Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Moa

Short S.4 Satellite - Avis 1/72nd

Recommended Posts

Congratulations to Avis for their recent releases of charming civil planes, a welcome and refreshing  change from what is usually seen in the hobby scene.
The model took less than a week to be built, working a bit every day.
For details please refer to the building post:


 This is a very nice little kit that will only require a few details to be added to shine.
The Short Satellite was one of the many efforts by aviation companies to obtain a reliable, affordable, safe, reasonably performing light plane for the civil market, being aimed to individuals or Aero Clubs.
The graceful, well-though lines look modern compared to contemporaries, and so does its "metal can" fuselage construction, whilst the rest was the usual wood and fabric.

IMG_5154+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5154b+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5154c+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5155+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5156+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5157+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5158+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5160+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5161+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5164+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5165+%25281280x952%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5167+%25281280x946%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5169+%25281280x938%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5170+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5171+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5173+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5175+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5176+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5177+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5178+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5180+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5183+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5185+%25281280x980%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5186+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5189+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Exquisite, Moa :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Charming little model, Moa! Excellent work as always! Avis are indeed to be congratulated for coming out with some of these obscure little aircraft. I recently picked up their Bristol Racer, which I look forward to building, in all its rotund beauty.

 

Regards,

 

Jason

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a delightful looking aeroplane and an exquisite model of it. Well up to your usual standard Moa!

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Learstang said:

I recently picked up their Bristol Racer, which I look forward to building, in all its rotund beauty.

 

Regards,

 

Jason

Indeed! 😆

25 minutes ago, Baldy said:

What a delightful looking aeroplane and an exquisite model of it. Well up to your usual standard Moa!

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

Thanks Malcolm!

 

1 hour ago, RidgeRunner said:

Exquisite, Moa :)

You are very kind, cheers!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oops. I hadn't realized the dash on the regs moved as it dried, so I softened it and re-positioned the decal:

IMG_5191+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5192+%25281280x998%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5193+%25281280x992%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5195+%25281280x960%2529.jpg

 

IMG_5196+%25281280x1022%2529-1.jpg

 

IMG_5197+%25281280x1029%2529-1.jpg

 

IMG_5198+%25281280x981%2529-1.jpg

 

IMG_5199+%25281280x1000%2529-1.jpg

 

IMG_5200+%25281280x935%2529-1.jpg

 

IMG_5202+%25281280x932%2529-1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, invidia said:

Great looking model, very tempted to get one.

Thanks!

It's a nice build that just requires a bit of care and moderate modelling skills.

For me this one was very pleasurable.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very pretty.

 

As ever, nicely photographed.  I don’t think I’d ever throw my models up into the air for a flying shot though. 😜

 

AW

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Andwil said:

I don’t think I’d ever throw my models up into the air for a flying shot though. 😜

 

AW

Ye of little faith.

You only have to ask your 1/72nd pilot ( the man in the photo) to fly it and do a pass by.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup: like. Quite a lot.

 

Not quite sure what the ladies are doing, though, lurking by the tail end - Mr Dapper should be supervising them more closely!

 

Jon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, Jonners said:

Not quite sure what the ladies are doing, though, lurking by the tail end - Mr Dapper should be supervising them more closely!

 

Jon

They are evaluating the fabric and the rib tape stitching.

High standards these ladies.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Courageous said:

Lovely subject, looks right nice that.

 

Stuart

Thanks Stuart

Considering this is the mid-20s, not an unattractive design!

Hard to see the future when it is in the present.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Spitfire31 said:

Lovely little 'Tin Kettle'! 

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

You are right, Joachim. The plane was indeed a secret project for providing tea to extremely isolated locations (i.e. Yorkshire), brewing it in the fuselage as it was heated by the engine. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another gem Moa , and I can hardly wait to start mine , which arrived from the Big H last Thursday - yours is just lovely and I can only hope mine goes as well. I was under the impression that G-EBJU was a single seater or did she appear in both configurations?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lovely!

Although I still think it's more Short than satellite! Pea-pod maybe, but not satellite!

 

Ian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Horatio Gruntfuttock said:

Another gem Moa , and I can hardly wait to start mine , which arrived from the Big H last Thursday - yours is just lovely and I can only hope mine goes as well. I was under the impression that G-EBJU was a single seater or did she appear in both configurations?

Oh, Horatio

The answer to your question is in the WiP, which sorry, I can't forgive you for not having read.

If I wasn't this generous and forgiving, I would make the @Martian Hale give you the slime treatment.

But as you know I am magnanimous (magna animus, big or great soul).

The plane flew in both configurations (again as noted on the WiP):

48473872137_57f7144754_o.jpg

 

Horatio, you owe me 15 minutes of my life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/4/2019 at 12:27 PM, Getting Old said:

Fantastic and a great diorama, well done :like:

You are very kind, thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Moa said:

If I wasn't this generous and forgiving, I would make the @Martian Hale give you the slime treatment.

 

Fight your own battles Earthling!

 

Martian the Pacifist 👽

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nicely finished model Moa, and interesting to read the link about the competition they were built for.

Don

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...