Fred and model airplanes Fred Olds with some of his models

Model Airplanes

Poplar wood models of WW2 airplanes

By , July, 2009. Updated January 23, 2012.

Making model airplanes from plastic model kits always challenged me. But my friend Fred Olds actually makes them out of poplar wood, from scratch. These beautifully finished and painted models speak for themselves. They have a 50 inch plus wing span on multiple engine planes; fighters are up to 30 inch wing span.

P-51 Mustang

model P-51C

P-38 Lightning

Model P-38 Lightning

Me 262

German jet Me 262 model

MiG 15

model Russian MiG 15 jet

Lavochin La-7

model Lavochin La-7
See more of Fred's models here.