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Beagle 306 Basset II AKA The Beagle Bungle Basset
« on: June 04, 2019, 06:27:54 am »
Picked one of these up recently  - an impulse buy. Pretty sure I can do something RAF-ish if I can find a suitable canopy.



Not sure if white/grey or white/red or red/blue livery..... decisions, decisions.


And if that doesn't work maybe a single tailed one of these....



Now where's the spares box ?
« Last Edit: June 07, 2019, 04:06:18 pm by Bungle »
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Re: Beagle 306 Basset II
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 11:19:44 am »
So.... why donīt build L-200 straight OOB and only give him "What if coat" ?
I have three Czechoslovak, three IDF/AF and one RAAF What if liveries "doodled"  ;)


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Re: Beagle 306 Basset II
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 06:15:30 am »
Not a kit I was aware of at all
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Re: Beagle 306 Basset II
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 06:16:42 am »
So.... why donīt build L-200 straight OOB and only give him "What if coat" ?
I have three Czechoslovak, three IDF/AF and one RAAF What if liveries "doodled"  ;)

If I get time (and for once the timing is good and I have an almost clear week) I may do that. My first thought was to make it USAF but that actually would be real world! Kit comes with USAF option. Got to think something more exotic.

Not a kit I was aware of at all

Which one Chris ? The Dominator is quite recent and I think there must be something similar in the pipeline because the sprue includes a cockpit floor and seats but the 'canopy' is a solid plug. Anyway I believe I have found a suitable transparancy from a Cessna 310 resin kit (Vacuformed and two in the kit so could screw up two kits in one!).

Roll on midnight so I can get started !
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Re: Beagle 306 Basset II
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2019, 06:23:04 am »

Not a kit I was aware of at all

Which one Chris ? The Dominator is quite recent and I think there must be something similar in the pipeline because the sprue includes a cockpit floor and seats but the 'canopy' is a solid plug. Anyway I believe I have found a suitable transparancy from a Cessna 310 resin kit (Vacuformed and two in the kit so could screw up two kits in one!).

Roll on midnight so I can get started !

The Dominator.

Every time I read Beagle 306 Basset in your title I automatically think of Liquorice Allsorts and Bertie Bassett   :banghead:
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Re: Beagle 306 Basset II
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2019, 07:41:54 am »

Not a kit I was aware of at all

Which one Chris ? The Dominator is quite recent and I think there must be something similar in the pipeline because the sprue includes a cockpit floor and seats but the 'canopy' is a solid plug. Anyway I believe I have found a suitable transparancy from a Cessna 310 resin kit (Vacuformed and two in the kit so could screw up two kits in one!).

Roll on midnight so I can get started !

The Dominator.

Every time I read Beagle 306 Basset in your title I automatically think of Liquorice Allsorts and Bertie Bassett   :banghead:

I cant remember which branch it was that had that theme for their stand at the Nats. a few years ago.
Their slogan : We build allsorts!
« Last Edit: June 07, 2019, 09:02:48 am by JayBee »
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Re: Beagle 306 Basset II
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2019, 12:37:16 pm »

I cant remember which branch it was that had that theme for their stand at the Nats. a few years ago.
Their slogan : We build allsorts!


Oh yes, that was a brilliant display!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Beagle 306 Basset II
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2019, 01:59:05 pm »
Muilticoloured indeed, but which branch was it ? Was it Dorset by any chance ?
Does anyone have a photo, I have checked my files and I do not appear to have one of it ?
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Re: Beagle 306 Basset II
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2019, 02:38:30 pm »
If you changed the manufacturer to British United National General Aviation Limited, you could call it a Bungle Bassett II... :wacko:
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Re: Beagle 306 Basset II
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2019, 04:06:50 pm »
If you changed the manufacturer to British United National General Aviation Limited, you could call it a Bungle Bassett II... :wacko:

New thread title then. ;D
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Re: Beagle 306 Basset II AKA The Beagle Bungle Basset
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2019, 04:16:32 pm »
Ok so let battle (struggle) commence.

This is the Dominator kit




and as back up... the Let L-200



Two grey plastic kits - what could go wrong?
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Re: Beagle 306 Basset II AKA The Beagle Bungle Basset
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2019, 06:04:34 pm »
IME A Model kits require two weeks just for the PSR.  However this one looks pretty good and it is one of their newer tools.
Good luck.
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Re: Beagle 306 Basset II AKA The Beagle Bungle Basset
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2019, 02:18:34 am »
IME A Model kits require two weeks just for the PSR.  However this one looks pretty good and it is one of their newer tools.
Good luck.

Agreed re the early A-Model kits. I've heard some good reports about the more recent ones however, so best of luck with it  :thumbsup:
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Re: Beagle 306 Basset II
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2019, 03:14:15 am »
My first thought was to make it USAF but that actually would be real world! Kit comes with USAF option. Got to think something more exotic.


So I had to investigate that!  It turns out to be marked as 170709 ( its c/n ) which fled from Cuba to Florida and was tested at Wright-Patterson.

Don't have any more details yet, nor the full FY serial

Edit: found this report and photo in Flight, 1971:
https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1971/1971%20-%200430.PDF

It was originally one of the ten supplied to the Cuban air force.

After evaulation it went into storage at the Army museum at Fort Rucker, subsequently passed to a college as a technical training exhibit.
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