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Postby Crazy Man Michael » 27 Feb 2015, 18:46

Interesting report about the rebuilding of the 'Biggles biplane' from the unproduced movie 'Biggles Sweeps The Skies'.

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Re: Biggles biplane

Postby Fairblue » 27 Feb 2015, 18:57

Thank you for sharing this, CMM. What a lovely thing for the family to have achieved.
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Re: Biggles biplane

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 28 Feb 2015, 03:27

Fairblue wrote:Thank you for sharing this, CMM. What a lovely thing for the family to have achieved.


Indeed, what a great labour of love! What I wouldn't do to get my hands on a copy of that 1960's 'Sweeps The Skies' movie script. ;) :D
They've been working together for so long that each seems to know by a sort of telepathy when another is in trouble. One never seems to get them together. Get one & the others come after him. To give the devil his due they make a formidable team.
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Postby Tommy Smith » 28 Feb 2015, 09:09

OzBiggles1963 wrote:
Fairblue wrote:Thank you for sharing this, CMM. What a lovely thing for the family to have achieved.


Indeed, what a great labour of love! What I wouldn't do to get my hands on a copy of that 1960's 'Sweeps The Skies' movie script. ;) :D

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Re: Biggles biplane

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 28 Feb 2015, 10:17

Tommy Smith wrote:
OzBiggles1963 wrote:...Indeed, what a great labour of love! What I wouldn't do to get my hands on a copy of that 1960's 'Sweeps The Skies' movie script. ;) :D

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Hmm...very interesting, "the time has come the walrus said"...I forget the rest, lol. :D
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Re: Biggles biplane

Postby Tommy Smith » 28 Feb 2015, 11:48

'to talk of many things
of Kites and Huns and flying boats
Knitted underwear and things
And hope Ginger's tea is boiling hot
And that Biggles rarely sings'.
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Re: Biggles biplane

Postby Fairblue » 28 Feb 2015, 11:52

:jollygood:
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Re: Biggles biplane

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 28 Feb 2015, 12:50

I've had the privilege of visiting Sywell with S666 a few years back - and we had a personal tour of the Biggles Bi-plane. Somewhere I have some pics of S666 and myself in the cockpit :D
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Re: Biggles biplane

Postby Spitfire666 » 28 Feb 2015, 14:17

Steve Slater, one of the co-restorers, came to talk to us at Twyford while they were still working on the aircraft (inf. on the wejas website). He invited us to go and see the aircraft at Sywell, but only me and RSG got there. It was fascinating 8-) We do have several topics for the subject by now.

I have read that script. It is good but the dialogue is rather awful.

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Re: Biggles biplane

Postby Kismet » 28 Feb 2015, 14:24

Tommy Smith wrote:'to talk of many things
of Kites and Huns and flying boats
Knitted underwear and things
And hope Ginger's tea is boiling hot
And that Biggles rarely sings'.



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Re: Biggles biplane

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 28 Feb 2015, 14:59

Fairblue wrote::jollygood:


Gosh darn that's clever...Lewis Carroll plus Biggles poetry, magnificent old boy! :salute: :yay: :pray:
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Postby OzBiggles1963 » 28 Feb 2015, 15:04

Spitfire666 wrote:Steve Slater, one of the co-restorers, came to talk to us at Twyford while they were still working on the aircraft (inf. on the wejas website). He invited us to go and see the aircraft at Sywell, but only me and RSG got there. It was fascinating 8-) We do have several topics for the subject by now.

I have read that script. It is good but the dialogue is rather awful.

Did you look at the other YouTube clips there? This one is actual WW1 footage:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfOUWcgljLc


Oh yes, marvellous footage that! I spend waaay too much time on Youtube watching WW1 & WW2 docos, just ask Mrs OzB, :oops: ;) There are so many excellent ones.
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Re: Biggles biplane

Postby tiffinata » 28 Feb 2015, 22:50

Good one, TS!
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