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This page was most recently modified Sunday, September 11, 2005
The club is on hold pending the recruitment of new members who want to meet regularly
for the purpose of showing off our newest completed models, seeking assistance from other
modelers, trading and selling aviation history and model airplane-related materials and
sharing information about new kits coming down the pike, airshows and av related events.
Though most of our members in the past have been adults (according to their drivers'
licenses at least) any person of any age or gender is welcome to participate. If you
would like to be placed on an e-mail advisory list so we can notify you when we have
encountered at least five people who want to meet regularly for these purposes, share your
thoughts with email@example.com
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Our February 10, 2004 meeting brought modelers together for a mostly German aircraft
discussion. Not all who came wanted to be photographed. Two who didn't mind are David Tabb
(left) and Richard Strode.
Strode is one of just a few central area model club members who prefer 1/72 scale. Note
the FW-187 he brought. I didn't know that kit existed! Also visible are a 1/72
Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 donated to Modelair Museum by Mike Luke, and a 1/48 scale Lippisch
P-13 built by Job Conger.
Dave and Richard discuss the FW-187. Even with no airbrush, Richard does a credible
job with his models. He is a former RF-4B pilot with the USMC and a heckova storyteller!
|Our June 2003 meeting brought a new visitor from Decatur, Illinois and a
regular from just up the street.
Doug from Decatur brought four absolutely first class models that
challenge the best we've seen from Springfield modelers. The fellow is enthusiastic about
modeling and is sure to inspire many, including the host!
Dave from up the street is the first recruit for the club
project model, a Monogram B-24D we're going to build with Mike Grant "Lady Be
Good" decals. Dave is doing the clear painting. Job is doing the fuselage. All we
need now are a few good modelers to tackle the wings and stabs.
Doug's excellent models.
another pic of same
I was never inpressed with Bf-109s until I saw
Dave and Doug talk shop.
These pictures to not do justice to these models.
Doug glanced at a back issue of Springfield Skyways
while visiting the workshop.
Among those who attended our first meeting
were (left to right) Keith, Cameron and David.
Keith brought his recently completed 1/48
Tamiya Me-262 finished as a bomber. Anytime you see a simple letter on the fuselage and a
white tail tip, you know you're looking at a bomber; not the fighter version.
Slightly lower angle. The pace of the
meeting was so fast that more in-depth photo coverage was mpt possible. We will do better
at future meetings.
Cameron considers a project underway as
the rest of us returned to the meeting table after a fast tour of the new and improved
display and file layout downstairs.
A slightly retouched version of the picture
above gives the 252's wing a higher aspect ratio than the one employed on the majority of
Schwables which left the assembly line.
In the past, Plastic Wings Model Club has met on 2nd Tuesdays of the month. This
arrangement can be changed to accommodate your preferences.