A hundred years of Qantas

(November 2020)

In November 2020 Qantas celebrates its centenary. As a tiny celebration of this remarkable event here are photos of all the models I’ve made that are associated with Qantas. This includes Qantas Empire Airways, Australia Asia, Australian, QantasLink and JetStar, and the Australian domestic airline Trans Australia Airlines that was later rebranded Australian and merged with Qantas in 1994.

Short C-Class flying boat VH-ABD flying for Qantas Empire Airways in 1938

(1/144 Welsh Models kit combined with Aeroclub engines)

Lockheed L.749 Constellation VH-EAA flying for Qantas Empire Airways in 1947

(1/144 Minicraft and Welsh Models combined kits and Hawkeye decals)

Lockheed L.1049C Super Constellation VH-EAG flying for Qantas Airways in 1954

(1/72 Heller kit with Roodecals decals)

Lockheed L.1049E Super Constellation VH-EAD flying for Qantas Airways in 1958

(1/144 Minicraft and Welsh Models kits combined with Hawkeye decals)

Boeing 707-138 VH-EBA flying for Qantas Airways in 1959

(1/144 Roden kit with Hawkeye decals)

Boeing 707-138B VH-EBI flying for Qantas Airways in 1961

(1/144 Roden kit with Hawkeye decals)

Boeing 727-100 VH-TJC flying with Trans Australia Airlines in 1966

(1/144 Airfix kit with Hawkeye decals)

Vickers Viscount 800 VH-VTR flying with TAA in 1966

(1/144 S&M and Welsh Models combined kits with Underworld decals)

Fokker F-27 Friendship VH-TFM flying for TAA in 1969

(1/144 Doyusha kit with Hawkeye decals)

Douglas DC-4 VH-EDA flying with Qantas in 1971

(1/144 Minicraft kit with Hawkeye decals)

Boeing 747-200 VH-EBA flying with Qantas Airways in 1971

(1/144 Revell kit with TwoSix and Hawkeye decals)

Boeing 727-100 VH-TJC flying for Trans Australia Airlines in 1971

(1/144 Airfix kit with Hawkeye decals)

Boeing 707-338C VH-EAC flying for Qantas Airways in 1973

(1/144 Minicraft kit with Contrails engines and Hawkeye decals)

Boeing 727-200 VH-TBK flying for Trans Australia Airlines in the ‘Central Australian’ livery in 1980

(1/144 Airfix kit with Hawkeye decals)

Airbus A.300 VH-TAA flying with Trans Australia Airlines in 1981

(1/144 Airfix kit with Hawkeye decals)

Boeing 727-200 VH-TBM flying for Trans Australia Airlines in 1982

(1/144 Airfix kit with Hawkeye decals)

Douglas DC-9-30 VH-TJP flying for TAA in 1982

(1/144 Airfix kit with Hawkeye decals)

Boeing 727-200 VH-TBR flying for Australian Airlines in 1989

(1/144 Airfix kit with Hawkeye decals)

DeHavilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter VH-TGG flying for Australian Regional in 1989

(1/72 Matchbox kit with Hawkeye decals)

Airbus A.300 VH-TAA flying for Australian Airlines in 1989

(1/144 Airfix kit with Hawkeye decals)

Airbus A.300 VH-TAA flying with Qantas Airways in 1992

(1/144 Airfix kit with Hawkeye decals)

Boeing 747-400 VH-OJB ‘Wunala Dreaming’ flying for Qantas Airways in 1994

(1/144 Revell kit with Brazil Decals, Draw and Liveries Unlimited decals)

Boeing 747SP VH-EAA flying for Australia Asia Airlines in 1995

(1/144 Welsh Models kit with Draw Decals, Cartograf, Microscale and Hawkeye decals)

Boeing 717-200 VH-IMP flying for QantasLink in 2001

(1/144 PAS Models kit with Hawkeye decals)

Boeing 747-400ER VH-OEE flying for Qantas Airways in 2002

(1/144 Revell kit with Hawkeye, Avigraphics, and Liveries Unlimited decals)

Boeing 737-800 VH-VXA flying for Qantas Airways in 2002

(1/144 Revell kit with Hawkeye decals)

Boeing 767-300 VH-OGJ flying for Australian Airlines in 2003

(1/144 Revell kit with Draw and Aviagraphics decals)

DeHavilland Canada DHC-8-100 VH-TQF flying for QantasLink in 2005

(1/72 Hobbycraft kit with Hawkeye decals)

Airbus A.320 VH-JQL flying with Jetstar Airways in 2006

(1/144 Zvezda kit with Hawkeye decals)

Airbus A.380 VH-OQA flying for Qantas Airways in 2008

(1/144 Revell kit with Hawkeye decals)

Airbus A.320 VH-VGR flying for Jetstar Airways in 2010

(1/144 Zvezda kit with Oldmodels and Hawkeye decals)

Airbus A320 VH-VFF flying for Jetstar Airways in 2012

Boeing 767-300F VH-EFR flying for Qantas Freight in 2015

(1/144 Revell kit with Hawkeye decals)

Airbus A.320 VH-JQL flying for Jetstar Airways in 2016

(1/144 Zvezda kit with Oldmodels and Hawkeye decals)

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