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Old 10-16-2019, 03:43 AM   #1
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I'm generally considered something of a pessimist but you'd sadly have to be optimistic to expect anymore Bristol Britannias in 1:400 scale, which is a damn shame as the Whispering Giant deserves some further attention. Here's a list of about everything that could be made, about half of which I think would sell ok:

https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/m...annia-wishlist

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Old 10-16-2019, 05:48 AM   #2
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Twinset - Donaldson Britannia and 707.
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I own one G-ARKA Cunard Eagle Airways. Would like to see a Laker version.
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I would buy all those in a heartbeat.
Only JC could make the Laker and Brtannia Airways as they are short-fuselaged -100 series. The rest are the longer -300 series. Alas, I can't see Andrew making any more Britannias and i even suggested he converted the mould to a Canadair CL-44, but even that fell on deaf ears.
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The missing B.707s still needed to be done in 1/400: Ethiopian, Uganda Airlines, Air Zimbabwe (rainbow scheme), Kenya Airways, Air Niugini.

DC-8s still needed to be done in 1/400: UAT, Iberia ('80s scheme), Air Ceylon, Surinam Airways, Air Spain

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These are beautiful old aircraft. Never saw a series 100 but I do have a 300 in my collection.
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Vendor: "So uh, which will it be?"


Ty-114: "ALL"


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Vendor: "So uh, which will it be?"
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You can’t do that....

Wrong.
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Videos of this aircraft are somewhat elusive.
There's a recent upload of the last flight of the Britannia taken back in 1997 here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlVdPh0pcZs
Some rather impressive low passes in it. Unfortunately, as always, there's some noisy asshat who has great difficulty keeping his mouth shut. Fortunately he doesn't talk over the best bits, but its close.

I think I've got most of the Britannia releases in 1:400 and while both manufacturers are good, I think the GJ/JC one is just a little bit better. (Doesn't stop me from getting all the AC ones though.)
The GJ/JC 100 series is superb. I'm amazed at how it isn't an obligate tail sitter.
Nice work.
More please.

My dream scenario, to continue the allusions in the above posts:

We've got company... Britannias!
How many?
Uh... All of 'em I think.
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This would be a tough sell to Klink.
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