Now for one of my GB traditions - others models similar to that I'm building:
First a model from the BBMF set - bought from Argos in about 1988:
Since given to a colleague, who's father flew in the tail turret during the war.
Giving him great pleasure until he passed away in 2009. The model taking pride of place at the funeral.
Next a Dambuster - the only Lanc that's ever been hijacked!
The kit for this one was being sold cheap in a local newsagent. I umed and ahed, and didn't buy it.
That night I decided that Yes I wanted it.
That same night a neighboring shop was burned down - and the newsagents was closed with smoke damage.
All surviving stock was moved to other stores in the same chain.
Fortunately my mum knew someone who worked in her nearest equivalent.
Arrangements ware made for this kit to go to her shop - so that mum could buy it on my behalf. She even got a staff discount (on top of the original cheap price)!
It was all going tooo well when I visited her a few weeks later, expecting to collect this kit. When I asked, I was told that my sister had taken it - and reimbursed mum.
Guess what my sister gave me for Christmas - which was a few weeks later!!!!
Finally a Grand Slam Lancaster.
Edited by theplasticsurgeon, 27 January 2013 - 04:40 PM.