Box Art – An Artist’s Perspective

Does Box Art really sell kits? This seems to be one of those logical things we all believe.  In my personal experience, I have only bought one kit because of the box art and that was a long time ago.  I am much more likely to buy a kit based on the contents of the […]

Box Art – An Artist’s Perspective

F4F-4 Grumman Wildcat

Revisiting the original My Forgotten Hobby

My Forgotten Hobby

This is Post 499.

I started writing this blog on December 6, 2013.

It was just a way I had found to motivate myself in starting my forgotten hobby again, and build more than 50 model airplane kits I had in my stash.

I never intended to write that much, but I guess I got carried away. I should have known.

I owe a lot to Amateur Airplanes who is even more passionate than I am about building model airplanes and whose stash is a lot bigger than mine.

The F4F-4 Wilcat is my next project. It is somewhat special since I have been in contact with the son of Richard Harmer.


F4F-4 Wildcat of VF-5, over Guadalcanal circa August 1942

Monogram’s rendition of the Wildcat has been a part of my life since the 60s, and it still is. I can see myself in the early 60s…

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Lindberg F-86 Sabre Jet

I believe this is how my first model kit looked like 62 years ago.

I found this image on the Internet this morning as I was looking for the box top of what I had built when I was 10 years-old.

What made me look was something Hubert wrote on his blog.

Reading some of Hubert’s posts I realize how much I enjoy what other modelers are building, so much so I tend to forget starting building again. I know I will a little later on, but for now I enjoy what I see not only on Hubert’s blog, but also on Dave’s Plane Dave and Jeff’s Inch High Guy.