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The Mascot Qantas Avro 504

Postby thommo » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:47 pm

Thought it was about time I joined an Aussie modelling forum!

Anyone who's been through Mascot Domestic will have seen the replica of the first Qantas plane on display. After passing it many times, I figured I should have a go at building it. Used the Airfix 1/72 kit as the base, but had to massively modify the fuselage & scratch build the nose/engine for the Dyak Sunbeam fitting. Also had to modify the length of all struts due to the now thicker fuselage. Used Hawkeye decals. The rigging nearly killed me, not helped by dropping it twice and busting off the top wing. Used MigAmmo stretchy thread for the rigging, and tried a couple of methods before I could live with it. Cockpits almost completely scratched.

The bloody thing is tiny.

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Re: The Mascot Qantas Avro 504

Postby Dave Brewer » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:32 pm

What a little gem.Amazing work Thommo,I'd never have picked that as 1/72.
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Re: The Mascot Qantas Avro 504

Postby surfsup » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:15 pm

Ditto. You have done a beautiful job on her.....Cheers Mark
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Re: The Mascot Qantas Avro 504

Postby Rabbit Leader » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:55 pm

That is superb and as an employee of said airline I am extremely impressed by the detailing involved to get this famous aircraft right.
Cheers and very well modelled.. Dave
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Re: The Mascot Qantas Avro 504

Postby RayS » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:17 pm

Welcome Thommo!

About time you made it here!

Lovely job on the Arvo.

Hope you share your previous builds here as well
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Re: The Mascot Qantas Avro 504

Postby qfa_tsv » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:40 am

What a little stunner, well done
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Re: The Mascot Qantas Avro 504

Postby Brenden S » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:55 am

Well done.
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Re: The Mascot Qantas Avro 504

Postby thommo » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:16 pm

RayS wrote:Welcome Thommo!

About time you made it here!

Lovely job on the Arvo.

Hope you share your previous builds here as well


G'day Ray, hope you are well mate.

Do people on here really want to hear about my Matchbox fetish ;)
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Re: The Mascot Qantas Avro 504

Postby bell209 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:33 pm

Great job!
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Re: The Mascot Qantas Avro 504

Postby RayS » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:25 am

thommo wrote:
RayS wrote:Welcome Thommo!

About time you made it here!

Lovely job on the Arvo.

Hope you share your previous builds here as well


G'day Ray, hope you are well mate.

Do people on here really want to hear about my Matchbox fetish ;)


Mate, I am sure they would, you have beaten those kits into great builds over the years.
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