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  1. Thx. It is a (very) small flying museum, Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation in Ontario, Canada. Edenvale was a BCATP field and we do rides in our 1943 Tiger Moth (ex RAF) and our 1943 PT-26 Cornell (ex RCAF).
  2. Our museum had an open house yesterday and this display was put together in a bit of a rush. It still needs some refining but the main elements are in there. The focus is to be on our F24 camera, complimented by two reconnaissance Spitfires; a 1/48 Spitfire FRXIV and a 1/48 Spitfire PRXIX. Currently the PRXIX is 1/72 as I have not located the 1/48 version yet. In addition to these items is a WW2 photo, binocular magnifying glasses, a photo of servicemen reading a map and a short Bio on George Pendergrast, the pilot of Spitfire VC-P NH902. The models are Airfix kits and can be found in in other threads here on RFI. BB
  3. Hi Tony, - the interior is pretty basic, floor seats, instrument panels and sticks. There are no secondary controls on the side walls. I simply had to try my best to replicate the interior because the aircraft is so special to me personally. I have all the access I want to take pictures and so I did my first serious scratch building attempt in 1/48. You can see most of that in the WIP thread (link at the top of this page). Cheers!!
  4. Thanks! It is a VERY nice airplane to fly. It has excellent control balance, is stable and has few vices. All who fly her admit another 100hp would help as it has 200hp and the rate of climb is not fantastic especially on hot days. That said it is yellow, has roundels and is a WW2 veteran and that's pretty cool! The grin should say it all!
  5. Hi, The "Canuck" we have is a Fleet 80. A side by side basic trainer, light aircraft designed at the end of WW2 to capture the hearts and wallets of all of those returning pilots. Unfortunately like so many other civilian designs, the market never appeared and most of the demand was filled by bargain priced surplus military aircraft. The Fleet 8- was built in Fort Erie Ontario, Canada and 225 were built. There are still over 60 flying in Canada today and it is a very pleasant aircraft to fly. We use this aircraft for pleasure flying for our pilot members plus keeping currency and also for training non-tailwheel experienced pilots on the intricacy of the "taildragger. - Yes Graham, there has been at least three aircraft named "Canuck"; the Curtiss JN-4, the Fleet 80 and the Avro CF-100.. There may be more, but I don't know of them. Our Canuck is in the foreground. In the hangar behind is a 1947 Auster AOP VI that was donated to us. This picture was taken on the day I flew another pilot down to ferry the Auster back to our museum.
  6. As some of you may know I am a pilot member of a (very) small flying museum in Canada the Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation. We have three flying aircraft, a 1947 Fleet 80 Canuck, a 1943 DH82a Tiger Moth (RAF NM201) and a Fleet PT-26 Cornell II. Recently I decided to try and replicate these three in 1/48 scale. For the Cornell and Tiger Moth, kits a re available, Planet Models (scarce) and the new Airfix fit the bill. So far I have not found a Fleet Canuck in any scale except for a paper model, which coincindentally is in our aircraft's markings. So I have built a Minicraft PA-18 Super Cub in the colours of our Canuck. I will post all three over the next day or two. This is my attempt of our Tiger Moth. The 1-48 Arfix kit is very good and firly accurate in details when compared to our original. There were no issues in construction. The paints are Tamiya acrylics with the yellow being a custom mix. The decals are from the kit but the serials were printed at home, not quite the right font but close enough for me. I have not rigged it yet except for one elevator cable on the left side using elastic thread. I will do more over the winter but the model has to go on display for a few weeks now. Cheers! First a couple of pictures of our beloved NM201 And now my attempt.
  7. As some of you may know I am a pilot member of a (very) small flying museum in Canada the Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation. We have three flying aircraft, a 1947 Fleet 80 Canuck, a 1943 DH82a Tiger Moth (RAF NM201) and a Fleet PT-26 Cornell II (RCAF FV720). Recently I decided to try and replicate these three in 1/48 scale. For the Cornell and Tiger Moth, kits aRE available, Planet Models (scarce) and the new Airfix fit the bill. So far I have not found a Fleet Canuck in any scale except for a paper model, which coincindentally is in our aircraft's markings. So I have built a Minicraft PA-18 Super Cub in the colours of our Canuck. I will post all three over the next day or two. This is my attempt of our Cornell. The Planet Models resin kit is pretty good but required a mostly scratch built interior as only the seats and instrument panels were of use. The wing to fuselage joint need extra work and some modifications to the engine cowling. See the link below for the WIP. The model was painted in a custom yellow mix of Tamiya Yellow and Orange acrylic. The roundels came from various leftovers and the serials were printed on my laser printer at home. I am pleased with the result, however, there's something about the canopy that is not right. I think it is too tall but I'm not changing it. Cheers!
  8. I always liked the simple and almost "dainty" A4 and the early 'no hump' versions really show off 1950's design. Take that tiny aircraft on it's spindly legs and throw on enormous fuel tanks and you have a bit of a contrast. I also like the 1960's USN bright colours although this scheme is quite understated. It is the Airfix kit out of the box except for tape seat harnesses and a wire ejection handle. Tamiya laquer paints, kit decals.
  9. Nice one Paul! Keeping on with the Canadian theme I see. Cheers
  10. Oh boy I guess I should repaint the spinner. I think I will go with MSG and PRU. I like that combination. Now where's that tape?
  11. You score 100% in model aircraft stand identification! Yes it is GWH stand. Very handy things they are. I would like to make it taller but it will do for this role.
  12. Yes, I wanted to do a PR XIX in blue originally but I can't find a 1/48 kit anywhere. Thanks for the kind words!
  13. Airfix 1-72 scale. I started this a while ago but just got a push to finish it. The Airfix kit built out of the box with masking tape belts. Nice fitting kit, no issues at all. I adjusted the paint scheme from silver overall to Med Sea Grey over PRU Blue. I saw a couple of pictures of PS5852 in this scheme and my friend TonyOT said it would be fine to use the kit decals. If not 100% accurate - oh well, I like it. This may go into the F24 Camera display at our museum along with my 1-48 FR Mk XIV. [here]. Cheers!
  14. Of Course! Thanks for noticing. But honestly I didn't adjust the spade grip and rudder pedals.
  15. That looks terrific! I never thought about doing an RAF F4J with the Tamiya kit. Going to have to add it to my list. You say out of the box, but does it need any mods to make it UK? Thanks for sharing!
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