Friday, January 6, 2012

The Display is Up

Yesterday, January 5th, my wife and I went down to the Windsor Public Library and set up my model display.  This was something that I had wanted to do, since I was about twenty years old and never was able to do, until yesterday.

The hard part, was not the building of the models, this was relatively easy.  No the hard part for me, was developing the bullet points and labeling the models.

I know some of you are reading this and thinking, what?  
My problem was that I had never done a display before, and especially never at a public library, so I had no idea of what to put out for bullet points, or for that matter, the best way to label the models.

Finally, I was able to work this through, with the help of a very patient wife, and the wonderful staff at the Windsor Public Library.

One thing I was finally able to do, was hang some of my models using fishing line, this brought to life some of the models and made the display less static.

Besides the great models, there are some great books as well about the battles that the aircraft were involved in.  

One that is a personal favorite is "Red Tail Angels", the book chronicles the history of the Tuskegee Airmen and how they gained a reputation of never losing a bomber when they flew escort.  The Tuskegee Airmen were an all African American squadron, that overcame not only the enemy, but racism and were one of the most decorated  squadrons of World War Two.

So if you happen to have nothing scheduled between January 5th and February 4th stop by at the Windsor Library and check out the display, while you check out a book or five.

The Library is located at 7479 Metropolitan Blvd.  in Barnhart Missouri.  The Library is open Monday-Thursday 9:A.M.-9;P.M.  Friday Hours are 9:A.M.-6:P.M. and Saturday 9:A.M.-5:P.M.

So, stop by and take a look, if you're lucky I may be there and I can answer questions about the models or model building.

Photos to follow.

Enjoy the weekend!

Top of Photo L to R 1/48 Spitfire along book On the Wings of Eagles, then MPC Ju-88A-4 and Academy 1/28 Curtis Hawk  75 in French Markings.  Bottom of photo 1/72nd Fw-190 A and D Ju-87 Stuka Ki-46 Dinah and F6F Hellcat.

Tools of the trade, instructions, xacto knives tooth picks paint decals and a scale model building magazine

Me in front of the Display.
Left to Right Monogram 1/48 P-40 C Tomahawk, the current book "Flying Tigers" A 1/48 Ki-43 Oscar.  The book "Pearl Harbour" and 1/48 kits of the A6M-2 Zero and F4F Wildcat, with its' ground crew.
Here are a few photos to wet your appetite.

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