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A piece of aviation history

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

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I agree

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Great Build!

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Wonderful.

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

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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.

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