Very nice, Jopres57.
I hope you didn't inhale too much of that smoking sprue!
Thanks for the compliment Michael.
As far as the weathering is concerned. Well, as they say, there was no Health and Safety in those days. Now I think about it, it might be a good idea to emphasise that I don't recommend the use of burning sprue in any activity! I don't want to cause offence to any casual viewer.
On a similar note, I was going to refer to my vintage model as an 'old girl' instead of an 'old clunker' but thought better of it.