Kit: Blue Max (1:48)
This is the Blue Max 1/48 Avro 504K in the livery of The Cornwall Aviation
Co. Ltd which flew Joy-rides and Exhibition Flying with Sir Alan Cobham’s Air
Display in the early 1930’s. It incorporates a ‘ghostly’ Wing-walker preparing
for a display.
I flew on a joy-ride in a 504K with Alan Cobham’s Air Circus in around 1935,
possibly this one, as I understand from Colin Cruddas (Sir Alan’s biographer)
that this was the 504K most used in the displays.
The rear cockpit has been extended to have a bench seat at the back. The
aircraft was painted Humbrol Signal Red with Bare Metal panels. The wires are
nylon fishing line painted black with Eduard turnbuckles. The lettering was
done on an HP inkjet printer