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Old 07-19-2014, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This model is from Sky Classics Armstrong Whitworth Ensign-image.jpg
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Thanks again Jay for sharing your collection.
What you have on this shelf is most interesting …

I love this Handley Page 42 too, access to engines 2 and 3 to check the oil level was not really easy.

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Thats nice.
I am starting to evolve my pre-war collection along similar lines, starting with a DH4 from Martin Beacom. Will get the HP42 eventually to join others.
Is that a Dinky york on the shelf above?
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Thats nice.
I am starting to evolve my pre-war collection along similar lines, starting with a DH4 from Martin Beacom. Will get the HP42 eventually to join others.
Is that a Dinky york on the shelf above?
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Yes, that's a Dinky York. I like it because it shows how far die cast has evolved.
Attached is a photo of the HP 42. This particular model was made quite awhile ago by Fred Hempsill from a master by Tommy Atkins. This is my favorite model. I see that Sky Classics has one available but I have never seen it other than the tiny picture on the ARD site.
You are correct, Jean Pierre, checking number two and three must have been a nightmare. I've seen photos of the stand they used and it looks like a medieval siege tower... with no railings of course.

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Lovely model !

I imagine the skill of the modeler to make it with all these struts between the wings …
Wings and fuselage skin, exhaust pipes, passengers windows, landing gear …
… beautiful ...

I understand why this model is your favorite.

Long time ago, a model of this plane was available at CAM, I don't remember the manufacturer, Croydon models ?

Thank you Jay.

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I'm a big fan of classic airliners and slowly expanding my collection to the pre-war era. When admiring yours, I realize that I still have a long way to go. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I love your HP 42 model. I tried to get Fred Hempsall to make me an HP 42, but by then he was making only train models, not planes. So I did get the Croydon model (now available from ARD as SkyClassic). Here is that model, along with Dennis Knight's Argosy (now available from Helmet 200).

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I love your HP 42 model. I tried to get Fred Hempsall to make me an HP 42, but by then he was making only train models, not planes. So I did get the Croydon model (now available from ARD as SkyClassic). Here is that model, along with Dennis Knight's Argosy (now available from Helmet 200).

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Danny, I really like your Argosy in the blue paint scheme, here it is in silver. This model is from Paul Howard. Armstrong Whitworth Ensign-image.jpg

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...This is my favorite model. I see that Sky Classics has one available but I have never seen it other than the tiny picture on the ARD site.
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How could you have missed these then?!?








Again, you have some great models in that shelf!!!
Retro rules!!!
Tx for sharing!
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Gorgeous, Dooltd! I spent a bit of time looking 'into' your photos and you have quite the envious collection.

I too have a side-passion for the pre-war airliners, so when I see this sort of thing appear, I sit up and take notice. My big deal is trying to figure out how to integrate some of this into my space.

Again . . . gorgeous!
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Again, you have some great models in that shelf!!!
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Ahhhhhh, Rui. Such seductive photos of a very intriguing model. I really should look at adding one of those HP42's into my collection somehow. This (above) is from SkyClassics, yes?
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Skyclassics indeed, but I added the waving flag! The desert base sold instantly right after these photos!
Need to start another one soon...
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Rui, Your photos are fantastic! I love the desert outpost and the little ensign really ties it all together. This makes me want to try some serious photography, but why? You've already done it.

Thanks for the kind words, Christopher.

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Thank you Rui, in other latitudes, parked next to a Bloch 220, it could be Croydon or Le Bourget …

Note : all these HP 42 received a name starting with a H for Handley Page, Hannibal, Horsa ...
Vickers planes had their name starting with a V, Westland aircraft had a W …

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And lets not forget that another classic design is coming soon...the mould is beautiful, from SMtS...the NordAtlas !!!!
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I'm afraid that for many of us, the Noratlas will be a strange beast …

That said, it was used by two airlines and they were fitted with little turbo jets at the wing tips to improve performances on " hot and high" airports.
These airlines were UAT and Air Algérie.

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SMTS is known for their good research, so we may expect a detailed Nordatlas model, I'm sure.
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What does SMTS stand for ?

According to ARD site it is a Sky Classic product.

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