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Old 01-18-2015, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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finally got round to sorting out my model collection into some sort of order in big outer boxes!! so I have photographed all my western models together! there are 12 models in DB. 2 are silver models, leaving 10. 3 of those never got released, leaving 7. however 1 of those, connie g-anvd were the later western models. although it comes in a red box, the inner is a plastic tray like hobbymaster models. but anyway, here are the pics!! most are still in excellent condition apart from white tail strat, and Britannia.











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if anybody has a STRAT WHITE TAIL (better decals) or BRITANNIA (nosewheel keeps breaking, and paint chip since no5 pic taken) for sale, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!
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The Britannia is my favourite.
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britannias my favourite prop too! then connie and dc-7! shame WM cancelled the white tail Britannia.
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It is too bad Western Models didn't keep the detail of the old Constellation engines on the newer models. The older model engine detail looks REALLY nice.
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A nice collection Robert, you should be very pleased with them.

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It is too bad Western Models didn't keep the detail of the old Constellation engines on the newer models. The older model engine detail looks REALLY nice.
yes, a bit of a shame. but martin at bees models does engine decals for these.

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It is too bad Western Models didn't keep the detail of the old Constellation engines on the newer models. The older model engine detail looks REALLY nice.
The "polished" engine cowlings were a detail which was specific to the Old Western Models.
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britannias my favourite prop too! then connie and dc-7! shame WM cancelled the white tail Britannia.
Great photos!

Indeed, the Bristol Britannia is my absolute fave turbo-prop as well. As it happens, I have a few really nice Corgi 1:144 ones, and the 'white tail' BOAC Britannia 100 series is one of them. I seem to remember mentioning this before and you posted a photo of the two (100 & 300 series) you have/had. Of my BOAC ones, I only have the 'white tail' still. What a cracker!

I find the 1:200 renditions tempting, as the engines are a better interpretation, but I find all the makers missed terribly on the main u/c, which is quite unique. Pity. Then, many of these makers are also adding fuselage hatches, etc., where there never was any. (Odd?)

Anyhow, at least I have the Corgi ones, and my 'library' of Bristol Britannia reference books -- including one published in 1958 expressly for Transport Canada to be distributed to Canadian airports on behalf of Canadian Pacific when they introduced their Britannia 300's. THAT was a super-rare scoop!

I hope you can find a replacement for yours.
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