I picked up a large collection of 1/72 scale models donated to our museum from the eastae of the late Willam F Dean today. They have made a small stop over in my shed for some TLC and to give me a chance to set up the cabinets for them. All up there are about 130 aircrft most of them are WWII. I thourgth you guys would like to see them.
I am having a 1/72 Wellington in 75 (NZ) Sqn markings made. I dont have any room on the window sill in my block and I think shes going to be too huge to go on it anyway. Will have to hang her from the ceiling when shes done! Dee
In remembrance of Sgt Edgar Harvey who died in December 1942 with the rest of the crew.
Which museum? I am half way through doing my will, and was wondering what would happen to my model aircraft collection when i die (in 80 years of course :-P) Donating it all to a museum or Motat seems like a good idea.
Yea MOTAT is a museum, and the most logical choice for a collection of model aircraft, in Auckland anyway. I wonder how many people do donate their collections of model aeroplanes to museums, societies, etc? If they do, how come we don't see that many of them on display?
I see the Hampden, aka, the flying suitcase, in the second to last, and last photo's. Thats a rare model now. I used to have one as a kid, didn't realise how rare and valuable it was. I think my brother has it now minus a few bits... Apparently the moulds for it were lost somewhere between NZ, and their next destination...
Post by Dave Homewood on Jun 24, 2010 14:35:38 GMT 12
I know the RNZAF Museum used to get given lots of models - made and unmade, and they were in storage. I had a look one day when volunteer Bill Fitzharding-Jones was cataloguing them in the early 1990's and weeding out double ups, etc. I got the impression they were pretty much useless for the museum's purposes. Most of them were non-RNZAF types.