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woofiedog
12-02-2006, 11:02 PM
Story Link: http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/images/ParkAC1.JPG

Web Site Link: http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/modelmus.htm


http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/images/YPark2.JPG
Young C. Park at work in his shop. He is holding the partially completed fuselage of the Corsair which gives a good reference as to its size.

Young C. Park of Honolulu, Hawaii is a retired dentist who has been an aircraft modeler since childhood. He is now fullfilling a lifelong dream of making an airplane model all out of aluminum. Following the article about Mr. Park are photos of his aircraft models.

http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/images/ParkAC24.JPG

Young Park seems amazed that his work is admired by other craftsmen. Like a skilled sculptor who feels inadequate looking at the work of a great painter, he fails to see that the painter is equally in awe of his skill as a sculptor. He admits that his work is unusual and unique, but when comparing it to that of a precision machinist he sees many faults in his own work. Because of this, he has been hesitant to share his accomplishments beyond his local area. Every part of his plane is completed to his personal satisfaction, and he did not build it with any intent beyond creating something that was pleasing to him. He did not build it to enter in shows or contests. He says that it is less important that his parts be technically perfect than it is that they ???look and fit right???. In fact, it is in the fit of all the complicated parts where his art really comes to light.

http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/images/ParkAC1.JPG

http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/images/ParkP51eFront.jpg
Young Park's P-51, like the first Corsair is paneled on the right side and cut away on the left side to show all the internal workings.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/woofiedog/X-masWoofie.jpg

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woofiedog
12-02-2006, 11:02 PM
Story Link: http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/images/ParkAC1.JPG

Web Site Link: http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/modelmus.htm


http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/images/YPark2.JPG
Young C. Park at work in his shop. He is holding the partially completed fuselage of the Corsair which gives a good reference as to its size.

Young C. Park of Honolulu, Hawaii is a retired dentist who has been an aircraft modeler since childhood. He is now fullfilling a lifelong dream of making an airplane model all out of aluminum. Following the article about Mr. Park are photos of his aircraft models.

http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/images/ParkAC24.JPG

Young Park seems amazed that his work is admired by other craftsmen. Like a skilled sculptor who feels inadequate looking at the work of a great painter, he fails to see that the painter is equally in awe of his skill as a sculptor. He admits that his work is unusual and unique, but when comparing it to that of a precision machinist he sees many faults in his own work. Because of this, he has been hesitant to share his accomplishments beyond his local area. Every part of his plane is completed to his personal satisfaction, and he did not build it with any intent beyond creating something that was pleasing to him. He did not build it to enter in shows or contests. He says that it is less important that his parts be technically perfect than it is that they ???look and fit right???. In fact, it is in the fit of all the complicated parts where his art really comes to light.

http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/images/ParkAC1.JPG

http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/images/ParkP51eFront.jpg
Young Park's P-51, like the first Corsair is paneled on the right side and cut away on the left side to show all the internal workings.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/woofiedog/X-masWoofie.jpg

Hunter 82's PC component shop
http://www.magnum-pc.com/
https://usm.channelonline.com/magnumpc/storesite/Search/External/

Akronnick
12-02-2006, 11:35 PM
Dear God, that's impresive! In the last year or so I've been working on improving my model building skills. Maybe after 40 years or so I'll be approaching the level that I might be able to reach up and tug on that guy's shoelaces

WOW!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

---Loose nut removed from cockpit, ship OK

leitmotiv
12-03-2006, 03:26 AM
Threw myself on my X-Acto knife.

Capt.LoneRanger
12-03-2006, 03:51 AM
Yeah, his models are great - these links and threads reappear every few month.

Funny background info: He's a dentist. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

greets
Capt.LoneRanger

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leitmotiv
12-03-2006, 08:15 AM
Surgeons and dentists are some of the best modelers---steady heads, good eyes, excellent craftsmanship---all what they need for their occupation. Here is another doctor (albeit, he may be a PhD instead of MD):

http://www.geocities.jp/shige122112/tank.html