· LATIN AMERICAN AVIATION DISPLAY AT SEATTLE
Northwest Scale Modelers (NWSM) is one of the modeling clubs of Seattle, and most of its members are also members of IPMS Seattle. NWSM meets monthly at the Museum of Flight and maintains a good working relationship with the authorities thereof. Part of this relationship is that the Museum has two permanent showcases at the coffee and, in turn, provides four shows each year. Each display is on a topic agreed both by the Museum and the club.
The aim with the Latin American Aviation Display was to illustrate the diversity and history of aviation in Latin American countries, and cover civil and military issues. This is a broad topic (eg, 286 military and 206 civilian aircraft from 1950 onwards), which we have tried to extract representative samples of the period 1913-present of the 23 countries (we excluded most of the islands Caribbean, for practical reasons). This is also limited by the available kits and decals, modellers interests and time available. Finally, the showcases have a maximum capacity of about 40 single-engine aircraft. Some of the larger models can be suspended above the showcases. In the end, we were able to provide the following 35 models:
Avions Mudry et Ce CAP-10 - Chris Bucholtz - Mexico
BAE Strikemaster - Steve Gallacci - Ecuador
Bell UH-1B - Bob Hill - Colombia
Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI - Stephen Tontoni - Dominican Republic
Bristol M.1C Bullet - Will Perry - Bolivia
Canadiar Sabre Mk.6 (F-86) - Alexander Pearson - Colombia
Castaibert 913 - Morgan Girling - Uruguay
Cessna A-37 Dragonfly - Bob Hill - Chile
Cessna L-19 Bird Dog - Al Sauer - Chile
Consolidated PBY-5A - Stephen Tontoni - Brazil
Curtiss C-46 - Scott Kruize - Venezuela
Curtiss JN-3 - John Newcome - USA
Curtiss P-36 Hawk 75 - Argentina?
deHavilland DH.100 Vampire - Bob Hill - Mexico
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk - Bob Hill - Argentina
Douglas DC-3/C-47 - Chellie Lynn - Uruguay
English Electric Canberra - Morgan Girling - Argentina
Fiat CR.20 - Jack Matthews - Paraguay
FMA IA-58 Pucara - Bill Osborn - Argentina
Junkers F.13 - Don Conrad - Colombia
Junkers Ju.52 - John Miller - Bolivia
Junkers W.34 - Tim Nelson - Bolivia
LockheedT-33 / AT-33 - Morgan Girling - Guatemala
McDonnell Douglas MD-500 - ? - ?
MiG-15bis - Morgan Girling - Cuba
MiG-21 Fishbed - Bob Peterson - Cuba
North American P-51 Mustang - Bill Osborn - El Salvador
North American T-6 - Al Sauer - Mexico
Northrop F-5F - Dan Carey - Mexico
Pilatus PC-7 (misidentified as Tucano) - Bill Osborn - Chile
Piper Cherokee Arrow - Chellie Lynn - Costa Rica
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt - Bob Hill - Brazil
Santos-Dumont 14 bis - Gabriel Stern - Brazil
Sukhoi Su.30 - Charlie Sorensen - Venezuela
Vought F4U Corsair - Jacob Russell - Honduras
Photos: Will Perry and Morgan Girling