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Heller - Morane 230, a real blast from the past


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I built this in the current High Wing GB here on BM, WIP below

 

 

This was inspired by a mate @jean who once flew in one.

 

Despite being a vintage kit I'm really pleased with how it turned out,  I hope you like it.

 

Cheers Pat

 

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That's a lovely build, too!

 

Nice to see these somewhat old and quirky planes modelled so well.

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Beautiful craftsmanship on your Morane 230, a plane I have never heard of until today! How charming to see such a fresh and clean build next to a box that has clearly been through the rigors of time.

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18 hours ago, Wulfman said:

A great build on the old Heller, a lovely kit for it’s time !

 

Wulfman

 

 

 

Thanks @Wulfman I do enjoy building these old kits from the 60's, and am rarely disappointed with how they turn out.

 

Cheers Pat 

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This kit is looking great, you did great job!

BTW, Just few days ago, local movie channel aired 1966' movie "The Blue Max" in which Morane 230 is acting as a new German Fokker EV monoplane fighter during WWI. 

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Pat, very nice! This small Morane in still nice kit to construct . 

BTW - apparently we went for the same party :) : I mean  I also just finished mine MS 230 & MS 225 and I hope to post photos on RFI very soon! 

Regards

J-W

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On 14/10/2021 at 00:07, Whofan said:

That's a lovely build, too!

 

Nice to see these somewhat old and quirky planes modelled so well.

 

Thanks mate

I do love building something a bit different,  and this fits the bill nicely. 

Cheers Pat 

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Beautiful! :goodjob:

 

Takes me back to late childhood/early adolescence.  Only place I could buy Heller was one more adventurous hobby shop "in town", and only from about 1969. Prior to that it was Airfix in the suburbs, with a smattering of FROG available in town too from about 1967. How I longed for so many of those types done by Heller overlooked by Airfix. 

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Nice job Pat, that looks great. On the strength of your WiP, I bought another from the local auction site. One will become a Fokker EV from the Blue Max, but one will be done just like this one, I hope. :)

Steve.

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On 14/10/2021 at 06:01, Pyradus said:

Beautiful craftsmanship on your Morane 230, a plane I have never heard of until today! How charming to see such a fresh and clean build next to a box that has clearly been through the rigors of time.

 

Thanks @Pyradus

Yes I'm afraid to say a lot of my stash is old enough to count as Fossils, this being one of the original heller offerings.

I would really recommend one, they are not expensive, and really cheap if you buy a Smer boxed one !

Cheers Pat 

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Great build! Love those tidy little Heller kits!

It's funny...even the sort of bow-legged stork-like inter-war designs -- when done by the French -- seem to have a certain trim elegance to them. (Whereas if a company like Blackburn in the UK, or Brewster in the US, built to the same spec, they end up looking like doghouses with wings.)

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On 14/10/2021 at 07:13, Flight Line Media said:

Nice, clean work Pat! Thanks for sharing it.

 

Thanks very much, glad you liked it

 

Cheers Pat 

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