Thursday, 20 December 2012

Winter Aircraft Project

Some years ago I bought at a show a box of already built but unpainted 1/72 aircraft kits for my stepson, Louis.  He swiftly grew out of such things (apparently it can happen) and the box languished in the attic.  Until last weekend.  Remembering that I needed a model of a certain aircraft for a game on the 28th, I sought and was granted the lad's permission to effect such repairs and paintwork as I considered necessary.
I lay before you the contents of said box - after I had begun repair work.  10 points to the reader who can name them all, with a further bonus 10 points for identifying the kit manufacturer(s)

Edit 21/12/12 1700hrs.  They are all Airfix kits.  Top photo: Mosquito, Blenheim IV, Hurricane IID.
Middle Photo: Fw-190, Spitfire IX, Anson, Lysander, Bf-109G.  Last photo: Lancaster B1.

Final places as follows:
Winner -  Wg Cdr Luddite - but he didn't spot the Bf-109!
Highly Commended - Phil Broeders for a very good effort
Honourable Mention - mad padre - for reminding me of the Matchbox Lysander I had 35 years ago!
So everyone's a winner!

12 comments:

Phil Broeders said...

I think a Mosquito, Anson, Beaufort...

As for manufacturers, I'd say Airfix for the grey models and - Revell?

Phil Broeders said...

Then a couple of Spits, an ME109 (?), a Lysander, Liberator...

I don't really know!

Wg Cdr Luddite said...

Blenhiem IV
Mosquito FB VI
Hurricane IID
Anson
Lysander
FW 190D
Spitfire IX
Lancaster III

Wg Cdr Luddite said...

I reckon they are all Airfix except the Lanc.

mad padre said...

I recognize a Lysander in the middle shot - by Matchbox, maybe?
And is that last picture of a Short Stirling?

Tim Gow said...

Phil Broeders
There's an Anson, Mossie, one Spitfire, a Bf109 and a Lysander. All by Airfix. But no Beaufort of Liberator... 5 points to you.

Tim Gow said...

Wg Cdr Luddite
A brave effort - but you missed one! And the Lanc is Airfix. 6 points to you.

Tim Gow said...

Mad padre
Only one point for you. The Lysander is Airfix (though I had the Matchbox version in the '70s)

Phil Broeders said...

Said Beaufort but should have said Blenheim!

Tim Gow said...

Phil Broeders
Sorry - I have to accept your first answer! A Beaufort - I wish!

Paul said...

A real drool-fest here Tim. Time to trade in the stepson if he was not excited about this!

Must get a Anson!

Tim Gow said...

Paul
He liked them a the time, and they were spectacularly cheap. Anyway, they're in safe hands now.......