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  1. Many long years ago (or short years as time goes by ) I built my second biplane model. It was the old Impact kit of the Hawker Fury, first released in '68 or '69 I believe. It sat finished in the display for a long time but I was never happy with the radio aerials. The stretched sprue was too thick for scale and I finally took her out to modify those. I worked on it a couple times and almost got them back intact, with much finer pieces. But, almost is the operative word here and I tired of messing with it and set it aside for a calmer approach later on (you know what I mean here, right?). Stupidly, I didn't put her back in the cabinet but instead sat it on an open shelf while awaiting more attention. A couple weeks later, I was reaching for something on a shelf two levels up when somehow I knocked off a Fernando Pinto 1/24 resin car kit. It landed squarely on top of the upper wing of the Fury. The heavy impact knocked loose every single piece of rigging. The only structural damage was one leg of a starboard strut broken. I couldn't believe there was no more serious damage. I did find all the fine wire rigging at the bottom of the box upon which she sat though. While certainly no prize winning model, I was quite despondent and disappointed in myself for allowing it to happen. Someday, I told myself, I would put all that back and repair the strut and put her back right as before. One problem with that is that I was 25 years younger when I built it with better eyes and steadier hands. I believe I can still pull it off though with some planning and effort. The rigging fit into pre-drilled holes so there is that too. What would you guys do? Is it worth the time to restore? Any advice or suggestions are welcomed. The model was never properly photographed back then but I used to have a few fairly good shots of her at the airport that got lost. I'll show the ones I have to give you an idea of how she once looked and also some of the damage. The box that did the deed: It fell from here, two shelves above the model: Damage: dislodged rigging pieces:
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