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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1890 on: January 10, 2019, 12:25:18 pm »
The monoplane looks like a Antoinette, the flying wing looks familiar but cannot place it at the moment...
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1892 on: January 10, 2019, 02:47:04 pm »
Good looking out, thanks!  I'm going to have to find a way to build that Pterodactyl! Lots of different "versions" too and they seem to get pretty wild, look at this one  ;D :





 
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1893 on: January 10, 2019, 03:05:04 pm »
That was supposed to be a bomber escort turret fighter. A pair of guns either side of the fuselage for the pilot and a couple "out the back" (because in the tail doesn't work here...).
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1894 on: January 11, 2019, 06:03:08 am »
Martin-Handasyde



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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1895 on: January 11, 2019, 03:04:56 pm »
Its also a pretty extreme angle on the elevator!
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1896 on: January 12, 2019, 02:08:44 am »
The Pterodactyls look like they have come straight out of an Anime.  Imagine them taking on vanships in air to air combat.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1897 on: January 12, 2019, 02:18:54 am »
Its also a pretty extreme angle on the elevator!

Yikes ! I hadn't noticed that

Those old cigarette card illustrations take me back, although in my day they would have been Tea company cards. There was a stall in Brixton market back in the 50's/60's that just sold either the loose cards or complete albumns. If I'd behaved myself I was allowed a short browse, mind you I really reckon it was my dad who wanted the browse  ;D
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1898 on: January 12, 2019, 02:37:00 am »
Didn't the Martin-Handasyde appear in the 'Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines' film, and subsequently as a 1/48 model by Inpact?
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1899 on: January 12, 2019, 02:42:04 am »
« Last Edit: January 12, 2019, 02:48:00 am by zenrat »
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1900 on: January 12, 2019, 02:47:03 am »
Didn't the Martin-Handasyde appear in the 'Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines' film, and subsequently as a 1/48 model by Inpact?

I think there was a very similar aircraft in the film and then as a kit, but whether it was meant to be a replica of the MH or just inspired by it I've no idea.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1901 on: January 12, 2019, 04:37:02 am »

Review states it was a Pyro kit.


Nah, that review was probably written by a youngster in his 40s or so. The originals were done by Inpact and then got spread all over the place. They also did some 30s biplane fighters, a Fury, Gladiator, Bulldog and Flycatcher IIRC.

Lindberg took a lot of the MMITFM moulds and I think at least one of the 30s biplanes ended up with Airfix.

They were all in 1/48 BTW.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1902 on: January 12, 2019, 05:53:00 am »
Nah, that review was probably written by a youngster in his 40s or so.



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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1903 on: January 12, 2019, 06:11:22 am »
Nah, that review was probably written by a youngster in his 40s or so.



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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1904 on: January 12, 2019, 06:29:28 am »

Review states it was a Pyro kit.


Nah, that review was probably written by a youngster in his 40s or so. The originals were done by Inpact and then got spread all over the place. They also did some 30s biplane fighters, a Fury, Gladiator, Bulldog and Flycatcher IIRC.

Lindberg took a lot of the MMITFM moulds and I think at least one of the 30s biplanes ended up with Airfix.

They were all in 1/48 BTW.

Yup! Big Book says Inpact made six kits to tie in with the movie (but they made ten kits overall), these were reboxed by Life-Like and Pyro. Interestingly the book says Lindberg only reboxed two Inpact kits and they were neither of any of the movie six. But here we see a Lindberg Martin-Handasyde ---
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