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Corgi United States

Type Fighter
Corgi item no. US37905
Production run 279 of 550

Photographs Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014
SPAD XIII S15202 of 2Lt Frank Luke Jr, 27th Aero Squadron, September 1918
Aviation Archive. World War I. This is a rare bird, indeed, with only 550 copies. I almost missed getting one by waiting two days after it arrived at my favorite online vendor. Anyway, this is another great Corgi WWI model: the interwing wires are taught; the paint is colorful and well applied; and the assembly is most excellent (after putting together a couple Marushin, I've come to appreciate what those people on the assembly line do).

Silly Octopus, iteration 3. For those, among the three or four people who have found this web page and who care (which I calculate to be about .00025 of a person), I am now photographing using Octopus 3, which uses the same old cheap desk lamps from Office Max, and the same old cheap panel sections from Home Depot, but now has a new 1/4-inch thick sheet of tempered glass to replace the clear plastic, and a switchable, light-weight back panel, which can be either a cloudy sky or black satin. The glass was a bit of a hit on the pocketbook, but it has better reflectivity and is easier to clean. Having a switchable backdrop makes it much easier to vary the scenery. Voila! (Yes, someday they'll find me dead, tangled in the wires and iron bars. If they do, just remember: the diecast did it!)


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