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slugbalancer18 Aug 2017 1:25 a.m. PST

I picked up a bunch of 6mm aircraft, most of which are readily indentifiable as H&R but there are some where I don't recognise the maker. I have Hurricanes, Mosquitos & Typhoons all wth undercarriages down.
Can any tell who made them?

lloydthegamer Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2017 7:32 a.m. PST

You will need to post some photos.

slugbalancer18 Aug 2017 10:32 a.m. PST

Do I need to post photos? These are the only 6mm or 1/300 that have their undercarriages down that I have or have seen. How many makers of aircraft of this size made them this way?

Vigilant19 Aug 2017 6:02 a.m. PST

I think that they are probably older moulds. From memory the original 1:300 aircraft were made with the under carriage down and later this changed to raised under carriage. My earliest purchases were in the late 70s and I remember filing off the undercarriage. I don't know of anyone making them with lowered undercarriage anymore.

slugbalancer19 Aug 2017 8:03 a.m. PST

Thanks Vigilant, can you remember who made those aircraft. These are indeed old models.

Vigilant19 Aug 2017 10:58 a.m. PST

I think they might still have been Heroics and Ross. I still have some of my original ones much repainted. As I said I bought them in the late 70s, and a number of manufacturers have disappeared in the intervening time. Can't remember seeing any wheels down in years.

slugbalancer19 Aug 2017 2:17 p.m. PST

My H&R collection starts in the mid-80s. Perhaps they are second generation.

Vigilant20 Aug 2017 10:52 a.m. PST

Might also be Davco. Whatever they are I'm guessing that they are long out of production.

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