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A little Peacemaker

Roden 439 Fairchild AU-23A Peacemaker

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Mick Charlesworth14/01/2018 10:35:42
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Fernando that is a superb finish smiley


Dave S 415/01/2018 19:56:55
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Lovely result!

A big, ugly baby that you can't help but love, and you've done a grand job of it.

Very nice indeed.


Fernando Nijhuis17/01/2018 18:05:35
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Mick and Dave, thanks for kind words guys.thumbs up


Scottie17/01/2018 19:31:50
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​That is a cracking build mate very nicely finished.


Steve Jones 1219/01/2018 19:48:45
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Well the guys have said it all. You must be very pleased. Would this have been the same spotter plane seen in the Battle of The Bulge film with Henry Fonda?


Bobby Dale20/01/2018 13:50:45
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Henry Fonda flew in a Cessna Bird Dog the military version of the old Cessna 170 high wing mono plane it was trying to depict the Piper L4 Grasshopper the american reccon /light duties plane which would have been used in reality as there are lots of these still flying around today shame they could not have used the real thing but then the film was filled with inaccuracies and US current ordinance as Patton M47 tanks for panzers  and Chaffes for Shermans 





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Bobby Dale20/01/2018 14:44:28
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The Peacemaker is more Vietnam era as was the Patton tank and Chaffe tank .


Steve Jones 1220/01/2018 15:44:11
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I knew somebody would know! Well done mateyesbeer

Fernando Nijhuis20/01/2018 16:02:49
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Scottie and Steve thanks guys.thumbs up

Bobby, you’re right about a L4 being used in the opening scene of the Battle of the Bulge film.thumbs up

If I remember correctly the PC-6 did star in the Air America film with Mel Gibson, although unarmed and sporting a bleu/white finish.teeth 2


ps. Bobby the Chaffee tank did serve in the closing months of WW2 and then in Korea and Indochina.wink 2

Bobby Dale23/01/2018 21:59:01
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Your Peacemaker is wonderful i have always loved the PC6 and it derivatives since seeing the Film Air America and the three or four used in the film i remember a camo version used by Bert kwok (the General in the local army ) when he was transfering all his cocaine .

Your right about the Chaffee went into service in November 1944 just in time for the Battle of the Bulge the first 20 arriving in Europe were sent to cover the flank in the southern sector during the battle . just out of reach of the Panzers luckily .

used by the British as well in 1945 and the French and AVN in indochina/veitnam i made a dio of a french Cavalry unit and foreign Legion for the Veitnam group build


lovely tank but lightly armoured built for speed

Great work mate



Edited By Bobby Dale on 23/01/2018 21:59:21

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