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Re: 1/48 Westland Wapiti

Postby skifree » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:59 am

Thanks for the colour scheme Chrisrx, that is excellent.

I obviously do not have any Wapiti references, so now I am going to ask what type of gliders did the Wapiti tow?

And I have just read in Alexander's "Australia's Few and the Battle of Britain" that Wapiti's were in the training fleet at Point Cook, so I'll have to look up their colour schemes. Silver doped as handed down I guess.
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Re: 1/48 Westland Wapiti

Postby Chrisrx » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:13 pm

I haven't got a clue what the Wapiti towed but i'm sure google could help.

As i stated before this is a thread to show Greg and Rob if there is any interest in this kit going ahead so no promises are being made at this stage but the more interest shown the better the chances.

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Re: 1/48 Westland Wapiti

Postby Biggles81 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:26 am

I missed this earlier, OMG I am in for a at least one or two. Please!
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Re: 1/48 Westland Wapiti

Postby Robert » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:16 pm

Chrisrx wrote:I haven't got a clue what the Wapiti towed but i'm sure google could help.


Chris.



Group Captain Eric Douglas RAAF From Flying Log Book 4 – 14th May, 1934 to 12th November, 1935.
On 29th October, 1934 in Wapiti A5-11 Eric practiced ‘towing moth off ground and in air’ with F/Lt Rae and in Moth A7-47 went solo practicing the same exercise (being towed by a Wapiti).

and just for interest another exert the crew name should be familiar to all
A ‘Fly past’ for the ‘Kings Jubilee’ was made over Royal Park, Melbourne on 6th May, 1935 and Eric Douglas was flying Wapiti A5-11 and u/o Creswell was the crew.
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Re: 1/48 Westland Wapiti

Postby davec » Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:41 pm

I'd be in for one, possibly two (depending on price).
And so it was that later, as the miller told his tale,
That her face, at first just ghostly, turned a whiter shade of pale.
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Re: 1/48 Westland Wapiti

Postby jindivik33 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:02 pm

Two for me, please.

BTW - A5-16 was employed by De Havilland Australia (DHA) to tow the DHA Glider. I have a B&W image somewhere which partially shows the upper wing stripes of the machine. I'll see if I can locate it.

A5-16 was also used by the Special Duties Flight in 1942-43 to tow the gliders A57-1001 and A57-1002 in trials

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Re: 1/48 Westland Wapiti

Postby Peter W Jones » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:40 am

Yes please put me down for one.
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Re: 1/48 Westland Wapiti

Postby AndrewDoppel » Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:38 pm

Put me down for one
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Re: 1/48 Westland Wapiti

Postby jindivik33 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:55 am

Any update on the potential release of this 1/48 Wapiti?

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Re: 1/48 Westland Wapiti

Postby GTX » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:51 am

AndrewDoppel wrote:Put me down for one



Ditto
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