[WWI] Your first scratch built model

Mike Muth mikemuth at ptd.net
Sat Feb 5 09:14:31 EST 2005

Er....probably 20-30 years from now. No guts.
Mike Muth
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Marco" <john at modelartbymarco.com>
To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2005 4:34 AM
Subject: [WWI] Your first scratch built model

> Ok all I have the next question;
> When and what was your first scratch built model?.
> My short story;
> It was when I was seven years old and had been building plastic kits now 
> for
> two years, my Dad one day said to me, son these darn plastic kits have 
> taken
> all the skill out of building a model, I would like to show you how to 
> make
> a solid wood model and I said ok Daddy lets go do it ;-) and that Saturday
> morning Dad and I went to the lumber yard and got a nice peace of 
> unknotted
> pine, went back to the house and down to the work shop we went, my Dad
> thought that the Spirit of St. Louis would be a nice simple shape, so away
> we went at it and about three hours later we had a body, then came the 
> wing,
> tail and rudder, my Dad used the old stile house clap board for its wing
> shape taper and not to long we had these parts, then came the rest struts,
> motor, prop and a few other things, now done with all the parts it was 
> time
> to put it all together and we got it all done and Mom calls out dinner 
> ready
> so we went to dinner and let the glue set and after dinner back down to 
> the
> work shop for painting using house aluminum paint ;-) and by the end of 
> that
> day their was my first scratch built model ready to be played with, after
> the paint dried the next day. ;-) from then on I like building scratch 
> built
> models for I could build them bigger then any plastic kit I could get.
> John Marco

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