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John Prigent11/01/2017 21:03:05
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Hi chaps

I took a break last night and watched a DVD I was given for Christmas: Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines. It's a very funny comedy loosely based on the Daily Mail London to Paris Air Race and showing flying replicas of some of those pre-WW1 aircraft. And watching it I remembered that back in the 1960s (when the film was made) there were actually kits of some of them too. As I remember them, they were quite decent kits for the time;1/72 scale I think. Moulded in black plastic, with open frameworks for the canvas-covered areas onto which one stuck tissue to simulate the real thing. I'd love to see Wingnut do a model Antoinette, I might even be tempted to build a model plane for the first time in about 30 years!

Cheers, John

Richald11/01/2017 21:37:30
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Only ones I remember are the Inpact 1:48th Kits . . .

I had a couple as a kid - there were a couple of others from the film

apart from the Avro Triplane, the Bristol Boxkite and either the Deperdussin

(which some say was in the film) but I reckon it was the Martin Handasyde.

link: (look half way down the page . . .)

**LINK**

Richard

http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/inpact-p106-avtrip.JPG

John Prigent11/01/2017 21:43:41
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Those are the ones, Richard - thanks for identifying them! I misremembered the scale. They were fun to build.

Cheers, John

Dave Ward11/01/2017 21:49:18
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Oh yes, I can remember those as as a young teenager

**LINK**

I don't think I ever made any, though - I seem to think they were way beyond my pocket money spending power!!!!

Dave

Alan Mckenzie11/01/2017 22:51:31
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Hi

A couple on Ebay if your wallet can take it smile o

See here

and here

Simon Hammerton12/01/2017 00:52:16
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My Dad was Construction Manager on the film

I ended up with the Prop Master of the Demoiselle, an utterly beautiful thing. Sadly it was destroyed by a particularly obnoxious nephew if memory serves me right.

I was very young at the time of the filming, but I remember having tea with Benny Hill and the wonderfully bonkers Gerd Frohm.

Simon

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