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  1. Here is the F-RSIN Viscount 800 finished to represent G-BBVH of GB Airways in 1988. Viscount c/n 281 was built in 1957 as ZK-BRD of New Zealand National Airways Corp. In 1974 she was bought by British Airways, re-registered as G-BBVH and immediately leased to Gibraltar Airways who later bought her outright. In June 1988 the re-branded GB Airways painted her in their attractive new red white and blue livery complete with colour-matched props. Unfortunately less than six months later in November 1988 she aquaplaned off the runway into a ditch while landing at Tangier in heavy rain. Nobody was hurt but damage to the elderly aircraft was beyond economic repair and G-BBVH was broken up after spares recovery. As I said when I posted my Alitalia 785D last year, F-RSIN’s Viscounts are among their best kits and an easy build within the limits of short-run moulding. I like them so much that I have finished three to date, a second 800 is currently in primer and another 700 is at the planning stage. The only accuracy issue I have identified is that the bulged nacelles are a little too bulged but I can live with that. The most difficult part of the build was getting all four engines properly lined up. These fit the wings where they touch and a fair bit of packing, checking. re-packing, re-checking and so on was needed. The panel lines are better on the 800 fuselage than the 700 but that’s not saying much and once again I filled them. Aeroclub metal props replaced the unusable F-RSIN ones. Paint is Halfords Appliance Gloss White and AK Interactive Aluminium. Decals are by Classic Airlines. Nick has missed the aircraft name “Yogibair” (yes, seriously) so I made up my own tiny decal using the closest font I could find on Apple Pages. It’s not 100% accurate but it’s better than nothing. Thanks for looking and constructive criticism is always welcome. Dave G A trio of F-RSIN Viscounts - Cambrian/BOAC early 700, Alitalia 785D and GB Airways 800
  2. I've decided to drag another box out of the stash, in this case the Hasegawa 1/200 double kit of the 737-200. Rather than the kit's decals for ANA, old and new, I'll be using the Flightpath Dan-Air and GB Airways sheets. I've built this kit previously in the early 80's, and recall that it was a quick and easy build, so will be a good time filler for my main entry (Monarch -800). Dave
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