I caved in and painted up the first of the 1/300 (6mm) WWI planes I bought at Joy of Six. The WWI H&R planes have a special place in my heart from way back and this plane more than most as I often had this single wing plane out when playing WWI air combat.
I think this is an improved version of the original ones I had as I remember the undercarriage being built into the model whilst this had it made from four pieces and whilst I did originally add them to the plane I decided to remove them for a more realistic point to attach the base to.
A fairly basic paint job with the base colour Iraqi Sand with a little darker brown added for the effects of the canvas on the wings tail and to a lesser extent on the fuselage.
All told I was at this one less than an hour and I have a finished model, I need to work on my freehand, or get some transfers as my crosses are a bit weak.
So now I need to get the DH2 I have assembled (and since stood on!) all painted up. Then maybe try a little one on one to see if I can get either rule set into my head. As far as diversions go this is not to expensive in money or time and it keeps the interest of my son firmly in place.