For years, Douglas employee Bud Gardiner operated a partnership with Donald
Douglas, Jr., to produce metal desktop models of various Douglas aircraft. The best known were the series of very large DC-8
variants. But they also produced some B-66 variants, along with a very few of these small scale (4" wingspan x approximately
12" fuselage) X-3 Stilletos. Like its larger cousins, it's made entirely of metal. The base is also metal, with the
cloisonne Douglas logo. Old friend Bill Losch inroduced me to Bud, and Bud let me buy this. It was in poor shape and has been
expertly restored by Al Parker and John Aldaz.