Chancey Bush
Tom Elliot prepares to fly his P-51 model plane during the Warbirds Over Denver model airplane event at Chatfield State Park on Sunday.

The staging area was packed with warplanes spanning the entire history of winged combat. A World War I-era biplane sat next to a sleek F-16 fighter jet, which shared a hangar with a P-51 Mustang, the classic U.S. World War II fighter plane.

It was an impressive display of military power, even if the planes were only a foot tall.