Wednesday, 25 June 2014

And now for something completely different!

Last weekend was spent down in sunny Cornwall, annoying my mother and visiting the Classic Air Force museum at St Mawgan.  Its not the best advertised attraction but is well worth a visit if your in the area.  The staff are very helpful and pleasant, which is always a bonus.
VC10 Tanker Aircraft
 There are a selection of aircraft kept there, mostly post World War 2.  First thing that grabs your attention is a VC-10K3 tanker aircraft.  Massive doesn't really cover it, that is my 6' stepfather walking beside the wheels.  You can get a guided tour of the aircraft as well, which is a true plane of the 60's with thousands of dials in the cockpit. 

Other aircraft on display include a Venom, a Hunter, a BAC 1-11, Meteor, Harrier, Rapide, Chipmunk etc.  All in all a lovely collection and well worth the entrance price.

My Favourite the DH Rapide

 In a small room in the display hanger is a ridiculous model aircraft collection, the vast majority of which came from one man's widow.  There are over 300 models on display and, apparently, another 400 still in storage.  Here are a few pictures of what is a staggering collection.  Puts my figure collection to shame really.

I also managed a bit of painting, finishing another unit of 18mm Napoleonic British and some 28mm Winter War Russians.  Normal service will now be resumed.
40th Foot

Baker Coy WW Russians

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