December 7, 2013 – How I got hooked on WWII…?

This is what I wrote seven years ago on the original My Forgotten Hobby.


December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy…

hickham-field

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How I got hooked on building model kits?

B-17 Lindberg

1/64 525-249 Lindberg Boeing B-17G Bomber by Paul Lindberg
NM+   Injection Molded old

From the late 1950s. Fantastic condition kit with dramatic box art by Ray Gaedke. Colors and box top are as new with brilliant colors and gloss. The only flaw is a slight and even dishing in of the box. Inside, the kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Features complete crew, movable control surfaces, rotating and elevating guns, retractable landing gear and clear adjustable display stand.

This is where I retrieve this information that was etched in my mind since 1958.

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I am not selling anything, but I thought I would give this person a little publicity.

So what about the story behind this model kit I have never built even though I built hundreds and hundreds?

B-17 Lindberg

I will tell you next time because you remembered what I told you before…

Only short stories on this blog.


That’s what I had written seven years ago about short stories. Since then there were more than 575 posts written on the original My Forgotten Hobby, then there was My Forgotten Hobby II in 2016 with more than 350, and My Forgotten Hobby III with more than 225 posts.

When this will stop. I have no idea but I am well prepared for the future on My Forgotten Hobby.

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Last Saturday night I watched “Air Force” one more time. It was a propaganda film of course but I did not know it at the time. However the scenes where the B-17 is shown still bring me back to that a church basement on a Saturday morning in the mid-1950s.

More about where the movie was made…

https://www.tampapix.com/tampa1940s6.htm