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1/72 - de Havilland DH.91 Albatross by Valom - parts+box art - release January-February 2018

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Thanks both. I'd found the Flight article almost as soon as I posted above, - It'll have to do. I would imagine the interior to be completely different if it had to carry umpteen bags of mail!

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Just need the Airspeed Ambassador and we can have a show down of the prettiest passenger aircraft ever

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I hope this opens the gates to some more British airliner kits, as said above the Ambassador would be very nice, as would an Armstrong Whitworth Ensign!

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On 15.11.2017 at 9:35 PM, 71chally said:

I hope this opens the gates to some more British airliner kits, as said above the Ambassador would be very nice, as would an Armstrong Whitworth Ensign!

Looking at British machines which Valom is kitting (Albemarle, Hampden & Hareford, Harrow &  Sparrow, Bombay, now Albatross) they are not exactly passangers -  this recalls me a bit Contraill range deeply improved as injection moulds. Of course Ensing would be great, maybe also Warwick and Vickers Valentia? and... HP 42??? 

Cheers

J-W

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I've got an envelope full of reference from way back when I thought I might scratch one. Happy to share when the time comes. Oh, and I'm definitely buying one!

 

best,

M.

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Looked in the BAE Systems archive at Farnborough, and found the flight test reports or the DH91, four boxes of stress calculations in immaculate handwriting on foolscap, the resulting type record and five volumes of contemporary pictures.  A lot of these are Flight and Aeroplane copyright, but I will see what we can provide.

 

Howard Mason - BAE Systems Heritage Manager

 

 

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The box art  - Two boxings

Source: http://www.valom.net/?page_id=10

 

- ref. 72128 - de Havilland DH.91 Albatross "airliner"

 

Scan-72128-_DH.91-_Albatross-airliner.jp

 

- ref. 72129 - de Havilland DH.91 Albatross "RAF"

 

Scan-72129-_DH.91-_Albatross-_RAF.jpg

 

V.P.

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Oh wow.  Looks lovely.  I'm definitely on for the Imperial version.  Never built a Valom kit as, although they have produced some subjects I'm really interested in, like the Brigand, Harrow and Bombay, they're not the cheapest of kits.  Might have to bite the bullet with this one though.

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On 11/15/2017 at 20:35, 71chally said:

I hope this opens the gates to some more British airliner kits, as said above the Ambassador would be very nice, as would an Armstrong Whitworth Ensign!

Had to re-acquaint myself with the Ensign, certainly a handsome aircraft.  Thanks for that.

4 minutes ago, Meatbox8 said:

Oh wow.  Looks lovely.  I'm definitely on for the Imperial version.  Never built a Valom kit as, although they have produced some subjects I'm really interested in, like the Brigand, Harrow and Bombay, they're not the cheapest of kits.  Might have to bite the bullet with this one though.

I too am sorely tempted by the Imperial Airlines version, an elegant colour scheme for an elegant aircraft!

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Ooh - that's a definite "drool inducing" model.

 

My inner little devil is already whispering in my ear "buy, buy, buy, buy......."

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Ah well, the stash limiting purchase plan for 2018 has gone out of the window. Built a couple of Valom kits and so know what to expect. Now, what about a Hendon? 

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2 hours ago, Martin T said:

Now, what about a Hendon? 

Or Vickers Virginia/Valentia perhaps?

J-W

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9 hours ago, JWM said:

Or Vickers Virginia/Valentia perhaps?

J-W

Would be nice, although Valom do not seem to be that interested in big biplanes

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