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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-12-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By Argosy
Re: Ebay Idiots Strike Again. My Best Ever Yet!

On checking ebay, the same seller sold this as a WM Classic Breguet. At least we know where your box went. Pics show it was in a bad state.
Model is the DH Models Caravelle. It apparently sold for...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-12-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By Argosy
Re: Ebay Idiots Strike Again. My Best Ever Yet!

And the prize for worst packing goes to nichpl_60!

One I’m not so disappointed that you beat me to. Never even saw it on ebay. Your offer seems fair for it being unboxed & without nose gear.
I...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-11-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Argosy
Re: My KLM Early 60s Fleet

Thanks Baerke.

Have always liked this particular KLM scheme as per snowghost's collection.

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-09-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Argosy
Re: My KLM Early 60s Fleet

A nice collection. Have the old Western Model Viscount & their original Electra, which also has the rounded props.

Always good to see collectors with a liking for the older stuff.

Argosy :)
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Forum: Custom Made Models 08-09-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By Argosy
Re: Drukair ATR

Good choice. Looks great.

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-30-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Argosy
Re: Two Old But New Aer Lingus

Now that's a Carvair. Glad you got the Western & not that other thing.

Even better the landing gear is still intact! :D

Argosy LOL
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-30-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Argosy
Re: Two Old But New Aer Lingus

Phoenix did release something but it wasn't a Carvair :eek:

Two nice additions stevec.

Argosy :D
Forum: Custom Made Models 07-23-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Argosy
Re: Drukair dilemma

Never been a fan of models with split personalities. Unless it's like that Lufty/Swiss A310 that actually had it.

Saying that, when displayed on a shelf you only get to see one side and so you can...
Forum: Custom Made Models 07-21-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Argosy
Re: Drukair dilemma

With RGH it looks like they forgot to paint the rudder :D

Also prefer the painted engine nacelles on JNW.

Argosy LOL
Forum: Custom Made Models 07-16-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Argosy
Re: UK custom selection.

Excellent customs. Seems the only way to have these models on your shelf.



Here's a Skyline Model from 1999....

Argosy :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-02-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Argosy
Re: CORGI P-38 question

All Corgi P-38 releases were painted silver or camouflage including the early P-38 due soon.

Argosy :)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-23-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Argosy
Re: Two New Arrivals Small World & Western UK

Nice additions Stevec & always good to see “new” old propliners. Love the aerial under the Budgie!

As for the prices. Don’t think there are a lot of import/export charges/duties for these ones...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-11-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Argosy
Re: 1/200 Concorde FedEx

Boy those packages would have got their quicker than overnight!!!

Someone had a go with a HAM Concorde many moons ago...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-11-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Argosy
Re: Croydon Classics Diecast Aer Lingus DH86

One of the many UK made brands that were available from Collector’s Aircraft Models at the Sheraton during the 2000s. Croydon Classics were models of a/c
that visited Croydon Aerodrome in the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-05-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Argosy
Re: Vladivostok A320 by Western Models

These show the switch between the “old” Western Models & the “new”. Back in 2001, the original UK company decided to do a modern jet
airliner. 2 A321s were released, JP’s US Airways and a Swissair....
Forum: Custom Made Models 05-03-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Argosy
Re: 1/200 Herald metal kit problem

So you got that Fouga Magister, was watching it & thinking about doing a yellow Luftwaffe version. Decided against as have so many
other projects to do! :D

Never got the Skyline/Sky Classic...
Forum: Custom Made Models 05-02-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Argosy
Re: 1/200 Herald metal kit problem

You did well. I had a go with one but found attaching the tail-planes very difficult. Also the split fuselage was a pain in the neck.
Had to use filler.

I thought it wouldn't be too difficult but...
Forum: Custom Made Models 05-02-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Argosy
Re: 1/200 Herald metal kit problem

Found a pic of landing gear. Looks like the only similar shaped bits. Argosy :confused:
Forum: Custom Made Models 05-02-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Argosy
Re: 1/200 Herald metal kit problem

The 2 parts on the right are for the engine air intakes. The parts on the left could be for adding to the landing gear.
Not sure how they would fit. Good luck with the build.

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-28-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By Argosy
Re: Air france a 310

I did think IF had improved the nose after the first Pan Am release. It just looked better on the later releases.

Must be optical illusion or my eyes!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-28-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By Argosy
Re: Air france a 310

I was thinking maybe the tooling was at fault with the wing too low but the pics do seem to show it's the window/door line too high up.
This has happened before. Surely a correction in the tampo...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-25-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By Argosy
Re: A few other models ...

These are the original Western Models made in the UK by Mike Stephens. When Mike decided to retire and close company, new Western Models followed
on with production switching to China. The more...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-25-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By Argosy
Re: A few other models ...

Lovely close ups :D

I too have the silver TWA Connie with speed-pack. Makes it look like a fire bomber (another of my passions). I don't think the WM white top TWA had it.

Would look good on...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-25-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By Argosy
Re: A few other models ...

An outstanding collection JP.

Loads of lovely Western Models (my particular passion/addiction). :rolleyes:

Thanks for sharing.

Argosy :D
Forum: Custom Made Models 04-20-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By Argosy
Re: AIR FRANCE Latécoère 521

Another superb creation JP.

Thanks for the history which only adds to the enjoyment of seeing pics of your latest model.

Argosy :D
Forum: Custom Made Models 04-16-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By Argosy
Re: 1:200 TUI 757 diecast

Looking good.

I have enough trouble painting straight lines :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-16-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Argosy
Re: Fokker F100 Custom - what was I thinking?

Wunderbare :D

Surprised you didn't fancy doing a fantasy US Navy transport to go with your other models. Had it been a short fuselage, you could have
done the proposed US Navy Carrier On-board...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-13-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By Argosy
Re: The Russians are coming.....

Lovely collection Aviaction. I see the LOT IL-18 you beat me to! :mad:



A long time ago, a few metal Soviet Air Force IL-76s were done by Historic Aircraft Models/CAM. Red 10 Transport, Red 11...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-09-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By Argosy
Re: Photos: lots of props, no eurowhite.

A great collection and superb display. Nice to see the "older stuff" for a change.

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-09-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Argosy
Re: AN-22 Western Models

Always a pleasure to see an original WM. Nice job with the repair work.

These “lumps” do go for a tidy sum. Hard to believe this was first released in 2001. Being a later WM, it benefited from an...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-04-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By Argosy
Re: 1:200 IL:86 x 2

A nice pair. Thanks for sharing. Unlikely to be done again in metal. HAM did 3 IL-86s these 2 plus Aeroflot CCCP-86104. The IL-96 followed, have seen
pics of an Aeroflot RA-96005 (new colours) &...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-05-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,040
Posted By Argosy
Re: Fokker F28 1:200!!!!

Excellent news & a long time coming. Had thought Herpa would be the one doing the F.28 after having released the Fokker 70/100.
Hopefully, InFlight will do it justice.

Bear in mind the models so...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-22-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Argosy
Re: A newcomer among my Caravelles

Nice work Jean Pierre. As always :D

As I tend to collect propliners, the Caravelle is modern to me!

Had to smile on seeing your collection pics, snap!

Argosy :)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-26-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Argosy
Re: 1/200 Dornier Do228 Olympic

Just to clarify....

The model I am refering to is a 1/200 scale metal Dornier Do228-200 that was sold by Aviation Centre Berlin as an Alliance 200 model.
It was in the Sunshine Aviation scheme,...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-25-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Argosy
Re: 1/200 Dornier Do228 Olympic

Nice catch.

Have seen a 1/200 Sunshine Aviation Do228 as an Alliance 200 model
from a certain German retailer. Was talk of a SATA one for the airline.

Not seen this one before. Wonder if it...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-30-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,462
Posted By Argosy
Re: Herpa 1/200 DC4 KLM

Thanks. Thought a freighter would make a change.

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-28-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,462
Posted By Argosy
Re: Herpa 1/200 DC4 KLM

What usually happens is you do a custom and then it appears by magic as
a normal release. :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-28-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,462
Posted By Argosy
Re: Herpa 1/200 DC4 KLM

Nice work. Having the white roof it wil go nicely with the Herpa.

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-27-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,462
Posted By Argosy
Re: Herpa 1/200 DC4 KLM

It was a 1/200 BOAC Western Model which had fusleage crack, so after a repair, I did a KLM diagonal tail scheme to go with the Viscount & Electra.

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-27-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,462
Posted By Argosy
Re: Herpa 1/200 DC4 KLM

Ah yes, the dreaded WM decal yellowing. At least the Herpa DC-4 won't suffer the same fate. Tarnishing maybe. As
for your KLM DC-7C, worth leaving in direct sunshine before going for those new...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-27-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,462
Posted By Argosy
Re: Herpa 1/200 DC4 KLM

Thanks filip for the heads up. Looks like Herpa have done a good job. Particularly like the exhausts & aerials. Nice to see
someone catering for the propliner brigade.

HM did do a polished...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-06-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By Argosy
Re: 1/200 WM UK Eastern Martin 404 arrived...and..

Many thanks for sharing pics of your “new” Martin 404. After the TWA appeared a few months ago was wondering what had
happened to the Eastern & Piedmont.

Good to see it now has a single nose...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-13-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By Argosy
Re: Important note for Shed Models 1:200 customers

Sad News indeed. A true gentleman. He helped me with some props & landing gear for my Invader & Tigercat fire bombers.

Here are a few pics of his Twin Pin kits as a tribute. My avatar happens to...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-08-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Argosy
Re: By request - custom 1/200 military Inflight He

Outstanding. Many thanks for the pics.

Always nice to see customs.

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-02-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Argosy
Re: Britains Buffalo - Air Atlantique DC6

Lovely Jubbly. Always nice to see the old WMs. This being one of my favourites.

This was the only original DC-6 model with the prop spinners. A few of the later WM UKs have them.

Martin/Small...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-13-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By Argosy
Re: JP60Aeromodelos

Tks. Haven't come across these before.

A Colombian retailer and Inflight distributor. They are commissioning models from Inflight 200.

They do show a future Avianca 757 which may be Gemini/JC...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-13-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By Argosy
Re: Western Models Nord 262

Interesting development.

Another "new" WM UK casting. I wonder if these are originally WM and never released by Mike Stephens.

Will be most likely finished with decals. In 1/200, the Nord 262...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-04-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By Argosy
Re: HP.81 Hermes - Historic Aircraft Models

I guess you will be carrying on collecting the "Indigenous Foreign Aircraft" from now on!

Nice addition. Looks in great shape.

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-04-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By Argosy
Re: NG Models 1:200 Falcon 900 Falcon Response N24

Yep, NG are doing the Falcon 7X.

Never come across this one before, thanks for pic.

On doing some research, I believe this is a French model, made by Tryame by Saint-lot. Metal fuselage with...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-01-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By Argosy
Re: 1/200 Martin 404 Southern Airways

Yes, indeed. Turning a Convair into a Martin is most impressive. My customs tend to be re-paints or metal kits.
The only structural work I’ve attempted was removing turrets on a Mitchell & Invader...
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