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robertjon5 04-07-2019 10:15 AM

GATWICK Aviation Fair Sunday 14TH APRIL 2019
 
REALLY SURPRISED nobody has posted about this yet. but just 7 days to go till first BIG show of the year. my 'local' so who else is going?????


LGW Gatwick Aviation Enthusiasts Fair – Aviationfair.com

MSR777 04-09-2019 02:21 AM

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Hope everyone going has a great day out, hunting for those desired models. Robert, IF you have time maybe a picture or two, thanks.:D

Neil.

Adrian 04-09-2019 06:20 AM

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I will be there and will have a table, so look forward to meeting some DAC forumites. I will have a new range of historical airline postcards if anyone collects those. These will include some British Airways Centenary commemorative cards.

shandaken 04-09-2019 12:51 PM

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Please post pics if you can.

Big Al 04-10-2019 06:12 AM

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Original post has disappeared but I'll be there too. Should be obvious with my Robocop leg and vintage BA bag. The NG table should prove interesting for all. Does anyone know if the free vintage bus from Gatwick is running this year or not ? There seemed to be some dubiety about it last time I looked ?

barison82 04-10-2019 06:54 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Al (Post 2688166)
Original post has disappeared but I'll be there too. Should be obvious with my Robocop leg and vintage BA bag. The NG table should prove interesting for all. Does anyone know if the free vintage bus from Gatwick is running this year or not ? There seemed to be some dubiety about it last time I looked ?


Hi Big Al, my original post went as well, I'm hoping to attend (not sure if you got my PM?) but if that vintage Routemaster bus isn't running that would be a big shame; I consider it as part of the event and have become quite reliant on it!

stevec 04-10-2019 08:09 AM

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Hi Robert I will be there.

Big Al 04-10-2019 06:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by barison82 (Post 2688170)
Hi Big Al, my original post went as well, I'm hoping to attend (not sure if you got my PM?) but if that vintage Routemaster bus isn't running that would be a big shame; I consider it as part of the event and have become quite reliant on it!

Yes I did indeed see your PM, maybe the reply got zapped though. ? And the Gatwick Aviation Society site now confirms the bus will be running again. There was some concern about getting permission from the airport apparently. Oh and I see the other thread on the subject has reappeared too.

barison82 04-10-2019 06:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Al (Post 2688330)
Yes I did indeed see your PM, maybe the reply got zapped though. ? And the Gatwick Aviation Society site now confirms the bus will be running again. There was some concern about getting permission from the airport apparently. Oh and I see the other thread on the subject has reappeared too.


Hi! Yes I never got the reply lol, I think it got lost in the DAC black hole somewhere. And that's great news! That service really makes all the difference. Yeah I noticed the original thread on this had come back, as with other posts

BA2936 04-12-2019 09:28 AM

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Post duplicated

Big Al 04-14-2019 01:03 AM

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0530 at GLA, off I go then...

crownvic 04-14-2019 12:52 PM

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pics????

robertjon5 04-14-2019 01:29 PM

Wait for it, wait for it!!

MSR777 04-14-2019 02:32 PM

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Robert, youíre such a tease!:D

Neil.

robertjon5 04-14-2019 03:31 PM

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well a few pics from the show. 500+ attendees and loads of models to be had! usual suspects were there. ARD, AIRSPOTTERS, WESTWAY MODELS, GEOFF NOBLE + BOB ODDIE. our own BEN (ISTARI) was also there with his custom large models.

for some reason pics are coming out SUPER LARGE. thought this forum automatically re-sized them???????? anyway here is the link.

EDIT. something wacky with PB. getting up to 5 pics on a page. will re-do.








robertjon5 04-14-2019 05:02 PM

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Right guys. had to do this on FLICKR. so here is link below. PB pics are coming out way too large on these. yet other sets are ok??


https://www.flickr.com/photos/robert...57708165306224


only model I got today was this 1/72 MOUNTED USAF STRATOFORTRESS KIT. just £30!! kits alone cost more than that!!


https://live.staticflickr.com/7832/4...a6919c91_b.jpg


nearly got this B1 too at £40.


https://live.staticflickr.com/7814/4...bbda37dc_b.jpg


but one I really would have liked is this 1/72 CUTAWAY BOAC 707. £800!! BUT A BARGAIN.


https://live.staticflickr.com/7912/4...6b8c3b73_b.jpg

barison82 04-14-2019 06:58 PM

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Thanks for all the photos Robert, got a couple myself, good score on that kit! Didn't catch you today but met some other DAC members, Big Al, Adrian and Keith (BA2936) plus Dan Asher which was a surprise. It was definitely much busier than last year and 500+ is a very healthy number, a great day out, glad we still had the free shuttle bus service as well. I found quite a few of the rare older 1/400s by SMA, Aeroclassics and an unusual name, Aurora Models (a Saul Bass United 737-200) from a stall just outside the main sports hall, he had loads of rare old releases at bargain prices, I didn't get his name, but nearly missed his table! Most of what I picked up today wasn't even on my wishlist...also got a signed copy of Adrian's lovely book, 'Heathrow In Photographs', so will enjoy reading this over the next few days, loads of great period shots in there for modelling references.

And, of course, great to see the new NG TriStar moulds in person, they look AMAZING, plus some unexpected samples as well - see pics below :cool:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=d...dacE9d8uwzcODw

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=d...UKqYyF2ckLEQww


https://drive.google.com/uc?export=d...Kg17tVAJyzErkw


https://drive.google.com/uc?export=d...JJMa4mtkkMOnzQ



https://drive.google.com/uc?export=d...Zatql_9U2PVBNw


https://drive.google.com/uc?export=d...scNKrma0ngQXfQ


https://drive.google.com/uc?export=d...y525UKnN8PZriA


https://drive.google.com/uc?export=d...GNs3ZOIKtBOqdw


https://drive.google.com/uc?export=d...dkJM3joLTKIeiw


https://drive.google.com/uc?export=d...IrYJ5nh_4vTl4A

crownvic 04-14-2019 08:26 PM

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Thank you for posting. Still the best show out there, right behind it is the Airliners International when held at Atlanta...

MSR777 04-15-2019 02:27 AM

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Hi Robert. Thanks for taking the time to take the snaps. Some lovely models there for sure! That B52 was a real bargain, well done:)

Neil.

leoteo 04-15-2019 04:13 AM

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Thanks for the pictures, Robert. Could I ask whose the stall with the big 747 Virgin is?

Istari 04-15-2019 04:29 AM

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Originally Posted by leoteo (Post 2689302)
Thanks for the pictures, Robert. Could I ask whose the stall with the big 747 Virgin is?

Paul Benn

Grecog70 04-15-2019 11:55 AM

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The B 52 and the B 1 are so cool!

shandaken 04-15-2019 12:38 PM

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Great pics! Always nice to see the size and scope of shows overseas. Looks like a great turnout.

robertjon5 04-17-2019 04:37 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MSR777 (Post 2689286)
Hi Robert. Thanks for taking the time to take the snaps. Some lovely models there for sure! That B52 was a real bargain, well done:)

Neil.


thanks neil. you're welcome. was thinking for a while that this would be first show ever I went to and didn't buy anything!! even to try and re sell and make a few quid.


anyway, here is a few pics of the beast! pics don't do it justice!!


https://live.staticflickr.com/7893/4...019154f4_b.jpg


https://live.staticflickr.com/7884/4...397ed0cc_b.jpg


https://live.staticflickr.com/7839/3...5ef89ac5_b.jpg


https://live.staticflickr.com/7920/4...7d1496d3_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/7913/4...e021b9f1_b.jpg

MSR777 04-18-2019 07:26 AM

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Thatís a stunner Robert. The builder is obviously a skilled modeller.

Neil.

Adrian 04-18-2019 06:59 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by crownvic (Post 2689250)
Thank you for posting. Still the best show out there, right behind it is the Airliners International when held at Atlanta...

Not quite, that's in June - before that is the UK's second biggest show - the Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair at Kempton Park on Sunday 5th May.

dutchwings 04-30-2019 03:08 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by crownvic (Post 2689250)
Thank you for posting. Still the best show out there, right behind it is the Airliners International when held at Atlanta...

Have you been to the Amsterdam Aviation Collectors Fair? Watch the video on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/RgIKquyiBOo


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