This is my Academy/Minicraft 1:72 PV-1 Ventura built by my friend, Warren Simmons. As a gift/surprise, he built the vignette for it.
It sat on the shelf for three weeks, UNTOUCHED, and then, I got a new aide. He was told - in no uncertain terms to NOT touch any model not in cases (I am in the process of getting a case for the PV-1, my brother has Parkinson's and isn't focused). What did the aide do? He manhandled the model while dusting the shelf, turning it in the opposite direction and broke off the tail wheel.
His last day will be this Tuesday (NOT because of that incident, but because he can't drive and I need an aide who can drive, plus a complete lack of common sense in how he needs to care for me).
Another friend is currently repairing the model,
mypv1b by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
mypv1a by Tim Connelly, on Flickr