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Airfix' most excellent DC-3 representing an RAAF machine seconded to the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions.  It made a few survey flights before being bowled up a glacier by a storm and wrecked. 

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Snow Goose, represented in Airfix' 1/48 moldings.  This aircraft went to Heard Island aboard HMAS Labuan and made one survey flight before a storm blew it down the beach, wrapping the wings around the fuselage ina  rather ugly and un-aerodynamic manner. 

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This RNZAF Beaver supported Sir Edmund Hillary and co. in their push to the South Pole to lay the depots that saw Sir Vivian Fuchs successfully complete the first crossing of the continent. 
 

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Nice builds. Which kit did you use for the Beaver?

 

Curious of Mars 👽

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Three really nice Aircraft builds.

Not your Usual RAAF/RNZAF Aircraft seen, but given that the Antarctica

is a close neighbour to both our Countries - really good to see such subjects :thumbsup:

 

Thanks for sharing your builds with us

 

Regards

 

Alan

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Martian said:

Nice builds. Which kit did you use for the Beaver?

 

 

It's the Hobbycraft offering.
The first time I've encountered a clear fuselage in a kit and a big help in the sense the Beaver's glazing would be hard work to install and paint as separate pieces. 

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10 minutes ago, LDSModeller said:

Three really nice Aircraft builds.

Not your Usual RAAF/RNZAF Aircraft seen, but given that the Antarctica

is a close neighbour to both our Countries - really good to see such subjects :thumbsup:

Alan

 

 

Thanks, Alan.
The New Zealand connection offers far more, with Hercules and Bell 212s in Antarctic service awaiting my attention. 
Got some 1940s US airframes to knock out next, in this genre.  A Beech 18 and Norseman that served at Stoningon Island in 1946.  Gorgeous red and orange schemes. 

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6 minutes ago, Ice_Coffee_Podcast said:

The New Zealand connection offers far more, with Hercules

My Sister In Law when in the NZDF, went to Antarctica (some years ago now),

went down on one of the 40 Sqn Herks.

 

When we lived at Wigram we got to see a lot of the US Navy Birds that flew into Harewood

for Deep Freeze. Some nice colours on those too

Look forward to seeing your other builds when you get to them

 

Regards

 

Alan

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Nice job on the DC-3 !    Is that the excellent RedRoo conversion ?

 

Looks similar to the set I used on mine, so I'm assuming it's the same.

 

Very nice overall display.

Rog

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35 minutes ago, roginoz said:

Nice job on the DC-3 !    Is that the excellent RedRoo conversion ?

 

 

Yes.  Red Roo sets are superb and I'll opt for them over any other offering. 
I've used their materials on Beaufighters, Meteors, this DC-3, and I have their Catalina PBY-6 conversion set awaiting a PBY-5 kit so I can represent PG Taylor's Frigate Bird II. 

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Great job on your builds! you don't see the snow ski very often.

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I'm looking forward to your take on the Norseman, always a firm favourite.

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Very interesting theme and collection, nicely done

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Beautifully done, all of these!  I was bracing myself for your description of what awful fate befell the Beaver, however.  You had me in suspense there!  More photos of that DC-3, please!!!

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