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Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
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Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae
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Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 10:37 AM UTC
AHM''s ''Winnie Mae'' is one in the series All the worlds aircraft - Historical Aviation in Scale Models'' in 1/100 scale. It is part of their Series 1: The Golden Era.

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AHM had an impressive line of 1/100 (plus or minus) aircraft from 1927 to modern jets. These run the spectrum from junk-toys to delightful little kits. Tamiya also had a substantial line of 1/100 modern jets and helicopters, the 1/100 Scale Mini-Jet Series of the early 1970's. Those are delightful little kits with recessed panel lines.

Most 1/100 scale aircraft are great lil' gems. I have many and intend to present these little known and under-appreciated kits as I build them. Others are:

Tamiya 1/100 BAC Lightning F.Mk.6

Tamiya 1/100 Boeing B-52D Stratofortress

Tamiya 1/100 McDonnell-Douglas F-4E Phantom II

Tamiya 1/100 McDonnell Douglas F-4K / M

Tamiya 1/100 Lockheed F-104J/G

Tamiya 1/100 Me 163 & Me 262 Set

Tamiya 1/100 MiG 19 Farmer

Tamiya 1/100 Republic F-105D

Tamiya 1/100 Saab Draken

Tamiya 1/100 Saab AJ 37 Viggen

Tamiya 1/100 Sikorsky CH-54A Skycrane

Other 1/100 Aircraft:

F4B-4 Boeing 99 by AHM

Grumman F3F-3 by AHM

F-4E Phantom II by AHM

Focke-Wulf 190 A-5 by Doyusha

Fi 156 Storch by Faller

V1 & V2 & Trailer set by Faller

F-4F Phantom II by Roskopf

When able, I will post the A-4 Skyhawk, A-7 Corsair II, A-6 Intruder, F-8 Crusader, F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, F-100 Super Sabre, F-101 Voodoo, Kfir, Mirage III, MiG-21, UH-1 Huey, AH-1 Cobra, H-3 Sea King, C-47, and any others I can find!

Model railroaders and war gamers of OO [1/76] through TT [1/120] (including E and QO SCALE [1/96], OOC SCALE [1/100], 3mm SCALE and TM SCALE {a version of TT}[1/101.6]) desiring aircraft had, and still suffer, a relatively small field to choose from. Accurate Miniatures, AHM, Doyusha, Faller, Revell, Roskopf, Takara, Tamiya and others fill the void with a good selection of common and popular aircraft c.1927 - present.

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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 03:48 AM UTC
the lockheed vega one classic of the aviation in 1930's.(winnie-mae).
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 - 05:38 PM UTC
a little trivia....

Lockheed made a universal fuselage and wing. wherever you wanted your cockpit Lockheed would cut a hole (forward or behind the wing. You wanted the wings High you got a Vega, Low wing (the same wing) you got a Sirius. Furniture, Engines, window were where you wanted them.

These were custom planes from the same parts.

Above is really generalized but the story is available on the web or in some nice books. Look them up.

Captn Tommy
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 09:00 AM UTC
Captn Tommy, interesting. Thank you.