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  • Mark12
    MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY
    • Jan 2000
    • 10868

    BoB film Buchons - 1967

    Whilst looking for 'Gordy's' Hurricane shots I happened across a couple of my negatives dated 1967 Henlow that looked interesting.

    These would be two static examples obtained very early on, principally to plaster mould for the GRP replicas.

    Mark



    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"
  • Sopwith
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2009
    • 1525

    #2
    Wonder what became of them , any idea?

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    • scotavia
      scotavia
      • Nov 2005
      • 2836

      #3
      From Wiki..and of course slightly out of date,
      HA-1112-M1L c/n unkn C.4K-30, ex-471 Sq "471-26", movie: Battle of Britain, Edwards Collection, Wilson Edwards, Big Spring. Texas.

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      • LAHARVE
        Why worry
        • Jan 2004
        • 786

        #4
        How many GRP replicas were made, and what was there fate?
        LAHarveIs this the real life, or is this just fantasy ?

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        • Bob
          Bob
          Aerophile
          • Jan 2000
          • 3662

          #5
          Buried in a hole somewhere?
          Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

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          • Firebird
            Avons with attitude
            • Mar 2003
            • 2164

            #6
            I'm guessing this was the winter of 67/68.....? Judging by the Mk1 Ford Zephyr with T&C rear tyres and salt stained bodywork (which had probably rotted into oblivion by the mid 70's)
            I was with it all the way until letting the brakes off..........

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            • adrian_gray
              Which idiot let HIM in?
              • Jan 2000
              • 3017

              #7
              Fascinating stuff, thank you for posting, Mark12!

              I love the way the Zephyr has apparently been parked by Braille.

              Adrian
              "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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              • TwinOtter23
                NAM volunteer-Plugmeister
                • Jan 2006
                • 7776

                #8
                Originally posted by LAHARVE View Post
                How many GRP replicas were made, and what was there fate?
                Not sure how many were made but a lot seem to be at Hawkinge!
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                • Trolly Aux
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • May 2006
                  • 3860

                  #9
                  I think one was at the old North Weald Museum along with a rep Hurricane from the film, or my mind deceives me in old age.
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                  • Mark12
                    MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 10868

                    #10
                    Originally posted by LAHARVE View Post
                    How many GRP replicas were made, and what was there fate?
                    I do not know the number but would estimate between 20-30 of the various types..plus some were specials, motors etc.

                    Mark



                    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"

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                    • DazDaMan
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Aug 2003
                      • 18720

                      #11
                      Feggans-Brown, eat your heart out...!
                      Daren Cogdon

                      Spitfire fanatic

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                      • Bradburger
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Jan 2000
                        • 1459

                        #12
                        Very nice and interesting pictures.

                        What always puzzled me was why the Spitfire replicas were not as accurate and seemed far less convincing in comparison to the Hurricanes and Buchons!

                        Cheers

                        Paul
                        The most usless commodity in aerobatics is the amount of sky above you!

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                        • Sonderman
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Mar 2004
                          • 271

                          #13
                          It seems the Buchon replicas were not built with cowling as a real 109 with a DB engine looks.
                          www.nederlandseluchtvaart.nl/forums/forum.php

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                          • Bruggen 130
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Jan 2004
                            • 1786

                            #14
                            This might be of interest to this thread Duxford I think.

                            Picture 3306 by elcockphilip, on Flickr

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