Dear VFP-62 Webmaster,
I am currently buidling a 1:48 scale model of an RF-8A from VFP-62 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The aircraft is number 906 (146886). Apparently this was Cmdr. Ecker's wingman on one of the first Blue Moon flights (as depicted in the painting on your web page done for the film "Thirteen Days"). I hope to depict aircraft 906 having just landed in Jacksonville with the pilot and some ground crew figures next to it on the tarmac. One or more of the ground crew will be opening the forward lower camera bay as though beginning to remove the film.
Thank you very much for any assistance you might be able to provide.
p.s. God willin' and the creek don't rise, I hope to have it at the International Plastic Model Society's national convention at the Disney Contemporary Resort the week of Aug. 8-11. As I probably told you, one of the special categories is the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. If I have time, I'd also like to build a Soviet cruise missile on a mobile truck launcher hidden in the jungle.
Created on ... July 07, 2012