Ever since I can remember, building things was my favorite past time. Also, I always loved airplanes. Right in the middle of the Venn diagram of these two is scale modeling, so, as a teenager I picked it up as a hobby. Back then I had limited resources (pocket money), so I did not progress much at this. Later, as I got more involved with computers, my love for building things focused there and faded away from scale modelling. I never entirely forgot it though.
Three years ago, an old colleague of mine started sharing posts from a modeling related facebook user group. I joined the group and started looking at the work of its members, longing to start building models again. But free time (and money) was limited so, all I could do was keep looking.
Fast forward to the past springs’ lockdown! Suddenly I had free lot’s of free time, so I thought to try to restart my old hobby!
The models, materials, tools and techniques have advanced so far from what I remembered 25 years ago! So far I have completed 4 models. There is still a lot of room for improvement but I am getting better with each new model…
So far I have built:
- Vought F4U-1A Corsair (Revell, 1/72 scale)
- Hawker Tempest Mk V (Eduard, 1/48 scale)
- Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX (Eduard, 1/48 scale)
- Westland Lysander Mk III(SD) (Gavia/Eduard, 1/48 scale)