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2020 build list

Started by The Rat, December 26, 2020, 02:20:40 PM

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The Rat

Thanks to the COVID-19 lockdown slowing work, and taking a month or so off last year, I was able to outdo my ususal meager output and finish off a few. I have also been busy replacing missing photos (thanks facebook :angry:) with flickr links.

The RAAF Maritime Patrol Vickers Wellesley was among them:

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=47682.msg876971#msg876971



Followed by a Belgian example:

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=47748.msg878819#msg878819



Another maritime patrol bird was the Amiot 143:

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=47701.msg877397#msg877397



And still in that vein was the radial engined Fairey Battle IIA of RAF Coastal Command:

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=47742.msg878800#msg878800



Perhaps getting tired of flying low over the oceans, I decided to fettle up a high-altitude variant of the Iskra:

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=47783.msg879870#msg879870



Thanks to parts donated by Captain Canada (Todd 'Toad' Pomerleau) I was able to slap together a Farley Flutterbug:

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=47865.msg882509#msg882509



And since he gave me 2 Lysander fuselages the Farley Frigatebird came to fruition:

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=47924.msg884183#msg884183



Probably the last for the year (probably...) is the hastily slapped together Mitsibishi A6M2 Zero. Literally

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=48723.msg906973#msg906973



I may get my 'Captured GB' submission done by the new year, but probably won't edit this post for it. It's been a weird year for all of us, and we lost Brian Da Basher partway through it. Let's hope things get better. We're past the solstice, so for those of us in the northern hemisphere the daylight will last longer each day until late June. It's one of the few things that gives this cold-averse Canadian a little hope. Every day that I go out to the car those canoe tiedown straps taunt me.
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Flyer

Not a single one there that I do not like, keep the awesome builds coming!  <_<
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NARSES2

I do like the Wellesley's and Amiot in particular but the Battle is brilliant  :bow:
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TomZ

Great list.

I really like the Lysander.

TomZ
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The Rat

Quote from: NARSES2 on December 27, 2020, 06:34:50 AM
I do like the Wellesley's and Amiot in particular but the Battle is brilliant  :bow:

Thanks Chris! The Battle is also my favourite. The sleek lines of a Merlin engine nose clash with the rather unsleek lines of the rest of the aircraft, particularly that near vertical windscreen, but the radial just looks natural, in my opinion.
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NARSES2

Quote from: The Rat on December 27, 2020, 12:07:45 PM

Thanks Chris! The Battle is also my favourite. The sleek lines of a Merlin engine nose clash with the rather unsleek lines of the rest of the aircraft, particularly that near vertical windscreen, but the radial just looks natural, in my opinion.

Does look natural. I may borrow the idea if that's ok ?
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The Rat

Quote from: NARSES2 on December 28, 2020, 06:20:53 AM
Quote from: The Rat on December 27, 2020, 12:07:45 PM

Thanks Chris! The Battle is also my favourite. The sleek lines of a Merlin engine nose clash with the rather unsleek lines of the rest of the aircraft, particularly that near vertical windscreen, but the radial just looks natural, in my opinion.

Does look natural. I may borrow the idea if that's ok ?

By all means!
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Tophe

Many wonderful models, congratulations! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

NARSES2

Quote from: The Rat on December 28, 2020, 08:24:16 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on December 28, 2020, 06:20:53 AM
Quote from: The Rat on December 27, 2020, 12:07:45 PM

Thanks Chris! The Battle is also my favourite. The sleek lines of a Merlin engine nose clash with the rather unsleek lines of the rest of the aircraft, particularly that near vertical windscreen, but the radial just looks natural, in my opinion.

Does look natural. I may borrow the idea if that's ok ?

By all means!

Thankyou sir. Thinking Belgian, Norwegian or Greek.
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chrisonord

Marvellous  stuff, I  especially like the autogyro :thumbsup:
Chris
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