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Old 07-24-2018, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know that very few will be interested in one of the latest models produced by Western Models UK.

Just like the Comet 1, which is completely ignored by the manufacturers and the collectors, the Avro 706 Ashton 3 is historically significant.

Unfortunately, its price € 201,60 is prohibitive for a model which is as basic as those produced some twenty years ago.
Check out the seams and gaps between the fuselage, the wings and the engine nacelles ...

The availability of the model in kit form is something that could help its promotion.
Personally, I would welcome this initiative, filling the gaps and sanding is time consuming and a bit boring when you make a model, but if you take your time, the final result is always gratifying and makes all the difference.

By the way, I am working on a few Comet 1s, pictures if they are presentable.

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PS : Not sure that the door is opening that way ...
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Nice model of a rare British type.

And a bit coincidental.

In the UK we have a TV channel "Talking Pictures" where the company Renown, restore old films. see Freeview ch.81, Sky 328, Virgin 445, Freesat 306.

They showed a film a while ago called the "Cone of Silence" aka "Trouble in the Sky"

personally never even heard of it before, but managed to find a dvd to buy.

The film features rare flying footage of the Avro Ashton, although the story is based loosely on the early Comet incidents.

WB493 was the airframe in the film and was fitted with the Olympus turbojets outboard of the Nenes.
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Might not be a best seller, in model as in real life, but again you surprised us with a little note in aviation history that was about to be forgotten. Looking forward to the Comet 1. The reason behind lack of interest of the latter might be a general wish to forget some parts of the Comet history... Although, very interesting from an engineering point of view.
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Not sure that the door is opening that way ...
From photo analysis I would say the door turns the other way. Just my two cents.

thnx for sharing!
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Nice classic of which I knew nothing, thank you for posting.
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Amazing model.
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At first glance, I thought I was looking at the Avro C102 Jetliner. It would have been the first jet powered airliner to fly but for some runway work being done, being beaten into the air by 13 days by the first Comet.
Thanks for the photo, but that price, wow.
Also looking forward to your Comet 1 photos.
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Old 07-24-2018, 08:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Avro Canada made the same aircraft and called it the C-102.
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Thanks Jean Pierre for posting this significant piece of history. You learn something new every day. Love it thank you.
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Avro Canada made the same aircraft and called it the C-102.

Picked this book at a local car boot sale a couple of years ago. Apparently quite hard to get. Interesting read.


https://www.henrytenby.com/product/t...yd-hard-cover/
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Hi Jean Pierre.

Came across this “new” WM UK too. Most interesting, the type & model. Assume this being a casting that WM did originally that never surfaced until now. Much like the short Britannia 100 & the French Armagnac.

Unfortunately, I don’t think kits are likely. There wasn’t the demand in the past when WM tried with a Super Connie. Guess they were too pricey and the cheaper plastic kits were the way to go. Would love to see WMs in kit form.
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Hi Jean Pierre.

Came across this “new” WM UK too. Most interesting, the type & model. Assume this being a casting that WM did originally that never surfaced until now. Much like the short Britannia 100 & the French Armagnac.

Unfortunately, I don’t think kits are likely. There wasn’t the demand in the past when WM tried with a Super Connie. Guess they were too pricey and the cheaper plastic kits were the way to go. Would love to see WMs in kit form.

These used to be too expensive years back when they were CAM, but now when compared with newer releases from inflight et-al which can get to £150 these models (as in Western and other low production models) start looking affordable. I think I would be quite happy to pay that sort of money now, but maybe a bit less often to get more specialist types?
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Nice model of a rare British type.

And a bit coincidental.

In the UK we have a TV channel "Talking Pictures" where the company Renown, restore old films. see Freeview ch.81, Sky 328, Virgin 445, Freesat 306.

They showed a film a while ago called the "Cone of Silence" aka "Trouble in the Sky"

personally never even heard of it before, but managed to find a dvd to buy.

The film features rare flying footage of the Avro Ashton, although the story is based loosely on the early Comet incidents.

WB493 was the airframe in the film and was fitted with the Olympus turbojets outboard of the Nenes.
I’m addicted to the Talking Pictures Channel. Aviation related films crop up fairly often. There was one recently centering around an air cargo heist at Blackbush airport, some lovely views of BOAC Yorks and unidentifiable Vikings. Where did you find your Cone of Silence DVD?

The Ashton is a very photogenic aircraft and makes for a nice model, as would a Shorts Sperrin of the same era.

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Ebay. I paid about £7. £10 seems more usual. Just watched it again. classic stuff. but some very dodgy effects. note cardboard cutout aircraft at Calcutta.
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Thanks Jean Pierre.......life is full of surprises. I like it!
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Hello Graham, it's great to hear from you ..

How are you ?

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A few interesting pictures of the Avro Canada C 102 and Avro 706 Ashton

The Avro Canada C 102 is available in 1/144 from F-RSIN.

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Nice pictures Jean Pierre,


The tail sitter pic 3 would be the earliest I expect like a DC3 and picture 1 looks like separate twin engines each wing. Very interesting. I also found this pic 5 engines!



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Something very different indeed Jean Pierre. Thanks for posting!
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Something even more interesting.

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A few interesting pictures of the Avro Canada C 102 and Avro 706 Ashton.

Jean Pierre.

The tail dragger is the Avro Tudor 8 (Nene). The Ashton was born from the planned Tudor 9.

As you mentioned earlier you can see the Ashton's forward door wasn't a suicide one like on the model.

The Ashton was one of a number of interesting test-beds seen at the time.
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