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Re: The 'BLACK DIAMONDS' - the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team 1920-1940
« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2021, 02:13:40 AM »
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Re: The 'BLACK DIAMONDS' - the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team 1920-1940
« Reply #51 on: August 31, 2021, 05:11:55 AM »
. . .Handley Page HP 42?

Vickers Victoria and Valentia?


Not directly, as none of them are available in 1/72, as far as I am aware, rather I'm thinking about scratching a fuselage and tail to go with the Handley Page wings I have spare from my O/400 and Heyford builds, I also have a Vickers Vimy in the stash, awaiting it's fate . . .


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Re: The 'BLACK DIAMONDS' - the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team 1920-1940
« Reply #52 on: September 01, 2021, 01:05:41 AM »
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Re: The 'BLACK DIAMONDS' - the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team 1920-1940
« Reply #53 on: September 01, 2021, 05:02:10 AM »
Oh, I'm aware of those, but I can't find any available for sale, and if there were, I'm sure that they'd be be much more expensive than I'd want to pay . . . a Vickers Vimy Commercial kit was also produced, can't find one of those, either . . .


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Re: The 'BLACK DIAMONDS' - the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team 1920-1940
« Reply #54 on: September 01, 2021, 07:18:36 AM »
Greg, as a vacform afficionado... I like  :smiley: :smiley:
I can think that the  :smiley: of finding that kit turns into the  :( when you see that really, it is going to be a lot of work.
In the day, I would have loved that set, but never found it.

Robin, a slab sided scratch fuselage would fit the time period nicely, plenty of gawdawful Heller French abominations out there  ;)

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Re: The 'BLACK DIAMONDS' - the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team 1920-1940
« Reply #55 on: September 02, 2021, 01:48:49 AM »
They do pop up for sale on the likes of bay every once in a while.
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Re: The 'BLACK DIAMONDS' - the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team 1920-1940
« Reply #56 on: September 02, 2021, 06:00:58 AM »
Robin, a slab sided scratch fuselage would fit the time period nicely,
That's what I've been thinking, a plastic card box fitted with the wings and other parts I have spare. I'm currently looking at something based on the Vickers Vulcan, aka 'The Flying Pig' . . .


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Vulcan


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Re: The 'BLACK DIAMONDS' - the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team 1920-1940
« Reply #57 on: September 02, 2021, 06:40:04 AM »
They do pop up for sale on the likes of bay every once in a while.

Yeah, Naahhh.  Not that interested anymore, my Vacform days are pretty much done.
I still have quite a number in a box that may never see the light of day, Blackburn Perth, SARO London, Sopwith Cuckoo, Blackburn Blackburn.. the list goes on.

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Re: The 'BLACK DIAMONDS' - the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team 1920-1940
« Reply #58 on: September 03, 2021, 05:29:57 AM »
Sopwith Cuckoo, Blackburn Blackburn..


I could do things with them . . .   ;D


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Re: The 'BLACK DIAMONDS' - the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team 1920-1940
« Reply #59 on: September 03, 2021, 06:09:20 AM »
Sopwith Cuckoo, Blackburn Blackburn..
I could do things with them . . .   ;D
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Funnily enough, you picked the two that I still have a soft spot for, as they fill holes in my now packed away RNAS/Fleet Air Arm aircraft collection.

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Re: The 'BLACK DIAMONDS' - the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team 1920-1940
« Reply #60 on: September 08, 2021, 10:18:06 AM »
Five four-bay twin engine vacform biplanes?  That's the 3rd or 4th circle of hell.  Now, what is the aircraft going to be used for?   Parts runner, carrying a few mechanics and needed stuff?  How about that Heller de Havilland?

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Re: The 'BLACK DIAMONDS' - the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team 1920-1940
« Reply #61 on: September 09, 2021, 05:20:20 AM »
Now, what is the aircraft going to be used for?   Parts runner, carrying a few mechanics and needed stuff?  How about that Heller de Havilland?


Primarily a ground handling and servicing party, plus a few type specific spares that might not be available at the airfield where the display is being held. Things like wheels/tyres, propellers, spark plugs and the like. Things that cause an aeroplane to go u/s, and a show to be cancelled, but which can be easily replaced in few minutes.
The Heller Rapide would be suitable, it's a bit small so two might be needed, but I also need something for earlier in the story.
As I said, I have some spare bits I'd like to use up, and here I have a ready made back story . . .


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Robin.
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