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Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:29 pm
by treefrog
Here you go, no idea why the link has broken

Sadly I do not have the machine now :#: I wonder if I will regret giving it up, but it has gone to a good home


Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:13 am
by badpenny
treefrog wrote:........ I wonder if I will regret giving it up..........
Probably...

Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:30 pm
by pennymachines
A collector kindly lent me his Fleet Air Arm top casting (from the machine formerly owned by Treefrog) so that I could complete mine. Instead of recasting from it, I made up a new pattern.
This collector also wanted some Bomber Command top castings, which I'd assumed were the same with different letters. In fact it's quite different. Anyway, I made a pattern for this too, so if anyone needs either of these, I now have a few available. See Archive/Spares

Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:42 pm
by john t peterson
Most clever, Mr. PM. You're giving that sly fox in Australia a run for his money. !THUMBS!

J Peterson
American Silver Fox

Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:29 pm
by gameswat
Yeah, about time someone knocked that Bob Klepner down a peg!

I have to say that mr PM is truly a king amongst collectors. The way he's managed to pull off the impossible and find the matching wood grained pair of these two machines is truly staggering!?!? :o !PUZZLED! !OMFG!

Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:36 pm
by gameswat
Hey, great casting by the way PM! I'll see if the friend that purchased my Fleet Air wants one. Though from memory there wasn't any holes on the top of that machine?

Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:57 pm
by badpenny
Perhaps Mr P can provide those as well !!IDEA!!

Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:45 pm
by pennymachines
Yes, I'll throw them in for free. :D
John T. Peterson wrote:You're giving that sly fox in Australia a run for his money.
I'm just trying to play catchup. !WORSHIPFULL!
Gameswat wrote:he's managed to pull off the impossible and find the matching wood grained pair of these two machines
I took a leaf out of your book and carefully hand painted the grain to match. ;-)

Re: BM Co. Fleet Air Arm, Bomber Command, D-Day etc.

Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 2:05 pm
by pennymachines
The satisfied recipient of two top castings kindly sent me these images of his fine pair of completed Bomber Commands. It's interesting to note the minor differences between the hand painted backflashes.
BC1.jpg
BC2.jpg
I'm curious now to see a D Day complete with top sign, if such a thing exists.

Re: BM Co. Fleet Air Arm, Bomber Command, D-Day etc.

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 11:08 am
by pennymachines
And here is the Fleet Air Arm which was previously painted yellow (with original top casting). Its predominantly blue sea battle scene is quite different from the predominantly green one on the other Fleet Air Arm example above.
FleetAirArm1.jpg
FleetAirArm2.jpg