1:48 scale light air­craft range desk­top mod­els, fin­ished in be­spoke mark­ings/colour schemes by Di­verse Im­ages www.pewterair­craft.com £210 each plus P & P

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vin­tage civil air­craft of­fer minute de­tail,’ claims the com­pany. The aeri­als and, where ap­pli­ca­ble, joy­sticks and seats are all hand made separately. ‘Small items are of­ten in­di­vid­u­ally cast in pewter, or bronze for ex­tra strength where needed.

‘Each air­craft type is metic­u­lously re­searched to en­sure our mod­els are his­tor­i­cally ac­cu­rate. The model is gen­er­ally based on orig­i­nal pho­to­graphs and de­tail sup­plied by own­ers.’ All of the new light air­craft range are pro­duced in 1:48 scale, re­sult­ing in mod­els that are nicely sized and not too big. ‘The price in­cludes, sub­ject to sight of copy, the own­ers in­di­vid­ual air­craft mark­ings.’ The cur­rent range in­cludes the Cessna 172 Sky­hawk, de Hav­il­land Chip­munk, Piper J3 Cub and Piper Archer II. ‘This range will be in­creased and it should be rel­a­tively easy to pro­duce vari­ants,’ says Di­verse. PW

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