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British with some dutch flavor.

 

Dear Modellers,

 

The BAT F.K.26 was a British single-engined four-passenger biplane transport aircraft produced

by the British Aerial Transport Company Limited of London at the end of World War I.

 

As The First War drew to a close the aircraft designer Frederick Koolhoven designed a civil four-

passenger wooden and fabric civil transport, the F.K.26. The four passengers had an enclosed cabin

and the pilot sat above and behind the cabin in an open cockpit. The prototype (Registered K-102)

first flew in April 1919. The second aircraft was displayed at the First Air Traffic Exhibition in Amsterdam in July 1919. The third machine (also known as the BAT Commercial Mk 1) was displayed at the Olympia Aero Show in July 1920. The fourth aircraft (Registered G-EAPK), built in November 1919, was the last aircraft produced by the British Aerial Transport Company (BAT). G-EAPK was sold

to Instone Air Line and was based at Croydon Airport for charter work and scheduled services to Paris.

When the company closed, Koolhoven returned to the Netherlands. He later bought G-EEAI (the

prototype) and exhibited it at the 1937 Netherlands Aero Show.

(Wikipedia)

 

It was a complicated build, building the fuselage and in the same time building the passenger cabin interieur

was well, interesting. 😉    But I had the same situation with my Boeing Model 40C.

I build the fourth plane because I liked the blue- silver paintjob. It was one of my first excercises in printing the decals with my PC. The result was not perfect but it passed the exam.

 

I hope you will enjoy the photographs !

 

Kind regards

JohnHaa

 

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Another Beauty John. It would be nice to  see  any in-progress pictures if you have them, as  your work is inspirational.

 

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Thanks for the compliments ! 

 

For Matti,

Yes it's a pity, I did not took photographs then, but when you are interested, have a look at the site of a fellow modeller:

 

http://www.hollandaircraft.nl/

 

He build the BAT F.K. 26 in 1/72 and very well too !

 

Cheers,

JohnHaa  

 

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Very impressive.
 

Having almost finally finished my pretty rough Avro 504 I can truely say I have nothing but admiration for anyone who can scratchbuild a biplane this well. 
 

Congratulations on this fine piece of work. 👍

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Not bad, not too bad John...of course I'm just joking.   It's bloody fantastic man! :clap2:  Another beauty, another great example of a craftsman's art!  :worthy:

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Another absolute delight!

Superb model, once again.

I enjoy these civil subjects you scratch a lot!

Cheers

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Dear modellers,

 

Thank you very much for your nice comments !

 

I'm glad that I posted my model on this forum and give many people much pleasure

enjoying the pictures.

 

I think it is very important, just in these difficult times, to keep an eye open for the nicer things in

live.

 

With kind greetings

 

JohnHaa

 

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Fabulous and utterly charming model, recalling the days when a pilot needed to feel the wind in his face.

 

It has an almost innocent look, belying the fact that it was born from the aeronautical experiences of a war about nothing in particular in which millions were slaughtered…

 

Superb modelling as we've been spoiled to expect.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Your (scratch)builds are always a joy to look at and this one is no exception. I really envy your talent 👍

 

Cheers

Markus

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Great looking build, subject and beautifully finished

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That is another of your mini-masterpieces. A very colourful aircraft - and another(!) new one for me.

 

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Outstanding John!!!!  Flawlessly executed and a real eye catching work of art!!!!!  You have my respect and adoration regarding this beauty!!!!! :worthy:

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