3rd annual World Jet Masters
Austria, September 1999.

We recently reviewed a packet of photo's from Luce Simond (Canada) that she took of the BVM models that competed in the world champs. Four MiG-15's, a T-33, F-80 and a F-86 represent some great modeling and flying efforts from competitors around the world. Thank you Luce for sharing these photo's with us.


Allesandro Rosina, BVM's Italian rep accomplished a super finish on this Canadian T-33. It looks like chrome film covering (Presto) and paint with some ProMark insignias.




The team of BVM German dealer Oliver Kirch and Ralf Ploenes flew this F-80 in brilliant orange and white Navy trim. Luce photographed the tank drop and approach to landing perfectly.








Changatip Seevaranont and Piyasin Changtrakul from Thailand pose with their MiG-15's.






World Jet Masters team scale champions John Tapin and Ian Richardson put it all together with their AMT Mercury powered MiG--15. This color scheme is a great one because of its simplicity and high visibility. Ian used the Coverite Presto chrome film and some very impressive skin detailing techniques to finish the "High Static" scoring model. This was the 2nd World Jet Masters win for this very successful team. We are sure glad they chose a BVM jet.






MiG-15 designer, David Ribbe presents his scale documentation to the static judges and then with caller Mark Leavsley, procedes to impress the flight judges with the MiG's great flying characteristics.






Some nice skin and cockpit details are presented on this MiG. This is the first time we have seen this red thunderbolt scheme.





This Russian "Parade" scheme looks ready to roll. Antennas, probes and wing tip light details are important in scale competition.




Unusual and very colorful paint scheme on this BVM Sabre. I wish we knew more about the pilot and color scheme.




From left to right - John Tapin, Changatip Seevaranont, Piyasin Changtrakul and David Ribbe.


The four MiGs and pilots did very well at the big jet meet. A properly built and flown MiG-15 is easy to score with because the scale outline is accurate and it flys so well.