One thing that wasn't great about the first version was the main terminal building. This cardboard and tape construction has never sat perfactly against the piers. As you can see in the below shots it just hasn't been very level and the columns and sides were a bit shoddy:
I decided to use balsa wood to redo the terminal sides and hopefully have them sit better against the pier beneath it. I also removed the middle colum legs, which never really sat straight, and painted the ones left. Lastly I redid the front-side windows to make them match the older style of the pier itself. Its still not perfect but it sits a lot better than it did against the pier as I hope the below shot shows:
Another small change has been the tidying up of the parking lines so that where I had mistakenly had the lines passing under the central pier they now do not (compare the above shot of now to the lines in the top most photo). I am hopeful that with backgrounds in place, better lighting and the updates I can get some better photos of the airport at various times throughout the 1950s and 60s. The above pictures all show aircraft at Wright Field in about 1950.
I'm Richard Stretton, an aviation enthusiast and major collector of 400 scale model aircraft. This blog discusses ongoing events in the world of 400 scale.
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