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Mach 2 Models
« on: December 25, 2014, 07:31:44 PM »
While I am waiting for the kids to get up, I thought I would start a new topic.

Mach 2 released a 1/72 Learjet at Telford. The sprue shot shows you can build several variants. And restock your spares department.

There is thread on it over at Britmodeler.



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Re: Mach 2 Models
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2014, 10:54:08 PM »
Looks to be your basic Model 35/36 with options for several special-use variants.  I'll definitely be buying some and I hope they proceed to do a set of kits for the 20-series Learjets and the Lear 54/55/56 at least.

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Re: Mach 2 Models
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2014, 11:31:14 PM »
It looks cool, I wonder if they will do other bizjets in the future, Gulfstreams, Citations, Challengers

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Re: Mach 2 Models
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2014, 12:16:48 AM »
A Challenger would be nice.  They (don't remember the brand) come on EBay once and a while but they become too expensive for my wallet. 
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Re: Mach 2 Models
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2014, 12:53:30 AM »
I like the Lear, but I really need a Falcon 20F :)

Challenger would be nice too. :)

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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2014, 02:09:07 AM »
A Challenger would be nice.  They (don't remember the brand) come on EBay once and a while but they become too expensive for my wallet.

Kurt Lehmann does a very nice Challenger in resin as does Leading Edge Decals (if you can find one). I have two 1/72 Execuform kits in my stash, I'm planning on using some details from an RJ200 kit I have, although they might not be totally correct but they'll do for me.

I had thought of reverse engineering the RJ200 but there's quite a bit to do to get a Challenger out of it.

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Re: Mach 2 Models
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2014, 02:11:48 AM »
but I really need a Falcon 20F :)

Got one of those Mach2 Falcons too, plus some JBot decals for a CAF operated one

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Re: Mach 2 Models
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2014, 03:36:02 AM »
No idea where to get Mach 2 kits here in Canada. The one LHS that used to stock them is closed. :(

Mississauga, Ontario that is. I know CanMilAir has the decal set I need.
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Re: Mach 2 Models
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2015, 10:27:20 PM »
Folks! I see Hannants has in the Future Releases section has four 1/72 Armstrong-Whitworth Argosy kits from Mach 2.



There is thread about it or rather the agony of building Mach 2 kits over at Britmodeller.

It would appear that SMW is the launch venue. Are there any volunteers ready to take one for the team and check it out?

It would look nice with a RCAF lightning bolt.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Mach 2 Models
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2015, 06:07:03 AM »
I have an Airfix Bristol Freighter on the go (including resin to make it a "normal" Mk31) and that's big enough for me - I'd hate to see the size of an Argosy in 72!!!
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Re: Mach 2 Models
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2016, 06:57:25 PM »
On the Future Releases page at Hannants this morning, they show the Dassault-Mystere Falcon 20 being re-released in 12 different markings.

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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2016, 07:02:40 PM »
That's odd Carl, I got one from years ago.  Just need to build it.  I've got Jbot decals for a CAF one too.  IIRC, you can build a USCG version too, it has a large window to replace one of the smaller ones.

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Re: Mach 2 Models
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2016, 07:21:26 PM »
How ideal would the Argosy be for the current group build?

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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2016, 07:48:48 PM »
That's odd Carl, I got one from years ago.  Just need to build it.  I've got Jbot decals for a CAF one too.  IIRC, you can build a USCG version too, it has a large window to replace one of the smaller ones.

I would like to purchase/build one as 414 SQN did visit Comox to play with the Voodoos. But I would update it to near current specs and colours (new ECM fit and all gray FIPS).

I suspect the kits decals may not be up to snuff.
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Re: Mach 2 Models
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2016, 01:43:53 AM »
A 1/72 Avro York has been announced at Telford



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Re: Mach 2 Models
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2016, 09:55:21 AM »
The York is on the Hannants Future Release page.

There are 4 kits, each with one of these four possible markings:



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« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2016, 10:02:43 AM »
I've got two conversion sets by CMK (I think), one will be for the only York C.2 with Hercules engines

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« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2016, 11:14:59 AM »
If I recall correctly York and Tudor were meant to be produced in Australia along side the Lincolns by GAF.

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Re: Mach 2 Models
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2017, 07:36:38 PM »
It would appear that Mach 2 has made a stealth announcement for a 1/72 Bristol Britannia at Telford. (I'm sorry Greg. I'm not helping here am I?)

The announcement was done via the France based Master 194 Forum here: http://master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=100505#p1251033







Folks at Britmodeller noted the nose does not look right. It is mostly the paint scheme.

For those (like me) who are looking at the CL-44/ RCAF CC-106 Yukon please note the changes made by Canadair:

The RCAF had specified the CL-44 to be equipped with Bristol Orion engines. When the British Ministry of Supply canceled the Orion program, the RCAF revised the specifications to substitute the Rolls-Royce Tyne 11. The CL-44 fuselage was lengthened making it 12 ft 4 in (3.75 m) longer than the Britannia 300 with two large cargo doors added on the port side on some aircraft, while the cabin was pressurized to maintain a cabin altitude of 2,400 m at 9,000 m (30,000 ft). The design used modified CL-28 wings and controls.

I have a picture somewhere of a RAF A&AEE Britannia at YOW taken in 1984.
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« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2017, 09:04:26 PM »
Yeah! at last ---- now I can carry on using my Airways Vac Form kit of the Britannia to make a CL-44. Got most of the parts gathered to do it too ---- including some of these below

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Re: Mach 2 Models
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2018, 11:06:03 PM »
Coming soon: a quintuplet of 1/72 Lockheed Jetstars:











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« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2018, 02:02:47 AM »
Err, I think that last one was posted in the wrong thread, should be in the one on Valom.

The Jetstars are interesting, good to see the markings for "Air Force One-Half" (as LBJ nicknamed it).

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Re: Mach 2 Models
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2018, 02:13:26 AM »
Err, I think that last one was posted in the wrong thread, should be in the one on Valom.

The Jetstars are interesting, good to see the markings for "Air Force One-Half" (as LBJ nicknamed it).

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« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2018, 04:24:13 AM »
Err, I think that last one was posted in the wrong thread, should be in the one on Valom.

The Jetstars are interesting, good to see the markings for "Air Force One-Half" (as LBJ nicknamed it).

Fixed the wrong post.

Oops. Thanks for re-post. Or we can create a new brand called Malom-2 or Vach-2.
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« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2018, 04:30:42 AM »
Transport Canada flew the Jetstar as a VIP Transport. Retired in 1985.



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