Hello everyone, Today we add 4 new air racers, two from the F1 class and the early days of Reno and two new Sport class.
First up is Shoestring the world beater and grand champion in the f 1 class raced by Ray Cote. Ray won many championships in Shoestring and later a couple in the next racer Wagner’s Solution. The Solution was racer by Judy Wagner in an attempt to wrestle the championship from Ray.
The two new sport racers are Race 33 flown by the great Daryl Greenamyer, another master racer and multiple champion in both Unlimited and Sport Class. Finally Breaking Wind a colorful Glasair III that raced in 2019 and hopefully will be back in 2021.
That’s about it for now. Look forward to more Glasiar racers after I finish up a few commissions and a poster for one of the T-6 race teams.
Hello again. Just added a new air racing caricature, a Lancair Legacy from the sport class, Modo Mio, raced by Vince Walker. Modo Mio had a good Reno in 2019 qualifying 13th, at 289.157, with a best finish of 1st in heat 3B with a speed of 320.092mph and then finishing 5th in the gold final at 3311.492. Well Done Vince and crew. A very colorful racer. Just love the Lancair Legacy lines. Seem to be a perfect racing air frame.
Next up a new F4U-D Corsair from VMF351, which flew off the escort carrier CVE-109 Cape Gloucester. The CO was Lt Col Donald Yost who had 6 kills while flying F4F Wildcats, then added two more in the Corsair.
hope to be adding a few more very soon. Have a couple commissions on the books so we can look forward to that. 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.