Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Big ol' jet airliner
We did have a wander round nearby Harrogate, Masham and Knaresborough and parts of Ripon itself.
In a charity shop in Ripon I chanced upon the Revell kit photographed above. I wasn't looking for a modern airliner and I don't actually need such a thing, but for £1.00 I was unable to resist. (Normal retail for this kit is nearer £12....) It appears to be complete and the battered box even contained three unopened tins of Humbrol enamel paint. I only use acrylics so these will probably be heading to Wg Cdr Luddite.
I'll think of a use for the Airbus eventually, but it rather worries me to think that the only 1/144 scale jet airliner I have previously tackled was an Airfix Trident. In around 1976.
Sadly the decals are missing from the kit and I have nothing suitable in the spares box, so if anyone out there has an even vaguely suitable decal sheet to spare I'd be happy to offer it a home!
Given the post title the last words must go to Mr Miller: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGF_0AcHaGs