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Re: Aero Mini

Postby bstewart9 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:35 pm

GR asked me to take photos of my collection for his books. I probably have 1,000 photos on Photobook so I thought I'd share.
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Re: Aero Mini

Postby grwebster » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:06 pm

New collectors who weren't active in the 60s and 70s may not appreciate the quality that those Aero Minis represented to those of us who were. There were no other quality metal 'scale' toys around back then. They were simply the best.
Great collection, Bill. I don't recall ever seeing an Aero Mini USAF F-4 before.
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Aero Mini Phantom

Postby Tone » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:22 pm

One of the items I traded to Rick some years ago for an Arnold SAS DC-6 was an aero Mini Phantom but it wasn't in as good condition as the ones shown here. Do you still have it?
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Re: Aero Mini

Postby richardstarr » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:35 pm

HEY TONY,
Yes, I still have the AERO MINI PHANTOM. At the time, there were very few good metal
PHANTOMS; I believe the AERO MINI, the DINKY, and the ERTL. Of course, the
excellent LINTOY, the MATCHBOX SKYBUSTERS. The ARMOUR CDC 100TH did not exist at that time.
I also have the CHROME ISRAELI PHANTOM roughly 8 inches fuselage.

My favorite is the AERO MINI LOCKHEED F104G Starfighter, for the same reasons.

I still can't believe your JAPAN TIN AIRPLANE collection. Rick
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Re: Aero Mini

Postby richardstarr » Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:41 pm

WOW! I LIKE YOUR GERMAN AIR FORCE AERO MINI LOCKHEED F104G THE BEST.
I actually have the silver AERO MINI USAF PHANTOM, and one of the
ROYAL NAVY BLUE PHANTOMS. Your AERO MINI GREEN ZERO is very
impressive. You have a very, very remarkable and colourful collection.
I too remember when the AERO MINI AIRPLANES were the world standard for
many, many years (25); Especially the DOUGLAS DC8 and LOCKHEED F104G.
Thanks for the beautiful pictures of your collection.
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Re: Aero Mini

Postby uk 75 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:53 pm

I am cheating a little bit here. This is a picture of a Boeing 2707 in the same size as the later delta
version that Aeromini planned. However, this one is in Aer Lingus colours. They had two on option.
It gives an idea of how coool the model would have looked, especially when parked alongside my Brian Tomkins
BOAC Boeing 747 Aeromini
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Re: Aero Mini

Postby grwebster » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:40 pm

do you have a list of all the Brian Tomkins Aeromini conversions? I heard he was the European distributor for Aeromini and decided to add to the range with BOAC, TAP etc versions. I also heard he used 'played with examples' he bought up. Any more information you can add, Ralph?
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Re: Aero Mini

Postby uk 75 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:29 pm

I will check. Boac boac with ba titles air canada and tap as well as his own airmini range
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Re: Aero Mini

Postby grwebster » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:04 pm

I just reread the article I wrote on Aeromini's founder. He said brian was not an authorized distributor, but just a wholesale buyer.
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Re: Aero Mini

Postby uk 75 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:15 pm

As you say .Brian was only a wholesaler. I still think his models were a useful addition.
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