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The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour – Project Terminated by Erik Simonsen – Ep58

Book Cover 1-14-2013webThroughout history production contracts for military aircraft programs have been awarded and then cancelled as political, technological and operational dictates mandated. Many legendary aircraft like the Northrop YB-49A Flying Wing, the Canadian CF-105 Arrow and the Lockheed YF-12A Mach 3 interceptor were actually built and flown successfully before being cancelled. Others, such as the North American F-108A Rapier, and the Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar never made it past the mockup stage. Ten chapters in Project Terminated explore what might have happened to various cancelled designs, as if they had actually entered production and operational service.

#9 Erik-Book PhotoThis book written by Erik Simonsen takes a unique tack on history, and features over 200 historic photographs and detailed photo/illustrations of conceptual aircraft.

Published by Crecy Publishing Ltd.  and distributed in the U.S. by Specialty Press. It is a hardcover book (8.5 x 11″) consisting of 224 pages, 200 color and 25 b/w photos and retails for $39.95

#11 TSR.2 & PR.9  #3 YF-12A  F-12B

#12 B-70B - Skybolt  #1 F-108s-1

Listen to learn how you can enter to WIN a FREE copy of Erik’s book!

Purchase the book here: Project Terminated


  1. Enjoyed your program and interview with Erik Simonsen. I have been a member of IPMS since 1969, love photography and create what I call artist representations in photoshop using my models. I shoot my own sky/cloud scapes from airliners to use as backgrounds.
    Erik is one of the few who have a book published using models and brings a great deal of credibility to the art of scale plastic modeling. Discovered your show and will make sure all the members of Flight 19 IPMS chapter know about it. Check out my web site when you have time. I focus on hypothetical a/c that demo teams didn’t use, along with other military a/c and airliners.
    Keep up the good work and Merry Christmas.
    Sincerely, David Tipps

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