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Posted: Friday, September 15, 2006 - 01:38 PM UTC


Peter Allen (Flitzer) has submitted his latest set of superb colour profiles - this time covering some RAF postwar projects.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, September 15, 2006 - 07:46 PM UTC
The British aircraft industry post-war must be one of the saddest sagas in aviation history. All those potentially good (and some not so good) designs allowed to wither on the vine while the Americans and Russians forged ahead with the help of German expertise.

Flitzer's paintings really bring some of the aircraft alive: The Hawker P.1067 in a desert scheme looks terrific, and I like that P.1063 in the 'jungle' scheme.

Another book worth finding is Tony Buttler's British Secret Projects: fighters & bombers 1935 - 1950. (Midland 2004)

Jeff W.
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Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2006 - 12:47 AM UTC
Excellent work Peter. Some beautifully rendered drawings there.
I have too agree with you Jeff, a very sad state of affairs all due to politics, budget cuts and thinking manned aircraft had seen their day.
Now to find some kits of these beauties. I'm sure i have seen some in 1/72 resin or vac-form somewhere, but the manufactures name escapes me at the moment.
Andy
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Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2006 - 01:28 AM UTC
Wait 'till you see what's coming next!
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Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2006 - 01:46 AM UTC

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Wait 'till you see what's coming next!


I have seen them ( looked at them as they got downloaded, i know, that's cheating ) and they look fascinating. Can't wait to see them as a feature.
Andy
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Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2006 - 01:51 AM UTC
You cheat! But wait 'till to see what's coming after that! And, NO!, it's not uploaded yet! :-)
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Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2006 - 02:45 AM UTC
Hi all!

This is definitely becoming a superb serie Peter! I hope some day you have something for French prototypes in mind as well!

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2006 - 12:10 PM UTC
Hi all...

many thanks for your kind comments.

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I hope some day you have something for French prototypes in mind as well!


Jean Luc...
I have done one profile of a French Ourangan so far and its in a set already completed, and I'd love to do a set for French projects.
So if I could call on your help in finding suitable refs, scale drawings etc, I 'll definitely do it.
In fact I've already got an idea brewing with Jeff for a set of Aussie aircraft from WW2 to say the early 60's, so a French set would be a great addition, especially of secret projects.

Cheers
Peter
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2006 - 05:22 AM UTC
As always your art work is top shelf, keep 'em coming.