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Old 09-28-2011, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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...as I am slowly but steady going back in the aviation world, as some of you may have noticed, I was happy to find this one, an old Croydon Models "Ensign" aircraft model.She is absolutely lovely, all the details and decal quality ! Another classic bird joining my "Imperial Airways" fleet!
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,...and also photographed this beauty, a gift from a dear friend !

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Very nice indeed Rui. I would agree that you are definitely 'on a new flightpath' these days. Enjoy it I'm making my second visit to ARD this Saturday, to pick up my latest 1/100 beauty, looking forward to that
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That's photos and models are absolutely brilliant, Rui! Especially the wee-one!
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Beautiful rui i love your collection from what i have seen here so far, i am like you i like the oldies.....you really deserve your name retroguy !! Congrats anyway the model looks fantastic, you going to ard this month??
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Very nice indeed Rui. I would agree that you are definitely 'on a new flightpath' these days. Enjoy it I'm making my second visit to ARD this Saturday, to pick up my latest 1/100 beauty, looking forward to that
Are you taking any pics while your there ??
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thank you fellas, glad you liked the photos !
ARD ; I was there yesterday, for 4 hours !!!Graham has been the patient guy here, bless him ! I have photos for you guys to see, will upload them later tonight.
Lots of nice models, the 1:200 russian ones are quite something !!!
I almost brought the Antonov with me ! but cant spend much this month something else in the making! will share with you when the time comes !)))
later, then.
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Very nice indeed Rui. I would agree that you are definitely 'on a new flightpath' these days. Enjoy it I'm making my second visit to ARD this Saturday, to pick up my latest 1/100 beauty, looking forward to that
a 1/100 he!?!...mmmhh....is it the Interflug IL-96 !?
the BA 747-400!?!
or, dont tell me, would it be that gorgeous Ethiad A340-600!!?!
I held her and I thought it was a Spacemodels !!!!Its a Philippines release ! those guys are sure improving their models fast !!!
I'm also waiting for a 1:72 model...cant say yet
give my regards to the crew then, Paul Mark and Trevor !!!
I'm hopefully going back in October, fingers crossed !
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excellent rui i am looking forward to your pics, i suspect its the russian pcms you photographed looking forward to them now !
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they are nice, heavy resin, and affordable ! compared to my tiny flying boats that is £££
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Yes they are reasonably priced i think, i will be ordering one or two !!!!!!!!!!
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Beautiful Pictures! Love All your GSE. Would Love To Have Some Of Your Ground Foils =)
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Lovely model... trust Graham told you what they were like to fly in..
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I love it too, it is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
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Lovely model... trust Graham told you what they were like to fly in..
Cheeky sod! Nearest (and oldest) things to this Ensign that I flew in were rapides and Bristol Frighteners.
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a 1/100 he!?!...mmmhh....is it the Interflug IL-96 !?
the BA 747-400!?!
or, dont tell me, would it be that gorgeous Ethiad A340-600!!?!
I held her and I thought it was a Spacemodels !!!!Its a Philippines release ! those guys are sure improving their models fast !!!
I'm also waiting for a 1:72 model...cant say yet
give my regards to the crew then, Paul Mark and Trevor !!!
I'm hopefully going back in October, fingers crossed !

Rui, I will reveal all this weekend. All I want to say just now, is that she is very beautiful, and I have been chasing her for a very long time I shall pass on your regards to the crew!

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Are you taking any pics while your there ??
Sure, if they are happy for me to do so
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Nice photos Rui, these models were common sight a few years ago at CAM.
It is nice to see them again.

Graham : I love the name, Bristol ... Frightener.

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Great pictures, thanks for posting.
The Ensign is superb.
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