My new Profile book - Work in progress

25 November, during this week I have been making my first Vought F4U Corsair for the book, In all I have now finished of no less than 52 Pacifis Fighers for the upcoming book. The first F4U-1A profile of this type is "Big Hog", Flown by Capt. Blackburn in November 1943.

2 December, during this week I have made an additional seven F4U-1 Corsairs for the book, that is to say eight in all, five more will be done before I start on the next aircraft type.

9 December, During this week I made the 12th and final Corsair for the book. Next new profile to be made from scratch is the F6F Hellcat.

16 December, I have been working om Pacific P-40s this week including Capt. John S. Chennaults Alutian machine. At the same time updated some Corsairs, like the well known White 29, the F4U-1A flown by Lt. Ira Kepford. I have also searched for interesting US profile subjects for the book, USAAF fighter-aircraft types such as the P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47 and P-51.

23 December, Today I made my fifth P-38 Lightning for the new book. I guess I have to make another three profiles of this type. The P-38 I made was flown by the highest scoring US ace in WW II, Richard Bong. Please check out the cockpit below!

30 December, after making my eight and final P-38 for the book I started out making a new fighter aircraft type, the F6F Hellcat, making a new original and today I finished of my forth profile. One of the Hellcats made during the week was Lt. Hollis "Holly" Hills machine from VF-32 flown from the carrier USS Langley.

A new year! During the week I have made the 12th and final Hellcat for the book, Lt Hiderbrandts "Joan II" below. Today I started of making my first F4F Wildcat original, a profile of this type would be presented here next week.

13 January, after finish my 9th F4F Wildcat for the book I´m back working on USAAF fighter types. Today I have been making a new P-51 Mustang profile. One of the Wilcats I have made during the week was Lt. Noel A. M. Gayler´s machine below. This is a rather interesting profile subject, a well documented machine found on the sea floor last year at 872 meters (2861 feets) depth.

More information and photos of Gaylers Wildcat

 

 

 

Here will follow a selection of the 126 profile included in my next profile book

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