The tail is looking rather splendid stood there on the stand girl and I put together. I had real fun getting both of those blanking plates off especially what was the Rudder side as Bill wanted the paint damaging as little as possible when revealing the rivet heads. And on that Saturday Mr. Bull kept appearing every five minutes taking lots of photo's of the Gnat tail as she revealed more of his beloved Gnat orange
it reminded me of a time when Paul and I would look like this
every time we helped salvage a piece of K7 from the dark depths of Coniston as it broke the surface attached to the end of the rope.
We are a bit more relaxed about it nowadays.
And this is probably why i am not getting this leave the original paint on and risk the corrosion taking hold of the tail cowling etc save the flags by all means but strip it and sort the corrosion as we have done on the rest of K7.