Contact: Rich Kurz Page last updated 01/14/2022
|The SS Oriana that plied the Pacific Ocean in the 1960s, done as a paper model in 1/700th scale.
It was a free model, but the site is no longer there. Perhaps an online paper modelers website has it in their archives.
|The Surveyor's House from On The Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder, done as a paper model with interior in 1/48th scale.
This was my own creation based on photos and stepping out the interior, and my first original paper pattern creation.
|Pa Ingall's store from The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder, done as a paper model with interior in 1/48th scale.
The first version had only one upper-story window, but more info led me to conclude it must have had two ever since it was built.
The model is available at the Loftus Store and The Ingalls Homestead.
|The Ingall's claim shanty in DeSmet, Dakota Territory, after many additions exapanded into a small home. Even so, when winter came, they moved into town. Created in 1/48th scale for The Ingalls Homestead, it reproduces their recontruction of the Ingalls prairie home, affectionately called "Ma's House."|
|The Lightcycle from the original Tron movie. I enlarged the pattern to fit an 11"x17" sheet.
The pattern is found HERE.
|The original starship Enterprise. Made from paper products around the home - picnic plates, toilet roll cores, crumpled Kleenex, ping-pong balls,
toothpicks, candy foil, and sheets of white paper. You should see what I did with the Fireball XL-5 for my daughter!
|Before Star Trek, there was Fireball XL5! Set 100 years in the future in the 2060s, it caught my imagination in a way that Supercar or Stingray could not.
The model was enlarged from a paper model pattern by Pierre Fontaine (now found on the Wayback Machine, or at Papermodelers.com.) I scaled it
to fit Lego men, made Fireball Junior detachable, and added opening hatches. Again, it was made for use as a play toy.
|The workbee from "Star Trek: The Motion Picture". Another model enlarged and modified with an interior for use as an action figure toy.
The model may be found HERE. Martin Sanger created the pattern.
|The F-15A Eagle USAF air superiority fighter, done in paper in 1/72th scale using PaperCraft's 1/100 scale F-15J pattern found here.
The aircraft depicted is the prototype as painted by Keith Ferris in 1972 before its first flight, although the model itself is a later variant.
I enlarged and recolored the pattern. The pdf needs a password, but I forget how I got it (or what it is!).
|The Boeing B-314 Clipper transoceanic flying boat, an Airfix kit in 1/144th scale.
I made this in high school and experimented with pinhole photography. The aluminum foil water I thought worked nicely.
|The P-51D Mustang WWII air superiority fighter, done in plastic in 1/48th scale.
The aircraft depicted flew out of China and the Pacific. Click HERE for more details.
|The Lockheed L-1049G Constellation (nickname "Super-G") mid-50s airliner, done in plastic using Monogram's 1/128th scale kit.
The model is built to "out-of-the-box" contest standard. Click HERE for construction details.
|The Douglas DC-4 airliner in the livery of Pan American Airways, circa 1948, done by mofifying a Revell DC-7 model in 1/122th scale.
This was created as a present to my father-in-law, who flew on one to Hawaii in 1948.
|USS McCook DD-496 as she appeared along the beaches on D-Day. The destroyers were the unsung artillery that day suppressing pillboxes
and anything else that pinned down the troops. A good friend's father was the officer directing the guns on board her that day. This one's for him!
|1973 Corvette 4-Rotor (Wankel) / 1976 Aerovette (V-8). My goal was to build this 1/18th scale Lindberg kit relatively quickly. I corrected the nose and interior,
and added the behind-the-seat bulkhead. I then tried a special tri-coat-like paint job to match the original. Not perfect, but a good result.
|The only battle between fleets of battleships. It occured May 31-June 1, 1916 in the North Sea off of Jutland.
A technical draw, the British still controlled the seas and were never challenged again by the Germans. Images created in Bryce4.
|These images are from a two-projector slide/audio show I created to harness the energy of a 6th-grade-boys Sunday school class I volunteered to help with.
The models were from the AMT Space Ship Set and lit from within with wheat-grain bulbs that quickly burned out.
Photos were shot with a 35 mm Nikon SLR against a backlit backdrop.