Thought I would also share my latest finds.....
The first one when I got it had been repainted in the wrong colour, though the wings are in excellent order with no corrosion. I took the opportunity of repainting it in a colour scheme which I dont have in my collection - dull red all over. I believe this was the correct colour of the Ex marked examples, used purely for training purposes (practice handling, loading into racks etc) - the Ex examples were totally inert contianing no explosives at all. (examples of this particular colour scheme -original paint-exist in collections, but not unfortunatly in mine!!) I used red oxide on this one, though I believe the original colour to be a little more orangey-red than this.
The second example has wings which I would class as a 'sound relic' - it has a good percentage of original yellow paintwork with red stripes and all springs operate as they should. This will remain as it is within the collection.
(All items shown are INERT and F.F.E.)