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  1. I'm going to build a pair of bush planes operated in Papua New Guinea in the 60s. At that time PNG was administered by Australia and there were several Australian operators flying there. Air travel is still essential in PNG - it's the only way to get to some towns and villages, even the capital (Port Moresby) isn't connected to any other town by road. Hence light STOL transport types are essential - when I briefly visited PNG for work a few years ago there were far more of these, and helicopters, at the airport than there were airliners. First up will be a Qantas DHC-3 Otter using
  2. Here's my Matchbox Norseman, finished as VH-GSE of Ansett-MAL, which operated it in Papua New Guinea in the '60s. Built OOB, decals custom printed. This was built for the Australia and New Zealand Group Build, build thread is here. thanks for looking Julian
  3. Dora Wings is to release 1/72nd Noorduyn C-64 Norseman kits - ref. Would maybe proposed later in the 1/48th scale. Fingers crossed. Source: https://www.facebook.com/dorawingsofficial/posts/2961098897454001 3D renders V.P.
  4. I only recently spotted the Matchbox GB, and sent a quick message to see if it was too late to join in - it wasn't! The model was started only two weeks ago, and the GB isn't the only deadline, as the model is a present for my dad's birthday later in February, so it's a fairly quick build. He's always had a soft spot for the Norseman ever since we built a semi-scale 1/6 scale R/C version back in 1993 as a large trainer for him. That model was used in a TV program about Glenn Miller around 2001. This kit is the later re-box of the original kit. I built the original as a
  5. Hi, On 15th December 1944 a fameous jazzman and band leader, Glenn Miller, was suppouse to fly from London to Paris, to give a concert there. His orchestra was already there and during a WWII his band was a music star of a first brightness. He came on board of Noorodyun Norseman UC 64 A, they started - and .... dissappeared! Never reached the destination. There were spectulations what happend - were they shot down by a German intruder? Did they crash due to machine failure or due to poor weather and iceing of machine? Recently, it is rather consider that they were hit by bomb release
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