This week KL gives us a picture of a plane to work with this week.
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Plane – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a black and white aeroplane statue surrounded by colourful flowers.

When we were living in the cottage, Hubby bought a kit to make a Mosquito model aircraft. I was really pleased because I felt he needed a project and as we had lots of room, he was able to work on it in the conservatory without having to put everything away each time he’d finished. It was coming along really nicely, and he was just about to fit the engines when disaster struck and he dropped it. The damage was in a place which couldn’t be repaired, so that was the end of that. However, not the end of his model aircraft making.

A guy up the road was also ex RAF and he’d bought into a magazine series to build a Spitfire. Such publications were very popular and covered various models to knitting patterns to recipes where you bought an issue every week for some 26 weeks to get the complete set (or at least that was the theory as when I did it for recipes, by week 20 the format had changed).
He had every publication and offered it to Hubby as he didn’t have the interest to begin to build it. Hubby was over the moon and couldn’t wait to get started.

Sadly the engines he’d  bought for the Mosquito were unsuitable for the Spitfire and we never got round to getting one. The actual model when finished was impressive though (I wrote a bear story about it for my Mum and if I can find it, I’ll publish it on my blog) and my Mum thought it was brilliant.

When we came to selling up, the Spitfire was still pride of place in the conservatory with nowhere to go but a car boot sale, where an enthusiast offered us £50 for it even though it didn’t have an engine. The wiring was there for it though and he was happy enough with that.
Snippet of info for you which I’ve never forgotten since we were only 4 miles from The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight :
The spitfire had a wider wingspan than that of the Eurofighter (Typhoon).
Spitfire Wingspan: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m) (source)

My Spitfire photos from the carnival here Sept 2021

Typhoon Wingspan: 35 ft 11 in ( 10.95 m ) (source)
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Personally I prefer the Spitfire.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to #WRITEPHOTO – Plane

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Great post Di, Oh! How I winced when you said hubby dropped the first model! Do you miss the cottage and all its space.
    That was a great profit on the model Spitfire 💜💜

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Yes indeed 💜

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Model building is quite fanatical where I live. Over at the oval they fly them on the weekends. They are quite spectacular

  4. murisopsis says:

    Sparky has some space rocket models but his best friend has so many! They are all displayed in his corner of the basement… sadly after 50 years some of the glue has become brittle and he picked one up to move it and it fell apart!

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  6. Archon's Den says:

    The Confused Canuck has left another dustbin of Fibbing Friday here. 🙂 https://archonsden.wordpress.com/2022/06/24/twenty-sick-fibbing-fridays/

  7. willowdot21 says:

    Sorry Di I put the above on your post by mistake feel free to delete it 💜

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