I have never actually written a post about the Battle of Britain but there is one about the two planes the Spitfire and the Hurricane.
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Posted in Arts and Crafts, Europe, Growing up in the 1950s, History, Literature, Postcards, Travel
Tagged Airfix Model Kits, Avro lancaster, F W Woolworth, Humbrol Glue, Hurricane, Spitfire
An Airfix kit was notoriously difficult to assemble and the only absolute certainty was that once it was finished it definitely wouldn’t look anything like the picture on the box.
Getting the fuselage and the wings snapped together was usually a fairly straightforward procedure but things quickly became increasingly complicated after that, with fiddly little bits and pieces that required huge dexterity, great precision and unnatural amounts of patience to position into exactly the right place.
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Posted in Arts and Crafts, Childhood, History, United Kingdom
Tagged Airfix, Avro lancaster, Flat Pack Furniture, Humbrol Glue, Hurricane, Model Airplanes, Spitfire, Westland Lysander