|Del Wheatley||29/07/2012 22:24:57|
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we've just got back in contact with my mums cousin who emigrated to new zealand a few years after ww2.
Anyway turns out he's a bit of a modeler and his full size spitfire is on display in the Queensland air museum
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You've reminded me that Caloundra is only 350ks drive over the border from me and I've never visited the Air Museum, in fact haven't been to Caloundra for over ten years. Soon as spring arrives I'll go have a look. Closer to me at Evans Head airfield, which was a major wartime base, and has some sort of heritage listing, the council erected a 3/4 size model of a Wirraway and stuck it on a pole outside the airport. It was built at enormous expense and the airport has been left un maintained for years the tarmac runways slowly breaking up. However the local flying club make good use of the place flying their model jets.
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I think most of the Spitfire "Gate Gaurds" around the UK have been replaced with these
|Alan Cantwell||30/07/2012 08:29:14|
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Naw, this one is actually a model, built from odds and ends, the gate guardian ones are factory produced from molds taken from the full size, there is an ME 109 in elvington museum, that to was built from odds and ends, but its superb,
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