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GALLERY II  NATURALLY FINISHED WOOD MODELS

FAIRCHILD C8C

The model is in 1/16th scale (wingspan 27 1/4 inches) and was completed in 2002. Construction: Solid basswood fuslage covered with birch and walnut veneer. Cowl solid walnut with birch rocker arm fairings.

FAIRCHILD C8C

The wing is solid birch and walnut with walnut veneer markings. Tails are similar. The propeller is laminated. Details are in brass, and the finish is tung oil.

CUNNINGHAM-HALL PT-6

This model is in 1/24th scale (wingspan 20 3/4 inches) and was finished in 1993. Construction: Solid sugar pine fuselage covered with mahogany and holly veneer. Wings and tails are solid mahogany with inked markings. Details are in brass.

CUNNINGHAM-HALL PT-6

This model and the following, the GA-36, are a matched set and belong to Louis Hall DeVinney, daughter of the designer, Randolph Hall.

CUNNINGHAM-HALL GA-36

The model is in 1/24 scale (wingspan 15 inches) and was completed in 1993. The model is solid mahogany with a solid holly canopy and brass details.

CUNNINGHAM-HALL GA-36

This and the preceeding model, the Cunningham-Hall PT-6 are a matched set and belong to Louis Hall DeVinney, daughter of the designer, Randolph Hall.

CUNNINGHAM-HALL GA-36

A different model, same size, mahogany and inlaid with walnut letters. It has a clear canopy and complete interior including the red leather covered seats of the original. Chrome plated propeller is pre WWII Japanese - contemporary with the actual aircraft.

Spitfire I

The model is in 1/16th scale (wingspan 27 3/8ths inches) and was completed in 1971. It is the first of the inlaid wood models of this series. Construction: A Guillow stick model kit was filled in with balsa sheet, then covered with various grains of walnut and birch veneers.

SPITFIRE I

The spinner is birch and propellers are walnut. The insignia includs some mahogany veneer. The finish is many coats of hand rubbed varnish.

DOUGLAS SBD

The model is in 1/16th scale (wingspan 31 1/8th inches) and was completed in 1972. Construction technique was similar to that described for the Spitfire I above.

DOUGLAS SBD

The model is finished in butterwood topsides and birch below with various dyed veneers for markings and insignia. Finish is hand rubbed varnish.

HAWKER TYPHOON

The model is in 1/48th scale (wingspan 10 3/8th inches) and was completed in 2000. During WWII some model kits used the "bread and butter" construction technique of thin pieces of wood laminated up, then carved. This model duplicates an "Easy Build" kit of 1944.

HAWKER TYPHOON

Instead of using the kit's poor quality wood of the same grain, its wood patterns were used for alternating grains of basswood and mahogany which show off this unusual model airplane technique (although it is often used in ship modeling). Markings are paper, finish is clear lacquer and the gear covers are polished brass.

SLIDER

The model was done to my son Gabriel's science fiction design "Slider" and the length is about 15 inches.

SLIDER

The model is solid mahogany on top, basswood beneath. The cockpit area is stained walnut. Tung oil finish.

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