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OK- some ideas for GBs - after your comments chaps...

December 11 2016 at 8:45 PM
Graham Carter  (Login gcarter17)
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Seems the Holy Grail of Heller kits has some fans so I think I will tackle the Couzinet Arc-en-Ciel ('Rainbow' in English).
Here is the box - lovely dramatic shot of one battling its way across the Atlantic to Brazil
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and the contents
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most of which are parts for the stand and the most massive sprue runner I have ever seen - thicker than an Exacto handle! I reckon I could stretch enough sprue from one of these to reach half-way to the moon!
And what's not to love about an aircraft that looks like a dolphin with wings?
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The bad news now - here is the seven page article by Alain Bourret based on data collected by Claude Faix, on what needs to be done to make an accurate model . .
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Basically it is a case of 'jack up fuselage and wings, rebuild fuselage and wings , lower back onto undercart' . Should be FUN! Only issue is that the kit is 1/75th scale , so should it be allowed on this forum? ha ha..

Other votes came in for the Woodcock - an unfortunately-named but very purposeful-looking beast that served with only two squadrons.
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and to answer someone's question - THIS is a Pteradactyl ! the Westland-Hill Pteradactyl MkIV to be precise. Quite a large aircraft, a two-seat tandem fighter.
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parts have been separated from the backing sheet
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What do you think??

 
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Dan Smith
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Well....

December 11 2016, 9:33 PM 

Westland, Woodcock and Rainbow in that order...1/75th? Close enough for me! wink.gif

Dan

 
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Mark J Davies
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Woodcock for GAGB and Arc En Ciel for HGB/GAGB, and I may join you with the latter.

December 11 2016, 10:25 PM 

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William De Coster
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I agree :-) !

December 12 2016, 3:24 PM 

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Tom Dynia
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The Pteradactyl is everything I hoped it would be!

December 12 2016, 7:04 AM 

Three intriguing choices there, can't wait to see them built!

As far as I'm concerned, 1/75th is just Metric for The One True Scale.
Humpty Dumpty was pushed.

 
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Tim Mixon
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Pterodactyl for sure!

December 12 2016, 6:44 PM 

I mean really? How many people have one of these completed on the shelf?

 
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