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.
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.