|351P ||1957-1964||C1||} (15000)||BOAC|
|SAS.361P ||1958-1965||C2||SAS |
The BOAC version, like the Britannia, had alternative fin markings. BOAC bought many to be used as display models.
FROG model aircraft 1932-1976, R. Lines, L. Hellstrom
Over the counter
First " giant " plastic solid to be made in this country is the Frog Britannia. Following it quite shortly —probably in early February—will be another B.O.A.C, " giant " also to 1/96 srale. This is the Douglas D.C.7 Seven Seas, another collectors' item.
Model aircraft, february 1957
Over the counter
International Model Aircraft Ltd. are putting out a paint set for their plastic models. A pack of six colours — matt night (black), matt sky, matt red, matt dark green, matt white, and matt medium sea grey—all official R.A.F, colours—cost three shilings. Ideal for all polystyrene plastics, these colours are extremely dense, making them particularly suitable for " one coat " application for detail painting. Domestic white spirit is a suitable thinner for cleaning brushes, etc. Separate colours will be available later.
International Model Aircraft are by no means sitting back and letting the grass grow under their feet, having launched their range of polystyrene plastic models. The Britannia and D.C.7 have been held up at the tooling stage in getting things just right, but there are lots of other prototypes queueing up to follow on the production line.
Model aircraft, April 1957
Under course of construction we also have Messrs. FROG's two super plastic assembly kits, the "Britannia" and the DC-7C both of which retail at 17s. 6d.
These really are luxury kits with full sets of transfers, fully illustrated instructions, plastic cement and paint and precision moulding of the highest quality.
More on those Plastics
In the Frog range, we checked the Douglas DC-7C against span figures for the DC-7B, hence the scale should read l/96 as with the Britannia and newly introduced Viscount 800 in the same airliner series.