January 4th 1973

“Nothing much dun today” / “Started to Paint Model” / “Monty Python bak on the telly after one weeks absence”

Meticulously painting an Airfix model with enamel paints would appear not to constitute “much” for this 14 – almost 15 – year old?

Tins of Humbrol model paint must have been the tiniest in the world.

Trivia freaks may wish to know that “Humbrol” started life as the Humber Oil Company from Kingston-Upon-Hull, a small 4-man operation who specialised in bicycle oil and calcium carbide for lamps.

I wonder how many 70’s kids inadvertently got a little “high” from the smell of their paints and little tubes of glue?



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