...a few years ago I was deployed in a sunny country and working on Merlin helicopters. One of them returned in a poorly condition after having a head on collision with a bird and the nose cone was badly damaged. Fortunately, the nice Americans had a workshop that could cope with composite repairs and we got it patched up... they did an excellent job... but they didn't have the right colour paint. Seeing as the paint was the wrong colour, the repair was non standard and the nose cone would be replaced when we could get the spares, I got the opportunity to paint something nice:
Click the BIG pic!
Well...today I noticed that the picture on line had been taken back in England and I also found out that my artwork adorned the Merlin for a good couple of months before the nose cone was replaced. I then noticed that a model making company was producing special decals and one of them was the 'Splat!' design that I painted!
How cool is that!?
...so I'm painting Viper Wing bikes tonight :)
See you from the front of the queue!