Landing Craft Tank 7074 hid her newly painted charms under white plastic for many a long month, to help prevent any contamination of the RN’s giant ship shed in Portsmouth naval dockyard. And to look after the painstaking paint work carried out by ML (UK) of Portsmouth, inch by inch. But at last the day came and our stills photography specialist David Botwinik was fully rigged to catch its progress. Unpeeling was pretty rapid, given the length of the ship and the massive size of the stretched carrier bag (definitely not a Bag for Life) which covered ‘D-Day Story’s latest blushing bride. Removal was unsophisticated – a lot of clambering about with Stanley knives by two uncoverers, only paused briefly when they realised they were disturbing a lot of dirt on top, and needed breathing apparatus. Then, there she was!