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The Bleriot XI-2 Model Aeroplane

In 2012 when the Project was set up, Project Member and Bloobirds Model Aeroclub Member Peter Paine found a quarter scale model kit of a Bleriot XI bis 2 for sale.  It was of the type that Harriet bought and took to America with her after her successful Channel crossing. 

We had to buy it! 

The vendor is another model engineer from Norfolk, his name is Rod Roper.  I phoned him and arranged to buy the kit.  He told me that it was made by the model maker who was famous for making the scale aircraft that had been used in many major films. In due course the kit arrived, and handed over into Peter’s care for construction.  Now nearing completion I have phoned Rod and told him the great news.  He was amazed at the news, and has told me that he will be arranging for his wife and himself to come to Dover to see the finished model.

So, let’s look forward to meeting and greeting Rod and his wife in the near future!

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