Coastal Command Whitley

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  1. otftch

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    This guy has been noticed lurking around in some of my photos. Coastal Command Whitley by Frog in 1/72. I don't really remember when this was built but Frog was still in business at the time. I think it is out of the box and I know it was pure snow white when put on the shelf. If any one knows the MK I'd appreciate knowing it for my records. With most of my models I can tell you what I was doing at the time it was built. This one draws a blank. I guess either me or the model is getting "old" !
    Ed

    It took me an hour to dust it !
    Ed
     

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    Very cool. I always thought it was a good looking plane.
     
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    Ed I got that one unbuilt in the collection reboxed I think by Airfix but I am missing a piece of glass :( Good looking bird though.
     
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    I'm the opposite. One of the ugliest planes I've ever seen.

    We should go to a bar together David. At least one of us will go home happy!
     
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    Nice work Ed, it looks like it's aged very well. I think I'd have to agree with Andy, the Whitley was one of the ugliest bomber used in the war, but I seem to like ugly airplanes. They have character. I have a re-boxing of that one in my stash too. :)
     
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    Scrubs up pretty well Ed!
     
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    nice one Ed
     
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    Ed looks great ,nice to see something off the beaten path like this
     
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    Nice one Ed.
    It's a Whitley MkVII (ASV equipped). There was a re-boxing by Novo at one time, and AFAIK, Matchbox released a Whitley, but not the Frog moulding.
     
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    Good work Ed!
     
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    :lol: I was gonna make a smartazz response to this, but I think I'll let it stand on its own. :dontknow:

    Nice build by the way. :evil4:
     
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    #12 otftch, Dec 6, 2011
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    It's even uglier when airborne.
    Ed

    Thanks for your comments.
    Ed
     

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    Thanks,
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    Ugly, slow and obsolete by the beginning of WW2. Known to its crews as 'The Flying Barn Door'.
     
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    Ugly or not, it's still a beautiful build.
     
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