POND: Attached is a photo of the community pond in Connecticut that I have my eye on for early spring toy boating. Every time we walked over there this autumn I forgot to take a recent purchase of a battery powered Police Launch with me.
DECK: A picture of the table on our deck Sunday morning. I'll have to shovel the snow away if it's still there to put up our winter bird feeder.
BATS: One of this weekends projects was a painting progress photo of Dan, Digby and Sir Hubert meeting an alien life form. Photography is the best way to see how a paint job is progressing.
St. LOONEY: I finally added a church to Northern Heights. In my head before construction there were always going to be lots of bridges and church spires. Some bridges happened, this is the first church, the name is taken from Monty Python.
GLADIATOR: I don't know if kit building was one of your childhood hobbies but I'm old enough to have been in at the beginning of Woolworths and Airfix. Back in 1956 I think, the Gloster Gladiator was the first biplane kit.
I remember both my mother and father getting glue every where when collectively we failed to add the upper wings.
I had the worlds first monoplane Gloster Gladiator with Biggles flying it complaining about the lack of wings, I was recreating the action of Biggles Sees it Through. This had Biggles and chums flying Gladiators in Finland.
Around that time I also read the WW2 propaganda stories of the three Gloster Gladiators on Malta, Faith, Hope and Charity.
I had planned to one day build all three, but first I build a FROG kit which was an easier model to build. Over the years I had acquired two other old kits and last year I bought the latest Airfix version which was pretty much unchanged from 1956.
The beauty of the last kit was it came with a decal sheet for all three aircraft, Faith, Hope & Charity. Last week I built them. Given all the kits I've built over the years I should have done a better job with the top wings, still they do have top wings this time!
The picture shows Biggles about to lead Faith, Hope & Charity on a dawn patrol. This project was much less effort than that of the James May show a couple of years ago when he had built a full size Spitfire Airfix Construction Kit.