Frog-R100

Released in late 1965 the R-100 in a scale of 1/500 This model was approved by Sir Barnes Wallis

I am very fortunate that I have been able to obtain the original pencil design drawings of the model of the R-100. The drawings and other paper work are in remarkable condition suffering only a few tears & creases. Much can be gained from them including details of the mould makers as well as other suppliers to Frog. The collection also includes the original mould design. It will be my aim to scan the drawings and publish them here.

During the design period Frog asked Sir Barnes Wallis to act as a consultant to ensure accuracy. Sir Barnes needs no introduction here. Being famous for his achievements in aviation, he designed the R-100 and it’s ill fated sister the R-101 together with the Wellington bomber and he is mainly remembered for the “Bouncing Bomb” of Dambuster fame which he also designed.

I hope that the illustrations that follow will give an idea of the work that went in to designing a Frog model. The original plans together with many other items can be viewed at our shop in Przemyśl

R100 01

This illustration shows the name of the mould makers “Toth Engineering Ltd” Does anybody have any information on this company?

R100 (4)

The Mooring Mast

 

R100 (2)

Decal design. Note the word “Transfers”

R100 (6)

 

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R100prepares to mast

The R-100 coming on to it’s mast at Montreal Photo © The Toronto Sun

R100 Toronto Star

Image © The Toronto Sun

 

Sir Barnes Wallis

The late Sir Barnes Wallis with a model of the R-100. Photo ©The Toronto Sun

My thanks to Andy Doran for the scans

Published Kyiv 17.02.15 updated 4th July 2017 Przemyśl