(AP) – A World War II-era plane that’s a new addition to the Missouri Veterans Home came right in through the front door.
The Southeast Missourian reports that the model B-17 Flying Fortress delivered Friday to the Cape Girardeau site was crafted by inmates of the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston, Missouri.
And it’s made of popsicle sticks and toothpicks, along with a few small pieces of clear plastic that serve as windows.
Guided by diagrams from books in the prison library, the inmates built the model in about three to four months.
The inmates aren’t allowed to have anything with a sharp point or edge. So they creased and broke the materials, then filed them down as needed with emery boards.