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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2011, 02:12:45 pm »
I believe the Ashton's fuselage still exists, someone at Air-Britain had taken a photo of it not long ago (IIRC)

Yes, it's at Newark, in remarkably good condition, apart from the lack of wheels, engines and wings that is.  :angry:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #46 on: March 04, 2011, 02:18:06 pm »
Nice model, close but not 100 % to the real thing. Don't get me wrong, I like it.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #47 on: March 04, 2011, 02:20:38 pm »
close enough for Government work lol
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #48 on: March 05, 2011, 01:24:34 am »
Nice model, close but not 100 % to the real thing. Don't get me wrong, I like it.

If it was a 100% to the real thing it would be made from aluminium, have four jet engines and be FAR too big to fit into OGL's house!

And it would fly too............  ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #49 on: March 05, 2011, 01:49:15 am »
Nice model, close but not 100 % to the real thing. Don't get me wrong, I like it.

If it was a 100% to the real thing it would be made from aluminium, have four jet engines and be FAR too big to fit into OGL's house!

And it would fly too............  ;D

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #50 on: March 05, 2011, 01:55:32 am »
Good job on that Martin. Magna and NMF  :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2011, 04:49:21 am »
Excellent job Martin.  Public showing (of the Ashton!) at any time soon?
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2011, 09:38:28 am »
Excellent job Martin.  Public showing (of the Ashton!) at any time soon?
 ;D ;D

Even thou it isnt finished yet, The Ashton made its public debut today at the Peterbrough show. On the Coventry & Warwickshire stand. And it attracted a lot of interest. The Whiff stand was next to the Cov stand so I could keep an eye on it.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #53 on: March 05, 2011, 09:54:53 am »
I believe the Ashton's fuselage still exists, someone at Air-Britain had taken a photo of it not long ago (IIRC)

Wouldn't swear to it, but wasn't it at Woodford for a while? There was a faded blue and silver fuselage down the side of the heritage centre when I started there, then one day I noticed it was gone, but I don't know what happened to it.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #54 on: March 05, 2011, 10:37:21 am »
did it look like this?







these were taken at Newark last September
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #55 on: March 05, 2011, 10:41:07 am »
The pic I've seen it's closer to the building behind it in your third pic Martin.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #56 on: October 07, 2012, 12:17:50 pm »
Nice one OGL.  :drink: :bow:

And neatly twisted backstory too.  ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #57 on: October 08, 2012, 01:06:16 am »
Nice one Martin  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #58 on: February 24, 2013, 12:01:59 pm »
Been a bit of a gap since my last entry on this thread.

First up. The Douglas DC-5. British Airways placed an order for 8 in early 1939. A deposit was paid and registration's were reserved. Unfortunately a little fracas called the second world war kicked off. And the deposit was taken over for military contracts.
Heres what they may have looked like had the war not got in the way.


Next is a Czech airforce CH-47A. The story here is that in the late 70's Vietnam decided to sell off its fleet of CH-47's that it inherited from the former RVNAF. Czechoslovakia saw the Chinook as rather useful so acquired most of them. They managed to operate them with out spares support from the west until the cold war ended. after which Boeing was more than willing to support them, they were later upgraded to a hybrid CH-47C/Chinook HC-1 standard.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #59 on: February 25, 2013, 07:48:31 am »
Now they are nice Martin  :thumbsup:

Who's kit is the DC5 ?
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