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PostPosted: Fri 15 Feb 2008 10:20 am 
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Flown by Major William G. Barker VC

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Feb 2008 11:43 am 
Ayup Ratch...

Nice Camel... :thumb:

Oh, BTW, Dad found his Spit Decals... He'd put them in the cupboard safe !  :wink:


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That has a really good dirty look to the dark green, most realisic.  The metal cowl and prop are also effectively done. The rigging completes it.


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The colour of the prop is the colour I would be aiming for, for the plywood around the cockpit.

It was in a Snipe, of course, that Barker engaged 15 (some say 60) Albatri, shooting down 7 and getting a bullet in his leg.

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Very nice! Why do Revell make some WW1 aircraft in such an odd scale?


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Very nice Ratch - I can't say I've seen this around - it has peaked my interest as I have the Spad of Eddie Rickenbacker nearly complete.  I know Revell do a 1/28 Triplane which I also have - in bits!

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Hi Ian, I acquired this in a 'Lucky Dip' box from Vince at ModelsForSale  :o
Judging by the instructions, I'd say it was a rather ancient kit, and not one I would normally have purchased  :roll:  but I did enjoy the build  :D

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Very nice! Why do Revell make some WW1 aircraft in such an odd scale?


Back in the fifties when these three kits were created, Lew Glaser was the boss at Revell and he was a genuine man of vision.  He pushed his company to create things that were years ahead of what the competition was doing.  Tragically, he passed away at the age of 53.  Plastic models haven't been the same since.  

I'm sure Glaser came up with the idea of a super-detailed, super-large plastic kit of WWI planes and these (Fokker Dr.1, Camel, Spad 13) were the result. They are in an "odd" scale because Glaser had to invent the scales.  There was no precedent.  As time went by, 1/24 and 1/32 scale became the "standard" for car models and so airplane models followed suit.  But back when these kits were issued, that hadn't happened.

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Very nice model there!

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