Jenny I got your number
In doing research on the history of dive-bombing, I discovered that the venerable old Curtiss JN-4 actually did service in combat zones, specifically with the US Marines in Haiti around 1920. I was taken by the camoflage scheme and determined to have a Jenny in those colors. I briefly considered refurbishing the yellow-wing version that I had built 15 years ago, but then I got my first roll of EZ Line, and decided I would start a new project, to see how it would go with this new approach. So I ordered a Lindberg kit on line and set to work.
As it turned out, the EZ Line was quite easy to use (though the “heavy” line I bought is out of scale quite a bit), and I’ve become quite enamored of this little airplane. The design of the model contributed somewhat to the ease of construction, as I was able to do some of the stringing before assembly (see photo). The plane is painted MM light gull gray acrylic, overlaid with Testors olive drab enamel. I stole the Marine logo decals from a DH-4 model that’s in the queue to be built, and printed the numbers myself. Otherwise it is OOB.
I like this one so much, I already have another one in the queue to add to my dive bomber collection (that’s an interesting story to tell!), and may do one more after that!
12 additional images. Click to enlarge.