The poll "Which 1/72 aircraft should I rescue next?" - as part of my Winter Aircraft Project - has now closed. 17 votes were cast* and the results were as follows :
In 4th place with 1 vote - Avro Anson
In 3rd place with 2 votes - Hurricane IID
In 2nd place with 5 votes - Fw-109D
But the clear winner, with a massive 9 votes is the Bristol Blenheim!
This reveals a number of interesting facts about my readership:
1. You really like Blenheims
2. You don't much like Ansons
3. You don't much like me
I arrive at point 3 on the grounds that the Blenheim in question is far and away the worst of not only the four models in the poll but of the whole batch of aircraft involved in this project. Never a great kit at the best of times, this example has been built to an even lower standard than the one I had a go at back in the '70s. The transparent parts aren't and I've yet to find two adjacent parts in perfect alignment. So thanks very much.
On the plus side, the original builder of this kit has, like all right thinking chaps, included the additional pod with four forward firing MGs (see last photo). Hurrah!
I have begun salvage work - as is evident in photo 1 - by slapping on a lot of filler. While I am sanding this down I will ponder suitable paint/marking schemes. Any thoughts?
Another poll has been added to nominate the Blenheim's successor - don't forget to vote!