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.
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.
I remember building Fujimi’s 1/48 scale Fw 190 D in the 70s.
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
I still have Monogram 1/48 scale PBY in my stash. This should be useful reference when I decide to build it ten years from now.
via Consolidated PBY Catalina Color Photographs Part 1 — Inch High Guy
I believe this is how my first model kit looked like 62 years ago.
I found this image on the Internet this morning as I was looking for the box top of what I had built when I was 10 years-old.
What made me look was something Hubert wrote on his blog.
Reading some of Hubert’s posts I realize how much I enjoy what other modelers are building, so much so I tend to forget starting building again. I know I will a little later on, but for now I enjoy what I see not only on Hubert’s blog, but also on Dave’s Plane Dave and Jeff’s Inch High Guy.