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Hello Gentlemen

I have found an interesting article on converting the AIRFIX Old Bill Bus into a Pigeon Bus. The article is entitled (Pigeonnier Militaire) Pigeon Soldier, and it is in French.

But I figured it would be interesting anyway. Maybe some one can translate it.

Anyway Good Luck if any one attempts it, it is a straight forward rebuild/scratch build.

All the Best

Tim R



-- Edited by Tim R at 20:53, 2007-11-04

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Hi Tim heres 2 pics one of a pidgeon loft bus , one of a famous pigeon....

http://www.gwpda.org/photos/animals.htm#pigeons

Cheers

-- Edited by Ironsides at 23:45, 2007-11-04

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If somebody wants some help for translation, don't hesitate.

All the best

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Ironsides wrote:


Hi Tim heres 2 pics one of a pidgeon loft bus , one of a famous pigeon....

Cheers



This doesn't look like a B-Type. I thinks it's the French version, the Araba, built on a Berliet bus chassis.



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I found the following article but there has'nt been an update for some time

http://www.wwi-models.org/Images/Rychlewski/Pigbus/index.html

Paul


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I'm in the WW1 modeling list and I have to report that Ms. Rychlewsky haven't found the time yet to finsih her build, even if it's already well advanced. Out of interest, here's an image I saw today at Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13108733@N00/1499901163/in/set-72157594479496099/
D.

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I've translated Tim's article as far as it goes, but he tells me he hasn't got any more. It looks as if there should be another page or two. If anyone would like a copy of the translation with pics in Word, pls let me know.

Someone else is at it on this site:
http://modelshelves.free.fr/analyses/MS2004_12P/BONUX_BUS/index.html

using a bus from a French manufacturer called Bonux, of which I know little, but it looks as if it might be a snap-together PVC.* According to the text, it's inspired by the Keil Kraft, but he hasn't got one so he's used the Bonux even though it'sa little under-scale. This model was made in 2004 (the diorama includes HT Anzacs) and based, again, on the Airfix conversion.

*I've just found out that Bonux is a brand of washing-powder sold in France. The bus was amongst a number of poly vehicles given away with packets of it.

-- Edited by James H at 20:08, 2007-11-30

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Bonux is a brand of soap powder which was very well known for the "Bonus gift". They had several series of basic toys.
The result obtained with this base is great.

All the best

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Thank you. This built was an hommage to Corto Maltese.

JCC

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The French article you talked about originally was from Maquettes Plastiques Magazine (during the 70's) and was based on an Airfix Magazine article of the same subject.

JCC

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JC Carbonel wrote:

Thank you. This built was an hommage to Corto Maltese.

JCC



JC - je suis dsol. I didn't realise that you are the person behind the Bonux conversion. I should have noticed.

So someone translated the Airfix Magazine article into French, then 30+ years later Tim R sends it to me and I translate it back again. Quelle perte de temps! If someone has got a copy of the original it would be much easier. redface.gif



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Oh!!!
I'm very happy to see it again.
Looong time ago I was in love with the articles, RaoulJ R Chatillon wrote in the french MPM. He gaves the WW1 virus to me with Scratchbuilt of the Whippet, Schneider or Ft 17, all the 3 was my first scratchbuilt models!

I built this Pigeonniermore then txenty years ago (It was the drybrush time!)and even if the model is not up to date now with it poor silver painted lenses butI like it very much. The article, like the others,was very vell done and comprehensive.








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Tremendous. Is that the 1/35 Airfix B-Type?

You must tell more about M Chatillon and MPM. Is any of his material still available?



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Hi!

You're right, the model is based on the old Airfix model.

R Chatillon wrote four articles about WW1 armor scratch in MPM but after he turns to other interests as far I know.
Maquette Plastique Magazine (MPM) was a bimestrial french publication dedicated on general modelling (one of the first in France even not the first!) but it stopped publication in the 90th.
It is possible to find scans even if the Whippet and FT17 articles are not really usefull now as we can found rather good models both 1/72 and 1/35 scales.
regards
Gilles

-- Edited by lostiznaos at 15:40, 2008-02-29

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Fantastic. Have found the plans for the Schneider in 1/35:

http://pagesperso-orange.fr/minismodels/blindes/char_schneider/char_schneider_page01.htm

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Sorry to drag up this old post but i have recently found a copy of the original French magazine complete with the article.

There is indeed one page missing from those posted here, if anyone is interested willing to post the missing page.

James H does the offer of an english translation till hold?

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Certainly.



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dateposted-public

not sure if this is going to work.

Link to the page   https://www.flickr.com/photos/88918562@N07/42002599410/in/dateposted-public/

Dont know why its sideways but anyway heres another link to my flikr album maybe stuff of interest

https://www.flickr.com/photos/88918562@N07/with/42002599410/

 



-- Edited by somtec on Friday 3rd of August 2018 06:24:41 AM

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as the pics on my previous post have been deleted from photbucket, I post some new ones.
The model is the same but have been repainted in 2013.




-- Edited by lostiznaos on Monday 3rd of September 2018 11:23:41 PM

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That looks stunning Gilles, I think I may try one of these, probably next winter.
Paul

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