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Old 10-08-2014, 06:08 PM   #1
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Another recent arrival
Oxford (diecast) BOAC Commer Commando Bus. 1/76th Needs a nice 1/72 BOAC Propliner to display with.
Note body is mainly plastic not diecast probably to get the windows to appear more correct.
Nice for collectors of Airport/Airline related vehicles.



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I am involved with Oxford Diecast on these. You can always build a Heller 1/72 BOAC Connie or Academy Stratocruiser kit which would look great with this bus.
We have a BEA one coming next in the late '40s/early '50s livery, which would look nice with a 1/72 BEA DC-3 which Corgi make.
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BEA for me then!!! Looks beautiful!!!!! Thanks for the photos, thanks Adrian for the news!
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[QUOTE=Aviaction;1132085]Another recent arrival
Oxford (diecast) BOAC Commer Commando Bus. 1/76th Needs a nice 1/72 BOAC Propliner to display with.
Note body is mainly plastic not diecast probably to get the windows to appear more correct.
Nice for collectors of Airport/Airline related vehicles.

nice model Steffi! might have to get me one or two boac buses/vehicles. as for 1/72 models, which would you prefer?????????????






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Very nice, I have something else.

BOAC coach ref 283, an old Dinky Toys, I got it around 1955.

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Sorry, forgot the pictures ...

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Sorry, forgot the pictures ...
Yes have one of these with decals to restore to original condition.

Robert did have the heller 1/72 connie super connie and dc7 but got destroyed over the years. Have still a Heller 1/72 BOAC707 I have to repair I built probably 20 years ago.
NB did you go for the Vintage & Veteran Connie I PM'd you about?
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Yes have one of these with decals to restore to original condition.

Robert did have the heller 1/72 connie super connie and dc7 but got destroyed over the years. Have still a Heller 1/72 BOAC707 I have to repair I built probably 20 years ago.
NB did you go for the Vintage & Veteran Connie I PM'd you about?
would love to see the hellier 707 when finished! the V-V RAf Britannia finishes tomorrow. nice model, but still sticking to boac atm!! btw, had a HASEGEWA BOAC 747 arrive today, but needs a stand to go with it before I can post proper pics. sadly it lost front antennae in atlantic crossing.
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Quick update, got a BEA Commer bus today. Will post pics.

But January 2015 sees Oxford doing the BOAC Commer Commando in 1/148th N scale.

Nice match for my 144th Corgis and only slightly large for 1/200.
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Pics please! Graham will be very happy to read this too, his Northside will be even more detailed now.
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I am involved with Oxford Diecast on these. You can always build a Heller 1/72 BOAC Connie or Academy Stratocruiser kit which would look great with this bus.
We have a BEA one coming next in the late '40s/early '50s livery, which would look nice with a 1/72 BEA DC-3 which Corgi make.
I'm not sure what your involvement is, but it has to be brilliant, as this model is brilliant! Thanx for your effort.

Corgi 1:72 BEA DC-3? I thought those were LONG out of circulation. Nice model, if one can handle the flat wings. But agreed, they all would look superb together!!
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Quick update, got a BEA Commer bus today. Will post pics.

But January 2015 sees Oxford doing the BOAC Commer Commando in 1/148th N scale.

Nice match for my 144th Corgis and only slightly large for 1/200.
Thanx for that!

THAT is the scale I could use. I refused to dispose of a few of my favourite Corgi 1:144 Britannias, and my BOAC Britannia 100 is a cracker! Time to look up in the upper reaches of the spare room closet again. (It's been a while since the DAF days.)

Time to check out eHatton's again.
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Thanx for that!

THAT is the scale I could use. I refused to dispose of a few of my favourite Corgi 1:144 Britannias, and my BOAC Britannia 100 is a cracker! Time to look up in the upper reaches of the spare room closet again. (It's been a while since the DAF days.)
well I have ALL the corgi boac pax models, incl. the 2 britannias!!

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well I have ALL the corgi boac pax models, incl. the 2 britannias!!

I'd be more surprised if you didn't!

I had both too, but sold off the 300. The 100 was a gift from my dear brother, as is my highly cherished CPA Britannia 300 (with some slight mods) sitting in front of me here. I also held onto my RAF transport Britannia. A tidy trio.

By the way . . . G-ANBA sports an error. There should not be the 'eyebrow' windows on the flightdeck. Still a gorgeous model regardless.
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Shes lovely!!!
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I love Oxford's products. They are well made, with great attention to detail. (At least the models I have.) I just wish they were 1/72. But one can't have everything...
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Oh, that IS lovely, isn't it? Ahhh, yes . . . Hatton's. Always my first choice for this sort of thing.
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I'm not sure what your involvement is, but it has to be brilliant, as this model is brilliant! Thanx for your effort.

Corgi 1:72 BEA DC-3? I thought those were LONG out of circulation. Nice model, if one can handle the flat wings. But agreed, they all would look superb together!!
Thanks for your allocade! I provided the research photos for the BOAC and BEA Commandos. As for a 1/72 BEA DC-3, decals are available if you're up to building an Airfix/Italeri/Revell kit.
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As for a 1/72 BEA DC-3, decals are available if you're up to building an Airfix/Italeri/Revell kit.
Ahhh . . . OK. Can do. Pity that Corgi 1:72 BEA DC-3 has gotten into the wind. They sat around for so long at a number of places too. Not too bad of a model, only some small mods required. Mind you, those wings sure were flat. Overall, it would have looked a treat with this BEA Commando.

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This would look so nice next to my BEA Dragon Rapide as well....those passengers are still waiting for some proper transportation!

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Lovely.
Just like Airbus and other Boeings, this aircraft has a RAT (Ram Air Turbine) …

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