Robert Stickel’s hand-crafted 1936 John Deere Model D tractor.
I have read your magazine almost from the beginning and have really enjoyed it and all the pieces you and your writers have done. However, “The Model Prisoner” in your April 2020 issue was over the top. I have always enjoyed seeing the skill of model makers, but Robert Stickel’s work is unbelievable.
To think of those models being made from paper, and in a prison cell, is just beyond belief. The pictures are so realistic you think you are looking at a picture of the real machine. I would love to see his models in person but the pictures are truly great. As I said, I have visited many truly great model makers over the years, but have not seen any whose work was as unique as Robert’s. Thank you for finding him and reporting on his work.
Jerry Wright, Trivoli, Illinois