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Copper State Models: Handley Page 0/400
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 07:31 AM GMT+7


Copper State Models has released detailed images of their future release: a 1/48 scale Handley Page 0/400

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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 08:08 AM GMT+7
Hi Tim

WOW! Now that is almost scarily exciting news!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 09:56 PM GMT+7
It looks like it will be a very impressive release. It must have been quite a sight in its day
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 03:21 AM GMT+7
Quite awesome indeed. And in 1/48 scale, which is amazingly large.
Opinion below

One point I need to make though... the fantastic bomb bay will be invisible when the model is complete.(Unless you build a crash diorama)

These air craft are/were fantastic works of art and with this detail a bare skeleton fuselage would be my option for building this. That would be fun and when done could be an educational exhibit at a local museum.

Enjoy
Captn tommy
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 07:55 AM GMT+7
Hi Tom

Sadly, that's true of the interior details on most models. We love to know it's all in there, though, don't we - that's why we spend days working on it fully in the knowledge that (barring a catastrophic accident) we'll almost certainly never see it again!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:17 PM GMT+7
that looks fantastic, i doubt my modelling skills would do it justice though.
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 10:54 AM GMT+7

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I doubt my modelling skills would do it justice though.



You are far to modest Paul. I remember that superb looking yellow Fw 190 you built. That Eduard Fw 190 is not the easiest kit to put together
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 05:45 AM GMT+7

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I doubt my modelling skills would do it justice though.



You are far to modest Paul. I remember that superb looking yellow Fw 190 you built. That Eduard Fw 190 is not the easiest kit to put together



thank you sir, have a pint
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 11:01 AM GMT+7
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 04:48 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Hi Tom

Sadly, that's true of the interior details on most models. We love to know it's all in there, though, don't we - that's why we spend days working on it fully in the knowledge that (barring a catastrophic accident) we'll almost certainly never see it again!

All the best

Rowan



Aye I had the same feeling with the Felixstowe F2A (Roden) with the interior. And I am always crying out about Pilots and crew and I have hidden nice interior with my pilots.

Such Is the Artist

Captn Tommy

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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 06:42 AM GMT+7

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". . .One point I need to make though... the fantastic bomb bay will be invisible when the model is complete.(Unless you build a crash diorama)

These air craft are/were fantastic works of art and with this detail a bare skeleton fuselage would be my option for building this. That would be fun and when done could be an educational exhibit at a local museum.

Enjoy
Captn tommy



Maybe a cutaway?
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 07:35 AM GMT+7
Hi Stephen

That might work. I'm not really a fan of cutaways (despite having built a few on commission), but I'd worry on something like the 0/400 in this scale that the bomb bay would still be semi-hidden and shaded between the wings, and that it might almost encourage accidents by tempting people to try too hard to peer inside.

As you can tell, I'm definitely part of the "it's just nice to know it's in there" brigade.

All the best

Rowan