Douglas Bader Hurricane, 1/32
December 12, 2012 in Aviation
This is Bader’s second Hurricane I when he commanded 242 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. PCM 1/32 kit. OOB, but modified since (as usual) the Caruana drawings left a bit to be desired in the accuracy department.
Had the opportunity of meeting him here in Los Angeles in 1982, along with R.R. Stanford-Tuck. Sadly, all those stories about Bader are true; he was the kind of Brit an American meets and is immediately reminded of what a good idea it was to give that type “the boot” 200-odd years ago. Stanford-Tuck, on the other hand, was the kind of Brit an American can easily “go Anglophile” with. Bader’s story is still outstanding, and he’s certainly not the first ace I met with “difficult personality syndrome” (Chuck Yeager springs immediately to mind).
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