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5 hours ago, JosephLalor said:

 Car-door Typhoon also

Last week, I counted 5 of them at home, but only this one had an "original" package:

(YES!!! It's FROG Car-door Typhoon And not Hurricane or Spitfire as some might think after looking at this box-art ;) :))

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One "original" package ( without box but  with  application!) A-20 Boston:

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and "original" Kharkov  box-assembly on Wyvern without plastic :

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B.R.

Serge

 

P.S. I have problem with internet, so in my previous posting I could not write that the video from Youtube model Supermarine S-6B user SikokoVremya from

Scalemodels. ru

P.P.S.

Not FROG or NOVO but just for fun  Soviet model indastry very  terrible

beast  :)

from Evpatoriya (Crimea)... probably Ka-15, probably 1/48- 1/50 scale ...... Multikit::) plastic, blades & wheels  vinyl, with metal axes :)

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Absolutely  hi-tech  :) because this model have

synchronization of the opposite rotation of coaxial blades! :):)

.....a bar of wood was not included in the kit... :)

 

 

 

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Impossible to let this most enjoyable thread slide by without adding some of my Frog efforts.  Much appreciated was the way Frog catered to FAA subjects.

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10 hours ago, dogsbody said:

I've got 3 bagged white Blenheims

 

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Chris

You could build a vic of Blenheims ................... once you've dug the engines out

 

adey

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1 hour ago, Neil.C said:

I think I left more plastic on the table

I've got one like that. :( 'cept mines in dark green plastic ( I think) better check, it might be the Canberra I'm thinking of. :unsure:

Steve.

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2 hours ago, Neil.C said:

Talking of digging out, this is my "Frog" Russian Whitley before assembly.

 

I think I left more plastic on the table! 

 

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Its an injection moulded vacform!

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23 hours ago, adey m said:

It is possible that the mid to late 1970s FROG Blenheims would have been moulded in the dark blue plastic that the late era FROG kits appeared in before FROG closed down.

Hi Adey,

 

I can confirm from my white-boxed Frog that they were blue-black.

 

Cheers,

 

AaCee

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On 03/08/2018 at 20:41, dogsbody said:

I've got 3 bagged white Blenheims

 

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Chris

Chris, how did you end up with three ? 

 

Adey

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54 minutes ago, adey m said:

Blimey Chris, how did you end up with three ?  Was it buy one get two free .............

 

Adey

Honestly, I don't remember how I got three of them. At least 2 I got through mail order from the UK, back in the late 80's/early 90's.

 

Chris

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On 8/5/2018 at 6:27 AM, dogsbody said:

At least 2 I got through mail order from the UK, back in the late 80's/early 90's.

I seem to remember getting bagged Novo kits, no decals,at about the same time, from TAHS iirc, The Aviation Hobby Shop.

Steve.

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1 hour ago, stevehnz said:

I seem to remember getting bagged Novo kits, no decals,at about the same time, from TAHS iirc, The Aviation Hobby Shop.

Steve.

 

I remember ordering stuff from MilSlides, if I'm remembering the name properly. As I live a 6 hour, 450km. drive from the closest hobby store, I used mail order a lot back then. Still do, sometimes, but with the Internet and PayPal, it's a lot easier and quicker than it was back then. Squadron, out of Texas, was a major source, but it could take six weeks to two months from the arrival of the flyer, to receiving the package. Now, I can get things from Hannants delivered within two weeks.

 

 

Chris

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On 8/6/2018 at 12:32 AM, dogsbody said:

I remember ordering stuff from MilSlides, if I'm remembering the name properly.

Well remembered, they're long defunct.  You probably ordered from 106 Selsdon Road in Croydon, though later on they had a shop in Streatham.  I visited both premises when I was living in Croydon and West Norwood respectively in the 1980s.

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55 minutes ago, JosephLalor said:

Well remembered, they're long defunct.  You probably ordered from 106 Selsdon Road in Croydon, though later on they had a shop in Streatham.  I visited both premises when I was living in Croydon and West Norwood respectively in the 1980s.

That Croydon address seems familiar. If I were to start digging around in my room, I could probably find some paper remnant from there.

 

 

Chris

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Hi,

In deep dark blue colour was couple of Frog machines I made. One was Blenheim Mk I in Yugoslavian colours, which I did about 1975, after that I made few repairs, it is still on my shelvs:

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My Beaufort was alredy Novo (Export Novo, in nice box similar to Frog one), but I re-shaped it a lot. It was already on RFI so now I will recall it with one photo

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BTW - I still have in my drawer some parts of Frog Blenheim - namely the skis for Finnish version ! So the pieces of original dark blue plastic.

 

Regards

J-W

 

 

 

 

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Lovely Blenheim JWM in an interesting scheme that I have not seen one in before.

 

And I really like your Beaufort too, I wish I still had mine now.

 

regards,  adey

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On 8/4/2018 at 8:47 AM, ejboyd5 said:

Impossible to let this most enjoyable thread slide by without adding some of my Frog efforts.  Much appreciated was the way Frog catered to FAA subjects.

s6lu6t.jpg

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2dwgoro.jpg

 

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Absolutely superb builds. Love the Wyvern in particular

 

Michael

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This box is the only reminder I have of my FROG Blenheim, the actual box that my Blenheim came in back in 1974.

 

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It was bought from a small established Scarborough model shop situated in Bar Street, a narrow street in the historic part of town.

 

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I built the RAF Blenheim Mk.1 Fighter version. It was the second FROG Blenheim that I had built as I built one for my brother a few years earlier in 1970.

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, adey m said:

Lovely Blenheim JWM in an interesting scheme that I have not seen one in before.

Aday, thank yaou -  this scheme I took from Profile publication (or Air Enthusiast?). The machine is from Belgrade, 1941.

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There is real nostalgy since due this almost 45 years which elepsed... As still a school boys these years we went with my brother Mike (KRK4M here on BM) to library of Krakow museum of aviation looking for interesting schemes for conversions. They have some western books and we were going there many times. Later for almost 30 years Mike was working for museum. 

I took Yugoslovion insignia from Matchbox, hand painting light blue to a deeper(a bit) blue colour.

The small bombs were asses based on some photo like here:

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The Beaufort is much younger, some 20 years only from construction ;). Scheme is interpretation of B/W photo - as alternative it was TSS perhaps.

Regards

J-W

 

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That's a terrific collection.  I too really appreciated that Frog produced so many FAA kits.  I think the Barracuda in particular still stands up pretty well.

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Not a company I know much about, Remus issued a few ex FROG kits for a while. 

 

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Very nice artwork for all the kits issued. There was also a Spitfire, P51, in the same fold over packs as above. A Ta152 and the Bf109 also came in a blister pack. There were possibly more, but those were the ones I've seen.

 

Tony.

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