Solid wood scale models was a fairly popular form
of modeling in the 1930s through about the 1950s. Many people who desired to participate in the hobby could not afford to buy flying model kits
or even buy raw materials to build from scratch, and even plastic scale kits could be beyond the budget, so carving their favorite plane out
of a solid block of pine, fir, bass, or some other readily available softwood was undertaken instead. That is not to say that many modelers
preferred the solid wood model and had no interest in any other form, just that this was sometimes an acceptable alternative. Model aviation
magazines often published plans for carving and painting 3-dimensional solid replicas of both civilian and military airplanes. This
Vought-Sikorsky OS2U-1 Observation Scout (aka Kingfisher)
appeared in the February 1941 issue of Flying Aces.
Vought-Sikorsky OS2U-1 Observation Scout Plans
Try a solid of the Vought-Sikorsky OS2U-1
The AMA Plans Service offers a
full-size version of many of the plans show here at a very reasonable cost. They
will scale the plans any size for you. It is always best to buy printed plans because
my scanner versions often have distortions that can cause parts to fit poorly. Purchasing
plans also help to support the operation of the
Academy of Model Aeronautics - the #1
advocate for model aviation throughout the world. If the AMA no longer has this
plan on file, I will be glad to send you my higher resolution version.
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Posted November 21, 2015