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P-51 D Mustang Happy Jacks' in hands of its Pilot
« on: March 22, 2015, 09:55:34 PM »
Time came to give the P-51 Mustang "Happy Jack's Goes Buggy" scale paper model to the owner of the real Happy Jack's, Dr. Bruce Winter.

Thanks to my good friend Dave Winfield who designed this model, this goal was accomplished.

I've seen Dr. Winter fly his Mustang at the airshows here in Texas. Now it was my turn to make this homage to him and to the men who fly and work on the airplanes of WWII.

We had a doctor's appointment on Saturday, March 21, at one of the hangars in the San Antonio International Airport. Doctor Bruce arrived (in his doctor's uniform) under a heavy rain. But that didn't stop members of the Alamo Squadron Modeling Club to meet him and do a walkaround of the Mustang.

I am pleased to say that Dr. Winter was amazed when he saw the model, and more when I showed him a printout of the unbuilt model.

He then gave us many remarks of his Mustang, and opened the canopy for us, to take pictures and then he let me climb to it for closer look at some details in the cockpit.

The model can be found at ecardmodels

Special thanks to another good friend, Robert Turner (3Turner in the forums) for the excellent photographies.

Doctor Winter receiving the paper model.



Doctor winter making remarks on the model.



The paper model on the wing of the real deal.




Mr. Robert Turner and his heir.



Can you spot the model in the next photo?

- Gerardo
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Re: P-51 D Mustang Happy Jacks' in hands of its Pilot
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2015, 10:17:07 PM »
I'm having issues with the photos showing
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Re: P-51 D Mustang Happy Jacks' in hands of its Pilot
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2015, 10:25:33 PM »
Strange, Vermin.

I changed the photo hosting. Hope it works.

- Gerardo
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Re: P-51 D Mustang Happy Jacks' in hands of its Pilot
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2015, 11:23:51 PM »
Great job Gerardo
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Re: P-51 D Mustang Happy Jacks' in hands of its Pilot
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2015, 09:42:55 AM »
Outstanding!  I always enjoy these shots of folks getting models of THEIR planes.  Thanks for sharing
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Re: P-51 D Mustang Happy Jacks' in hands of its Pilot
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2015, 10:43:58 PM »
Thank you guys!
- Gerardo
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