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'A gaping silken dragon,/Puffed by the wind, suffices us for God./We, not the City, are the Empire's soul:/A rotten tree lives only in its rind.'

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Whoever said...

... that you can't solve a problem by throwing money at it was WRONG!

Well, in the case of the idiot modeller's hash of the Wellesley Mk.II (see previous posts). Faced with what, in effect, was the Mk I from the Mk II boxing, it was clear that there was only one way to go. Buy another one! This time, a Mk I by intention, complete with the correct markings:

This version is the Wellesley with a more powerful engine that was used in the 1938 record long-distance flight from Egypt to Australia, which, I think, the Wellesley still holds for a single-engined aircraft.  So, you can see my thinking, use the markings from my new purchase for the currently under construction model, and use the fuselage from the Mk. II box, add to the wings etc from the Mk. I box, to create an East African air war aircraft. I trust that is clear...