New free Flying Boxcar & Phoenix models

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Bob43, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Bob43

    Bob43 Model Designer Extrodinaire Cornerstone Member

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    Hello again (after a long time) ;
    Due to pressures of big changes – change of house, change of area (Burgundy, wonderful wine and meat), but still in France, I have started again modelling and there is at last some movement on my site www.bobscardmodels.com .
    The Flying Boxcar (Fairchild C119G) has undergone slight improvements technically in the military version, and there is now a model with the livery as shown in the film ‘ The Flight of the Phoenix ‘ AS WELL AS the Phoenix itself, made out of parts from the former.
    I will be continuing with a model of a (lovely acrobatic) biplane – not sure of which yet ; any ideas ? Also, I want to continue with a series of miniatures ; something like 1 :200 so prepare your nimble fingers !
    Bob
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    oh god, that's totally awesome! Ever since I saw Flight of the Phoenix, I've always wanted a model of the Boxcar (partly so I could cannibalize it myself...)
  3. Zathros

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    Bob, I am so Happy you posted that here! I was just about to send you a P.M. asking you too!

    I missed page 2 of Bob's website and found a lot more models, duh on my part.wall1


    I have never seen a model of the Christian Eagle? (Hint Hint!)

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  4. Bob43

    Bob43 Model Designer Extrodinaire Cornerstone Member

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    Thanks, all. I'll have a look at the Christian Eagle.
    Bob
  5. racc00n

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    Thanks for sharing, Bob. While in the Air Force my dad flew C-54's (Berlin Airlift) and C-119's (troop carrier) along with other planes. Last stationed at Dover AFB, Delaware, I recall they had F-89's and SA-16's on the base, although he did not fly either of those. He flew C-124's and C-133's from there before he retired.
    Thanks again!
    jon
  6. Bob43

    Bob43 Model Designer Extrodinaire Cornerstone Member

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    Hello Jon,
    It's so very interesting to hear about people who were intimately involved in these planes, which, together with their pilots, played such a role in regaining the freedom of our continent (Europe). Not so long ago my wife and I visited the sites of the Normandy landings - so many graves of so young soldiers.
    Greetings from France,
    Bob Schedler
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    Thanks for the up-date Bob - i would just like to say a great big thank you for all the time and effort you put in to your models. I tried the first Boxcar you designed and naffed it up :rolleyes: , i tried down scaling too much and it got the better of me :cry: , i will most certainly build the new version and at it's intended scale :thumb:, i really like this aircraft, not just for the film side of things, but she's a real work horse - and a great shape. Thanks again for everything. Regards. Pete. :thumb: