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Offline Orionblamblam

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Avro 730 returns!
« on: December 22, 2008, 07:52:30 am »
The first model I did for Fantastic Plastic back in 2004 was the British Avro 730 bomber in 1/144 scale. Last year I was asked to re-visit the model. I completely rescribed it, added cockpit, landing gear and bomb bay details, and just generally improved the hell out of it. The first time ’round, my skills were a little rusty; the new version is a great improvement. It is now available for purchase from Fantastic Plastic.

http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/Avro730CatalogPage.htm












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Re: Avro 730 returns!
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2008, 08:49:30 am »
Oh Man - if only the hanger doors at Woodford really looked like that, not to mention the blue sky above them.  :banghead:

It looks like a very nice kit. In all honesty I can't even vaguely afford it, but I appreciate it's existence.  :thumbsup:


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Re: Avro 730 returns!
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008, 03:18:58 am »
Missed it first time around - will go very well with my growing 1/444 "heavies" collection.

The use of the WWII era "C" roundels makes it look more warlike somehow
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Re: Avro 730 returns!
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 08:57:29 pm »
Hello to all,
               May I first say I am very impressed by this website and those that put forward 'what ifs'.

I hope that someone may help me with a query I have on the Avro 730. The Fantastic Plastic Models link indicates that the aircraft would have a crew of two. Reading the book Project Cancelled indicates that there was planned to be a crew of three. I understand that as this project evolved there may well have been a reduction in crew numbers but the instrument diagram in the above mentioned book would indicate there would be very little room 'up front' for the navigator's requirements. Could someone suggest how it was proposed to fitout the cockpit?  Thank you for your time.

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Re: Avro 730 returns!
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 11:22:56 pm »
After Avro won the contract the Govt revised the specs to include bombing capability amongst others so a Weight saving and redesign program was put in hand, this included reducing crew to two and placing them side by side and reducing/relocating some of their equipment.
mentioned in British Secret Projects:jet Bombers since 1949 by Tont Buttler

(Avro had a fire in the 60's which destroyed alot of their own paperwork on the project thus much of the data now used to illustrate the project actually stem from the submitted proposal documents rather than company records which would cover work done prior to cancellation)

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Re: Avro 730 returns!
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009, 04:57:59 am »
See that Pete? You can answers about that sort of stuff quickly here. And let's throw in a nice big WELCOME ABOARD while we're at it!  :cheers:
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Re: Avro 730 returns!
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009, 06:13:55 am »
This is one of those kits I wish was done in 1/72 scale.

Very nicely re-mastered BTW.

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Re: Avro 730 returns!
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009, 06:13:00 pm »
Wow! Thank you so much for the welcome and fast replies to my query.

A piece of information you may be interested in was a proposal to fit the aircraft with Orenda Iroquois engines as indicated in the book Cold War Tech War by Randall Whitcomb.

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Re: Avro 730 returns!
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2009, 10:35:58 am »
I too would love one in 1:72. Looks like a great model, though. It's going on the list... :thumbsup:
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Re: Avro 730 returns!
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2009, 03:22:00 pm »
A piece of information you may be interested in was a proposal to fit the aircraft with Orenda Iroquois engines as indicated in the book Cold War Tech War by Randall Whitcomb.

And that demands that one be decorated with LEAFY ROUNDELS!  :party:
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Re: Avro 730 returns!
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2010, 06:50:13 pm »
Hmm, that Avro 730 wing looks like it could be useful on a WHIF design of mine
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Re: Avro 730 returns!
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2010, 09:48:23 pm »
The Avro 730 looks Cool! Tell me if You Agree or Not,the 730 looks like something You'd see in 'Thunderbirds'! Thanks for posting & Hope to see more Great stuff like this :thumbsup: :cheers:Dan