Yes, You Too Can Make Your Own Bill Barnes Model Plane

Bill Barnes' Silver Lancer model planeContinuing with our trip around the Interwebs for pulp-related goodness, here’s a great site for model planes: Easy Built Models. What makes this pulp-related is that they have a kit which you can buy & build yourself which matches Street & Smith pulp hero Bill Barnes’ plane, the Silver Lancer! Get the kit here.

It’s quite accurate (at least when it’s compared to the July 1936 Air Trails cover from which the model is based. I just hope that the folks at Easy Built try to do the Griffon’s Blue Bullet soon.

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  1. I’d love to build this, or the float version, but not as a rubber powered flyer, but a static plastic (multimedia) model in 1/48 scale. I’d use the plans for the flying model as a starting point, because in order for it to fly, certain liberties were taken to help render it more flyable, but it’d be merely the starting point for a “scale” plastic model (If it never existed as an actual flying machine, where would scale fidelity be?), and would be a fun “What if” project.

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