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I've started one of the Glencoe kits, and looking up background took me to some items of interest. It's a shame there's not a better kit of the Condor available.

 

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Then there's this:

 

 

 

The focus of this advertisement short is a flight on a Curtiss Condor, but its proffer of luxury service to 'people on the go' is a priceless period piece. It has a great many frames of modeling value.

 

 

James

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I think this kit is not a 1/72 scale. There was also available for short time Condor by Ardpol (modern resin kit of excellent quality). 

I managed to buy one. There is a hope it will re-appeards since the Ardpol looks to be back in game. I was collecting a lot of photos of Condor from  Net - is there any peculiar stuff you look for?

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J-W

 

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There is an 11 page article in Air Enthusiast no6 including individual aircraft summary histories. PM me if you would like a scan.

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5 hours ago, rossm said:

There is an 11 page article in Air Enthusiast no6 including individual aircraft summary histories. PM me if you would like a scan.

Beat me to it! Had to dig out the cupboard to find it! It's the March June 1978 issue.

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Some time ago, besides mentioned above I provoked also a second thread on Curtiss Condor

 

 

And I also found, that there was at least one more older

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J-W

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15 hours ago, JWM said:

I think this kit is not a 1/72 scale. There was also available for short time Condor by Ardpol (modern resin kit of excellent quality). 

I managed to buy one. There is a hope it will re-appeards since the Ardpol looks to be back in game. I was collecting a lot of photos of Condor from  Net - is there any peculiar stuff you look for?

Regards

J-W

 

 

 

I see you're familiar with the beast. It says it's in 1/81, and mostly is.

 

I am glad to hear the Ardpol people are back at it, and mean to put one on the market. I'm doing this as a YC-30 out of Bolling Field in the Transport group build downstairs:

 

 

I wanted to do the Chinese, I'm fond of the period and it's an ultimate odd duck. In 'Air Power' articles of the period, it was sort of assumed airliners and transports would be quickly turned into heavy bombers by adding a few racks and guns. With this kit it's not worth the effort, but the Ardpol offering would tempt me.

 

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2 hours ago, Duggy said:

 

 

I've got you book-marked, Sir, from your reply to my query on the subject over on HyperScale. That's a wonderful trove you've put on display! Well worth poking about in.

 

 

James

 

 

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12 hours ago, rossm said:

There is an 11 page article in Air Enthusiast no6 including individual aircraft summary histories. PM me if you would like a scan.

 

 

Thanks, Ross!

 

PM on the way.

 

 

James

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13 hours ago, TonyW said:

A Glenco one is on its way to me at the moment, I'll be following this thread with more than a bit of interest.

 

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Welcome to the Legion of the Damned....

 

There's a WIP link in a post above.

 

 

James

 

 

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7 hours ago, MODeller said:

Beat me to it! Had to dig out the cupboard to find it! It's the March June 1978 issue.

 

I've never seen an issue of that didn't have some gem inside.

 

Is the article the source of these profiles?

 

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James

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8 hours ago, Old Man said:

Is the article the source of these profiles?

I think it is older, you may see on right there is a footnote "May 1967". 

there is also a second page with profiles

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there is also such set with the same profiles (but smaller selection of them, sorry for small resolution, this is what I have found in Net) 

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Describes as from Air Enthusiast March-June 1978 - so from the mentioned article.

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J-W

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14 hours ago, JWM said:

I think it is older, you may see on right there is a footnote "May 1967". 

there is also a second page with profiles

 

there is also such set with the same profiles (but smaller selection of them, sorry for small resolution, this is what I have found in Net) 

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRn9vIvoKnMqHVsD5KrjbV

Describes as from Air Enthusiast March-June 1978 - so from the mentioned article.

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J-W

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Here's a bigger copy:

 

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It's a shame the Army scheme is swapped a bit. The Olive Drab fuselage was the earlier finish, the blue fuselage came later. Delivery was certainly in the olive/yellow scheme, the machines were ordered in 1933 before the change. The order for blue early in 1934 called for new machine to be delivered blue, but did not direct repainting of machines in service. These were to receive the new coloring as part of their next overhaul.

 

 

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I am iteresting how the five machines captured by Japanese soldiers on Hong-Kong looked like right before this happened. Are they any idea?

The second problem is with the China one. Some sources said, that it was lost very fast in 1934, some that it was for some time in use... Moreover some said it was the only one, some that few machines.  Where is true? 

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J-W

 

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p.s.

In a set of photos from "AVG, China" there are two photos of such Condor, this is the better of them 

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-curtiss-bt-32-condor-71291941.html?imageid=1C3C1A7B-6675-49B5-99A2-B7D2E7D1B0AB&p=238864&pn=5&searchId=4b105c458d2891768e6be852099b3727&searchtype=9

What are the possible colors? 

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J-W

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