OK- some ideas for GBs - after your comments chaps...

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OK- some ideas for GBs - after your comments chaps...

Joined: August 20th, 2010, 11:34 am

December 12th, 2016, 4:45 am #1

Seems the Holy Grail of Heller kits has some fans so I think I will tackle the Couzinet Arc-en-Ciel ('Rainbow' in English).
Here is the box - lovely dramatic shot of one battling its way across the Atlantic to Brazil

and the contents

most of which are parts for the stand and the most massive sprue runner I have ever seen - thicker than an Exacto handle! I reckon I could stretch enough sprue from one of these to reach half-way to the moon!
And what's not to love about an aircraft that looks like a dolphin with wings?

The bad news now - here is the seven page article by Alain Bourret based on data collected by Claude Faix, on what needs to be done to make an accurate model . .

Basically it is a case of 'jack up fuselage and wings, rebuild fuselage and wings , lower back onto undercart' . Should be FUN! Only issue is that the kit is 1/75th scale , so should it be allowed on this forum? ha ha..

Other votes came in for the Woodcock - an unfortunately-named but very purposeful-looking beast that served with only two squadrons.


and to answer someone's question - THIS is a Pteradactyl ! the Westland-Hill Pteradactyl MkIV to be precise. Quite a large aircraft, a two-seat tandem fighter.

parts have been separated from the backing sheet

What do you think??
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Joined: August 15th, 2016, 3:52 pm

December 12th, 2016, 5:33 am #2

Westland, Woodcock and Rainbow in that order...1/75th? Close enough for me!

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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 9:41 am

December 12th, 2016, 6:25 am #3

Seems the Holy Grail of Heller kits has some fans so I think I will tackle the Couzinet Arc-en-Ciel ('Rainbow' in English).
Here is the box - lovely dramatic shot of one battling its way across the Atlantic to Brazil

and the contents

most of which are parts for the stand and the most massive sprue runner I have ever seen - thicker than an Exacto handle! I reckon I could stretch enough sprue from one of these to reach half-way to the moon!
And what's not to love about an aircraft that looks like a dolphin with wings?

The bad news now - here is the seven page article by Alain Bourret based on data collected by Claude Faix, on what needs to be done to make an accurate model . .

Basically it is a case of 'jack up fuselage and wings, rebuild fuselage and wings , lower back onto undercart' . Should be FUN! Only issue is that the kit is 1/75th scale , so should it be allowed on this forum? ha ha..

Other votes came in for the Woodcock - an unfortunately-named but very purposeful-looking beast that served with only two squadrons.


and to answer someone's question - THIS is a Pteradactyl ! the Westland-Hill Pteradactyl MkIV to be precise. Quite a large aircraft, a two-seat tandem fighter.

parts have been separated from the backing sheet

What do you think??
Woodcock for GAGB and Arc En Ciel for HGB/GAGB, and I may join you with the latter.
Cheers,
Mark
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Joined: January 19th, 2008, 5:08 am

December 12th, 2016, 3:04 pm #4

Seems the Holy Grail of Heller kits has some fans so I think I will tackle the Couzinet Arc-en-Ciel ('Rainbow' in English).
Here is the box - lovely dramatic shot of one battling its way across the Atlantic to Brazil

and the contents

most of which are parts for the stand and the most massive sprue runner I have ever seen - thicker than an Exacto handle! I reckon I could stretch enough sprue from one of these to reach half-way to the moon!
And what's not to love about an aircraft that looks like a dolphin with wings?

The bad news now - here is the seven page article by Alain Bourret based on data collected by Claude Faix, on what needs to be done to make an accurate model . .

Basically it is a case of 'jack up fuselage and wings, rebuild fuselage and wings , lower back onto undercart' . Should be FUN! Only issue is that the kit is 1/75th scale , so should it be allowed on this forum? ha ha..

Other votes came in for the Woodcock - an unfortunately-named but very purposeful-looking beast that served with only two squadrons.


and to answer someone's question - THIS is a Pteradactyl ! the Westland-Hill Pteradactyl MkIV to be precise. Quite a large aircraft, a two-seat tandem fighter.

parts have been separated from the backing sheet

What do you think??
Three intriguing choices there, can't wait to see them built!

As far as I'm concerned, 1/75th is just Metric for The One True Scale.
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

December 12th, 2016, 11:24 pm #5

Woodcock for GAGB and Arc En Ciel for HGB/GAGB, and I may join you with the latter.
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Joined: April 26th, 2011, 1:51 am

December 13th, 2016, 2:44 am #6

Seems the Holy Grail of Heller kits has some fans so I think I will tackle the Couzinet Arc-en-Ciel ('Rainbow' in English).
Here is the box - lovely dramatic shot of one battling its way across the Atlantic to Brazil

and the contents

most of which are parts for the stand and the most massive sprue runner I have ever seen - thicker than an Exacto handle! I reckon I could stretch enough sprue from one of these to reach half-way to the moon!
And what's not to love about an aircraft that looks like a dolphin with wings?

The bad news now - here is the seven page article by Alain Bourret based on data collected by Claude Faix, on what needs to be done to make an accurate model . .

Basically it is a case of 'jack up fuselage and wings, rebuild fuselage and wings , lower back onto undercart' . Should be FUN! Only issue is that the kit is 1/75th scale , so should it be allowed on this forum? ha ha..

Other votes came in for the Woodcock - an unfortunately-named but very purposeful-looking beast that served with only two squadrons.


and to answer someone's question - THIS is a Pteradactyl ! the Westland-Hill Pteradactyl MkIV to be precise. Quite a large aircraft, a two-seat tandem fighter.

parts have been separated from the backing sheet

What do you think??
I mean really? How many people have one of these completed on the shelf?
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