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Personal logo sillypoint Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 5:25 p.m. PST

As a young boy, I came to a crossroad, and decided to walk away from my model airplane collection. The glorious models got attached to fire crackers, others were quietly put into a bin.
I went to a relatives place and saw his collection displayed in glass cabinets throughout his house. Impressive, but I thought that was not for me.
The penultimate expression of miniatures was to have them out, moving them about, outmanoeuvring your opponent and making "pew-pew" noises.
In these COVIDSafe times, I read somewhere that this is a multifaceted hobby.
Researching uniforms/battles, buying books, going on the internet, painting, buying new rule sets have become the norm- playing a miniature battle with an opponent a rare treat.
So now I have 1/144 scale ww2 planes, Russian, German, Japanese, British and American, 1/300 WW1, Crimson Skies-Fasa, 1/300 seaplane (inspired by Porco Rosso), homebrewed ruleset, all coming together in the last 8 months, not played, making a nice display on the mantle. 🤪👍🏼

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 7:14 p.m. PST

Good for you

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 7:29 p.m. PST

Next thing you need is a blog to post pictures of them!

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian17 Oct 2020 8:00 p.m. PST

It's a big hobby. I like almost all of it. I'm not crazy about dioramas, though. I don't like games where it's important to guess ranges. I do have a display shelf, though. grin

Squash at home18 Oct 2020 1:58 a.m. PST

Imagine the fireworks display you could have now!

Personal logo sillypoint Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2020 3:07 a.m. PST

I can't deny I have bought a few Tamiya kits, for the pleasure of building them, rather than for their use on the war game table.
Whilst I admire well constructed and painted kits, I can't do decals well, so I make the kits to a tabletop standard.
The days of freeform fireworks of my youth have sadly passed my domain.
Did not think I'd be making model airplane "kits", thought that time had passed.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2020 6:49 a.m. PST

Glad to hear it.


von Schwartz19 Oct 2020 5:21 p.m. PST

Is there anywhere that still has the old Airfix model kits available?

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2020 9:11 a.m. PST

Try vintage-airfix dot com and oldmodelkits dot com

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