Norseman for Christmas

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For those of you with fond memories of the Noorduyn Norseman, here's a model created by my friend, Jim Holston. Jim is a lifelong Orange, MA, resident. He worked as a desert rat (chute shagger) and made his first jump from a Norseman when he was 16. He's been an avid collector of Norseman history and has created many models. This is his latest.
He describes it as follows:
"The model is made out of bass wood and spans 15". After assembly, the wood was sealed with lacquer sanding sealer, and then airbrushed with Testors model master enamel. PI blue is a difficult color to match! Lots of time masking and painting After scanning a PI logo from an old brochure and making the N numbers in Word, the decals were printed on an ink jet printer using using a special decal film. It has a detailed radial engine made from nylon screws (look like cylinders) music wire and strip styrene. The prop hub is a small piece of aluminum tube with hand carved wood blades (yes, the prop spins!) Wing struts are small pieces of bass wood, tail rigging is music wire, and the tail wheel is a button."


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