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.

 

Monogram Martin B-26 Marauder – Interior green…

Thursday August 19, 2021

Oups… 

I just read this comment (Wednesday 18 August, 2021, 12h38).

The Marauder isn’t painted “interior green”. It is painted (in the cockpit and nose, and rear gunner’s turret) in Dark Green (Tamiya XF-67 NATO Green will work). The bomb bay is Neutral Gray, and the rear fuselage is unpainted aluminum.

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Darn!

I told you My Forgotten Hobby was like a sitcom full of surprises. I always have a draft written one or a few days before I hit the Publish button.

On Monday night I had painted the cockpit area dark green, then not liking what I did, on Tuesday morning I got thinking that I should use zinc chromate instead.

This is what I wrote on Wednesday morning…

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Lots of excitement when I start painting and my workbench proves it.

I first tried this shade of green which looks more a dark gray on some parts and then I changed my mind when I saw these photos on this Website…

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/196275/martin-b-26g-marauder/

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I reverted to my homemade zinc chromate which looks darker here.

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The wings have been glued in sections with extra thin cement. No gaps to be seen.

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I did some dry fitting and noticed a gap on the starboard wing. I scraped a little plastic which was causing it. 

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I will give a final coat of zinc chromate and paint the cockpit details. Next step should be mating the fuselage halves.

End of the intended post.

 

Monogram Martin B-26 Marauder – 98.3…

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98.3%, that’s how much I have uploaded on my 3GB upload limit on My Forgotten Hobby III. I will have to migrate sooner or later to My Forgotten Hobby IV.

I have updated my collection. The F-86 and the MiG-15 are now part of history so I only have 80 model kits in my collection.

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With this in mind I am moving a little faster now as I am waiting to start painting the interior.

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The main landing gears have been glued. The turret has been dry fitted.

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One wing has been glued in sections using extra thin cement.

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The other wing will receive the same treatment later.

I still have to encounter that “horrible” fit Plane Dave talked about, but I am vigilant, always dry fitting before glueing parts. Whatever happens I am willing to live with any unsightly gaps.

Next time, homemade interior green?

Monogram Martin B-26 Marauder – Small Steps…

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I have just realised this is post 351 and I have almost reached my 3 gigabytes upload limit. Don’t worry I have a solution…

About my collection of model kits


I am moving right along taking small steps as I am waiting to start painting the interior.

I prefer glueing small parts while they are still attached on the sprue.

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I have learned to use my tweezers to hold small pieces while the glue sets. I have glued the .50 calibre guns since I won’t play with them. The same for the turret.

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Yesterday the guns were glued from the inside using the locating pins.

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Again I am quite satisfied with the result but I am still tempted to start this…

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I know I will be able to resist.

Monogram Martin B-26 Marauder – Intermission

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I am quite satisfied with the result.

Before…

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A quite noticeable gap could be seen between the nose and the front fuselage.

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After…

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The machine gun will be glued at the end.

Something got in the way and I will start painting the interior later than expected. I could only manage this.

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As a footnote, I was thinking maybe I could start building this…

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I will hit the pause button for awhile although this project is quite tempting.

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Intermission – Monogram P-39

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Box top image taken on Scalemates

https://www.scalemates.com/fr/kits/monogram-pa227-p-39-airacobra–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.

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

https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2021/08/15/bell-p-39-airacobra-walk-around/

Instruction sheet for the P-39 is here…

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