I made the mistake of visiting the IPMS Scale Model World show last weekend...
I had a lovely chat with the vendor, who I believe is the French proprietor of FRROM/Azur. The R-31 is the only Belgian aircraft, designed and built in Belgium, to have served in 1940.
I know it has some issues, but it's a Sunderland MkI. What's not to like? Well, apart from where it's going to live. I forgot how big a Sunderland actually is, even at 1/72nd scale!
An oldie, not without its problems. However, it wasn't expensive, and I like a challenge. Although the box is battered, the plastic inside is still in its sealed bag. Another one crossed off my 1940 want list.
Again, technically superseded by a modern variant from A N Other manufacturer, this 1970s boxing is well under half the price of the newer one. My theory goes if there are flaws that need working around, I'd rather do it on this kit than a really expensive one. Besides, the option is always there to get the newer kit eventually. I hadn't planned on a Stirling for my 1940 fixation, but apparently they were beginning to enter squadron service at the end of the year, albeit not at full mission strength until 1941.
I also got some tools, but they're not worth photographing.
So, my stash is rapidly outpacing my storage area. I may need an urgent rethink about how I keep the growing hoard.