Chronicling the development of my Cambrian and Narrow Gauge 4mm scale model railway

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My current plane obsession continues and unlike when I was a teenager and was adept at glueing the thing together but could never be arsed to paint them properly, this time I have decided to paint and then assemble as much as possible so I can get decent interiors. I am also batch building (sort of) as I am making a DH Dragon Rapide as well as the Chippie. 

The Chippie comes with 2 pilots while the Rapide has none so I borrowed one from the Chippie for the Rapide. 

Rapide pilot is in a green suit uniform with tie and a suggestion of eppaulettes on the shoulders. 

Chippie pilot is dressed as per a test pilot should be with suit and red cravat. 

Both then had a wash with Rust walk weather which brought out the highlights so much better. 

Given how much I dislike this sort of job, I’m pleased with how they turned out and also how much I enjoyed it!! 

(They are stuck on the end of a matchstick with an off cut of a 3M hook sticker btw). 

Next time, some assembly. 

Author: Chris H

Having now officially reached middle age, I am a rolling stock engineer and have worked in many different locations including a 7 year spell in Sydney, Australia, where I arrived with a suitcase and left with a wife and a son. I am now based back in my home county of Yorkshire where I juggle full time work, being a Dad to two rascally mini-mes, and trying to fit in railway modelling, assisting the GWR 1014 County of Glamorgan project, and visits to the top left hand corner of Wales and Beamish. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

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