Sometimes I have a day when I don’t have to drive my car for eighteen out of the twenty four available hours in order to twiddle away on a woodwind instrument in unfamiliar surroundings. On these days, I try and slope off to the shed in order to stick aeroplane- shaped bits of plastic together. I’ve been doing this since I was eight, and consider it to be a perfectly acceptable activity for a chap. It was a fine morning on Sunday 4th, so I took the Hasselblad out onto the verandah and came up with these-

Blohm & Voss 238, and some German Soldiers for scale-

Bv238 1Bv238 2

And now a selection of US types being built for the 8th Air Force Museum in Bushey-

“The Little Gramper”, a formation leading B-24

Little Gramper

“The Memphis Belle”

Memphis 1

Memphis 2

“Tubarao”, another formation leading B-24

Tubarao 1

Tubarao 2

P-38 Lightning


P-47 Thunderbolt