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Fairey Rotodyne, XE521, Fairey Aviation Company Limited, White Waltham Airfield England 1959.

1/72 Airfix, I modified a few things, rotor and prop’ shafts, control surfaces, doors etc, finished in MM and Humbrol enamels with Future over kit decals, built 2005 to 2006.

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38 responses to Fairey Rotodyne, XE521, Fairey Aviation Company Limited, White Waltham Airfield England 1959.

  1. I never expected this kit transform like this…!! looks great!

  2. Exellent work Allan. A very unusual subject tried and tested by Fairey.
    It looks absolutly wonderful.

  3. Outstanding, Allan!

    This sure isn’t the most common subject!

  4. Looks great Allan !! They were amazing machines.

  5. One of your better examples, Allan….sharp-lookin’ build – I like it.

  6. Hello Allan,
    Nostalgic kit, but a very sharp finish in build and paint.
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

  7. Fantastic job Allan ,I’ve been thinking about building one of these for ages it looks great.

  8. Very nice – hard to believe this old kit could finish up so nicely! Well done.

  9. Cracking job on that Allan. Makes me wish i hadnt sold mine.

  10. Fantastic job, must be quite big.

  11. A nice blast from the past. Beautifully done!!

  12. Splendid stylish model finish and super flashback for me. I wish these were whirling around us silently as a city transportation vehicles.

  13. Allan, beautifully done, and rarely built. I remember reading that they were very loud, and it was hot being around them when they operated.

  14. Allan, that is one unique and cool looking model- Great build!

  15. Fantastic work on what must be an ancient kit. What a pity they were never that successful in real life.

  16. Great work Allan, good to see this fascinating aircraft and kit actually built.

  17. I remember just how dreadful this kit was. Which makes your transformation truly a fine silk purse from a sow’s ear. Really good work here!

  18. That turned out great, Allan. That’s the first one I’ve ever seen finished.

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