The British Gloucester Gladiator,
considered to be one of the prettiest military biplanes ever built, saw
very little action in WWII. Three of these handsome planes were assigned
the defense of Malta against the Italians. They were relieved by Spitfires
early on. This model, built by Larry Warden, a master scale modeler, is
shown at the Weedwacker's field in Lakeside. The handcrafted metal skin
at the front of the fuse is a feat most modelers would never attempt. It
is also a good flier.