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GALLERY IV    CARD MODELS

    During the Sixties I was attracted to the techniques involved in a very old form of modeling, that of building models from paper card stock. During WWII I had assembled some of the Wheaties Jack Armstrong card models designed by Wallace Rigby (which are still available as reprints).  In the Eighties I designed several of my own which are still available from Lou Dausse at www.papermodels.net under the name Meta Model.  Paper model patterns can be used for construction in plastic card stock as well as in sheet metal.

       Recently, paper card modeling has blossomed in popularity and some of the new designs using special computer software are truly amazing in terms of color, detail and accuracy.  Subject matter includes, but is not limited to airplanes, ships, vehicles (civilian and military), architecture of all sorts, trains, animals, mechanical devices (including working clocks), space vehicles, etc.  Paper Models International carries most of the currently available models.

VULTEE P-66 VANGUARD

This model is in 1/24th scale (wingspan 18 inches) and was published in 1981. The white model is a pre-production test. I don't think there were any white Chinese P-66s, but it makes an interesting subject.

VULTEE P-66 VANGUARD

The kit comes with gummed paper markings for both US and Chinese aircraft. The only parts on this model that are not paper are the clear plastic cockpit glazing, the radio antenna and the pitot tube.

VULTEE P-66 VANGUARD

A fine set of drawings of the P-66 were developed by Dick Gleason during research for the model and are available through Doxaerie.

VULTEE P-66 VANGUARD KIT

This is the cover of the magazine format kit.

HOWARD HUGHES' H-1 RACER (short wing)

This kit is in 1/24 scale with a wingspan (long wing version) of 15 1/2 inches and was published in 1979. The model comes in long and short wing versions and has plenty of spare parts as an aid to first time card modelers.

HOWARD HUGHES' H-1 RACER (long wing)

This kit was originally designed for the National Air and Space Museum gift shop in conjunction with the opening of the Hughes Racer display.

HOWARD HUGHES' H-1 RACER

This is the cover of the magazine format kit.

XB-70 VALKYRIE

This kit is in 1/96th scale with a length of 24 1/2 inches and was published in 1980. It was desined for the Air Force Museum gift shop.

CUNNINGHAM-HALL GA-36

The kit is in 1/24th scale (wingspan 15 inches) and was published in 1978. The kit was used to raise funds for the restoration of the one and only GA-36 which is now in the Niagara Frontier Aerospace Museum in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

CUNNINGHAM-HALL GA-36

The cover of the magazine format kit. There are two editions. This is the second, restoration edition.

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