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#1 DonW

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:32 AM

Here is a wooden model of a Hawker Hurricane that was given to me by a man called Eric Bates, the builder. He was an RAF cadet in the war and carved and painted the model himself in around 1940. Two of the pictures show the model, which is 1/72 scale or thereabouts, against some pages of a bound collection of Aircraft Recognition magazine that was published from 1942 onwards, again given to me by Eric.

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:47 AM

That is real nice and carved out of wood. That's a great story behind it also.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:52 AM

I agree



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:14 AM

Great Build!

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:15 PM

Wonderful.

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:29 PM

A real piece of history you have there. Very cool.  B)



#7 DonW

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:26 AM

Eric Bates went on to be a top chartered surveyor, measuring out huge sites for major building projects, so he put his skills to good use.
It is a lovely model, I can't help wishing he'd done a Spitfire too! Glad you all appreciate it.