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Tom Cleaver
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Bill Bosworth's latest proof that 'we're not worthy!"

October 27, 2019 · in Aviation · · 11 · 2K

1/32 scratchbuilt A-20G. 312th Bomb Group, 389th Bomb Squadron, New Guinea 1944.

"We're not worthy!"

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  1. The work of a master modeler and true dedication. We're really are not worthy!

  2. Inspirational work. Skill & patience to be admired (along with good eyesight & steady hands!).

  3. Thanks for posting the photos Tom. Builds like this always inspire me to try that little bit harder.

  4. Bill Bosworth is one of the legends , just fantastic, and inspiring. I love his work, '' I'm not worthy".
    Thanks for posting this Tom.

  5. Yeah, having these guys like Bill, or Robert Karr, around is wonderful. I love the fact they're my friends.

    My first IPMS chapter was Golden Gate IPMS, met in the basement of a bank in Berkeley the first Sunday of the month. Back in 1970-76.

    Members included:

    George Lee and his friend John Alcorn, probably the two greatest scratchbuilders ever. Pete Chalmers, one of the guys who proved all Luftwaffe airplanes were not two greens and a blue. Mike Dario and Dave Boksanski. John Young. About ten others - all of whom are considered Legends. They critiqued hell out of your model - and showed you how to solve the problem; there were no "modeling secrets" with them, just information and skills to be shared. I know I wouldn't be the modeler I am without that. I try to pass their knowledge on to you guys.

    I also love the fact all you are here in the best modeling club on the planet.

  6. I don’t think building an entire aircraft from zero is scratch building, someone ought to consider another word to describe works such as this Havoc and others (some are being presented on this pages on a regular basis). This is just out of this world modeling. Thanks for posting this beauty Tom, it’s inspiring to me since I have the old AMT kit on the build pile due soon

  7. Wow, just wow, no adjectives can really describe that A-20. I've built three 1/48 AMT A-20's and none could compare to this one. "Were not worthy" is an appropriate comment.

  8. So its a vacuum formed model. Any photos of Bill's construction techniques? Male molds and how he did the engines and things? Our any of the names mentioned still around? Or rather are these folks still active and is there any hope of the league of masters bothering with this site?

    Bills work is impressive indeed.

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