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So...Would two or more be a 'pillage' of Norsemen?? (Revell 1/72)

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So...Would two or more be a 'pillage' of Norsemen?? (Revell 1/72)
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:53 PM

Here are the last of a recent batch of old (but never posted) builds rescued from You-know-what-Bucket.

I got two of the Revell (ex-Matchbox) 1/72 Noorduyn Norseman to build each of the two markings options included on the kit sheet. First up is a WW2 UC-64A from the USAAF 320th Transportation Sq., 27th Transport Group at Le Bourget, France, in the summer of 1944.

Next is a float-equipped 'bushplane' version operated in Canada for the Saskatchewan Govt. Air Ambulance Service in the late '40s.

Greg

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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:44 PM

Hi,

Those both turned pout really nicely.

Pat

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Posted by Jay Jay on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:54 PM
I love your choice of subjects and very well done as well. I've been wanting to do a 1/32 Revell Piper super Cub but they're getting hard to find at a price I can afford

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by patrick206 on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:27 PM

A really nice bit of work on the Norseman pair, well detailed and good paint schemes. I flew into a fishing resort in Canada several years ago, and one airplane that was a regular visitor bringing others to the resort was a Norseman. First and last one that I ever saw, gotta be a rugged old bugger to keep working all that many years.

The pilot said it had been rebuilt twice, following wrecks. Not a friendly flying environment I guess.

Patrick

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:45 PM

patrick206

A really nice bit of work on the Norseman pair, well detailed and good paint schemes. I flew into a fishing resort in Canada several years ago, and one airplane that was a regular visitor bringing others to the resort was a Norseman. First and last one that I ever saw, gotta be a rugged old bugger to keep working all that many years.

The pilot said it had been rebuilt twice, following wrecks. Not a friendly flying environment I guess.

Patrick

There's been an ongoing discussion on another forum about what differentiates the different marks of Norseman production...and how Matchbox apparently combined elements from different versions into their model design.

The long and short of it seems to be that the farther-removed from the war years things got, the more any available parts from different models were 'scrounged' and adapted to keep these machines flying. Since many operated in remote corners like the one you mentioned, it was a feat simply to keep them in the air at all, as hard-used as they tended to be. But it was a rugged and reliable basic design, and it still soldiers on!

Thanks to all for your responses. Big Smile

Greg

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Posted by PatW on Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:29 AM

Brilliant work! I built one of the float planes years ago and still have it in a display case.

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Posted by fox on Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:09 PM

Great work Greg! Toast Toast Toast

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:27 PM

Two nice builds, Greg. I'd lke to find this kit myself. I just now saw one on eBay for $81 plus shipping.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by gregbale on Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:53 PM

Thanks, guys.

fotofrank

I'd lke to find this kit myself. I just now saw one on eBay for $81 plus shipping.

Good Lord, when did that happen? When I got mine, I think they were $10.00 each. Big Smile

Greg

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Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:31 PM

Greg, scored this today at a pick in a friend's attic. After reading your thread yesterday, when I saw the kit I couldn't resist. I'm a huge fan of "Captains of the Clouds" too. I never miss the movie when it airs on TCM. Not sure how I'm going to build it as of yet. I'll probably go with USAAF colors though. Doesn't Buffalo Joe fly one of these out of Yellowknife?

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Posted by gregbale on Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:42 PM

Nice score, Frank!

fotofrank
Doesn't Buffalo Joe fly one of these out of Yellowknife?

He does indeed, lovingly restored. (If you're not familiar with that particular bird's history, chick it out -- it's a great story!)

Greg

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, November 17, 2019 12:50 AM

Well done, Greg.  Just about the most Canadian airplane there is.

John

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Posted by RAYMOND RODYCH on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:43 PM

Excellent! CF-SAM is in the WDM museum close to me. I built the Matchbox version of the Manitoba flying services version. Where did you get the decals for CF-SAM?

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Posted by gregbale on Friday, November 20, 2020 7:16 PM

Raymond, apologies for not answering your query sooner, but I must have completely missed it when you posted. Thanks for taking the time to reply, and really sorry for the delay.

The CF-SAM markings were one of two options provided on the Revell kit sheet, straight OOB. I probably have the second unused set around (since when it comes to decals, I never throw anything out!), so if you're still around...and still interested...let me know, and I'll see if I can lay hands on them.

It's the least I can do! Big Smile

Greg

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