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Author Topic: two incredible 1/16 scratchbuilt metal aircraft models  (Read 1499 times)
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« on: November 13, 2019, 09:04:35 AM »

No hype, I stumbled on this 4.5 minute YouTube 'video' this morning and was AMAZED at the work of Young C. Park, a retired dentist (1932-2013) who completely scratchbuilt models of a F4U-D CORSAIR and a P51 MUSTANG, mostly out of aluminum. The "video" is from 2009, but it looks like the original is older. It's a slide show with lots of close up details and there are countless details! All the controls function as on the prototypes. Right near the end there are photos of a couple of the wooden forms he made to shape the aluminum skin. I had not seen his work before, though he had been featured in Finescale Modeler magazine, so probably many of you have. For those who have not, check this out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tgMmfIJXu4&t=199s

If you initially aren't inclined to look at YouTube, here is a brief glimpse of his work:
https://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Park.htm
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 01:24:03 PM »

A few of our own forum members can model at that level. -- Russ
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 01:52:01 PM »

Russ, CERTAINLY! didn't mean to imply otherwise  Embarrassed, but compared to my own efforts...
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2019, 09:07:08 PM »

That museum is just up the coast from me. I've got to go see it one of these days.
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 08:26:09 PM »

Take photos when you do.
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