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May MOM Winner

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History
The Gloster Gamecock was a biplane fighter of the Royal Air Force, a development of the Mk III Grebe, that first flew in February 1925. It differed from the Grebe primarily by way of its Bristol Jupiter engine, which replaced the unreliable Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar. Other changes included improved ailerons, refined fuselage contours, and internally mounted machine guns.

The Gamecock Mark I entered service with No. 23 Squadron RAF at RAF Henlow in May 1926 and they were also the last of six squadrons to operate the fighter until July 1931. This was a fairly short RAF service life, partly because of its high accident rate - of the 90 operated by the RAF, 22 were lost in landing or spin accidents. These faults were remedied in the Mk. II version, by means of a longer upper wing and a modified tail unit.

History adapted from Wikipedia.
The Model
This is the superlative Ally Cat resin kit, built out of the box.
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About the Author

About Ryszard Holak (RYSZARD)
FROM: KRAKOW, POLAND


Comments

Hi Ryszard Congratulations! Both the builds in the tie-breaker were fantastic, but there has to be a winner and your Gamecock is just gorgeous. All the best Rowan @ Jessie - Is this the first time we've had a tie-breaker? If so, perhaps the runner-up deserves a spot in the limelight too next weekend?
JUN 27, 2015 - 12:09 AM
I think that it is. We came close one month not long ago, but ended up with a clear winner. I endorse the idea of the runner-up getting a feature, and since I have a little influence with the Features Editor I think that we can make that happen.
JUN 27, 2015 - 12:16 AM
Nice one Jessie It seems only fair to set a precedent as it got "closer than close". No taking away from the winner, though - congratulations again Ryszard. Thoroughly well deserved. Your work always impresses me. All the best Rowan
JUN 27, 2015 - 12:55 AM
I am not a fan of early aircraft, but this model is most impressive. Congratulations Ryszard, a win well deserved.
JUN 27, 2015 - 06:27 AM
Dziękuję wszystkim za gratulacje! Thank you all for your congratulations!
JUN 27, 2015 - 12:12 PM