Landowner Feature: Will Pattison

NRS March Newsletter

Will Pattison (left), one of our New Mexico landowners, was featured on the cover of issue 99 of the Meng AIR Modeller Magazine, a globally renowned aircraft modelling publication. His “War-Weary Warhawk” (plane) was highlighted for his creative approach with heavy weathering. Pattison, who survived a devastating spinal cord injury suffered in 2009, built scale models as a boy and got back into it as part of his physical therapy program. He now sells work to collectors and has been featured in a number of magazines and books.

“These fighters were truly filthy and as soon as I started collecting Banshee photos, I knew where this project was going.” – Pattison commenting on the approach he found himself taking once he started the project.

Pattison’s weathering detail is so well done, it’s truly hard to tell this aircraft is 1/32 of the normal size. Detail like this could only come from a true artist like Pattison, who is also a gifted photographer. Well done, Will!

*Photos by Will Pattison
Visit Will’s YouTube Channel HERE

Will Pattison working in his studio.
The cover of the Meng AIR Modeller Magazine featuring Pattison’s Hasegawa Warhawk model plane.
The article with more photos of Pattison’s Hasegawa 1/32 P-40, highlighting its heavy weathering.