Digitising old slides and found a few gems, this included. I was 9 or 10. The Brand New 1/24 Airfix
Spitfire had just come out and I saved the £12 required. No airbrush then! Bit of a toy. Retractable undercarriage and sliding canopy. Al Deere, DSO, OBE, DFC & Bar , was still a sprightly 50 something.
My old man used to moan " I wish they would make a decent Spit IX" like he flew. Back then I think the Airfix 1/72 Johnnie Johnstone JE-J was the only one around
You can see by the desk I was an avid inhaler of Humbrol Enamels and Polystyrene Cement. Explains a lot. The curtain was supposed to be that colour.
As I got older , Punk Rock came along and making model aeroplanes was... uncool. Then I went to University. Making model aeroplanes was still uncool. Then I had a farm to run and a family to raise. Here I am aged 60 and no longer give two ****!