About my collection of model airplanes

Updated 19 December 2020

I have now changed how I view my stash since it has grown a lot since 2019. I will now consider my stash as my collection of model airplanes.

I thought two years-ago that it was a great idea to have a to-do list of what I have in my collection, especially when Amazon was always putting on adds whenever I was opening my computer and going on the Internet.

I was hoping that I could be avoiding going on another spending spree, and planning ahead on my next builds by setting up some priorities… Well I was being wrong and I was keeping adding more model kits in my collection. This is now the updated listing of model kits with those recently bought in red.

Helicopters (3)

Monogram (3)

AH-1S (almost completed many years ago)

Bell Huey Hog (bought many years ago)

AH-64 Apache (started many years ago)

Planes (73)

ICM (5)

Ju 88 A-14 (bought on January 20, 2020)

Do 17Z-2 (bought on January 21, 2020)

Ju 88 C-6 (bought on January 21, 2020)

He 111 H-3 (bought on January 22, 2020, almost completed)

Me 109 F-4 (bought on January 28, 2020)

Airfix (4)

Boulton-Paul Defiant (bought two in 2018, built one as a gift but I still have it)

Battle of Britain and Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 (bought in 2018)

Battle of Britain and Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 (bought in 2018)

Messerschmidt Me109E (bought in 2018, almost completed)

Eduard (13)

P-39 (bought in December 2019)

Spitfire Mk IX (bought in December 2019)

F6F Hellcat Weekend edition (bought in January  2020)

Spitfire Mk XVI Weekend edition (bought in January 2020)

Me 110 E (bought in January 2020)

Me 109 G-4 (bought in February 2020)

FW 190 D (bought in March 2020)

Me 109 E-3 (bought in March 2020)

FW 190 A-4 (bought in March 2020)

FW 190 A-8 (bought in March 2020)

Hawker Tempest Mk V (bought in June 2020)

P-51 D (bought in June 2020)

Hawker Tempest Mk V Weekend Edition (bought in June 2020)

AMT (1)

A-20 (bought many years ago)

Tamiya (13)

Bristol Beaufighter Mk VI (bought many years ago)

Hawker Harrier (bought many years ago)

de Havilland Mosquito (bought in 2018)

P-47 M (bought in 2019)

F4U-1/2 Corsair (bought in August 2019)

F4U-1D Corsair with tug (bought in 2019)

Me 262 (bought in December 2019)

FW 190D (bought in January 2020)

IL-2 Sturmovik (bought in February 2020)

Bristol Beaufighter TFX (bought in June 2020)

P-38 F/J  (bought in June 2020)

P-51B

P-47D Razorback

Revell (2)

B-29 (vintage 1950s) (a gift)

B1-B (bought many years ago)

Monogram (31)

Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk (a gift from a WWII veteran)

de Havilland Mosquito (bought many years ago)

de Havilland Mosquito (bought many years ago)

Hawker Harrier (bought many years ago)

Hawker Typhoon (bought many years ago)

SBD Dauntless (bought many years ago)

Vought Kingfisher (bought many years ago)

A-26 B Invader (bought many years ago)

B-24 J (bought many years ago)

B-25 J (bought many years ago)

B-26 (bought many years ago)

B-58 (bought many years ago)

P-38 (bought many years ago)

P-39 (bought many years ago)

P-61 Black Widow (bought in August 2019)

F4 Phantom (bought many years ago)

F-8 Crusader (bought many years ago)

F-9F (bought many years ago)

F-80 (bought many years ago)

F-84 (bought many years ago)

F-86 (bought many years ago, almost completed)

Mig 15 (bought many years ago)

A6 Douglas Skyraider (bought many years ago)

A7 Corsair (bought many years ago)

F-100 (bought many years ago)

F-101 (bought many years ago)

F-102 (bought many years ago)

F-105 (bought many years ago)

F-106 (bought many years ago)

F-117 (bought many years ago)

Mig-29 (bought many years ago)

Hasegawa (3)

P-40 E (bought in 2018)

Douglas Dauntless (bought in 2018)

Zero Type 52 (Minicraft/Hasegawa) (bought many years ago)

Trumpeter (1)

Vickers Wellington Mk III (bought in February 2020)

Ships (7)

Trumpeter (4)

Canadian HMCS Huron 1/350 scale (bought in 2019)

German Z-30 Zerstorer 1/350 scale (bought in 2019)

USS Lexington 1/700 scale (bought in 2019)

USS Saratoga CV-3 1/700 scale (bought in 2019)

Tamiya (3)

USS Hornet CV-8 1/700 scale (bought in 2019)

USS Yorktown CV-5 1/700 scale (bought in 2019)

USS Saratoga CV-3 1/700 scale (bought in 2019)


So with 80 model kits waiting to be built, I realize now that it’s not that important if I build them all… Just having them is.

 

Painting Japanese Aircraft Markings Now on YouTube — Model Airplane Maker

I’ve uploaded a video with a demonstration of how I make my own paint masks for Japanese aircraft. With the right tools (ie good tape and sharp blades) masks can be made very easily and with complete control. The result are markings that perfectly conform to every surface, panel line and rivet without the need […]

Painting Japanese Aircraft Markings Now on YouTube — Model Airplane Maker

Sd. Kfz. 9 FAMO Halftrack Dioramas in 1/72 Scale

I used to make some in the 1960s, but these from Inch High Guy are impressive…

I present three dioramas (or are they vignettes) featuring Sd. Kfz. 9 FAMO Halftracks in 1/72 scale.  The first is a Planet Models resin kit with Black Dog accessories.  The figures are mainly from Preiser set 72505, augmented with others from one of their Luftwaffe sets.  The crew has taken a break for lunch in […]

Sd. Kfz. 9 FAMO Halftrack Dioramas in 1/72 Scale

Vought OS2U Kingfisher Color Photographs Part I

A beautiful photograph of a formation of OS2U Kingfishers assigned to the USS Mississippi (BB-41). Like most USN floatplane types of the period, the floats of Kingfisher could be easily replaced by conventional fixed landing gear for operations ashore. The aircraft are BuNo 1714, 1715, and 1716. (NASM Rudy Arnold collection) Another aspect of one […]

Vought OS2U Kingfisher Color Photographs Part I

2020 year-end review

I will be hitting the pause button for the rest of 2020 while I will be resting after my eye operation. Everything is fine, but using my airbrush will have to wait after  January 18, 2021.

My Forgotten Hobby III has been quite an experience in 2020, first by finding out how binge shopping on Amazon has been affecting my collection which had added 23 new model airplane kits.

That’s 23 in 2020!

I am sure I won’t be adding more in 2021 as I have to realize I have to stop adding to my collection.

As a reminder, here is a list of the 23 model kits I bought in 2020.

ICM Ju 88 A-14 (bought on January 20, 2020)

ICM Ju 88 C-6 (bought on January 21, 2020)

ICM He 111 H-3 (bought on January 22, 2020)

ICM Do 17Z-2 (bought on January 21, 2020)

ICM Me 109 F-4 (bought on January 28, 2020)

Eduard F6F Hellcat Weekend edition (bought in January  2020)

Eduard Spitfire Mk XVI Weekend edition (bought in January 2020)

Eduard Me 110 E (bought in January 2020)

Eduard Me 109 G-4 (bought in February 2020)

Eduard FW 190 D (bought in March 2020)

Eduard Me 109 E-3 (bought in March 2020)

Eduard FW 190 A-8 (bought in January 2020)

Eduard FW 190 A-4 (bought in March 2020)

Eduard Hawker Tempest Mk V (bought in June 2020)

Eduard P-51 D (bought in June 2020)

Eduard Hawker Tempest Mk V Weekend Edition (bought in June 2020)

Tamiya FW 190D (bought in January 2020)

Tamiya IL-2 Sturmovik (bought in February 2020)

Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter TFX (bought in June 2020)

Tamiya P-38 F/J  (bought in June 2020)

Tamiya P-51B (bought in September 2020)

Tamiya P-47D Razorback (bought in September 2020)

Trumpeter Vickers Wellington Mk III (bought in February 2020)

I hope I have not forgotten one.

In closing, I wish you all the best for 2021, and may all your wishes come through like a 1/48 scale Handley Page Halifax Mk III and a B-17D.

 

Monogram MiG-15 – Operation “Landing Struts” – How did it go?

You tell me…

The left strut was glued back after triple-checking the alignment…

Before…

The right strut was then glued with an expensive clamp to hold it in place…

Gluing the landing gear actuators was done 12 hours later…

Here I was testing the solidity…

Meeting a former foe…

The two builds will have wait for a black base coat when I get my okay from my ophtalmologist.

这两栋楼要等我从眼科医生那里得到同意后,再上黑色底漆。

Эти два телосложения будут ждать черного базового пальто, когда я получу свое согласие от офтальмолога.

Ces deux constructions attendront leur couche de fond noire lorsque mon ophtalmologue me donnera son accord.