December 10, 2013 – My boneyard

On December 10, 2013 I had written this on the original My Forgotten Hobby…

I hope you have enjoyed yesterday’s post about the Flying Tigers like the only  visitor I had on this new blog yesterday. I intend to get more traffic. 

This post is about my boneyard. Nothing compare to boneyards in U.S.

Cats don’t live in harmony with model airplanes. This is why I keep a boneyard.


This Monogram 1/48th scale B-25G is one of them. I bought it in Washington, D.C. in 1976 when I visited the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. It was my first trip with my new girlfriend. I have a beautiful picture I had taken of her in Washington, but I won’t post it. Nicole would become my wife a few months later.

This Monogram B-17G was shot down a few years ago when one of my cats got scared.


My wife was scared about my reaction…, but I love cats more than model airplanes.


The cat survived, but the Flying Fortress did not. I have recovered most of the parts and I intend to repair it someday. God knows when I will do it though.

I have another Monogram B-17G. This one on top of a bookcase where sometimes one of my cats takes refuge when she is scared by someone entering the house. Scary, but this B-17G has survived.


Sorry for the fuzzy shot…

Here’s a better shot of this B-17G.


Only the tail guns are missing. The ground crew take good care of the old lady. The display board was made for a C-47 model I had built in the 1980s. It was also shot down by another of my cats in 2002, and now sits on a shelf.


My biggest problem with starting again building the 50 or so airplane model kits I have is where to safely display them in the house with my cats always running around them when they are scared.

How do you display a 1/48 scale Monogram B-29?


Simple… On top of the box of an unbuilt 1/48 scale Revell B-1 Bomber I bought in the 80s.

End of the original post.

When I wrote this on December 10, 2013, I had five cats. I now have just one as all the others died.