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PostPosted: February 20th, 2013, 9:21 am 
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Does anyone have a list of past and present Aeroclub kits? I know he produces detail bits but I just want know what aircraft kits were made both in vacuform and injection.


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PostPosted: February 20th, 2013, 11:36 pm 
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Aeroclub appeared on the cusp of the cut off point for strictly CBK manufacturers. The majority of their kits have been produced after this date. This date for 'classic' -ness was set to be approximately 25yrs ago, so like classic cars kits of today will become classics in time. In short though we do not have a Aeroclub kit list, I certainly like to see one anyway but have been hindered in my attempts by no longer having any old Aeroclub catalogues and their adverts being coy about serial numbers.

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Thanks James. But didn't Aeroclub start making kits in the 80's. I believe that they are still making white metal bits and possibly some resin and limited run injection kits too. Hopefully some may have an Aeroclub catalogue or two to help shed some light. I too would like to know what they made as they have vacuforms that were later made in limited run injection kits.


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Thanks James. But didn't Aeroclub start making kits in the 80's. I believe that they are still making white metal bits and possibly some resin and limited run injection kits too. Hopefully some may have an Aeroclub catalogue or two to help shed some light. I too would like to know what they made as they have vacuforms that were later made in limited run injection kits.


The original cut off point was the mid 80's so only their earliest kits possibly qualify for true CBK status. We did have a 1/48 Chipmunk as part of the 101GEMS display.

Yes they are still going as a much smaller concern since John's business partner died a couple of years ago. Aeroclub were at the recent Huddersfield show.

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You could try contacting John, directly, through the Britmodeller website, where he is an active member.

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PaulBradley wrote:
You could try contacting John, directly, through the Britmodeller website, where he is an active member.


I've been trying for a couple of days and can't seem to get into the site. Is the Britmodeller website having problems?


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Not that we know of, I was just on it ...

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Britmodeller has been down for a number of days . Aeroclub at one point could claim to have had the largest range of aircraft kits and accessories in the UK .


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I may have an old catalogue somewhere. If I find it I can scan it in.

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Got a 2001 one. Shall try to scan it next week all being well


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Aero 72 kits


K001 DH Tiger Moth
K002 Folland Gnat
K003 Aviatek Berg D1
K004 DH. Vampire T-11
K005 DH.Venom FB-1
K006 DH.Venom FB-4
K008 Hawker Demon
K009 Fairey Flycatcher
K010 Hawker Hart or Audax
K011 Hawker Hector
K015 Fiat G-91R3
K016 Fiat G91-T
K017 Pilatus PC-9
K019 Short C-23A Sherpa
K020 Fairey Firefly IIM
K021 Hawker Osprey
K022 Pilatus PC-7
K023 TBA
K024 Bristol Scout D
K026 Pilatus PC-7
K027 Supermarine Sea Otter
K028 Avro Anson C-19
K029 Fokker DVIII/E V
K030 Fokker D VI
K031 Fiat CR-20 K030
K032 Saro Skeeter
K033 Gloster Grebe
K035 Gloster Gauntlet
K036 Hawker Woodcock
K037 Short 184 Seaplane
K038 Royal Aircraft Factory FE-8 TBA
K039 Gloster Meteor T-7
K040 Gloster Meteor F.8
K041 Fairey IIIF TBA
K042 Raytheon T-6 Texan II T

Aeroclub 1/72 Vac-forms
K301 Miles Messenger
K303 Comper Swift
K304 Fox Moth
K305 Martinsyde S-1 Scout
K306 SE2A
K308 Felixstow F2A
K309 G.A.L Monospar
K311 Vickers Varsity T-1

Aeroclub 1/72 Conversions
K801 Canberra B2/6 PR3/7
K802 Lancaster B-II
K811 Seaplane Floats
K814 Mosquito Deep bomb bay
K815 Canberra B2/6.T4
K816 Canberra PR3/7
K821 E.E P1A
K822 E.E. Lightning T4/5
K827 Fairey Gannet AEW-3
K828 A. Shackleton Mk-2 AEW.2
K829 Skyraider AEW TBA

This is so far as to what I can glean from an old Aeroclub catalogue, TAHS and Kingkit lists. I know there are some Spitfire conversions as I have two, but at the moment they are buried deep in the loft.
If anyone can add to this list please do so. In time I shall trawl through some old modelling mags to see if there is any more info.


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Frustratingly the catalogue numbers weren't printed on many of their adverts

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Good work !
I think the "TBA" for K037 Short 184 means "to be announced" - I have 2 on my shelf, so I think they made it.

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Thanks for that will update the list,and if anyone else would like to confirm or add others that would be great.


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jRatz wrote:
Good work !
I think the "TBA" for K037 Short 184 means "to be announced" - I have 2 on my shelf, so I think they made it.


John has also indicated that he is planning on re-releasing it as well.

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