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  1. Not HECO but maybe Tin Toys or possibly of German origin

    Some time ago I started a thread Not HECO but Blatch to find out more more information on the origins of a tinplate Albatros I had purchased hoping it was HECO but found out it was made by an Alf...
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    Re: Heco Tinplate Models

    All great models and I think when we first conversed I related the story behind the 'Hat in the Ring' Spad
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    Re: Heco Tinplate Models

    I nearly forgot

    When Tony made a SPAD it really was one of his best models and this one is no different - congratulations on a great scoop
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    Re: Heco Tinplate Models

    Thanks Louis

    The measurements would be appreciated as was your last tip - I will email you tomorrow for more details
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    HECO Plane Dimensions

    I am hoping that other owners of HECO planes may be able to provide me with the dimensions of two HECO models.

    I am looking for the length, wingspan and wing width (cord) of the Fokker Eindecker...
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    Re: Heco Tinplate Models

    The vagaries of collecting HECO - over the last few weeks two HECO Fokkers have appeared on E-Bay the first a EV/DVIII Monoplane attracted loads of bids and finally sold for $590 (450), the next...
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    Re: Not HECO but A L J Blatch?

    Thank you both your appreciation of my conversion. I have to admit I completely replaced the wings with those from another cheap tin plane with wings similar in style to HECO, as the wings of the DII...
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    Re: Not HECO but A L J Blatch?

    Although I was reasonably happy with the Blatch DIII and it was guaranteed always hold a special place in my collection as it has led indirectly to a great expansion in my HECO Saxon Aces Collection...
  9. Re: Comparison Photos of King & Country and Heco Tinplate Models 1:32 Scale Warbirds

    Personally I prefer the HECO as I collect traditional gloss painted figures in the old hollow cast style and from the outset HECO were designed to fit in with these, also I never really cared for the...
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    Buyer be Aware

    A HECO Sopwith Camel has appeared on Ebay.

    Firstly it is a Spad XIII in American colours, second apparently it has Made in Japan stamped on the bottom and third the buyer will need to repaint much...
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    Two new HECO Bavarian Fighters for the Saxon Aces (2)

    Pfalz DXII

    I also managed to add the Pfalz DXII a 1918 contemporary of the famous Fokker DVII some 400 of which reached the front. I had been looking for a possible tinplate model to convert to...
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    Two new HECO Bavarian Fighters for the Saxon Aces (1)

    I have always had a soft spot for the fighter planes produced by the Bavarian Pfalz company after reading Greg van Wyngarden's Pfalz Aces in the Osprey series, EI - IV, DIII / IIIa and DXII to say...
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    Re: Heco Tinplate Models wanted

    I can see that if a Siemens Schuckert (SSW) DIII / DIV does ever turn up then Louis and I will have to play 'Paper, Scissors, Stone' with the loser being forced to take the first one. I did once see...
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    Re: Heco Tinplate Models wanted

    I am also looking for a few HECO WWI aircraft to add to my collection of HECO models of the mounts of the Saxon Aces

    Fokker EIII Eindecker (for Max Immelmann)

    Siemens Schuckert (DIII / IV)...
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    Re: Heco Tinplate Models

    If anyone has a Heco Fokker Dr1 Triplane without a box then bizarrely there is a box for one on E-bay for $19.95 (15.48 but don't forget the 20 postage).
  16. Red Tinplate Monster to Halberstadt CLII - Part 2

    Sorry I should have said the previous posts were 3097 and 3098.
  17. Red Tinplate Monster to Halberstadt CLII - Part 2

    In posts 897 and 898 I related that I had been foolish enough to purchase two red tinplate biplanes with a view to converting /rebuilding them as Halberstadt biplanes to fit in with my HECO...
  18. Thread: Trophy WW1

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    Re German Helmet Camouflage

    My understanding is that all German steel helmets were issued to the troops painted in 'field grey' which varied from blue-grey to grey-green. However, the troops were then issued with paints in...
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    Re: Heco Tinplate Models

    The Sturmpanzercraftwagon A7V is absolutely suberb.

    In reply to Egonzinc - HECO was producing for around 30 - 40 years from the late 70s onwards until ill health brought production to a halt....
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    Re: Heco Tinplate Models

    Thanks Louis for the vote of confidence
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    Two new HECO planes for the Saxon Aces Collection B

    The Nieuport 17 was converted into a Siemens Schuckert copy of the plane the SSW DI which the Jasta 5 Saxon ace Kurt Schneider flew in April 17 and thought highly of although by the time it was...
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    Two new HECO planes for the Saxon Aces Collection A

    A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win two new HECO models (Nieuport 17 and Sopwith Triplane) on Ebay from the same seller as Louis got his Camel comic although unfortunately I lost out on a nice...
  23. Red Tinplate Monster to Halbersadt DII (via DIII) B

    Before painting I discovered the only Saxon Ace I knew for certain had flown a Halberstadt was Hartmuth Baldamus who appears to have used a Halberstadt DII (AV) made by Aviatic during Oct / Nov 1916,...
  24. Red Tinplate Monster to Halberstadt DII (via DIII) A

    At the turn of the year I acquired two of these lovely? red tinplate monsters with the intention of modifying / converting them into models to fit in with my collection of HECO tinplate planes in the...
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    Re: Heco Tinplate Models

    The last two are to me the most interesting of the Saxon aces the leading Saxon ace Franz Buchner and Rudolf windisch with his dog Fifi and the SPAD VIIC he may have flown operationally against the...
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