Cary Baker, whose father was an
Argus Pilot on 415 Squadron in Summerside in the 1970s, decided after years of
waiting for an Argus model to be produced, to
try and find one of the rare 1/144 scale Bristol Britannias.
and convert it to an Argus. After 2 years of searching he was able to find one
that was manufactured in Italy in 1964. Using old pictures and drawings of the
Argus he was able to scratch build most of the parts from wood or modeling
putty, or find other model kits to cannibalize. Other than the wings, and tail
plane, everything else is either from a DC-6 (cockpit and engines). Filling in
the windows was time consuming trying to make it as smooth as possible.
Cary is serving with the Canadian Forces in Europe and was recently promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.