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  1. Dixit a post in French forum Master194, after last year Argosy (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234990603-172-aw-argosy-mach-2/) Mach 2 is to release at Telford SMW 2016 a 1/72nd Avro 685 York kit - ref. GP079, GP080, GP081 & GP082 No more details known for the moment. See also Mikromir same project: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235011331-avro-york-172/ Sources: http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=95530 https://www.facebook.com/1098581226825624/photos/pcb.1524328597584216/1524325614251181/?type=3&theater V.P.
  2. Just realised I posted the build as a new topic by mistake. It is in the gallery, please delete this post
  3. 29th February has come at last and my contribution to this group build is going to be an Avro York flown by 241 OCU at RAF Dishforth in what is now North Yorkshire. The aircraft chosen is MW285 built by Avro at the Yeadon Factory next to Leeds-Bradford airport and delivered to 1332 Heavy Conversion Unit in May 1946. After an accident it was repaired by Avro and returned to 1332 HCU in June 1947 being coded 'YY-M'. It retained this coding when the unit was remained No241 OCU in January 1948. MW285 was used in the Berlin Airlift and after further repair and modification was despatched to 23 MU for storage in November 1949. It was never used again and Struck of Charge and sold for scrap in January 1952. The basis for my model is going to be Mach2 York kit that I acquired at Telford last year. Why? because a) it is the only York kit around at the moment, CMR conversions not being common and b) I am either some sort of modelling Jedi Knight (not likely) or a masochist and will build this kit whilst listening to Tom Lehrer playing 'The Masochism Tango'. Mach2 kits have a reputation for being a bit crude and a challenge and there may be something in that. However, credit where credit is due and some effort has been made to ensure the wing span is right and the wheels are more appropriate to a post war York (although I have some resin replacements) and the exhausts are unshrouded. It looks as if the 1980 Airfix Lanc kit has been used as a basis for the kit and this will help in the build as some parts of the kit can be replaced by something better moulded. Some photos of what I am going to be building. Somewhat flimsy box used for all Mach2 kits with a picture stuck on. so what is inside? Although not apparent from the photo, there are a lot of prominent mould seams and some lumps of plastic in awkward places. I foresee a lot of filling and fettling to come A somewhat cruel shot, but the transparencies could be a lot better and there a lot of them. A full set of concise clear and detailed instructions, this kit is meant for the experienced modeller. Decals are laser printed with what looks like a 'normal' sheet of backing decals. Only the post war roundels are likely to be used on my model, which according to the photo I have lacked underwing roundels Ho-hum, this going to be a fun build, good job vacforms and Magna resins have formed part of my CV I have printed off paper copies of my intended markings for sizing purposes and nearer the time I will print on to inkjet decal paper. The serials will be no problem from previous experience and to the best of my abilities the unit badge should fit the backing decal. The badges have a few spares on the decal sheet and so can overlay to improve colour depth if necessary. The badge is a heavily edited picture and is the correct 241 OCU badge. I have a photo of MW285 from the internet which shows it to be overall 'silver' with postwar roundels and what look like wither black or red spinners. No underwing roundels. The photo is copyrighted, but a Google search for 241 OCU will bring it up. Hoping to make some progress this week before going away for a couple of days down to London as part of my birthday treat from the beginning of the month. I feel that this is not going to be a fast build
  4. After the Mach2 (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235011263-172-avro-york-by-mach-2-release-november-2016/) kit announced for Telford SMW 2016, here's the Mikromir's 1/72nd Avro York kit project. Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235011331-avro-york-172/ CAD V.P.
  5. Here are some little lead men from the War of the Roses era depicting the different wy to show the knight colours. The retinues of the Earl of Warwick, The Kingmaker, advance in the mist covering the moor showing the BADGE BANNER with the bear and the rugged staff, In order of appearance ... The Men from Perry Miniatures The banner from Freezywater The reference from The Lance and Longbow publications
  6. Here is another little Man-at-Arms with the standard of Lord Dacre of the South
  7. According to the Putnam book of Avro this one had the windows parallel to the upper edge instead of following the floor line. My chance of doing a different York! "York C. Mk. 1 Special built for the Royal Canadian Air Force by Victory Aircraft Ltd., (...) 1945. FM400, c/n PC4496, to Skyways Ltd. 1948 as G-ALBX "Sky Dominion", crashed at Wunsdorf, Germany 19.6.49" Here's the only photo I've found on the web: It crashed in Germany during the Berlin Airlift, I think, so if you have books on the subject please have a look. TIA! Carlos
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