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The case for the de Havilland Mosquito

13 August 2015
The case — © Air Show Consultants:Ross Sharp

The case — © Air Show Consultants:Ross Sharp

As a member of the distinguished cadre of The People’s Mosquito — the project building a flying de Havilland People’s Mosquito for the public trust — Ross Sharp (Director Engineering & Airframe Compliance) could not resist purchasing this business card case. And why not with the gorgeous artwork of de Havilland Mosquitoes in the low level attack? But where did this artwork come from to distinguish this case? Roy Cross is the answer! Noted aviation and maritime artist who impressed model kit maker Airfix so much he was engaged to create box art for untold numbers of kits.

The case — © Air Show Consultant:Ross Sharp

The case — © Air Show Consultants:Ross Sharp

 Aviation artist Roy Cross at a book signing for his The Vintage Years of Airfix Box Art — © Air Show Consultants:Ross Sharp

Aviation artist Roy Cross at a book signing for his The Vintage Years of Airfix Box Art  book (one of three he has authored) — © Air Show Consultants:Ross Sharp

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 13 August 2015 06:34

    Sitting in my library, swapping tales with Ross, has been one of the highlights of my recent history. Our Celtic Lassie asked several times when he was coming back. She loved all the bloggers who have stopped by to visit. Alas, she Flew West on May 25, Memorial Day.

    Ross, your last visit was all too short, so I have a light in the window for you. Joe, same goes for you.

    One more thing. When we have had meetups of Daily Kos bloggers at Asheville, everyone there always asks if I have heard from you, wondering how are you doing. You are much loved by many, mate. So….don’t be a stranger.

  2. shortfinals permalink
    14 August 2015 13:14

    Dear Chuck,

    Times have been hard – not on me, but on Jan. We nearly lost her twice recently (once on the operating table), and her sight is going. I felt the loss of Celtic Lassie, badly. I thought that she was one of the brightest young women I ever met. Requiescat in pace. Be well, Chuck, be well.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      15 August 2015 07:35

      We have our fingers crossed for you both.

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