Intermission – Monogram P-39

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Box top image taken on Scalemates–1151309#

I bought Monogram’s P-39 in 1969 and I bought it again out of nostalgia in the 1990s. It’s still in the secret vault.


But not for long as Inch High Guy was again inspirational. He likes to walk around…

Instruction sheet for the P-39 is here…



Intermission – Tamiya Focke Wulf Fw 190D 9

Updated 15 August 2021

My grandson was spending the day with his grandfather yesterday so I had no time to paint anything. However Inch High Guy is starting new builds.

He got me reflecting again on my collection.

Tamiya Fw 190D-9

My first encounter with the Fw 190 D was in 1960 while reading Le Grand Cirque written in 1948 by Pierre Clostermann.


There was an image I still vividly recall, well almost.

I thought it was this one found on Wikipedia.


I was wrong.

Here’s what’s inside the book.




This recollection led me to buy this model kit before the pandemic.

Tamiya Fw 190D-9

I remember building Fujimi’s 1/48 scale Fw 190 D in the 70s.–326131

The instructions are down here…


Some reviews can be found on the Internet.

I know I should start building this model instead but I know it won’t be a piece of cake.


Eduard Hawker Tempest instructions