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Moa

Avro Anson London School of Flying, Airfix 1/72 vintage kit conversion

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A second conversion of this old kit, into an elegant civil flying school machine.
The step-by-step construction post is here:

A commissioned Arctic Decals set was used, as well as part of an extensive photo-etched set by Flightpath.

The first conversion can be visited here:



Not an easy transformation, a bit of a challenge as described in the building post, but the results are pleasant.

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What a superb gem you've created. Lovely colour scheme and markings. Top work on the framework too. Very envious.

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26 minutes ago, bertielissie said:

What a superb gem you've created. Lovely colour scheme and markings. Top work on the framework too. Very envious.

Thanks bertielissie, very kind of you.

Cheers

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I think that's as close as any Anson will ever get to being lovely.

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8 hours ago, Bronzemeister said:

My God, that is a thing of beauty!  Outstanding!

You are too kind, bronzemeister

8 hours ago, jeaton01 said:

I think that's as close as any Anson will ever get to being lovely.

You made me spray out off my mouth some very precious Laphroaig 😆

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I've rarely seen the old Airfix kit looking this good. Nice one.

 

John.

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Very good result from an interesting and challenging WiP - superb Moa :) 

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That is lovely.

 

AW

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Very nice, Moa, and deserving all the praise here. That framing would have driven me crazy! 

 

Martin

 

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A lovely job Moa, that is a beautiful we gem you've created. 

Steve.

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A great model only let down by the unlikely sunshine the pictures were taken in, rather than the expected grey murk of the SE of England!

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Just wonderful, Moa.  A beautiful model of a rather charming aircraft.  What you are able to achieve from such an old kit is truly outstanding.

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Another masterpiece from the Wizard of the West.

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8 hours ago, Vinnie said:

Outstanding, Moa and great photography.

Thanks, Vinnie

Sunny California helps with the latter.

Cheers

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8 hours ago, invidia said:

Fantastic looking model. 

Thanks!

8 hours ago, Bullbasket said:

I've rarely seen the old Airfix kit looking this good. Nice one.

 

John.

With their limitations no doubt, old kits can be rescued and turned into decent models. I start them as a quickie, but almost invariably get tangled into a complicated build!

6 hours ago, CedB said:

Very good result from an interesting and challenging WiP - superb Moa :) 

Thanks CedB, turned out ok, could have been better in more capable hands.

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Great job there Moa. Love the cockpit framework. I think that harsh Californian sunshine is washing out the lovely paint job you've done.

 

Stuart 

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6 hours ago, Andwil said:

That is lovely.

 

AW

Thanks!

4 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

Very nice, Moa, and deserving all the praise here. That framing would have driven me crazy! 

 

Martin

 

You are very kind. I dream now of photoetched frames.

4 hours ago, stevehnz said:

A lovely job Moa, that is a beautiful we gem you've created. 

Steve.

Thanks Steve!

It (eventually) turned into a pleasant model.

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3 hours ago, FatFlyHalf said:

A great model only let down by the unlikely sunshine the pictures were taken in, rather than the expected grey murk of the SE of England!

Shall wait then for a gloomy day to re-photograph, which in California happens once in every ten years.

2 hours ago, Meatbox8 said:

Just wonderful, Moa.  A beautiful model of a rather charming aircraft.  What you are able to achieve from such an old kit is truly outstanding.

You are very kind. Since I grew up in a country with little or no access (or too expensive access) to modeling things, I am afraid of messing-up "good" kits, and feel more comfortable butchering old molds.

24 minutes ago, Space Ranger said:

Another masterpiece from the Wizard of the West.

Nah, but it turned out nice enough.

 

You are all too kind.

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15 minutes ago, Courageous said:

Great job there Moa. Love the cockpit framework. I think that harsh Californian sunshine is washing out the lovely paint job you've done.

 

Stuart 

Thanks Stuart

That frame drove me nuts. The sun is washing out my neurons. My wife loves heat an sun, I love cold and weather.

In our marriage, we have reached perfection.

We are perfectly incompatible.

 

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Absolutely gorgeous. Congrats on turning a bit of a pig's ear into a true  silk purse!

 

Ian

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23 minutes ago, limeypilot said:

Absolutely gorgeous. Congrats on turning a bit of a pig's ear into a true  silk purse!

 

Ian

Thanks, Ian.

Have to confess that I am glad it's completed, even with its little faults.

Now, where did I leave that HP42?

 

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The last photos with the morning sun, before it goes into its box and the walk-in closet.

 

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