November 1957 American ModelerTable of Contents
Some things never grow old. These pages from vintage modeling magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, Air Trails, Flying Aces, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, & Young Men captured the era. I will be glad to scan articles for you. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
One thing you rarely - if ever - see in today's modeling magazines is a detailed line drawing of a full-scale airplane like this 4-view for the Hall's Springfield "Bulldog Racer" by Mr. Walter M. Jefferies, Jr. Turing out such a work of art required incredible talent and a lot of time. The image was scanned scanned from page 28 of my purchased copy of the November 1957 American Modeler magazine. Mr. Jefferies and Mr. Björn Karlström, a couple hundred of such fine illustrations were produced, often at a prolific rate of one (or more) each month. All copyrights (if any) are hereby acknowledged.
Hall's Springfield "Bulldog" Racer
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.
Posted June 14, 2014