Binge Painting

I had a binge painting yesterday when I found out I had the right dark green colour for the Do335 A-O.

These Polly S paint jars I had bought in the 1980s were still usable.

I had painted the Stuka and the Fw190 with Polly S Paint black green before so I could now finish up the camouflage.

I still have some touch-ups to do. I have painted a strip of Scotch tape for the canopies since the frames on all three model kits are very narrow.

That will be my next binging…

Intermission – Three war crimes, two Sunderlands and one Ashley Wilkes (3) — John Knifton

Last time I was explaining the connection between the Short Sunderland flying boat and “Das Fliegende Schtachelschwein” aka “The Flying Porcupine”. This thorny porcine epithet comes from an aircraft which was based at Invergordon in north east Scotland in 1940. My story will be based primarily on the work of John Robertson in 2010. I […]

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Intermission – Three war crimes, two Sunderlands and one Ashley Wilkes (2) — John Knifton

Last time, I was showing you round what is probably the same aircraft in two different locations, that is, the Short Sunderland flying boat at Hendon and then at Duxford. Just to remind ourselves, the Sunderland was a mighty war machine: The Sunderland had a panoply of weapons. Something for every occasion: There was also […]

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Intermission – Three war crimes, two Sunderlands and one Ashley Wilkes (1) — John Knifton

One of the world’s most bewitching aircraft is the Sunderland flying boat. When I was a boy, I never did save up enough pocket money for the Airfix kit, although it was only fifty pence or so in the 1960s. I should have bought it then, though. They’re fifty pounds now! The Short S.25 Sunderland […]

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