The interest is in the details

“Details matter. They create depth, and depth creates authenticity…”

Neil Blumenthal

The hobby of model aircraft construction is full of amazing details and obsessions. This yellow decal patch was a bugger to stick in exactly the right spot, and is a wonderful example. This is an early WW2 Mk1 Supermarine Spitfire. It saw Battle of Britain action in the spring of 1940. The impact and horror of gas attacks in WW1 meant that all British forces and even the civilian population were prepared. This is a paper gas detection patch. It will turn green in the presence of mustard gas, alerting the pilot of exposure whilst still safe in his cockpit. The exact position for the patch is 6 feet, 6 inches from the centre of the fuselage, at the rear of the centre line of the wing chord. Lack of gas warfare meant the patches were abandoned in late summer 1940. #theinterestandspiceoflife #letsmakelemonade

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