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About DennisTheBear

  • Birthday 11/27/1965

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    Townsville, Australia
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    Interwar civ & mil, WWII RAAF, early coldwar jets.

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  1. Thread bump. Would really like to see a new Connie. DennisTheBear
  2. Wow! Completely WOW! Since I don't know how big the real thing is to divide by 4 can you tell me how big it is? DennisTheBear
  3. Welcome Dave! You've started the new year by joining in with a bunch of incredibally talented (not me), amazingly knowlegable (again, not me), enthusiastic (ohhh, I qualify), and sometimes grumpy (look at that, 2 out of four) modellers! No matter what you build you'll find not only inspiration but encouragement from everyone here!!! DennisThe(Antipodean)Bear
  4. This kit was the first multi-engine aircraft I built some time in the early '80s (followed quickly by the Airfix Sunderland and Catalina) so I've read through this thread with nostalgia pouring out of me. Be really interested in watching the completion. DennisTheBear
  5. There were rumours of a possible encounter with his father's old friend's younger brother Max (Voss) reported in the very obscure monograph Ich sah den Adler sprechen: die Memoiren eines deutschen Mechanikers. Might have just been talk, but could make for another project for you. DennisThe(only slightly cracked)Bear
  6. I would buy one, but only if the price includes a shed to display it in. DennisTheBear
  7. Nobody would have put money on Australia buying a French fighter either. DennisTheBear
  8. Well, in 1971 it had the rego under the wings, VH under the starboard and DIN under port. https://www.airhistory.net/photo/7070/VH-DIN DennisTheBear
  9. Welcome to the forums from the Antipodes Sophie! (Archaeology, eh. I trained in it but never worked in it after graduation.) You'll find everyone on BM to be supportive, helpful, and slightly demented.....um, ah, enthused by all things modelly. Seriously the depth of knowledge on this site is, in the proper sense of tbe word, awesome. DennisTheBear
  10. Airfix 1/144 Handley Page HP.42 (recent re-release)
  11. Hmm, I might (empasis on might) be able to do it myself. Since I'm also planning on converting the old Airfix 1/72 Avro Anson to a civil converted airliner (Townsville and Country Airways, of which I've found a total of 2 photos with only 1 showing the company name on the aircraft) I would like them printed in one go. Haven't tried designing before but I can take my time to either get there or realise I'm hopeless at it. If I need help I'll let you know. DennisTheBear
  12. @wallyinoz Thanks for that mate, it'll help enormously in getting things in order to start. Building in the One True Scale makes some things easier and some things more difficult such as hairy stick painting the fuselage. That is going to take some thought as to masking. On a related note while flying up to TSV I was thinking about why these earlier aviators were (and still are) lauded for their acheivments. While flying through severe weather was and is dangerous in small aircraft, that could not be the whole of it. I'll put some more thoughts on this in this thread later as I need to attend to my daughter's rather more prosaic shoe addiction. DennisTheBear (not sitting in a forest)
  13. Good <please select> morning/afternoon/evening/very very a.m fellow BMers. As the title suggests I'm looking for info on colours for Maude Bonney's DH-60G. If there is already a thread on this please point me in the right direction. From the few available images I've seen I would say the wings and tail surfaces were silver. So what were the two fuselage colours and the cheatline, and registration? Also does anyone know if any modifications were done for her flight to England in 1933? Making this a future build as I now live not too far from Archerfield Airport. I have the old Frog 1/72 kit as a basis, and no I won't be buying a newer kit or aftermarket. Any information is greatly appreciated. DennisTheBear
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