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A NOSTALGIC TRIBUTE TO FROG MODEL KITS

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they did indeed, as part of a series including Amy Johnson's DH60 Moth, the Bristol 138, and the Westland PV6 of the Everest flight.  Perhaps also a Bleriot - or is that my memory going?

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46 minutes ago, Stevejj said:

Just found this thread. This question may have been asked before, am I correct in thinking Frog produced a Ryan monoplane and the Alcock and Brown Vimy? I built both of them in my youth but can't remember if they were Frog or another firm.

I'm probably wrong......its an age thing memory not what it was and all that.

Steve

Check out the Frog squad GB Steve examples of both are being built.

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Couldn't have put it better myself  !

 

If you have a Frog / Novo / or spawn of these,  please join the Frog Squad GB you will have a lot of fun with all the other builders and supporters of these great kits.

 

Cheers Pat 

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FROG had a series called "Trailblazers" which featured important aircraft in aviation history. As well as the aircraft listed above, also included was Amy Johnson's DH60, the Bristol 138, The DH88, the Fairey Delta 2 and the Gloster E28/39.

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On 09/07/2019 at 22:44, Stevejj said:

Just found this thread. This question may have been asked before, am I correct in thinking Frog produced a Ryan monoplane and the Alcock and Brown Vimy? I built both of them in my youth but can't remember if they were Frog or another firm.

I'm probably wrong......its an age thing memory not what it was and all that.

Steve

You are right...

Here are the Ryan NYP ''Spirit of St Louis'' (unfortunately not as a Trail Blazers) and the Vickers Vimy from my collection.

 

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On 09/07/2019 at 23:08, Graham Boak said:

they did indeed, as part of a series including Amy Johnson's DH60 Moth, the Bristol 138, and the Westland PV6 of the Everest flight.  Perhaps also a Bleriot - or is that my memory going?

Here are the De Havilland DH.60 G Gipsy Moth Amy Johnson, the Fokker F.VIIB-3M ''Southern Cross'' and the Westland Wallace PV-6-Prototyp (Houston-Wallace).

 

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I am still looking for the Bleriot XI

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I recently took a walk on the Internet at the virtual museum

https://artstudio-3d.ru/www-77/mai/index.html

of the Moscow Aviation Institute

 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Aviation_Institute

and what do you think I saw there in the museum’s model collection?  Right - NOVO(FROG):

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Of course, there are models of our own production

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but NOVO (FROG) models in famous aviation institute are something!

 

B.R.

Serge

 

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Here's a Hotspur II, built mostly from an Airlines kit, except for a few parts from a Novo kit, a seat and  the tail skid.  markings  are painted on except for the fuselage roundel from the spares and the serial, made with a laser printer.  Nice hard silver plastic.  The Novo lit is a very poor rendition with soft plastic and utterly useless decals.  Modeled after a photo of BT551 I found on the net.  Parked next to a CG-4A in the display case, waiting for a Hamilcar.

 

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Imagine finding out thanks to this thread that your paint mule is actually a FROG/NOVO Caravelle...
It's box & other parts have gone in the mists of time, just the basic airframe sans engines. 

 

I did find that AviationMegastore near Schiphol currently has a set of ArkModel kits - former FROG. Some plastic fondling with a Spitfire XVI & V-1 did occur...

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