I thought I'd share a few photos of my recent build of the Crosby Cr-4 racing airplane by Fiddler's Green. To make it more accurate, I added a bubble canopy made of card painted with acrylics, and brushed on a few thick coats of clear gloss to give it a glassy look. It also received a tail skid, pitot tube, and a fuel tank vent. The Cr-4 was ahead of it's time, featuring a streamlined all aluminum fuselage, retracting landing gear, and a bubble canopy. It was a small airplane, and in 1/72 scale it measures a mere 2 11/16 inches from wingtip to wingtip. I mounted the finished model on a woodgrained cardstock base, covered with a patch of static grass to represent the primitive airfields in use at the time. It was a fun, trouble free build, and I've ordered quite a few others in the Fiddler's Green stable of '30s racers, so my Crosby won't be lonely for long Pictures aren't the best.