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Sunday, May 11, 2014

"Sketching From The Model!"

A Pan Am Clipper...
And, you thought you were gonna see sketches. Aw, screw the sketches, you were hoping you were gonna see some really nice nude models, huh?

Well, this model is a bit on the hefty side, but she is still a classic.

In the back lobby of the Allen Airways museum are many original posters and artwork from the deco days of flying, and among those framed beauties were three all metal models of aircraft from that period. Atop a three glass cabinets, featuring badges, ads, coasters and all kinds of flight memorabilia were models of the Pan Am Clipper, the still flying DC-3, and the Ford Trimotor. Having fought the SoCal freeways to find the museum, I thought sitting, catching my breath and perusing was a nice way to ease into a sketching mindset.

This clipper seemed an appropriate start to my visit...

Copyright 2014/Ben Bensen III