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Bessie Coleman's Curtiss Jenny

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Bessie Coleman's Curtiss Jenny
Posted by lzdaily@comcast.net on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 3:10 PM

Hello everyone!

I'm planning a build of Lindberg's 1/48 Jenny. I already have the Lone Star Models resin replacement fuselage. I'd very much like to use this kit to model Bessie Coleman's plane. I've seen photos of a yellow Jenny with "Queen Bess" on the side, but I've never seen a photo of Coleman with that plane. The plane I've seen her photographed with seems to be devoid of markings. Here's the photo I've seen:

Does anyone have any information on this aircraft - especially colors?

Thanks,

Larry

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    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 7:32 AM

I built one late last year, military scheme.  Don't know anyhing about Coleman plane. That kit is one of their best offerings- which is great because there are few other offerings for such an iconic aircraft. Love to do a 32d scale.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:50 AM

Panchromatic B&W film, commonly used in the period, record yellows as darker.  Models and other information on the subject showing a yellow aircraft are probably right

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    July 2013
Posted by lzdaily@comcast.net on Thursday, July 29, 2021 6:47 PM

Thanks for the responses. The information on the film types was especially helpful; I'm now convinced that the plane could have been yellow. I still don't really see any markings at all - if that's correct, decaling should be a breeze.

Best,
Larry

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    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Friday, September 17, 2021 7:21 PM

WOW!! I had no idea. What an amazing woman.

I dunno....I'm thinking that the yellow "Queen Bess" would be a great subject.

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Saturday, September 18, 2021 9:39 AM

Has anyone kitted a really good Jennie kit in either 48th or 32th scale?  I mean with Tamiya or Wingnuts quality?  For such an iconic aircraft, it sure doesn't seem to be kitted much.  I guess maybe because it wasn't designed to carry a lot of bombs or bullets.  I know there is a wood 1:16 scale kit but I don't have room to display a kit that size.  I have found some fair three-views so may scratch it if I can't find a decent kit.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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