A Hasegawa Kit in 1:48 Scale
During 2005, I had built the Hasegawa CF-188D with the
intentions of finishing it for my Better Half, in the markings of 410
Squadron 60th Anniversary markings. Unfortunately the decals
proved to be impossible to use due to splintering and curling at the edges.
The model was set aside until I could do something with
it and I wasn’t about to invest another $20.00+ dollars in another set of
decals that might not be any better than the first set.
Fast forward to December 2007 and a dinner meeting at
the Boundary Bay Flying Club where Harry Hardy, pilot of that famous Hawker
Typhoon, “Pulverizer IV” was the guest. I had built a 1:48 scale model of
Harry’s plane and I was anxious to have him sign the model, which he so