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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #135 on: March 13, 2017, 03:23:31 pm »
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I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #136 on: April 18, 2017, 04:07:20 pm »
Spent Friday-Sunday at Omaka Aerodrome for the biennial Classic Fighters airshow.




















I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #137 on: April 18, 2017, 08:11:13 pm »
Wow there is some nice machinery there, got to visit someday for sure!  :mellow:

Great pics! :thumbsup:

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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #138 on: April 18, 2017, 11:33:01 pm »
Some wonderful stuff there Zac.  :thumbsup:

Do the WWI tanks actually rumble along?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #139 on: April 19, 2017, 02:49:49 am »
Looks like a good day out.
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #140 on: April 19, 2017, 06:11:39 am »
Some great stuff there Zac, many thanks for posting  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Are the tanks real survivors or replicas ?
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #141 on: April 19, 2017, 01:38:10 pm »
The tanks are replicas that run. Bloody noisy things they are, too! They have blank-firing MGs and pyro-equipped cannon. Both are products of Weta Workshop.



For the WW2 segment there was a replica German something (no-one said what it was and I didn't ask), and an original running M3 Stuart which lives 30min drive from me! The owner has another he's now restoring too.

the Hanomag halftrack is an original






The props team also built a panjandrum which laid down quite the smokescreen and ended up detonating rather spectacularly! No photos as I was sitting a little too far away and the phone wouldn't have done anything for it.

I'm sorry I didn't get any pics or video because I'm always slack-jawed in awe while it flies, but did I mention the V-1 replica?
https://youtu.be/C22IP41CzUY
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #142 on: April 19, 2017, 02:09:21 pm »
For the WW2 segment there was a replica German something (no-one said what it was and I didn't ask), and an original running M3 Stuart which lives 30min drive from me! The owner has another he's now restoring too.

the Hanomag halftrack is an original

That's a reproduction PzKpfw IV made by Weta, apparently. The "Hanomag" can't be an original SdKfz 251, though. That's a modified OT-810. They did a good job, but that running gear is distinctive.

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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #143 on: April 20, 2017, 12:24:52 am »
The tanks are replicas that run. Bloody noisy things they are, too! They have blank-firing MGs and pyro-equipped cannon. Both are products of Weta Workshop.


Thanks Zac. Looking at it with those "tank riders" it looks slightly undersize ? Probably just the fact that in 100 years the guys have just got bigger. I've seen the ones at the Tank Museum at Bovington and am just filled with admiration for their crews.

New Zealand seems to be the land of the replica  ;) Must go some day for a tour
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #144 on: April 20, 2017, 02:42:15 pm »
Thanks Logan, I don't know German armour and was going by the commentary.

Chris - I think they're 1:1. One thing that's surprised me about tanks after building a few kits is just how small they all are.

Also, on the subject of replicas: yeah you do! The replicas built by TVAL have new-built engines - only one of these replicas, the Snipe with Bentley rotary, made the trip to Omaka this time. They have an increasing amount of airworthy WW1 originals, too. Any trip to NZ should be timed to coincide with one of TVAL's summer flying weekends.
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #145 on: April 21, 2017, 12:42:15 am »

Chris - I think they're 1:1. One thing that's surprised me about tanks after building a few kits is just how small they all are.



Ta. Yup some can be very small, almost tankette size, especially in the 20/30's. Although you then get some of the massive "land battleship" types which must have needed half the nations armoured corps personnel to man them  ;)
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