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Old 12-15-2019, 01:19 PM   #1
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An unexpected find of a very nice model of the Dewoitine D333. Flew with Air France on long distance routes in the 30's.

Found this model at the Tintin shop in Brussels. They sell models of cars, planes, rockets and figurines that feature in the Tintin cartoons. There are many airplane models, in many different scales, this one looked close to 1:200 to me so bought it to try my luck. Although I remembered have seen pictures of such airplane, I did not know what it was, the label only tells in which cartoon te plane features. So I discovered it is a Dewoitine D333, and checked dimensions to find out it is exactly 1:200. And it seems to be a quite accurate representation! Livery is not Air France, but how it feattured in the cartoon. Very pleased with this find!
There is another 1:200 model available from Tintin shop (manufacturer is Moulinsart) that I will report on separately.
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Old 12-15-2019, 02:40 PM   #2
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Ooh! thats a nice catch...
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Old 12-15-2019, 03:13 PM   #3
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Yes, great catch for those who have some interest in the old aircraft.

I have this model bought a few years ago.
After a lengthy research, it appeared that the model looked more like a D 332 than a D 333.
Honestly, I don't remember why but there was certainly a reason for that, visually the two aircraft are very similar.
The most obvious difference being the lateral cockpit windows.

So the model became a D 332 "Emeraude" registered F-AMMY.
Decals are from F-RSIN, they have been rescaled.

I removed the "struts" below the stabilizers.

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I had a look at the Tintin shop on their website.

Another model could retain our attention but I have no idea of its scale.
It looks good, it is a Wibault 283, with patience, care and an accurate livery, something quite presentable can be done.

I attach a picture of the model I made, it was a white metal kit, not sure about its origin, my guess is that it was produced in very limited numbers.

A few details were added, decals are from F-RSIN and home made.

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Beautiful airplanes, nice to learn about the French aircraft manufacturers.
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Sharp little models!

Thanks for sharing
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Awesome classic models and as usual, very nicely made Jean Pierre!
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Thank you, my apologies to Thijs.

I did not want to hijack his thread.

Jean Pierre.
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Wow! This is ALL so interesting! Thanx to all!!

BTW: Which Tintin shop in Brussels? Apparently there are a few. We bought a bunch of t-shirts from one just off Grand-Place, but I can't remember the name or actual address.
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Beautiful! very interesting aircraft and a gem to find in 1/200. Compliments to Thijs and Jean Pierre.
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Old 12-16-2019, 04:03 PM   #11
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Thank you, my apologies to Thijs.

I did not want to hijack his thread.

Jean Pierre.
Sorry, me neither Thijs.
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Beautiful models Jean Pierre!
Once again, that spunky duo Tintin and Snowy to the rescue...
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Thank you, my apologies to Thijs.

I did not want to hijack his thread.

Jean Pierre.

It is very hard to find models from the pre-WWII era in 1:200, even though this is one of the most exciting times of aviation. So very happy with all reactions and suggestions! Wish I could improve these models the way you do Jean Pierre with accurate liveries and decals, but don't have the skills nor the time
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It is very hard to find models from the pre-WWII era in 1:200, even though this is one of the most exciting times of aviation. So very happy with all reactions and suggestions! Wish I could improve these models the way you do Jean Pierre with accurate liveries and decals, but don't have the skills nor the time

Especially the French and British designs.
Tend to be specialist companys like the old CAM Historic Aircraft Model, Helmet etc.

But not only "Between the Wars" aircraft, but also indiginous French and British (Holland & Italy?) Post WW11 like the Languedoc are poorly represented
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It is very hard to find models from the pre-WWII era in 1:200, even though this is one of the most exciting times of aviation. So very happy with all reactions and suggestions!
I recoqnize that problem. Collecting the KLM fleet is definitely more problematic before 1940 as well. Pre-war Fokker or Koolhoven aircraft are almost impossible to find in 1:200. Custom mades are somethimes possible but cost a fortune.
I have had some luck with Shapeways. The have members who can print your aircraft model.
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