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  1. Hi, After doing all the previous gliders my Father has resumed the five remaining Fairey Barracudas Here is the first finished model from this last batch 14) Fairey Barracuda Mk V P9976 May 1944 (third prototype) and both Mark V done Cheers Santiago
  2. Hi Alastair. Your contribution is always much appreciated. I hope we could met in person again. Here are some additional photos. Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte Slingsby Type 7 Cadet Slingsby Type 8 Kirby Tutor Slingsby Type 9 King Kite and Slingsby Type 15 Gull III Slingsby Type 20 Scott Vikings Slingsby group (We should removed both scott vikings from the photo) GAL 56 and 61 General Aircraft Cheers Santiago
  3. Hi Here are the final photos with all our glider collection which includes 81 models. I hope you like it. As I mentioned before there is very little information available. The guidance received from many people was invaluable. I would like to thank David Underwood, Alastair Mellor, Neil Jed, Javier Planells, Peter Chamberlain, Bruce Stephenson, Steve Wright, Luis Cid, and Richard Cawsey. This is the list of the models done Manufacturer Aircraft Mark Sqn A/A. Pilots Year Place 1. AIRSPEED AS. 51 Horsa I DG597 1 First prototype used for RATOG trials 2. AIRSPEED AS. 51 Horsa I DG604 "1 Airbones Forces Experimental Establishment 1/9/1942 Sherburn-in-elmet, near leeds, Yorkshire - 3. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II LJ271 Test on Horsa with arrester parachutes 1/5/1945 4. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II TL472 1946 Aquir Palestine 5. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II 19 - DP288 H Glider Conversion Unit 1943 6. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II TL145 FERX 21 HGCU 1946 7. AIRSPEED AS. 51 Horsa I DP740 "RAF Glider Pilot Exercise unit 1945 Thruxton 8. AIRSPEED AS. 51 Horsa I Mount Farm 9. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II LZ/X - LH469 “93” Operation Deadstick Caen Canal Bridge 10. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II 5 - L?22? D-Day Operation. 11. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II LF819 1es independent Glider Squadron Tarquina Italy 12. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II TL349 13. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II DK353 December 1942 14. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II RZ306 1946 15. ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH A.W. 52G RG324 (P) 16. BAYNES BAT BAT RA809 (P) 17. BRITISH TAYLORCRAFT Model H Glider 18. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur I BV136 19. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BV199 Production Prototype May 1941 20. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT771 "This glider was used at the Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment for ditching trials in the summer of 1942. 21. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT479 Royal Aircraft Establishment Jul 1942 22. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II HH130 Empire Flying School 1946 23. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II J - BT615 No.2 Glider Training School jun-42 RAF Weston 24. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT823 No.3 Glider Training School 1946 RAF Wellesbourne Mountford circa 25. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II 32 - BT572 No.1 Glider Training School Septiembre 1942 RAF Croughton. 26. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT671 Glider Pilot Exercise Unit Noviembre 1942 RAF Netheravon. 27. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT889 No.5 Glider Training School ago-45 28. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II HH255 No.4 Glider Training School Oct. 1942 RAF Kidlington 29. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II HH522 No.3 Glider Training School late 1943 30. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT480 Central Landing Establishment may-41 31. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT610 No.4 Glider Training School Sept. 1942 RAF Kidlington 32. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II HH120 No.3 Glider Training School jun-45 33. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48B Hotspur II B Twin MP486/G 34. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 50 35. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 55 36. GENERAL AIRCRAFT 56 (01) TS507 (P) 37. GENERAL AIRCRAFT 56 (02) TS5100 (P) 38. GENERAL AIRCRAFT 56 (03) TS138 (P) 39. GENERAL AIRCRAFT 61 TS515 (P) 40. GENERAL AIRCRAFT Hamilcar MK I DR854/G Used for RATOG trails 41. GENERAL AIRCRAFT Hamilcar MK I 901 - LA691 42. GENERAL AIRCRAFT Hamilcar MK I 256 Used on Operation Varsity. for carrying ammunition. 43. GENERAL AIRCRAFT Hamilcar MK X LA728 44. SCOTT LIGHT AIRCRAFT LTD Viking 1 1/2/1944 ST MERRYN ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION 45. SCOTT LIGHT AIRCRAFT LTD Viking 1 L June 27th 1941 King and Queen visit RAF Thames in 46. SLINGSBY Type 3 47. SLINGSBY Type 3 Nacelled Q Glider Training Squadron 1941 48. SLINGSBY Type 4 Falcon III M 49. SLINGSBY Type 6 Cadet 5 50. SLINGSBY Type 6 Cadet E 51. SLINGSBY Type 6 Cadet B 52. SLINGSBY Type 6 Cadet Exercise by D.U and G.S.T 26/10/1940 Macclesfield 53. SLINGSBY Type 7 Kirby Cadet PD627 54. SLINGSBY Type 7 Kirby Cadet PD628 55. SLINGSBY Type 7 Kirby Cadet RA384 56. SLINGSBY Type 7 Kirby Cadet RA854 57. SLINGSBY Type 8 Kirby Tutor VM659 58. SLINGSBY Type 8 Kirby Tutor VW535 59. SLINGSBY Type 9 King Kite John Furlong's 1945 ATC Gliding School 60. SLINGSBY Type 15 Gull IIIN 1945 Heston 61. SLINGSBY Type 18 Hengist Mk I DG570 Early 1942 Airbone Forces Experimental Establishment 62. SLINGSBY Type 18 Hengist Mk II DG573 63. SLINGSBY Type 20 1/3/1945 HMSS Pretorian 64. SLINGSBY Type 20 1944 Wombledon aerodrome 65. SLINGSBY Type 24 Falcon 4 VM109 1/9/1946 66. Target glider 32 Ft span 67. Target glider 25 Ft span 68. Target glider 16 Ft span 69. Target glider 8 Ft span 70. WACO CG-4A Hadrian 71. WACO CG-4A Hadrian 72. WACO CG-4A Hadrian I FR579 "Voo-Doo" 1/7/1943 RAF Prestwick, Scotladn 73. WACO CG-4A Hadrian II B/48 1945 Heavy Glider Conversion 74. WACO CG-4A Hadrian II 8 670 jun-45 Basal, India 75. WACO CG-13A Hadrian 76. Schempp-Hirth Minimoa BGA338 77. RHOENBUSSARD Rhonbussard 26/10/1940 Congleton / North Rode Viaduct [ Off-Airport ] 78. DE HAVILLAND AUSTRALIA G1 79. DE HAVILLAND AUSTRALIA G2 80. HUTTER Hü 17B 81. HINDUSTAN AERONAUTICS LIMITED G-1 This is a photo of the backstage. I will post some other photos soon. Cheers Santiago
  4. Hi, Thank you very much. Yes, to be honest. I am very happy with the result of this series. Thanks to many people we could achieved our goal of showing the different types, markings, camo, etc in this very not common topic. And as you said, my father did it quite well.. It took us a 9 months of hard work. Thank you very much Terry. I am glad that you like it. These are the four glider targets finished. 32 Ft span 25 Ft span 16 Ft span 8 Ft span Additional, today my Father took photos of all of our gliders together which include 81 models. He needed several desks inside the house to put them later in order outside for the photo session. This is just the preview I will post the final photos soon. Cheers Santiago
  5. Hi Finally this project of gliders is done with 27 models done. These are the four target gliders and the final list 1 Slingsby Type 3 (Done) 2 Slingsby Nacelled Type 3 Q Glider Training Squadron 1941 (Done) 3 Slingsby Type 4 Falcon III M 1942 (Done) 4 Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte E (Done) 5 Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte B (Done) 6 Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte 5 (Done) 7 Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte 8 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet PD627 (Done. Waiting for the decals that our friend Luis is going to do) 9 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet PD628 (Done. Waiting for the decals that our friend Luis is going to do) 10 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet RA838 (Done) 11 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet RA854 (Done) 12 Slingsby Type 8 Kirby Tutor VW535 (Done) 13 Slingsby Type 8 Kirby Tutor VM659 (Done) 14 Slingsby Type 9 King Kite John Furlong's ATC Gliding School 1945 15 Slingsby Type 15 Gull IIIN/A Heston 1945 16 Slingsby Type 20 Wombledon aerodrome (Done) 17 Slingsby Type 20 HMSS Pretorian 3/1/1945 (Done) 18 Slingsby Type 24 Falcon 4 VM109 9/1/1946 (Done) 19 Scott Vikings 1 LRAF Thames 27/6/1941 (Done) 20 Scott Vikings 1 ST MERRYN ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION 2/1/1944 (Done) 21 Hutter 17 1942 (Done. Waiting for the decals that our friend Luis is going to do) 22 Göppingen Gö 3 Minimoa (Done) 23 Alexander Schleicher GmbH & CoRhonbussard Congleton / North Rode Viaduct [ Off-Airport ]10/26/1940 (Done) 24 8 Ft span target tug glider 25 16 Ft span target tug glider 26 25 Ft span target tug glider 27 32 Ft span target tug glider Cheers Santiago
  6. Hello Ian,

     

    I hope you are doing well and safe. It has been a long time since you gave us your fantastic book as a present. 

     

    We have been building models for our collection in a great number. We did the P51 series with 62 models done, we are finishing the single glider trainer with 26 models and I have almost done all the research for the P40 series with aprox. 110 aircrafts seleced.

     

     

     

     

     

    I was thinking about preparing a different series for the future. My father will need aprox. 10 months to do all the P40 so I have plenty of time. I wonder if I could do a preliminary list related to the Fairey Fulmar and then ask you for your guidance and help.

     

    I do not want to bother you since I am sure you must be quite busy.

     

    Kind regards

    Santiago

     

     

  7. And now the Hütter Hu 17B is finished. It is really small. 24) Hütter Hu 17B Cheers Santiago
  8. Two more gliders are done and to me, they look great. We must thank Luis Cid for the special decals. I would have been impossible to do them without his work. 22) Slingsby Type 7 Cadet PD627 23) Slingsby Type 7 Cadet PD628 There is only one more to go and then the target tug gliders only. Cheers Santiago
  9. Hi, Thank for your kindly comments. That is our main goal with all the series that we have done so far. We have done it because many historian around the world help us with their kwnoledgement. Here is a new glider done 21) Slingsby Type 15 Gull IIIN/A Heston 1945 We are getting closer to complete this series. Kind regards Santiago
  10. Hi, Thank you very much. Yes, we really enjoy sharing this Hobby. He has finished the Slingsby Type 9 King Kite and the four Slingsby Type 6. Here are the photos: 19) Slingsby Type 9 King Kite John Furlong's ATC Gliding School 1945 20) Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte Exercise by D.U and G.S.T. near Macclesfield 26/10/1940 Cheers Santiago
  11. Hello Yesteday we found in our records (thanks to Alastair) four turget tug glider's which we will add to this project. Also, thanks to David Underwood we will add another Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte We also decided to leave the Slingsby Type 19 a side for the moment until we get a photo of it. So the updated list is now as follow: 1 Slingsby Type 3 (Done) 2 Slingsby Nacelled Type 3 Q Glider Training Squadron 1941 (Done) 3 Slingsby Type 4 Falcon III M 1942 (Done) 4 Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte E (Done) 5 Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte B (Done) 6 Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte 5 (Done) 7 Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte 8 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet PD627 (Done. Waiting for the decals that our friend Luis is going to do) 9 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet PD628 (Done. Waiting for the decals that our friend Luis is going to do) 10 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet RA838 (Done) 11 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet RA854 (Done) 12 Slingsby Type 8 Kirby Tutor VW535 (Done) 13 Slingsby Type 8 Kirby Tutor VM659 (Done) 14 Slingsby Type 9 King Kite John Furlong's ATC Gliding School 1945 15 Slingsby Type 15 Gull IIIN/A Heston 1945 16 Slingsby Type 20 Wombledon aerodrome (Done) 17 Slingsby Type 20 HMSS Pretorian 3/1/1945 (Done) 18 Slingsby Type 24 Falcon 4 VM109 9/1/1946 (Done) 19 Scott Vikings 1 LRAF Thames 27/6/1941 (Done) 20 Scott Vikings 1 ST MERRYN ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION 2/1/1944 (Done) 21 Hutter 17 1942 (Done. Waiting for the decals that our friend Luis is going to do) 22 Göppingen Gö 3 Minimoa (Done) 23 Alexander Schleicher GmbH & CoRhonbussard Congleton / North Rode Viaduct [ Off-Airport ]10/26/1940 (Done) 24 8 Ft span target tug glider 25 16 Ft span target tug glider 26 25 Ft span target tug glider 27 32 Ft span target tug glider And my father has finished three new gliders. Here are the photos. 16) Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte B (Done) 17) Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte 5 (Done) 18) Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte E (Done) Cheers Santiago
  12. Hi My father has finished another glider and there are two more waiting for the decals. 15) Slingsby Type 7 Cadet RA384 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet 627 and 628 Only 6 gliders to finish this project. Cheers Santiago
  13. Hi A new glider is done. This is the first out of four Slingsby Type 7 Cadet 14) Slingsby Type 7 Cadet RA854 The Slingsby Type 7 Cadet PD628 is almost done but we need to get the special decals that our friend Luis is doing for us. Cheers Santiago
  14. Hi Jed, Yes, totally agree with you. It is really hard to find photo about this topic. Yes. To be honest. We hold this series for many years due to the lack of information and photos. Well, we have time to add new Hotspurs. Actually we even have one kit in our stash. So, what you have found? I would love to see the result of your new research Hello Kapam Thank you very much for your comments and I am glad that you like our models. Probably yes but so far we prefer to keep them with us. The same happens a few years ago when we finished our CAC sub collection. There are some gliders still to be done by my father but the circle is closing. I will be good to close this topic with so many models done. Cheers Santiago
  15. Hi. Althought we did not have further information my father has finished both gliders. I have posted the photos on Ready for inspection. Cheers Santiago
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