MODEL TALK BY PHILIP BURDEN
ALL TO ONE SIZE
Enthusiasts who are always on the lookout for something different to add to their collections might be interested in the latest Frog l/72nd scale kit which is of the Hotspur II glider and retails for 3s. Moulded in yellow plastic, it is easy to assemble.
The Royal Air Force Flying Review, Vol.XVIII, No. 8, april 1963
Over the counter
MORE fascinating prototypes to gladden the heart of the plastics collector, are highlights of the month's new products.
The Frog 1/72nd scale plastic model of the General Aircraft " Hotspur " troop carrying glider. An unusual choice of prototype and very gay with its black and yellow striped undersides.
Another addition to the new Frog Red Series of 1/72nd plastic kits, is the General Aircraft Hotspur II troop carrying glider. This interesting model, when compared to the two fighters reviewed on page 121 (Airfix English Electric F1A Lightning and the revolutionary Hawker P1127), emphasises the modest proportions of this shapely machine. It also brings home the value of a common scale and enormously increases the fascination of a plastics collection.
Care must be exercised in fitting the tiny " portholes "to the Hotspur fuselage. We found that the best way was to position the transparent glazing " dry " and then carefully apply a little cement to the extreme edge, using a pin as an applicator. No stand is included with this kit which comes boxed and is complete with three view colour drawings to aid the builder. The Hotspur, like the rest of the currently available " Red Series " reviewed last month, costs 3s.
Model Aircraft April 1963
Lines Brothers are putting out their 1/72nd scale series of unusual, but nevertheless, very attractive war-time subjects at the rate of one a month. We specially like the latest which is the Proctor IV trainer in their "blue" series at 2s. 11d., and which joins the Hotspur II glider in "red" series at 3s. 11d. Frog have a stream of these less common but popular types in line for production. They have also released their Handley-Page Dart-Herald. which has made up nicely in Jersey Airlines colours. This one sells at 12s. 3d.
AeroModeller MAY 1963 Vol.XXVIII No.328
Transportation without motivation
Perhaps the most neglected of all types of military aircraft in so far as model kits are concerned is the transport glider which, nevertheless, played a vital role in several of the most important episodes of WW II. Hitherto, only one kit of an Allied glider has appeared, this depicting the General Aircraft Hotspur II and, having been produced by Frog may years ago, has long since faded into oblivion.
F J HENDERSON
Air Enthusiast 1976-04 vol.10 no.04
General Aircraft G.A.L.48 Hotspur II
FROG model aircraft 1932-1976, R. Lines, L. Hellstrom