Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Work Of Dave Porter

Here are a couple of fantastic offerings brought to us by Mr. Dave Porter, and here in his own words is his descriptions.

Here is a 1/72nd model of the ME-209 speed record breaking aircraft.   The allies were rather concerned about its performance  but their concern was unfounded.  The aircraft did not have much range, the engine cooling was a ‘boil off’ system,  the handling was not great,  and it wasn’t fitted for combat (armour, guns, self sealing tanks, etc).  The Germans created a ‘fighter’ version of the aircraft  to use as a propaganda tool. The propeller aircraft speed record of 469 mph was set by the ME-209  and it was not broken until 1969 by Daryl Greenamyer and his Bearcat.

The kit is from Huma and its finished in Tamiya acrylics.

Next  here is Rick Mears 1979 Penske PC-6. He drove this car for the entire USAC season. The kit is AMT and it was very demanding to build.  I had to create a lot of new parts and detail items. The decals are from Indycal and they’re really good. The model is finished in Tamiya acrylics.

1 comment:

Motorsport Modeller said...

Both look like great builds...I have to say I am partial to the Mears ride, great look work.