by kind permission
of Harry Woodman
Model Aircraft in Plastic Card" is still the definitive
guide for scratchbuilders.
Conceived thirty years ago many new materials and techniques
have since been developed; old established manufacturers
have gone west and new ones emerged; kits long out of
production are back on the shelves under different labels
while new kits abound. Thanks
in no small measure to the
whole raft of cottage industries now provide accessories
and even complete kits in exotic materials. Nevertheless,
in the absence of a longed for reprint I hope modellers
will find something of interest in this online version.
author has long been an inspiration to a great many modelers
and I am further indebted to him for his permission to
proceed with this project. Thanks also to the WWI Modelers
Mailing List for providing the initial spur and continued
encouragement. I am especially grateful to list member Tom Werner
Hansen for his invaluable practical assistance and to
non-member Dave Smith for the loan of additional material.
bringing 'Scale Model Aircraft in Plastic Card'
to the web I have tried to be faithful to the book. The
text is preserved but page layout has been changed to
meet the demands of web navigation. As the book was mainly
a guide to scratchbuilding most of the illustrations fell
naturally into that section (chapter 3) and where large
parts of the book not concerned with the main thrust are
not illustrated some of these original illustrations are
relocated within context. Where images unsuitable for
reproduction have been replaced with similar images from
other sources, or
I have taken the liberty of importing additional images,
this is noted.