The 1/144 scale (12 feet per inch) models on this page were constructed over a six month period in 1998-1999.
All the decals are original and were produced, laboriously, on budget software, (the name of which I can not recall!). Original promotional leaflets and photographs were used to achieve accuracy.
The decals were printed on an ALPS printer, a dry ink type that used ribbon cartridges. The DC 6 was created by shortening the length of a Minicraft DC 7, cutting out windows and other modifications. The Mount Cook Hawker Siddley 748 and the Safe Air, Armstrong Whitworth Argosy were created from Welsh Model vac-forms.
1 New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC), Douglas DC3 (circa 1955).
2 Tasman Empire Airways Ltd (TEAL), Douglas DC6 (Circa 1958)
3 Mount Cook Airlines (NZ), Hawker-Siddley 748. (circa 1968)
4 SAFE Air (NZ) Ltd, Armstrong Whitworth Argosy.