New Air racer finished as Reno 2021 approaches. Here is my second entry in the Jet Class, the 2019 National Champion, Just Lucky a L-29 Delfin flow by Pete Zacccagnino. Pete Qualified the Delfin second at 510.304 behind the Vampire, Dark Shadow. In Heat 1A Just Lucky was second with a speed of 489.439 again behind Dark Shadow. The next day in Heat 2A Pete took the checkered flag at a speed of 510.411. Sunday in the Gold Final race Pete and Just Lucky was just that taking the checkered flag in first at a winning speed of 495.106. I hope to be doing a few more Jet class racers very soon.
As stated in an earlier post I updated my Voodoo Caricature with the new Speed record scheme and the Reno Scheme. Now I have put together a print to honor both the Red Baron flown by Steve Hinton to world record in 1979 and his son Steve Hinton Jr who flew Voodoo this year to a new world record. You can find both in the Air Racers section. BH
I can’t believe it has been since July that I have posted an updated. I have been busy working on a few commissions that are under wraps until they are presented to the intended. In the mean time I have had a chance to finally finish one of the air racers I have always wanted to do. The National champion from 1979, beating out the famous Red Baron who was just seconds away from a forced belly landing which destroyed the racer and badly injured the pilot, is the modified P-51 Mustang “Sumthin Else”. Owned and racer by Mr. John Crocker. I have long thought that this racer which was previously know as Miss Foxy Lady, raced by Ken Burnstien, had a very attractive and simple paint scheme. In the later years the paint scheme changes to a very dark blue and white, but this is how she looked in 1979. After Mr Crocker pass, the plane was sold and became a TF-51D owned by Stallion 51 and carries the name Crazy Horse II. Another modified racer that has been converted back to stock form. I have added two version, one with standard side profile and one with background. Check out the Air Racer section for this and more Air Racers.
I also have added my first Bristol Beaufighter to my ever growing Air Force, I have painted this in in the markings of 417th Fighter Squadron while based in Corsica. Hopefully I will do either a RAF or New Zealand AF version.