[WWI] What Inspired You, and Pointy Propellorless Things
jmikl2957 at comcast.net
Wed Jul 20 13:16:00 EDT 2011
Paul's comment brought to mind an incident long ago at an
IPMS meeting in San Francisco. The genesis is a vacation to London taken
with friends. Paul and Linda's eight-year-old son and I went to the RAF
Museum, where Alex fell in love with the British Tornado
waster-of-good-alcohol. When we came back to the states I decided I'd leave
off Great War building for just an instant and bought a Tornado to build for
him, painted it up, etc., etc. The night I was taking Alex's gift to him
was also a meeting night so I took the Tornado to Show-and-Tell. When I
pulled the thing out of a box everyone gasped. "You built something other
than a biplane?!" I explained my sin briefly, then launched into the spiel.
A couple of sentences in I gasped, slapped my forehead and exclaimed,
"Omigod, I left off a piece!" (Pause for members' curiosity...) I then
reached into my pocket and pulled out a three-bladed prop and slid it onto
the nose. "NOW it can fly!" says I.
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