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GALLERY III    PAINTED WOOD MODELS

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

F4U-1 CORSAIR

This model is in 1/48th scale (wingspan 10 inches) and was completed in 1993. Construction: Painted basswood with tin fittings based on National Model Building Program plan E-1, 2-6-43 and the Air Trails Pictorial plans reproduced by Modern Hobbycraft Products, 1943

F4U-1 CORSAIR

The model depicts a widely 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. If doctors bury their mistakes, I paint mine. Here I painted over an elaborate plank on frame and inlay procedure that went badly awry.

FW 190 D-9

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 nturally finished model using ebony, mahogany, holly and polished brass. Instead, it is lacquered solid sugar pine, basswood and brass.

THE LINDBERGHS' LOCKHEED SIRIUS

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.

DOUGLAS B-18 BOLO

More fittingly called the DIGBY by the Canadians, this model is in 1/48th scale (wingspan 22 3/8th inches) and was completed in 1999. It is lacquered solid basswood with hand painted insignia.

DOUGLAS B-18 BOLO

Probably the most forgotten important airplane in US (Army) Air Force history, the Bolo beat out the B-17 in competition and was produced as the mainstay US bomber in the late Thirties until the B-17 made a come back.

F-86 SABREJET

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

F-86 SABREJET

The model is solid basswood, lacquered, with decals.

Gallery IV
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