In the end I have gone for very standard colours as the plane may be used for more than one system and side. The base (total cost 99p ......thinking time about 60 hours !!!!!!) is just a bit of sandstone from the garden and a aerial off eBay but it seems solid and is adjustable, the plane is attached by a strong magnet. When I get round to it I will put some grass on the base. Hopefully they will be taking to the sky above Cumberland soon.