RAF Museum, Hendon, LONDON – part one
Raining all day here in London so I paid a visit to the RAF Museum, which has something of a visit to an old friend about it. This post focuses on WW1 for those Wing nuts out there. I’ve highlighted some of my favourites with some random photos tagged on at the end.
Absolute best in show for me was this beautiful Fokker. The natural wood finish has to be seen to be believed, just gorgeous.
I’ve never been a Bi-guy (that didnt come out right, you know I meant Bi-plane?) but seeing these birds in person got me straight onto eBay…
And so the stash grew today by two. Who would have thought it?
It can’t be helped, you know. I read an article that scientifically proved that scale model building (well, stash collecting, really) was harder to quit than heroin. Well, I didn’t really, but you know it’s true.
There must be an algorithm that works out your build speed multiplied by your life expectancy and gives you a number where you need to stop buying any more damned kits.
But you know, Fokk that…
So, it’s going to be onto a steep learning curve with rigging, wood effect painting, and paying silly money for Wingnut kits. Who said you can’t teach old dogs new tricks? Woof.
I think I can bury this information here (if my wife ever saw this post she’d have finished reading long ago), but I also bought a beautiful print of three Me 262s in flight signed by Adolf Galland.
I’ll finish with the legendary Sopwith Camel…
15 additional images. Click to enlarge.