Charles Spencer, Mundelein, Illinois

Having built Revell’s 1/32 scale Bell X-1 Glamorous Glennis, Chuck Yeager’s sound-barrier-breaking plane, Charles says, “I basically built it box-stock, although I did scratchbuild a handcart from scrap plastic and spare wheels to hold the hatch cover. I used Testors competition orange as the main color.” Charles, 61, says he’s been modeling since his preteens and numbers his kit cache at approximately 250.