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Just a query and thread idea. These two aircraft are incredibly important in aviation history. I'm not sure which is more so, I suspect the Potez XXV (25). If you have arrived here, you will surely have a little interest in these aircraft? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potez_25 Four thousand built. Where are the injection moulded choices? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potez_25 Approx 2700 built, and look at that list of operators (for both aircraft). Where are the injection moulded choices? Well, I just wondered if I'm utterly alone in being bamboozled about this? Broplan offer a nice set of Vac-forms for the Potez. Available from around 5 distributors worldwide and yes, a vac-form biplane . Nicely made, but very challenging for many. People are paying up to £100 for the terribly stress inducing (oh so much so) 'Hit-Kit' incarnations of both aircraft. We can buy very expensive resin versions from Omega and (less *relatively* expensive but nation specific variants) from a manufacturer in Serbia. There's a vac form Breguet from Airmodel in Germany too. It's ok, but a bit 'Hasegawa egg kit' like. In fact, to be honest, no cigar. Much scratching required. Other kits have been released. I may have a Merlin aberration somewhere . To be honest, it is a little more honest in its outright dire, non-pretentious manner, than the utter mind twister that is the Hit-Kit. (Shhhh..). Purpose of thread: To discuss our modelling options and centralise resources to help each other. No one else is going to, trust me. I've written to AZ, Special Hobby and more and it just isn't happening. It's like this is a subject they keep fending off. Passing on the hot potato. One would imagine tooling up a Handly Froop Mingerman Autospline Mk. IV Floatgiro (b.1) , would be preferable and seemingly more profitable. . Here we, and maybe they, can discuss why these superb, varied, international subjects of great historical interest, seem to be treated with such strange detachment . Anyone interested in these two types please join in here with chat, discussion of theatres, record breakers and attempts, pictures, photos, plans, book recommendations in any language, anecdotes, histories, pictures of your builds and recollections of them, tips, whatever takes your fancy. It may prove to be I'm a sole enthusiast . I really hope not. All best regards TonyT Photos/postcard scans from my collection (purchased). T
Hi It is like that that Potez XXV and Breguet 19 are in a way coupled machines. From begining they were competiting and still if you think on one of them you immediately have to think on the second one. Since I am just about to finish construction of TWO Breguets out of a SINGLE Hit-kit kit I started to construct Potez XXV family. In my stash I have three of them: 1. Hit Kit Potez 25 TOE 2. Hit Kit Potez 25 Jupiter 3. Broplan Potez 25 A2 (Lorrain engine) However, I think that doing three Potez XXV could be a bit too much. Therfore I decided to to do: 1. Vichy from Indochina - P. XXV TOE (almost OOB if this term can be used in case of Hit-kit kit) 2. Spanish Republican P. XXV Jupiter - ex-Estonian (as above, however this paointing scheme is not included in box) 3. Scratch conversion to Potez 29 made with use of wings and some more parts from Broplan 25 A2. Here the painting scheme is from Marocco, 1943, but I have two others schemes in some French journal or booklet. Not decided yet which exactly I will do. There is a resin kit of this machine by Lift Here, but why not play with scratch a bit? The fuselage is winder and therfore the wingspand rised from 14.15m to 14.60m (in other sources 14.50 m) Therefore I have to cut the wing. The whole central part will be re-worked anyway... So As you see I started like playing 3NT in bridge. From the most difficult colour... Cheers J-W
Here's the box art from the future Grand models' 1/72nd Potez 25 A2 resin kit. Source: https://www.facebook.com/grandmodels.gr/photos/a.867064526735791.1073741828.801311263311118/894749783967265/?type=3&theater Manufaktura Modelarska is also working on a 1/72nd Potez 25 resin kit http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235004373-172-potez-25-a2b2jupiter-resin-kit-by-manufaktura-modelarska-mm-release-soon/ V.P.
Manufaktura Modelarska or MM (homepage, Facebook??) from Poland is to release very soon a 1/72nd Potez XXV A2/B2/Jupiter resin kit. This kit is reported to be in the last stage of development. Source: http://www.modelarstwo.koszalin.pl/sokol/modelarstwo.koszalin.pl/index.php/wystawy-mainmenu-36/31-wystawy/468-v-batycki-festiwal-modelarski-podsumowanie Grand Models is also working on a 1/72nd Potez 25 resin kit: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235000776-172-potez-25-a2-resin-kit-by-grand-models-box-art-coming-soon/ V.P.