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On 18/02/2018 at 10:40 AM, Alpha Delta 210 said:

That is absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing. 

 

I’ll second that!!! Martin

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Superb work as usual Neil, the back story is very sobering. The lad was only 20 when he lost his life. Makes you think. And there were plenty more like him.

 

Cheers

 

John

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Beautiful work Neil, and a fitting tribute to a very brave man. Looking forward to the next one.....

 

Ian

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Touching story.

 

Great build.

 

I really enjoyed watching this and the Lincoln come together.

 

When you look at the quantity of sub-par aircraft types that these young men were sent to war in it's shockingly tragic.

Reading up on the Manchester it's a wonder they let Avro build anything else!

 

Glad they did of course.  And it was the engine,  not the airframe at fault.

 

Imagine a What if Manchester II with Napier Sabres on each wing!

 

The Hawker Tornado being the reverse of course, a Vulture engined Typhoon.

 

Given the name, it's almost as if RR knew it was a lemon from the off!

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16 hours ago, Viking said:

Superb work as usual Neil, the back story is very sobering. The lad was only 20 when he lost his life. Makes you think. And there were plenty more like him.

 

Cheers

 

John

Yes, 20 years old, total respect for these guys. 

6 hours ago, At Sea said:

Touching story.

 

Great build.

 

I really enjoyed watching this and the Lincoln come together.

 

When you look at the quantity of sub-par aircraft types that these young men were sent to war in it's shockingly tragic.

Reading up on the Manchester it's a wonder they let Avro build anything else!

 

Glad they did of course.  And it was the engine,  not the airframe at fault.

 

Imagine a What if Manchester II with Napier Sabres on each wing!

 

The Hawker Tornado being the reverse of course, a Vulture engined Typhoon.

 

Given the name, it's almost as if RR knew it was a lemon from the off!

That would be quite a beast with over 4000hp at its disposal, yes, how ironic, the name Vulture given how many lost their lives at the hands of it!

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Great and touching tribute to a brave young man... Only 20 years old... amazing...

The model is perfect! I like the painting and the weathering... Congratulations... 

 

This is one model that can be place on the encyclopedia of the modeling

:clap::clap::clap:

 

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Very neat indeed Neil, your finish is superb. Just enough weathering to be convincing, I like it a lot. Congratulations.

 

Colin

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Wow. My tuppence worth is redundant after all the great comments, but that looks like it could fly off the table. Beautifully rendered, top drawer modelling :clap2:

 

Alan

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On 18 February 2018 at 10:40 AM, Alpha Delta 210 said:

That is absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing. 

 

He said it! ;) 

 

Martin

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Really glad to see her finished !

Ho Lord the BC Sig table will be a thing to see !! please take some pics and share it on BM !

Just sad that I can't be at Telford this year !!

Stirling, Manchester both at 1/48

Add to this @general melchett 's Hampden and Battle.... 

Wow !! What a great show this would be !

Awesome job Woody, Congratulations !:partytime:

And a great story of a brave man to go with !!

Sincerely.  CC

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