Oooh 74 sqn please
Well, quite honestly I was torn between which one to do. I did know I didn't want
to do the white one, nothing wrong with it, I've built it in the past, but getting decent
coverage with matt white can take so many coats that I didn't want to risk it! I've been
a fan of 74 Sqn since they rode Lightnings at Leuchars in the mid '60s when I was an Air Cadet.
Leuchars was the local fighter airfield then, when I still lived in Kirkcaldy, and I've followed the
"Tigers" ever since.......
As an aside, I recently found an old photo of me and two cousins standing in front of a Meteor at
a BoB airshow at Leuchars in about 1962 (Well, I look about 8 years old!)
But then again, 616 (City of Edinburgh) Sqn RAuxAF was the local fighter squadron, AND they
introduced the Meteor into service, and brought the RAF into the "jet age". Ooooooh, I can't
make up my mind. Luckily the colour schemes OOB are identical, so I don't have to decide until
decalling time! I may be influenced in my decision by the fact that I have a Revell Lightning to build,
and that could go in 74Sqn markings, if I can find some................
Anyhoo, here's where I'm up to:
And that's it for tonight. See you all in the morning. I've got until 1600 hrs to finish!