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

December 13, 2017 · in Aviation · · 38 Comments

, 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

  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,' 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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