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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/144 - Handley-Page Hastings C.Mk.1/Mk.2 by MikroMir - 3D renders+sprues - release in 2021
32 minutes ago, Mancunian airman said:

If it is good as their Beverley Heavy Transport then I think I would make a purchase  . . .

 

 

And me!

 

Ray

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If I remember rightly, the last of the Hastings operated out of Scampton, 1066 Squadron ?? (was it the late 1970's):hmmm:

They used to be over the house regularly, we being in the circuit for them as well as the Vulcans :idea:

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8 hours ago, 71chally said:

Great that they have facilitated the two tailplane positions👍

..and include the radome for a T.5. Can see several boxings for this.  Can't wait - will go nicely with their Beverley and Argosy. Now we need an Andover C.1 and a Varsity. 

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Just ordered the Argosy and Beverly and this will do nicely, now pushing my luck how about a Tudor and a Hermes? i was luck enough to fly in a Hastings, 1977 I think , and did air to air photo shoot with BoB Spitfire and Hurricane, Probably my second aviation high spot after first solo.

 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/144 - Handley-Page Hastings C.Mk.1/Mk.2 by MikroMir - 3D renders+sprues+box art+decals - release in 2021

Quite looking forward to getting my hands on one of these now. A little disappointing that there's only one decal option, I'd like to do a silver one like the one at Duxford (I don't know if this would need some modification or not). Looks like they've got the parts for a T5, hopefully more boxes are coming 

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At last, an injection-molded Hastings!  Now, if someone would just scale this up by a factor of two...  Hello, Valom?

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Im in. Iam currently building their Beverley and its beautiful. Will be adding the argosy and hastings to the collection.

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10 hours ago, TheyJammedKenny! said:

At last, an injection-molded Hastings!  Now, if someone would just scale this up by a factor of two...  Hello, Valom?

Good call...:thumbsup:

 

...or maybe... go on Airfix. You know it makes sense!  Ah... a Handley Page Haystack in a big red box...  I can just imagine it now. 48 sqn markings lined-up next to my Airfix 205 sqn Shack on the RAF Changi apron mid 1960's about to head off for a jungle drop-zone...  :daydream: 

 

In the meantime, very happy with one or two in 1/144 (there is a Berlin Airlift version I want too!)

 

Rich

PS what's next for MikroMir? I seem to recall a Short Belfast C.1 being mentioned in the past...:wub:

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42 minutes ago, RichG said:

Good call...:thumbsup:

 

...or maybe... go on Airfix. You know it makes sense! :wink:

 

Rich

 

PS what's next for MikroMir? I seem to recall a Short Belfast C.1 being mentioned in the past...:wub:

That would be cool

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It would be good to find out which options are coming as far as markings in which boxes are concerned.  Or can we expect a transfer sheet from Hannants?

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2 hours ago, RichG said:

 

 

PS what's next for MikroMir? I seem to recall a Short Belfast C.1 being mentioned in the past...:wub:

They did mention a Vulcan B1 at one point .. 

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I am well happy that this is coming to light at last, it has been a long time coming, but well worth the wait! I loved the Beverley, and have the Argosy in the stash. Importantly, I have saved up for it already.

 

Bring it on!

 

Ray

 

Oh, yes, it would certainly be nice if Hannants (or others) brought out some other options too.

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On 5/1/2021 at 1:41 AM, Adam Poultney said:

Quite looking forward to getting my hands on one of these now. A little disappointing that there's only one decal option, I'd like to do a silver one like the one at Duxford (I don't know if this would need some modification or not). Looks like they've got the parts for a T5, hopefully more boxes are coming 

Yes, that box top that Hombee posted is confusing as it says 'Hastings C.1', but TG505 was a Hastings T.5?  If you look at the tail section, there will be boxings and decals for a C.1 ( actually the decal scheet for TG527 is for a choice of the same aircraft at different periods in its life - 1950s  and 1960s ) The Duxfod Hastings is a C1A so requires no modification. Just use the decals supplied and change the serial TG527 to TG528.   

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9 hours ago, AMB said:

Yes, that box top that Hombee posted is confusing as it says 'Hastings C.1', but TG505 was a Hastings T.5? 

Confusing yes. The box art definitely depicts a Hasings T.5 colour scheme and there are parts for on the sprues for its large ventral radome. The 8 T.5s were converted from C.1s... maybe that's confused things or maybe its a typo on the box art. Either way I assume this means there will be at least 2 boxings!

 

Interestingly TG505 was also a Hastings Met.1 weather reconnaissance aircraft of 202 Squadron RAF Coastal Command for part of its life!

 

Rich

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On 5/1/2021 at 10:33 PM, RichG said:

Good call...:thumbsup:

 

I can just imagine it now. 48 sqn markings lined-up next to my Airfix 205 sqn Shack on the RAF Changi apron mid 1960's about to head off for a jungle drop-zone...  :daydream: 

 

 

I second that.  As a young lad I flew Whenuapai New Zealand to Changi Singapore on RNZAF Hastings with my parents for dad to take up posting in Singapore.  A meer five day journey due to horrendous lightning storms around Perth Australia and the Indonesia/Malaysia Confrontation which meant we could not transit over any part of Indonesia so Perth - Singapore leg included a brief fuel stopover at Cocos Island with the lagoon we passed over on finals before landing FULL of sharks.  Thank god they had four (WW2 era😳) engines. Numerous later visits to Changi I always looked out for the noses of the Hastings pointing to the sky. 

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Not my scale or normal subject but I’ve always been fascinated by the Hastings. Saw a few operating out of Coningsby back in the early 70’s - had to ask someone what they were! Preorders in.

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Nice. I wonder if it will be as fiddly as the Argosy I tried.  I am thinking a RNZAF scheme. The nose of the last one in NZ is at the MOTAT Museum Auckland. 

 

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It was saved from scrapping so only the nose and some bits as seen in the pics exist of it. The guy who showed me round asked if I knew of any pilots seats here in the UK.. they are needing one.

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I 'spose a boxing of the appropriate model, I think a C2 would be OK for one of our C3s, with some RNZAF markings in would be too much to ask for? :unsure:

Steve.

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