Wednesday, 30 December 2015

540 - A Model Family

Morning All! 

Just a quickie: I wanted to share this pic from our Christmas visit to my dad's house and draw a pleasing generational link:

In the foreground, held by me, is the wooden biplane which I helped No.1 Daughter to make and glue together. In the background is one of the embroideries my dad used to work on during his countless months at sea with the Royal Navy. He made models when HE was a boy in the forties and fifties, and he always encouraged me in my Airfix building in the nineties.

Like noses, the hobby seems to run in the family...!

- D.

10 comments:

  1. I'll have to snap some photos of the models still hanging in my dad's loft. He threw airfix kits together when he was deployed as well.

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    1. The Battle of Britain raged in the loft of the house I grew up in. I feel so sad now that those models, and all of the ones that my dad encouraged me with, are now gone.

      All of the pristine ones my dad did hanging up by their threads and my 'upside down in a swamp' colour-schemed hurricane languishing un-suspended until I got a bit better and found green paint.

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    2. Thanks, guys. As a bit of foreshadowing for my adult life in modelling, I was terrified of painting my 50-odd WW2 Airfix kits as a kid. The only one that I ever painted was my last: Gibson's Lanc from the Dambusters raid.

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  2. Very nice! Showing the little girls the right way of things.

    Dad's work is lovely too. Rivals my Gran's work even!

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    1. Cheers - when I asked him about why he chose embroidery (years ago now) I remember that his answer included (a) it doesn't get broken in a storm, and (b) you can roll it up and store it easily!

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    2. Thanks mate - praise indeed!

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  3. Both very nice pieces of work. A moving tribute!

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  4. I do sometimes forget just how young you are....

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    1. Crikey, mate: I don't feel it sometimes!

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