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GUESTS AND TRIBUTE

From the early 1900’s on, there have been many exquisite model airplanes built by both amateurs and professionals alike. Often the amateur’s model reflects the hours that a professional cannot take to complete a model. There are also models that are historically important in themselves, for their rarity or subject matter or even their material. For example, one of the models featured here, Robert C. Mikesh’s Mitsubishi G4M1 "Betty" bomber, incorporates parts of the actual aircraft which carried the Japanese surrender delegation in August of 1945. Another is a restored original wind tunnel model of the Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (Oscar).

In this section there is a Guest section of models where the model maker is known, and a Historical section which includes historically relevant works of unknown model makers, interesting types of early model kits, "manufacturer’s" models and types of  U.S. government wartime recognition models.

The last three sections are a tribute to the Doering brothers. These twins, Harvey and Howard, built intricately detailed models using wood and metal in the late Thirties and were later hired by Vultee Aircraft Corporation to run their model shop during WWII. Their aluminum sales models amazed even the workers who designed and built the real aircraft, and their production line, batch produced presentation models formed in sheet tin are today sought after examples of bygone craftsmanship. Originally published by SKYWAYS, The Journal of the Airplane 1920-1940, this tribute detailing their work is up-dated and reprinted here with the addition of many color photographs.

Guest Gallery
Historical Models
Doering Brothers I
Doering Brothers II
Doering Brothers III