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Kell Black brought some of the smaller models from
the traveling exhibit organized by members of the Cardmodel-L Internet
mailing list. Shown are models by Rob Tauxe, Peter Visser, Clark
Britton, Bob Bell, Louis Van Winkle, and others.
Thanks to Bill O'Neill for providing the quarter in the
center of the picture for scale.
Kell also exhibited some of his own models, including small models of
a toaster, robot, and light switch, and some larger models. Yes, the
chair and the table under the telephone are made of paper, as is the
telephone. On the chair is a Wright brothers airplane.
Peter Heesch, of H&B Precision Card Models, displayed airplanes from
the Promotional models line, ships from the Wilhelmshaven line, and an
owl from the LS line.
Robert J Miller displayed a Wilhelmshaven Z1 destroyer and Jaguar torpedo
boat, far right. In the foreground is a floatplane from the Wilhelmshaven DKM
Scharnhorst. He also displayed the Wilhelmshaven ME-262. The ships, including
the floatplane, are 1:250; the ME-262 is 1:50.
One of the highlights of the convention was Robert Orlando's Taschen Titanic.
The 1:200 scale model is large and striking.
Robert also brought numerous buildings. To the left is an assortment of models from the SuperQuick line, die-cut in 1:72 scale. Some of the SuperQuick models are from the 'low relief' series. To the right are some Fairmont/Hill models. These are also die-cut kits, in HO scale.
Among all the buildings and behind the Titanic was displayed a complete set of reproductions of the WWII Jack Armstrong penny weight airplanes.
Thomas Pleiner brought a selection of CFM models from Germany to display
William Eville brought many built models to display, including several
large airliners. Far left is his 1:33 Douglas C-47/DC-3, from the Geli
kit. This model has electric motors added to the engine housing, so
that when hooked up to a battery truck, the propellors spin. Left is
shown a close-up of the scratchbuilt battery truck which Bill uses to
power the model, with the cab removed to show the interior detail. Some
of the tank tops disguise rheostat knobs, to control the propellor speed.
Seen in the background is Bill's 1:33 Hawker Hurricane (Geli.)
His Lockheed 1649 Super Star Constellation (from the JF Schreiber model in 1:50 scale) also has motorized props and can run from the same battery truck.
A 1:72 DC-10 from the LS kit and a Space Shuttle rounded out Bill's collection of large aircraft. The Lufthansa DC-10 shown here was also featured on page 47 of the July 1996 issue of Fine Scale Modeler. Behind the Space Shuttle is the Perigee Kremlin and several Micromodels built by Myles Mandel. Surrounding the Kremlin are several more of Bill Eville's models, all from Geli kits. Under the DC-10 tailplane are some of the models from the Cardmodel-L traveling exhibit.
Bill doesn't exclusively build aircraft. He's shown here holding the Birdmobile Osprey, and he also displayed the Birdmobile Kestrel and Little Owl.
Rounding out Bill's collection of flying things is the JFS Montgolfiere Balloon. To the left can be seen Bill's Geli Hawker Hurricane, and a Tiger Moth from Hooton Aircraft (the builder of the Tiger Moth is unknown.)
Bill O'Neill displayed this
Mini-Mansions kit of the John Muir house (the great naturalist
and redwood saver) in Martinez, California. These kits were done in the
late'60's -mid'70's by an architect and his wife, Roy and Jacqueline
Killeen, at that time in San Francisco. Most were 1/4" (1:48) scale,
but the Muir House is 3/16" (1:64) scale.
Ray Lyons brought his 1:250 Wilhelmshaven SMS Schleswig-Holstein. This was an
extraordinarily detailed model, as can be noted in the detail view at right.
All of the railings and rungs were made from thread, using jigs Ray constructed
from cardboard boxes. Radio aerials and rigging were given similar attention
Joe Bloom displayed this Hooton Hawker Hart J 9941. This particular model
was built by the designer, Peter Richardson of Hooton Aircraft.
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