Hasegawa 1/72 Morane Saulnier M.S. 406
There's a bit of a story behind this model. Not a particularly interesting story, but a story nonetheless. Back in my wild rock n' roll days my bedroom was the entire top floor of the house I shared with my bandmates. The stairs leading down to the rest of the house were accessed by a large square hole in the floor. Being the clever fellow that I was, I used to take the greatest pleasure in grabbing hold of the overhang above the staircase and swinging myself down through the hole, thereby avoiding the slow and cumbersome stairs. One day, as I was getting ready for work, the phone rang. I took my usual diving leap at the hole in the floor and promptly missed grabbing the overhang. Now, I don't know if you've ever landed flat on your back on a staircase, but it is an entirely unpleasant experience and not one I would recommend. To make a long and incredibly pointless story short, I broke my ankle and a rib.
Ah, but where does the M.S. 406 come in, you ask? Good question, glad you asked. Well, my good friend Gordon took pity on me and gave me the kit to cheer me up while I languished about the house with my ankle in plaster for 5 weeks. And because he was kind enough to give the gift of plastic I felt obliged to actually build the thing. Well, that and I really liked the plane and the Finnish markings. See? Told you it wasn't a particularly interesting story, but hey, ya gets what ya pays for....
Oh, and the kit is really nice by the way. I boxed in the wheel wells and detailed the cockpit but that's about it.
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