Today, I was looking at images for a future post, when I came across Chrysler and DeSoto Airflow Models. At first, I thought they were Hubley cast iron toys, but when I read the text, these were specially-made models for someone by the name of Mr. Dick Ford (to be searched for). These models were hand-crafted by Mr. Otto Vallastro, who I had some trouble finding material on.
However, Bertoia Auctions, had described Otto as an "extraordinary craftsman" whose work has appeared in several museums. Naturally, having been attracted to these fantastic models, I decided to add them to an extra post for today.
It's too bad that the image sizes weren't larger so that you could see them better. I was especially engrossed by the fact that these models were made from balsa wood. The paint jobs on these models was outstanding.