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Potez 630
Merlin
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 02:03 AM UTC


Azur fill another gap in the ranks of WW2 Armée de l''Air aircraft with the release of the attractive Potez 630 as a 1/48 scale injected kit for the first time.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 09:56 PM UTC
Hi Rowan!

Nice one! Thanks for this first look.

Though the Potez 630 wasn't as successful as the 631 (which was the version used on operation), it carried the more spectacular "post Munich" schemes one can see on the cover. Definitely something for my stash!
And there is the 63-11 to come...

I must add that the weak point of the kit is the one piece canopy. It would have been nice to also have a vacuformed one to be able to display the cockpit open. Other than that it's a very good kit of a beautiful aircraft.

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2007 - 02:14 AM UTC
Hi Jean-Luc

I'll definitely have to get the 63-11 - it's always amazed me how the designers could have taken an elegant aircraft and turned it into one of the ugliest monstrosities ever to fly! But, of course, that's all part of what makes it such a marvellous subject for a kit!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2007 - 02:49 AM UTC

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it's always amazed me how the designers could have taken an elegant aircraft and turned it into one of the ugliest monstrosities ever to fly!


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder . I have seen worse .
I do like that camo scheme on the 630, very different.
Nice review Rowan.
Andy
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2007 - 06:50 AM UTC
Howdy,

I ,for one will be looking, forward to a 1/48 Potez 63-11.
I am currently working on about 10 French aircraft in 1/72.
I've been wanting to do them since the Battle of France
(May 1968 issue) of Scale Modeler magazine.

Brian Riedel