1/72 Airfix Hawker Siddley 125 “Dominie” wiffie
This started life as an old Airfix HS 125 Dominie. I found it in a vendors pile for $3. As I rushed to remove it from his stash, not believing my good fortune, I heard him yell, “there’s parts missing”! I slowly slid it back into his pile saying, “what parts”? He said “the engines were all that were missing”. I said “I have enough complete kits at home, that I didn’t need this one”. He said, “$2″…I said “sorry”. He said”$1, use it for parts”… I replied, “sold”.
After sitting for a couple weeks, I decided to open it just to check it out. Sure enough, all that was missing were the engines. A couple 1/48 fuel tanks would suffice, as everything in the U.S. is bigger, lol. It looked decent in prime, and eventually in it’s finished white paint.
It sat, painted, but not decaled, for months while I couldn’t decide on a “scheme”. At one of our club meetings, someone brought in a small box of old decals, he was getting rid of. I found a bent sheet that said, “ESCI Cessna 172 Seaplane”, but I liked the color of the stripes. Surprisingly they went on with no trouble (try that feat with something you really care about). The rest is history… Basically a $1 kit, some “Wal Mart” white, and free decals… A lot of play time for the money, and I liked the way it turned out.
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