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Away from the bench I’m on a brief holiday in Canberra. I have loved the War Memorial since I first visited in 1975. It has changed so much and all for the better. I’ve found just about all the old things, some in new guises, and I’m told that some will be adjusted yet again to keep improving spaces and displays. Things should as the Japanese sub and G for George are still around, but some things hidden for a long time have surfaced. I didn’t know we had a Komet or a 262, or most especially a 109 G6 with Galland canopy. I have this very plane to build in 1:32 and 1:24, though the second is a G10. Amazing staring at it. The 88mm brought back from the western desert has been repainted as a European flak gun, but at least it is back out. The Mark I female has been restored and a sponsor removed to show the interior. And the list goes on. I have a camera full of crap photos to post so I shall do so a bit at a time.

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Planes first and German to start with

Cut from the wing of Richthofen’s Dr 1



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262. Sadly no chance to get a good side shot, but amazing to see one in the metal skin.





Note the marks from the bomb racks





Not a pretty paint job. A good lesson for weathering a busy plane



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Lastly for now the Zero





Sadly you can’t get close enough to a lot of these, the Mossie, for example is really only an underside and from the rear looking forward experience. No good view of the cabin. Perhaps empty.
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A couple more of the Zero













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Very cool !
The Me 109 and 262 still have there original paint scheme ?
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They appear to. Unlike most of the others. The Zero is a complete restoration. The V1 and Spitfire coming up still do. The ww1 examples may do. More tomorrow.

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Next up the V1. You have to look up at various points or you’ll miss things. Hard to get shots of this.







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I have more of the 109, but we’ll move on to some Alied planes. George of course



















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Mk V and one Mozzie shot















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Some Vehicles now. Not a huge sellection as there is little room.



















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looks like a excellent exhibition,thanks for sharing
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Great pics there Tony. If I recall correctly (someone correct me if I'm wrong) but isn't the 109 here the only one in the world still left in the original ww2 paint job?
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That I couldn’t say, but it and the 262 certainly look to be so. Gives me a lot more courage to make the 109s as the worn paintwork is far more tank like in its roughness if that makes sense.

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Vietnam. This troop carrier used to sit outside with the Centurion and the Matilda. It has been done over and a very nice display made. Nice to see the interior. Around the corner is the Huey.













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Next up some guns. Both from the western desert. The 20mm is as is and so the chipping particularly, is of interest. The 88mm has been done up as a European flak so the basic sand yellow has gone. I remember seeing it the first time sitting outside with the others. I thought all my Christmases had come at once. Still looks great and nicely integrated with the Lancaster and 109 in A.A. audiovisual presentation. The WWI planes have presentation as well. Both give a glimpse of the story.

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Awesome! thanks for post these up
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