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Gee Bee

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Category:Aircraft - Propeller
Aircraft - Propeller
Used from:1931-1933
Used by:Racing

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1:48 Gee Bee R1 (Dora Wings DW48002)
 
Gee Bee R1
Dora Wings 1:48
DW48002
2018 | Changed parts
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1:48 Granville P-45B `Bee killer` (Dora Wings DWS48010)
 
Granville P-45B `Bee killer`
Dora Wings 1:48
DWS48010
2018* | Changed parts
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1:32 Gee Bee R-1 Racer (Williams Brothers 32-711)
 
Gee Bee R-1 Racer
Williams Brothers 1:32
32-711
1978 | New tool
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1:48 Gee Bee R2 (Dora Wings DW48001)
 
Gee Bee R2 Super sportster
Dora Wings 1:48
DW48001
2017 | New tool
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1:72 Gee Bee Model Z Super Sportster (Dekno Models AR. 721200)
 
Gee Bee Model Z Super Sportster City of Springfield
Dekno Models 1:72
AR. 721200
2019
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1:32 Gee Bee Z Racer (Williams Brothers 32-426)
 
Gee Bee Z Racer
Williams Brothers 1:32
32-426
1987 | Changed parts
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1:48 Gee Bee Racer (Testors 913)
 
Gee Bee Racer
Testors 1:48
913
1991 | Changed box
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1:72 Gee Bee Super Sportster R1 (Amodel 7267)
 
Gee Bee Super Sportster R1
Amodel 1:72
7267
2002 | New tool
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Products

1:24 '31 Bayles Gee-Bee (Cleveland Model & Supply D-17)
 
'31 Bayles Gee-Bee
Cleveland Model & Supply 1:24
D-17
1934 | New tool
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1:16 '32 Doolittle's Gee-Bee Racer (Cleveland Model & Supply SF-27)
 
'32 Doolittle's Gee-Bee Racer
Cleveland Model & Supply 1:16
SF-27
1933 | New tool
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1:32 1930s Gee Bee Racer (Lindberg/Round2 515)
 
1930s Gee Bee Racer
Lindberg/Round2 1:32
515
2017 | Changed decals
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1:16 1931 Gee Bee Racer (Cleveland Model & Supply SF-17)
 
1931 Gee Bee Racer
Cleveland Model & Supply 1:16
SF-17
1949 | Changed ???
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1:48 1932 Gee Bee Racer R-1 Super Sportster (Testors Hawk 913)
 
1932 Gee Bee Racer R-1 Super Sportster The Golden Age of Aviation
Testors Hawk 1:48
913
1976 | Changed box
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1:16 32 Doolittle's Gee-Bee Racer (Cleveland Model & Supply SF-27)
 
32 Doolittle's Gee-Bee Racer
Cleveland Model & Supply 1:16
SF-27
1955 | Changed parts
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1:16 Bayles 1931 Gee Bee Racer (Cleveland Model & Supply SF-17)
 
Bayles 1931 Gee Bee Racer
Cleveland Model & Supply 1:16
SF-17
1955 | Changed parts
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1:16 Bayles 1931 Gee Bee Racer (Cleveland Model & Supply SF-17)
 
Bayles 1931 Gee Bee Racer
Cleveland Model & Supply 1:16
SF-17
1933 | New tool
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1:16 Doolittle's Gee Bee Racer (Cleveland Model & Supply M-17)
 
Doolittle's Gee Bee Racer
Cleveland Model & Supply 1:16
M-17 (SF-17)
1947 | Changed parts
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1:160 GB R-1 & Bendix Pylon (Aerobase B106)
 
GB R-1 & Bendix Pylon
Aerobase 1:160
B106
2003 | Changed parts
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1:160 GB Racer R-2 Nickel Silver Version (Aerobase B103)
 
GB Racer R-2 Nickel Silver Version
Aerobase 1:160
B103
2002 | New tool
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1:48 Gee Bee (Imai 812)
 
Gee Bee
Imai 1:48
812
1965 | New tool
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Gallery

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Our search engine contains 27 gallery articles related to the topic Gee Bee:

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by Karsten Rummer on IPMS Deutschland

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Gee Bee Racer 1:32
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1:32

by Dave Kitterman on Hyperscale

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1:32

by Roy Richard on Large Scale Planes

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Gee Bee R-1, Amodel 1:48
Gee Bee R-1, Amodel
1:48

built on scalemodels.ru

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X-41 Toucan 1:48
X-41 Toucan
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by Dave McGowan on ARC Air

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Gee Bees 1:32
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by Rodney Williams on Large Scale Planes

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Gee Bee Racer 1:32
Gee Bee Racer
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by Patler Brittoni on Pienoismallit

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Gee Bee Z 1:32
Gee Bee Z
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by Victor Annas on Large Scale Planes

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Building a Flying Coke Bottle 1:32
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by Steve Robinson on Large Scale Planes

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Pysanky Racing Team 1:32
Pysanky Racing Team
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by Alvis 3.1 on ARC Air

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Gee Bee R-1 1:72
Gee Bee R-1
1:72

built on scalemodels.ru

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Books

Here are 2 books and publications which can be used as a reference.

The Gee Bee Racers (Specialty Press )
 
The Gee Bee Racers A Legacy of Speed
Charles Mendenhall, Tom Murphy
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The Gee Bee Racers (Profile Publications 51)
 
The Gee Bee Racers
Aircraft Profile (Red) Nr. 51
Peter M. Bowers
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Matthew A added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 1 images
1:72
Ideas
Scratchbuilt
 
22. April at 14:42:40 Share
RRman Added a new review for:
1:32 Gee Bee R-1 Racer (Williams Brothers 32-711)
 
Gee Bee R-1 Racer
Williams Brothers 1:32
32-711
1978 | New tool
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Indy AMPS
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27. March at 19:42:48 Share
Łukasz Gliński added a new project.
Albums: 0
1:72
Ideas
1:72 Gee Bee Super Sportster R1 (Amodel 7267)
 
16. February at 16:08:18 Share
Maciej Bellos Hahahaha! Nice project!
16. February at 18:04:12
Łukasz Gliński I couldn't resist buying it once I stumbled upon it :)
16. February at 22:20:36
playtime 222 Heh. Has to be done :D
16. February at 22:41:04
Łukasz Gliński Probably I have to disappoint you folks, I'll go for the real-world-livery actually :)
19. February at 13:31:39
playtime 222 Boo! Hiss! :D I can imagine getting decals for the green and the eyes would be a pain.
19. February at 20:19:44
Łukasz Gliński The smile would've been a bigger challenge I guess ;)
20. February at 08:27:41
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Alexander Miller Added a new review for:
1:48 Gee Bee R2 (Dora Wings DW48001)
 
Gee Bee R2 Super sportster
Dora Wings 1:48
DW48001
2017 | New tool
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Steffen Arndt Added a new review for:
1:48 Gee Bee R1 (Dora Wings DW48002)
 
Gee Bee R1
Dora Wings 1:48
DW48002
2018 | Changed parts
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IPMS Deutschland
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16. November 2018 at 18:19:48 Share
Martin Oostrom Added a new review for:
1:48 Gee Bee R1 (Dora Wings DW48002)
 
Gee Bee R1
Dora Wings 1:48
DW48002
2018 | Changed parts
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FineScale Modeler Forum
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6. October 2018 at 18:44:37 Share
Martin Oostrom Added a new review for:
1:32 1930s Gee Bee Racer (Lindberg/Round2 515)
 
1930s Gee Bee Racer
Lindberg/Round2 1:32
515
2017 | Changed decals
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FineScale Modeler Forum
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6. October 2018 at 18:44:14 Share
MoJo added a new project.
Albums: 0
1:48
Completed
1:48 Gee Bee Racer (Testors 913)
 
22. September 2018 at 20:42:35 Share
Dave Flitton added a new project.
1:32
Ideas
1:32 Gee Bee R-1 Racer (Williams Brothers 32-711)1:32 Gee Bee Air Racer (Lindberg 70561)
 
11. September 2018 at 17:16:49 Share
Andrew P Added a new review for:
1:48 Gee Bee R1 (Dora Wings DW48002)
 
Gee Bee R1
Dora Wings 1:48
DW48002
2018 | Changed parts
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Aviones a Escala
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30. August 2018 at 12:48:45 Share
Modellbauclub Die Steirer Added a new review for:
1:32 Gee Bee R Racer (Williams Brothers 32-532)
 
Gee Bee R Racer (Reno Racer)
Williams Brothers 1:32
32-532
2009 | Changed ???
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Modellbauclub "Die Steirer"
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14. June 2018 at 14:02:19 Share
Kamil Feliks Sztarbala Added a new review for:
1:48 Gee Bee R2 (Dora Wings DW48001)
 
Gee Bee R2 Super sportster
Dora Wings 1:48
DW48001
2017 | New tool
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KFS-miniatures
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22. May 2018 at 09:46:07 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 Gee Bee R1 (Dora Wings DW48002)
 
Gee Bee R1
Dora Wings 1:48
DW48002
2018 | Changed parts
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Hyperscale
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11. May 2018 at 01:18:31 Share
Larry E Added a new review for:
1:32 Gee Bee R Racer (Williams Brothers 32-532)
 
Gee Bee R Racer (Reno Racer)
Williams Brothers 1:32
32-532
2009 | Changed ???
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YouTube
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4. May 2018 at 15:17:03 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 Gee Bee R1 (Dora Wings DW48002)
 
Gee Bee R1
Dora Wings 1:48
DW48002
2018 | Changed parts
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Britmodeller.com
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11. April 2018 at 20:29:33 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 Gee Bee R2 (Dora Wings DW48001)
 
Gee Bee R2 Super sportster
Dora Wings 1:48
DW48001
2017 | New tool
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Hyperscale
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16. January 2018 at 00:10:30 Share
Matthew A Added a new review for:
1:48 Gee Bee R2 (Dora Wings DW48001)
 
Gee Bee R2 Super sportster
Dora Wings 1:48
DW48001
2017 | New tool
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6. January 2018 at 17:27:10 Share
Matthew A Added a new review for:
1:48 Gee Bee R2 (Dora Wings DW48001)
 
Gee Bee R2 Super sportster
Dora Wings 1:48
DW48001
2017 | New tool
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Hyperscale
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6. January 2018 at 17:21:06 Share
Daniel Rochat added a new project.
1:32
Ideas
1:32 Gee Bee Air Racer (Lindberg 70561)
 
30. July 2017 at 22:41:05 Share
Hubert Kendziorek added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 16 images
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In progress
1:32 Gee Bee R Racer (Williams Brothers 32-532)1:32 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Engine (Vector 32013)
 
26. July 2017 at 08:31:15 Share
Jörg Luther Added a new review for:
1:32 Gee Bee R-1 Racer (Williams Brothers 32-711)
 
Gee Bee R-1 Racer
Williams Brothers 1:32
32-711
1978 | New tool
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Cybermodeler
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11. July 2017 at 04:53:43 Share
Ben STONE added a new photoalbum.
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1:48
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Updated: June 27, 2016
Project: Gee Bee Racer
1:48 Gee Bee Racer (Testors 913)
7. June 2016 at 09:56:40 Share
Ben STONE Main coat of white gloss, next masking for the red.
7. June 2016 at 09:59:16
Hanno Kleinecke Cool, checkin in on this one for sure ! What do you think about the kit, Ben ?
7. June 2016 at 10:47:00
Ben STONE Very simple Hanno, very basic. I added a bit of a cockpit etc from a few assorted parts, didn't go to too much trouble. Fits together pretty well. What can I say, it's a cute and interesting little plane. I'd consider looking for a 1/48 kit down the track.
7. June 2016 at 11:08:26
Choppa Nutta I love the Gee Bee, one crazy plane :)
7. June 2016 at 11:47:29
JOHN THOMAS Very cool
7. June 2016 at 12:00:30
Ben STONE Thanks gents, it's a nice plane. Sorry Hanno, I meant it'd be nice to find a good 1/32 kit.
7. June 2016 at 14:17:50
Ben STONE Red paint all done. There's a few irregularities from the masking, it might have to do as I think any repairs will probably be worse than the current result. Open to ideas if they don't consist of respraying :)
10. June 2016 at 08:49:23
Choppa Nutta ooh you have been busy Ben, another classic :D
27. June 2016 at 13:47:52
Ben STONE Very easy build Choppa and a nice plane.
27. June 2016 at 22:35:48
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Rob Foellinger added a new photoalbum.
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1:48
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Updated: June 8, 2016
Project: Gee Bee Racer
1:48 Gee Bee Racer (Testors 913)
8. June 2016 at 12:26:00 Share
8. June 2016 at 12:28:03
8. June 2016 at 12:31:01
Ben STONE Nice work Rob. I'm doing the same kit at the moment. What did you use to mask up with when doing the red?
8. June 2016 at 14:17:56
Rob Foellinger It is a simple kit but due to it being a very elderly tooling, there were some challenges as far as fit. For the red areas I had to experiment a bit. I started with frisket film, but it wouldn't stick due to the ribbing on the wings. Then I tried MicroMask, and I'll never do that again, it was a huge pain to remove it after I was done. That stuff is junk. What I ended up doing was using Tamiya masking tape to outline the design and then trimmed it to match up with the lines that are molded into the wings and fuselage. Then I just covered the rest with regular masking tape. Good luck!
8. June 2016 at 22:40:32
Ben STONE I used Mr Hobby Masking Sol. Worked pretty well apart from a few irregularities, was very easy to remove.
MyAlbum | Album by Chazwazza (1:48)
8. June 2016 at 23:41:39
Rob Foellinger Thanks for the suggestion, maybe I'll try that stuff next time.
9. June 2016 at 12:26:08
Ben STONE I'll post some pics of the result. Not much different to yours, a but wonky in places.
I think the idea is to make sure it's applied reasonably thick. I put a blob on and spread it out towards my "line" with a tooth pick.
9. June 2016 at 13:58:25
Ben STONE Masking results are posted here Rob.
MyAlbum | Album by Chazwazza (1:48)
10. June 2016 at 08:51:14
Rob Foellinger Looks good! It seems like liquid masks are not the ideal solution when you need a crisp line. But in cases like this with complex curvy designs it might be the easiest option. All in all, I'm glad I'm done with this thing because its a paint scheme I don't ever want to have to deal with again haha.
10. June 2016 at 12:42:21
Ben STONE Rob, to my limited knowledge his was the easiest and most practical way to do it. It's not a complicated scheme but it's a contrasted and exact one that stands out and any flaws are stark. There's parts of the "arches" that I've done that are pretty good, others that are a bit wonky or bumpy. When applying the mask it's hard to know just how exact it will be. To me it worked well. No masking tape constantly lifted, minimal paint peeled off removing any masking and minimal swear words were used when applying and removing.
10. June 2016 at 15:23:50
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Rob Foellinger added a new project.
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Completed
1:48 Gee Bee Racer (Testors 913)
Gee Bee Racer
US Racing Thompson Race
NR2100 (James Doolittle) | Thompson Trophy Race 1932 | White red
 
8. June 2016 at 12:25:07 Share
Ben STONE added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 20 images
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Ideas
1:48 Gee Bee Racer (Testors 913)
 
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Calvin Gifford Added a new review for:
1:32 Gee Bee Air Racer (Lindberg 70561)
 
Gee Bee Air Racer
Lindberg 1:32
70561
2006 | Changed parts
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25. February 2016 at 18:41:01 Share
Troy W
Double?
Gee Bee Z Racer (Williams Brothers 32-426, 1:32)
Seem to be the same in everyway (number and supplied box art).
The linked 'double' contains the better image and release info.

Troy

1:32 Gee Bee Z Racer (Williams Brothers 32-426)
1:32 Gee Bee Z Racer (Williams Brothers 32-426)
 
Gee Bee Z Racer
Williams Brothers 1:32
32-426
1987 | Changed parts
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14. July 2015 at 14:35:45 Share
H K Different box- the CE part is missing on the other one.
14. July 2015 at 19:00:17
Troy W I can't see it clearly enough - however I suspected that was a stamp of some type? Not a new box.
I tried to find a better picture of box art with a 'CE' yet seems to be none out there.
Not that that means it isn't a different box, just that the ten or so boxart pictures I found didn't have it, so if from factory, it is rarer.
15. July 2015 at 00:08:31
Rex They show as being from different years,,so, the newer one might show up more in photos online. The older one is "pre internet explosion days",,,,,also, shouldn't the Z racer and the R-1 racer have timelines independent of each other?,,,,,unless they are the same tooling and don't have the different parts in them, that is. If they have the same parts, then the 1987 release should be a rebox of the 1978.
15. July 2015 at 01:33:50
Troy W The 'CE release' would likely be a later release seeming as 'CE' is related to the Euro Union, and Williams Brothers is a US company, so while they maybe re-boxes of each other, the non CE kit should be the originating kit, no? There would seem to be more recent re-boxings (new art) for this kits too.
15. July 2015 at 05:42:14
Rex I'm discussing this only, to try to help out,,,,,,,,because I don't even know if the Red kits are from the same molds as the Yellow kits. If we knew that, we could fix that timeline, get all four kits on the same one in order, and call the last three the "re-releases", that would let the "19xx" kit fall after the first red kit, and before the 1987 (set as a "re-release" of the 19xx), with the 2009 as the last one (as a "re-release" of the 197 8)
15. July 2015 at 07:04:08
Troy W I'm also discussing only to help out - my comment was just to mention my feeling on the 'CE" which is currently marked as the new tool. If there is indeed to boxings with close art, my feeling is the CE is the later, as a discussion point only too.
15. July 2015 at 12:41:19
H K I only noticed the difference. I have no further knowledge of these kits.
15. July 2015 at 15:37:20
Bill Gilman The CE mark on the first kit above is a stamp from the importer "International Hobbycraft (U.K.) Ltd." It is the importer that must sign the declaration of CE conformance. Since this is specific to one importer and one market, it must be a stamp and not printed with the rest of the cover. My guess is that these are the same kits. They should be merged.
15. July 2015 at 15:47:12
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Gabor Szabo Thank You Christian! :)
4. August 2014 at 20:46:25
perry leung wai ho Hi! Great Job. You done it smoothly and clean. I like so much.
5. August 2014 at 07:31:52
perry leung wai ho Absolutely Brilliant!
5. August 2014 at 07:35:08
Gábor Bélik Szép munka!
5. August 2014 at 09:42:19
Gabor Szabo Thank You! Köszönöm szépen ;)
5. August 2014 at 19:29:47
Christian Meyerhoff Missed this one. Great stuff mate!
28. October 2014 at 20:43:09
Gabor Szabo Thanks a lot
28. October 2014 at 21:51:06
Clifford Keesler Great job.
28. October 2014 at 22:03:44
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Ludovic added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 14, 2014
Project: Gee Bee Racer
1:48 Gee Bee Racer (Testors 913)
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Ludovic added a new project.
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1:48 Gee Bee Racer (Testors 913)
 
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warspite
Could you please put up some contact information for this company?
Many thanks. Don
1:72 Gee Bee R6H (Plastic Passion PP72003)
Macrobertson and Bendix Trophy racer
Gee Bee R6H Granville, Miller & Delackner R6H Quod Erat Demonstrandum
Plastic Passion 1:72
PP72003
2014* | New tool
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Gabor Szabo added a new project.
1:72 Gee Bee R6H (Plastic Passion PP72003)
 
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1:32 Gee Bee R-1 Racer (Williams Brothers 32-711)
 
Gee Bee R-1 Racer
Williams Brothers 1:32
32-711
1978 | New tool
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