore people rigid with more French and Spanish obscurity..

I read that at first as 'obscenity', not 'obscurity', and put it down to you being a man of strong views upon the subject TT..:lol:

 

11 hours ago, Tzulscha said:

I really want a Martin B-10 in 1/48th scale.

 

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Looking that that painting, I can see why.:thumbsup2:

11 hours ago, Admiral Puff said:

Beardmore Inflexible 

If ever an aircraft name  sounded like a porn star...

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11 hours ago, Aeronut said:

A Bristol Belvedere, if only because Airfix's effort wasn't one.

 

11 hours ago, spaddad said:

 

What he said.

I have one of these, which means I haven't got one I guess...:(

9 hours ago, lasermonkey said:

 the Southern Martlet. 

 Is that the one that flies south with the sun, carrying a coconut?

1 hour ago, perdu said:

I keep getting civil urges that may become uncontrollable 

Bill: that makes you sound so polite, it's frightening. Like a very, very English version of The Hulk...

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It's hard to tell if a certain type has been kitted or not as there have been a number of small producers that may have issued a kit or a small time only and then disappeared. Scalemates is of great help but even this source is probably not 100% exhaustive.

As italian aircrafts have been mentioned, I'm pretty sure that a number of obscure interwar prototypes have never been kitted. For example I have never heard of kits of any of the types built by Gabardini. Some Caproni types may have also not been kitted, for example the Ca.70 and the Ca.165.

Other types likely never kitted may be find among the several general aviation aircrafts designed and built before and after the war. One of these is the Aviamilano Falco, that was later sold in the US by Sequoia. As the Sequoia variant is actually sold as a kit maybe we can say that this is available in kit form, albeit in 1/1 scale only... :D

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The AW Ensign is currently available in 1/144 from Welsh Models.  I don't know of a 1/72 one but maybe Contrail/Sanger?

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Would love a model of a Spartan Arrow as my grandfather learnt to fly in  one. 

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4 hours ago, Graham Boak said:

The AW Ensign is currently available in 1/144 from Welsh Models.  I don't know of a 1/72 one but maybe Contrail/Sanger?

 

 

Here you go

 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/965930-execuform-armstrong-whitworth-aw-27-ensign

 

Trevor

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Sikorsky S-92.  

Personal bias admittedly, and rapidly becoming a rotary workhorse with plenty of subject options.

Jon

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Was there ever a kit of the Edgley Optica?

It would need good canopy masks!

 

 

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Very surprised that a main manufacture has not tooled a 1/48 Prototype Spitfire, Hurricane and Bf 109.

theirs 100s of subjects.

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20 hours ago, Scimitar said:

If you contact alancmlaird on here he may still have some vacform ones (says he hoping it wasn't the RF-4!)

 

Thanks Scimitar, I shall find out!

 

Regards,

John B

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3 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Was there ever a kit of the Edgley Optica?

It would need good canopy masks!

 

 

 

There was a resin kit issued a few years ago. I have one, and it's safely ensconced in my stash - so safely that even I can't find it. Will post details when I unearth the thing.

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Yes please. I saw one once many years ago at Odiham.

I think the Police were borrowing it for evaluation.

I quite liked the design and it looked like a good idea.

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3 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Was there ever a kit of the Edgley Optica?

It would need good canopy masks!

 

 

 

An Optica  kit would be good and  a lot easier with out the work's manager and ex Northampton shoe company production manager given the head of Optica production ticket.Should have seen the production line. We were having so many problems with nothing to do with building planes and silly management decisions that made me wonder if they ever wanted to build them in the first place.

I could spend the next hour telling you stories of disasters I didn't think were possible. Things that happened in Old Sarum stayed in Old Sarum for a reason . Love a model of one though !

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1 hour ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Yes please. I saw one once many years ago at Odiham.

I think the Police were borrowing it for evaluation.

I quite liked the design and it looked like a good idea.

 

Just before....Before, it was before I started there , May 85, Hampshire Police had one for evaluation. I think there was a problem with a loose camera (don't quote me !) It crashed near a major road. I think 3 died. RIP

 

Wish I had room to tell you the other stuff. It had all the makings of a world beater, it was the company attitude to the makings that blew it . I'm wondering about an Optica thread ,How to build an aeroplane but keep it a secret so the other companies actually produce something. Think the title is a bit long and might need more thought.

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I think none of the French interwar multi-role made it, not even in resin. Which is a pity, because some were so bad they were good.

 

Schneider 10M:

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Breguet 460:

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To recover your eyesight, the Chetverikov Che-2 which M-Avia never got around to making...

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15 hours ago, TheBaron said:

 

If ever an aircraft name  sounded like a porn star...

 

See, to me it sounded like what Adam Adamant shaves with. We may watch different things in our off-hours, however.

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19 hours ago, TheBaron said:

If ever an aircraft name  sounded like a porn star...

 

Porn star? I don't think so ...

 

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