Plane in the background
Gary Fathers emailed me right away. He said:
From what I can tell, the engine looks like an OX-5. Thanks, Gary for the identification. Gary is building a scale Thomas Morse and I can't wait to see it.
Jim Landon also e-mailed me and made the same identification. He also made a very detailed Thomas Morse Scout several years ago.
Getting back to Jennies... Jim sent pictures of the extremely detailed 1/16 scale Jenny model he is building for a museum in Colorado. Check out this detail!
Absolutely stunning. http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0091009/photos/landoni/6663442667/
Hope to work on the Jenny Sunday evening. There is more burnishing to do and I think the first rib stitch will be made. Till then... enjoy