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More skin enhancements... panel lines, hazing, metal warping, and scratches effected by lighting.

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Beautiful job....needs some dirt, chipped paint, exhaust stain!

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I think Monty wouldn't like that since this is his VIP aircraft. The aircrew and ground crew would hand polish the VIP aircraft and take great pride in doing so. Although I would add some exhaust soot and oil stains. 

Article from the "The Royal Air Force Review"

October 1948 Vol. 4 No. 3 of "The Royal Air Force Review"

On the ground, as in the air, the same high standards are the rule, and the crews are among the Air Force's best tradesmen. They are particularly proud of their aircraft and the hand-polishing is just an outward manifestation of the pride. It may be wearying work, polishing the entire fabric of an aircraft with metal polish and a handful of rag, but it is done by hand because machine buffing would gradually thin down the heads of the aluminum rivets. And, when there are not enough ground crew to do the work, the aircrews themselves take time off from their training and lend a hand. The results: a No. 24 Squadron aircraft stands out on the airfield like an "export only" job...

But exterior glitter is not the only thing that makes them exceptional. Many are "special" inside as well.The Chief of Air Staff Dakota is said to be one of the world's most luxurious aircraft. Its floors are carpeted, its fuselage paneled in walnut and lined overhead with cream pigskin. Its soft amber interior lights are built-in and have push-button switches for each. Five swiveling armchairs upholstered in brown leather, two settees which can be converted into bunks for night flying, and two small cream leather-covered stools complete the seating accommodation. A Concealed radio set provides soft music (the engines are barely audible in the main cabin) and an altimeter, airspeed indicator and clock over the door.

As for Field Marshal Montgomery's aircraft, he designed the interior himself with the same workmanship and finish as described above, but has neither bunks nor galley. He rarely sleeps or takes meals in the air, but spends most of his time reading and writing. 

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