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Hosted by Frank Amato
POW model maker
Western Australia, Australia
Joined: June 05, 2007
KitMaker: 2,166 posts
AeroScale: 105 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 07:26 PM UTC

A true scratchbuilder! He made do without P.E, decals, airbrush etc. etc. etc.

Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: May 09, 2002
KitMaker: 517 posts
AeroScale: 5 posts
Posted: Friday, January 09, 2009 - 05:30 PM UTC
Very interesting piece - except the article describes the model as a Lancaster when it's plainly a Halifax (Bomb aimers position not fully glazed, cockpit faired into fuselage, pointy vertical stabilisers...)

Bloody nitpickers
Kansas, United States
Joined: August 17, 2005
KitMaker: 725 posts
AeroScale: 55 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 12:03 PM UTC
Very Cool! Those Heroes never fail to amaze me!

California, United States
Joined: February 18, 2009
KitMaker: 125 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 06:26 AM UTC
That is amazing. I wonder how much it will go for?
England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: August 15, 2008
KitMaker: 337 posts
AeroScale: 309 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 04:08 AM UTC
My grandfather guarded German POWs in WW2. My mother had a collection of beautiful toys they made for her and her twin sister from anything they could get hold of. I guess those men had literally a lot of time on their hands.When mum's pet rabbit died my grandad took the skin into the camp and one of the prisoners made a pair of mittens. This was one gift that was not appreciated!! Sadly most of the toys were lost in the scramble to get out of Nigeria at the start of the Biafran war.
Joined: December 29, 2008
KitMaker: 316 posts
AeroScale: 5 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 12:09 PM UTC
Interesting Steven, thanks for sharing! Amazing model too!