BabelFish had this to say about the French: babelfish.altavista.com/ ""Ben heuuuu:ange: it is not me which have it ridge but I observed some sites, the advantage of the models of planes is that they are out of plastic, it is thus much easier to obtain torsions of the fuselage, éventrations and perforating rust... aprés the whole is a question of painting, récup, setting in scêne and especially of observation of real wrecks; to know the structure of a plane, and the consequences of a crash landing and oxidation of metals in time allows dioramas than realistic more I show you two achievements which one can see there, it is to to me opinion that they will say something to you..."
I see your P-40s and raise you B-29s over B-24s.....................
Raising the stakes . . . it helps if you can read French:
"ben heuuuu :ange: c'est pas moi qui l'ai faîte
mais j'ai observé quelques sites, l'avantage des maquettes d'avions est qu'elles sont en plastique, il est donc beaucoup plus facile d'obtenir des torsions de la carlingue, des éventrations et de la rouille perforante...
aprés le tout est une question de peinture, de récup, de mise en scêne et surtout d'observation d'épaves réelles; connaître la structure d'un avion, et les conséquences d'un crash et de l'oxydation des métaux dans le temps permet des dioramas plus que réalistes
je vous montre deux réalisations que l'on peut y voir, il m'est avis qu'elles vont vous dire quelque chose...
The Gisborne DC3 may look a little tatty but behind you can see the extention being added to their hangar so before too long it may be inside .
Thanks kiwi. I have removed the post and will add the photo to the Gisborne visit thread. I am sure the volunteers at the GAPS are doing all they can to restore her and its a bit unfair to say she is unloved.
Post by Dave Homewood on Feb 3, 2008 12:26:40 GMT 12
True Colin, at least a museum has it and as Richard says there seems to be an extension to the hangar. I just found it ironic that, so the rumour goes, the owner apparently shifted it to Gisborne from Ohakea because he thought the RNZAF Museum there was not looking after the paintwork, etc.
Some photos of Airtourer remains at New Plymouth airport in the 1970s. Not all bad news as Don Subritzky and I bought them and brought them back to Auckland. ZK CGN was eventually sold to Australia and could now be flying for all we know.