- By Walkertown Branch Library
- Posted Friday, June 18, 2021
Model Airplanes and Tanks from WWII on Display at Walkertown
Model airplanes and tanks created by local hobbyist Raymond Woloszyn are on display at the Walkertown Branch Library through the end of June of 2021. The lockdown due to COVID-19 has given him the time and opportunity to pursue scale modeling. Stop by the library and take a look.
Walkertown Branch Library
2969 Main St. Walkertown, NC 27051
Call (336) 703-2990 for more information.
Click here for driving directions.
The Hobby of Plastic Scale Models
Miniature replicas of objects in our world go back thousands of years and were made in a variety of materials. Plastic scale models became very popular in the fifties when kids (mainly boys) began to build the military planes, tanks and ships their parents built, serviced or fought in during WWII. Models of civilian aircraft, boats and cars shortly followed. Plastic models had replaced the previous wooden models that were so difficult to carve, build and paint and achieved a wide distribution not only in hobby shops but also in the department stores of the time. The big manufacturers were Frog and Airfix in England and Revell, Monogram, Aurora, Hawk and Lindberg in the United States.
Thus, today many of the avid modelers of today are baby boomers as other pursuits have attracted the younger generations beginning in the 1970’s. Nevertheless, the hobby has become worldwide with many foreign manufactures as well as Internet sites fostering an increase once again in scale plastic models. The lockdowns due to COVID-19 has given many the time and opportunity to again pursue scale modeling and has been a boon for this venerable hobby.
Locally in the Triad Area there are three plastic modeling groups found on Facebook that have regular monthly get togethers to display and exchange information on all facets of plastic modeling. These groups are affiliated with the International Plastic Modelers’ Society or the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society.
IPMS George Preddy [Greensboro]
The Golden Triangle - Home of Triad Military Modelers AMPS