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I’m a big fan of Bristol twin engined aircraft, I’m sure a lot of you are too? So how about a GB for them?

 

update: this will be for anything made by Bristol Aeroplane Company, this includes prototypes as long as it can be proven that one was made and existed on more than just paper. Sound fair??

 

names:

@bristol boy

@CedB

@Aeronut

@Rabbit Leader

@Ray S

@Corsairfoxfouruncle

@Rob G

@rio

@zebra

@theplasticsurgeon

@Col.

 

Rob

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I'd be interested but have already build quite a few Bristol aircraft and having it just twin engine aircraft makes it too narrow, perhaps anything by Bristol Aeroplane Company? That would also include cars, buses and prefabs!

 

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32 minutes ago, bristol boy said:

I'd be interested but have already build quite a few Bristol aircraft and having it just twin engine aircraft makes it too narrow, perhaps anything by Bristol Aeroplane Company? That would also include cars, buses and prefabs!

 

This is a plan, yeah the Bristol Aeroplane Company as a whole?!

 

strange that you would be the first to respond @bristol boy 😃

 

Rob

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simple rules as long as it’s made by Bristol and has to engines it’s in?

 

whats everyone else’s thoughts? Too narrow?

I suppose the Type 173 and the Belvedere would fit the bill. Built by Bristols, two engines and definitely long and narrow.

If only we had some (half) decent kits of them to work with.

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Sounds a good plan to me, Bristol Aerospace would be a good GB

 

Ray

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Another fan here so I’m up for it :) 

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The 188 has 2 engines and is narrow and long enough to have been called 'The Flaming Pencil'. I have a somewhat difficult-looking vac kit of the stainless steel beastie... I will support this GB. And pray that someone releases an injection 188!

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Would the Bristol 138 count? that's only got one engine. 

Cheers.. Dave 

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Personally I think it should be all Bristol products that fly regardless of engine numbers or type, so twin or single prop, jets, helicopters, missiles etc . If Bristol made it and it took off it's acceptable?

 

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I agree with BB - they produced some beautiful single engined types like the 138:

 

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…and some not so pretty ones like the Racer:

 

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"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Get it out with Optrex" :D 

 

There's a good list here.

Oh, and helicopters and jets for those who are that way inclined :) 

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Could be up for this, work on their old site in Bristol.

 

Rio

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Right chaps, consider yourselves counted!

 

topic has been changed to anything made by Bristol aeroplane company, as @bristol boy suggested as I agree that this makes for a wider and more diverse subject 👍🏻.

 

cheers

 

Rob

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On 7/11/2019 at 3:53 PM, Aeronut said:

I suppose the Type 173 and the Belvedere would fit the bill. Built by Bristols, two engines and definitely long and narrow.

If only we had some (half) decent kits of them to work with.

Never heard of a type 173, Belvedere I’ve heard of. but yes, all fit nicely!

On 7/12/2019 at 11:59 AM, CedB said:

I agree with BB - they produced some beautiful single engined types like the 138:

 

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…and some not so pretty ones like the Racer:

 

23863192938_444d0bca4e_z.jpg

 

 

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Get it out with Optrex" :D 

 

There's a good list here.

Oh, and helicopters and jets for those who are that way inclined :) 

God that second one is erm interesting isn’t it!

On 7/12/2019 at 6:20 AM, Rabbit Leader said:

Would the Bristol 138 count? that's only got one engine. 

Cheers.. Dave 

Again I think I need to head to google for the 138!

On 7/12/2019 at 4:40 AM, Rob G said:

The 188 has 2 engines and is narrow and long enough to have been called 'The Flaming Pencil'. I have a somewhat difficult-looking vac kit of the stainless steel beastie... I will support this GB. And pray that someone releases an injection 188!

Flaming pencil! Up there with the flying suitcase in the nickname stakes!

 

just googled it! I’ve seen one in the flesh at cosford I think? Very syfy!

On 7/12/2019 at 1:30 AM, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Hmmm ... Might be my best chance to build a Blenheim 1F, count me in ? 

A classic! Welcome along!

On 7/12/2019 at 1:18 PM, rio said:

Could be up for this, work on their old site in Bristol.

 

Rio

This a nice link Rio, nice to have you along

 

Rob

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2 hours ago, bristol boy said:

Finally the excuse I needed to scratch build a Bristol Braemar!

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Well that won’t take you long! Looks very simple.

 

Rob

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16 hours ago, Alex Gordon said:

Bristol 188 anyone?

 

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Photograph half inched from https://civilianmilitaryintelligencegroup.com/12297/the-bristol-188-flaming-pencil

 

Regrettably I don't have a kit of this.

It’s rather thunder birds isn’t it! More I look into it the more interesting I find the company, a lot of crazy and different options.

 

shall I count you in Alex?

 

@zebra you have been added

 

Rob

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41 minutes ago, rob85 said:

shall I count you in Alex?

Not for now Rob,I'm struggling to commit to anything much at the moment.If I've something suitable in the way of a kit and  can make the time when this GB gets there (she will) then I'll join in.

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8 hours ago, Alex Gordon said:

Not for now Rob,I'm struggling to commit to anything much at the moment.If I've something suitable in the way of a kit and  can make the time when this GB gets there (she will) then I'll join in.

I can understand this, hopefully if it get through the timing will be right for you to join.

 

Rob

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Hey now, I have a Pyro, neé Inpact, 1/48 Boxkite. How many opportunities will I get to build that in a GB?

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Add me to the list please. Got two slightly started Tamiya kits in the stash and a virgin Airfix one as well so need to get at least one of them done.

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9 hours ago, theplasticsurgeon said:

Grudging approval from local rival from Jet Age Gloster.

However I've got this Bristol Beaufighter.

Grudging or not I’ll take! Nice to have you along 😃

4 hours ago, Col. said:

Add me to the list please. Got two slightly started Tamiya kits in the stash and a virgin Airfix one as well so need to get at least one of them done.

Do I recall you building a beaufighter in a GB before? Or am I getting confused (I have often got peoples threads mixed up). I will add you to the list Col!

 

Rob

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