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1/48 - Fairey Britten Norman BN-2A/B & T (Turbo) Islander by Valom - released - new boxing


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New in the Aviation Art ZM (for Zdeňka Macháčka) facebook page is a Fairey Britten Norman BN-2 Islander illustration.

Considering Zdeňka Macháčka is the designer from most of the Valom and Fly kits box art... Wait and see.

Some persistent rumours say it'll be a 1/48th kit. B)

Keep my fingers crossed for a 1/48th BN-2 Islander complete family (Islander, Turbo Islander, Defender & Trislander). Just think of the uncredible number of military and civil schemes as well as variants for such a kit! 

Source: 

https://www.facebook.com/208070375871052/photos/a.208144655863624.54782.208070375871052/1933958993282173/?type=3&theater

 

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And it's only logical for them to take it one stage further and make a Trislander. Besides, it would save me having to do the scratch build!

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37 minutes ago, Colin @ Freightdog Models said:

Facebook post doesn't seem to mention a scale (if indeed its for a kit), only someone hoping for 1/48 kit? More likely in 1/72 maybe?

Scrub that, just noticed '48' in one of the posts.... 

Colin 

 

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" Dušan Jakovljević For a 1/72 kit?"

"Aviation Art ZM Dušan Jakovljević 48"

 

Though the last question: Valom or FLY ?

 

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Official - by Valom in 1/48th !!!!  :clap2::yahoo:

Source: http://www.valom.net/?page_id=27

 

- ref. 48008 - Britten Norman BN-2A (G-AVCN)

 

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- ref. 48009 - Britten Norman BN-2A (IAF)

 

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- ref. 48010 - Britten Norman BN-2A (British Airways)

 

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I've just checked and I flew in LDV last year, but she wasn't in those markings.

So that's two kits I'll be buying (LDV & 993)

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Yet again the small producers get it right while the likes of Tamigawaduard manage to churn out the tedious and all-too-familiar. I hope it sells and might be tempted to do a Belize Defence Force version.

 

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I will be venturing into 1/48 scale for this release, particularly the military boxing's and can I assume their will be more than one military boxing ??

Can I hope for a new kit of these in 1/72 as well ??

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Got to be a Brymon Airways or Isles of Scilly Skybus for me, had a few flights in those.

Hopefuly BN-2Ts will follow, mind now wandering to a 1:48th Twin Otter!

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A 1:48 Twotter would be the dog's whatnots. There is one already, but it's more a travel agent's model than anything else and would be a pig to turn into a proper replica. And so many more liveries!

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Gotta hope someone does a conversion for an AEW Defender!

 

 

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Being a Southend lad, I'll be opting for any of the Harvest Air fleet from the 1980s. 

 

Hope to see a new 1/72 kit too. I like the Airfix kit a lot, but the eBay prices are silly.

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24 minutes ago, Vlamgat9 said:

Gotta hope someone does a conversion for an AEW Defender!

 

Something for AlleyCat, Freightdog Models or Aircraft In Miniature, my two cents...

 

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The first one I want to do is a Rhodesian one.

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Then some puddle jumpers from the Caribbean islands. St. Maarten, St. Barts, etc.
 

 

 

 

Would love to see this evolve into other models as well. Like this.
 

 

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Oh happy days! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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