DOXAERIE

 

HOME PAGE

PERCEPTIONS
Model Making As Sculpture

DOXAERIE - THE MODELS

Gallery I  Naturally Finished Wood Models
Gallery II Naturally Finished Wood Models
Gallery III Painted Wood Models
Digbies and Dragons
Gallery IV  Card Models

General Sculpture Galllery

Studio

Dyna-Model Products History

Restoration Work

Doering B-24 Restoration

Stratoliner  Restoration

Guests and Tribute

Guest Gallery

Historical Models

Doering Bros I

Doering Bros II

Doering Bros III

Literature and Links

Poems

Bibliography

Links

Sales and Service

Home

Contact DOXAERIE
 

 

GALLERY III    PAINTED WOOD MODELS

Even though I prefer to finish wood naturally, there have been a few painted models.

LOCKHEED P-38F GLACIER GIRL

Model is in 1/48 scale (wingspan 13") and was based on the 1943 Thomas A. Naylor drawings for Modern Hobbycraft Products.

Glacier Girl is the P-38F that was recovered from a Greenland glacier in the Nineties and restored to flying condition. Here the model is mounted on a stand reflecting her icy past.

Model is carved basswood with brass fittings. It has internal cockpit detail. Markings are decals and enamel paint was used.

MARTIN JM-1 (Navy B-26)

The model is in 1/72 scale (wingspan 11 3/4"). It is based on 1944 Modern Hobbycraft Products plans reduced from 1/48 scale.

Carved from solid basswood, the model is painted with enamel and is mounted on a driftwood stand. The bright yellow paint job is a startling contrast to the typical Army drab greens and grays in which it was usually found.

My friend Ira Baker of Batavia, N.Y., flew as a radioman in this aircraft during WWII, and the model was made for him in 2004.

Vought F4U-1 Corsair

The model is in 1/48 scale and built to the 2-6-43 US Navy Bureau Of Aeronautics model plans for the national model buildling program (enlarged from 1/72nd scale). Landing gear, prop and other detail based on the 1943 Modern Hobbycraft Products plan. Model is basswood with tin, brass and paper used for details. It was built in 1993.

Vought F4U-1 Corsair

This model depicts a widly photographed early roll-out aircraft and is the subject of a color centerfold in a 1943 Flying magazine. As a child I lived near the Goodyear plant in Akron, Ohio, where Corsairs were built. These beautiful blue ships frequently flew low over my house.

FW 190 D-9

The model is in 1/32nd scale (wingspan 13 inches) and was completed in 1994.

I had not intended to paint this model, but I did as the elaborate plank on frame and inlay procedure went badly awry. Markings are hand painted.

THE LINDBERGHS' LOCKHEED SIRIUS

The model is in 1/32nd scale (wingspan 16 inches) and was completed in 1998. It would have been an exceptional subject for a naturally finished model using ebony, mahogany, holly and polished brass. Instead, it is lacquered solid sugar pine, basswood and brass.

The model has an interesting pre-WWII Japanese chrome plated propeller, which is fitting since the Sirius arrived to a hero's welcome in Japan during its flight to the Orient in 1931. See the Recommended Reading section for the books Ann Morrow Lindbergh wrote about the two famous flights of this aircraft.

F-86 SABREJET

The model is in 1/32nd scale (wingspan 13 7/8th inches) and was completed in 1996.

The model is solid basswood, lacquered, with decals.

Of Digbies and Dragons
Gallery IV
Home