Aermec Convair CV-880

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Aermec Convair CV-880

Postby dasimperator » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:47 pm

From Milan Italy comes this Aermec Convair CV-880 model

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The box art isn't too confidence-inspiring

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At least all the parts were there

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It's a tad better than the Lindberg offering and you gotta love that stand. No really. It has an elaborate ball & socket joint that's held together with a clip so you can demount it from the plane.
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Re: Aermec Convair CV-880

Postby MichaelB » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:20 am

Now that's a rare bird!
Thanks for posting!
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Re: Aermec Convair CV-880

Postby Aeronaut » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:14 pm

That Aermec catalog sheet looks intriguing. What other models did they make?
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Re: Aermec Convair CV-880

Postby MichaelB » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:25 pm

The CO-MA kits were always hard to find (I don't have any in my collection). None are in scale; all "box" scale. The CV880 is 1/179, so it's on the small side for a model. Still, a wish list of classic types for most airliner modelers.
Here's the list from John Burns' CVG:
Caravelle
B707
DC-8
CV880
VC-10
Tu-104
Brittania
DC-7C
F-27
Electra
Viscount
Fiat G-91
Mig 15
(unconfirmed)
CV990
Constellation
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Re: Aermec Convair CV-880

Postby Aeronaut » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:25 pm

Thanks Mike! Very impressive!!!
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Re: Aermec Convair CV-880

Postby dasimperator » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:29 pm

Aeronaut wrote:That Aermec catalog sheet looks intriguing. What other models did they make?


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Re: Aermec Convair CV-880

Postby Aeronaut » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:34 am

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Re: Aermec Convair CV-880

Postby dasimperator » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:58 am

There's another Aermec Convair-880 on offer if you don't mind dropping $120 bux to Buy It Now...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0197721326

The same seller also has a Vickers VC-10 available...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0197721968
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Re: Aermec Convair CV-880

Postby MichaelB » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:40 am

...you can bid without any interference from me!
I don't see them as "nice" models, and don't care to keep them as "collectibles" either...CAHood always has high prices...
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Re: Several Aermec kits on eBay right now...

Postby dasimperator » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:22 pm

http://shop.ebay.com/par54/m.html

Seller is in Italy and the starting bids are pretty low. Happy hunting....
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