Fourty-nine

That’s the number of kits I have on the model shelves.

I needed to condense the models on the shelves so that I could get more on them.  They were also sharing the space with a lot of cat fur and dust so I decided to take the slew of them down, clean them and the shelves, and put them back on the shelves.

I took these photos of the lot parked on the dining room table, cleaned waiting for clean shelves.  I was happy didn’t need to toss any of them.

I built these over about 12 years.  I have one in here that is about 25 years old and a complete set of Monogram 1/48 Century Series fighters.

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Three by one nightfighters

Up and running in in the shop again.  Decided to build three single-seat all black night fighters from Hasegawa.

The main objective here is to practice different methods of chipping the camouflage paint.  I intend to try the hairspray, salt, and masking solutions and see which one works great.

All kits are being built out of the box and will use the kit decals.

I’ve got the bases of most of them done, time to mask the canopies and attach in preparation for priming.

Next up – Back in black (and a little desert)

Now that I’ve parked the Constitution for a few weeks..

Inspired by a fellow blogger, who builds multiple kits at the same time, sometimes in the middle of a move, I’ve decided to build at the same time a couple of kits I’ve wanted to build for a while; the Monogram P-61 and a 1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109e in desert markings.

Start

I’ve had the P-61 next to forever.  So long in fact the parts are dusty in the box (how do model parts get dusty in a box?)  I will use the Lone Star Model P-61 cockpit kit with this.  I have wanted a P-61 in the collection for awhile and I have a lot of things to try on this kit; salt weathering, faded black painting, oil dot filter wash on black, etc.

The Bf-109e is a Hasegawa builder I bought off of eBay along with a Verlinden set that was missing the photo etch when I purchased it.  I’m going to challenge myself to make up for the lack of photo etch and do some modeling using the resin parts.

P-61 1  Bf-109e 1

‘Happy building!