Monday, July 22, 2013

Crazed Plastic Articles

 CP Title In 1979, as an offshoot of The McDonnell Douglas Scale Model Club, the St. Louis Gateway Chapter of the International Plastic Model Society (IPMS) started a quarterly publication called “Crazed Plastic”. Most of the issues were edited by Bill Drescher or Mike Mackowski. Many of the articles were about MDC products written by MDC employees (Myself included). Crazed Plastic published 36 issues from 1979 to 1988. Several issues had actual paint chips include with the articles. While primarily a magazine for plastic scale modelers, much historical data was preserved and presented. Here are a few of the Crazed Plastic articles:

 

AV-8B_1 From CP#12, an article on AV-8B Harrier II Rollout Markings by Bill Drescher

Download the Harrier II Rollout Markings article in a PDF here

 

f-3H 1 From CP#21, an article on F-3H Demon Details by Tommy Thomason

Download the F-3H Demon Details article in a PDF here

 

f-4_1From CP#13, an article on RF-4C Wrap-Around Camouflage by Greg Kuklinski and Mike Brickman

Download the RF-4C Wrap-Around Camo article in a PDF here

 

F-15 SE_1  From CP#11, an article on F-15 Strike Eagle Markings by Greg Kuklinski and Flight Test F-15A Markings by Mike Brickman. A actual paint chip is included.

Download the F-15 Strike Eagle article in a PDF here

Download the Flight Test F-15A Markings article in a PDF here

 

Loon_1 From CP#08, an article on JB-2 Loon (LTV-N-2) 3-view and Markings by Ron Downey (SMDC)

Download the JB-2 Loon article in a PDF here

 

From CP#03, an article on the V-1 Flying Bomb with 3-view and Markings by Ron Downey (SMDC). (Right Click to open a full size image in a new tab.)

 

 

F-101_1 From CP#11 , an article on F-101 Voodoos Camouflage, Markings and Detailed by Mike Mackowski and Bill Drescher

Download the F-101 Voodoo article in a PDF here

 

F-18_1 From CP#22 , an article on Block 7 F-18 Hornet Details by Mike Mackowski and Bill Drescher

Download the Block 7 F-18 Hornet article in a PDF here

 

QF-102A Page 06 From CP#15,  an article on QF-102 Delta Dagger Drones by Ron Downey

Download the QF-102 Delta Dagger Drones article in a PDF here

 

F-10B_1 From CP# 09, an article on F-10B Army Skynights by Greg Kuklinski

  Download the F-10B Army Skynights article in a PDF here

Army G.91

Army G-91 From CP# 09, an article on Army G.91 Fiats by Bill Drescher.

Download the Army G.91 article as a PDF here

2 comments:

Ange Wang said...

Dear Sir

I'm unable to access the full size image explaining the removal of turkey feathers on the F-15s. Could you kindly re-upload that image.

Sincerely

Aviation Archives said...

Done. Your welcome!

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