Re: Painting flying models

Thayer Syme (
8 May 1995 09:41:44 -0800

Reply to: RE>>Painting flying models
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Date: 5/8/95 9:06 AM
To: Thayer Syme
From: John Rice

I'm an RC flyer who would like to be a WWI flyer as well.
Have a Proctor mini-antic which I call my WWI fighter.

Anyway, I'd like to start with a Fokker D-VII, and HAVE to
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Just thought it might be of general interest to know that Proctor is following
up their recently discontinued Curtiss Jenny and Albatros DVa kits with a Fokker
DVII. They test flew the prototype a week or so ago and expectations were
exceeded!! Didn't ask the scale or price as I did not want to write another check
for a Proctor kit for the 3rd consecutive week! recently I was lucky to find a
source for the extinct Jenny and DVa and, yes, bought both. Ouch!! I guess I
look at it as my IRA investment for this year! :)

BTW: The Jenny plans are being re drawn to reflect the Proctor hardware which
deviates from scale slightly, and they are planing to offer the kit again in the
future, based on a new set of plans. No word when, however. In their words the
Jenny has too much historical significance in the US to not be represented by a
model of this caliber. It sounded like the kit would be identical except for
the plan set. I was too delighted to have the sense to ask about the fate of
the Albatros however.