I Got Mail!

From knowing anything in 2009 about the Tribal class destroyers, and even less about HMCS Athabaskan G07 which was sunk on April 29, 1944, and even more less that my wife’s uncle was a stoker aboard the ship when it was torpedoed by T24 a torpedo boat of the German Navy…

This story has become more and more amazing by finally being able to build a replica of HMCS Athabaskan G07, and being in contact since January with the son of a sailor who was in the engine room aboard T24 when it sank the Athabaskan.

Believe it or not…

Looking around for inspiration

I got my Tamiya 1/700 USS Yorktown model kit this afternoon in the mailbox.

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I already had received the Enterprise and the Hornet two weeks ago.

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And my extra 1/700 scale US Navy airplanes because I was not sure I would have F4U Corsairs so I could convert them to night fighters as they would appear on the Enterprise in early 1944.

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I still have two more carriers in the mail. The USS Saratoga CV-3 and the USS Essex CV-9.

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So I still have lots a time to procrastinate before deciding which one to build first.

Monogram 1:48 TBD Devastator

Impressive build!

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Devastator 5-T-7 (Section Leader) from VT-5 assigned to the USS Yorktown (CV-5).

Build Date: May 2005.

This is one of my favourite amongst my models.   This model along with my Monogram A-10 marked the period when my scale modelling techniques improved to a point where I felt I was able to compete with the best at the IPMS shows.  Whether this is true or not that is the question.  This is also my first model to be published in the TMMI model magazine.

These US NAVY dive bomber aircraft of the “Golden Wings” era were colourful, which made them a favourite subject for modellers.   The movies of the period also made these planes and their pilots flamboyant and fun.   Check out this video of this 1941 movie “Dive Bombers” which featured the famous Tophatter Squadron. The movie was first released to the world in the USA during August 1941. This…

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B-25 J Project Final Countdown

The B-25 J will have to stay in the hangar for now since I could not meet my deadline.

I still have the framing to do on the upper turret.

I have learned a nice technique for canopies which worked well. It would have worked better but I had glued the canopies. 

I will have to learn not to rush and set a deadline at least not on My Forgotten Hobby II.

My Forgotten Hobby is in its fifth year since I started going back in childhood time on December 6th, 2013…

This is what I had written…

What’s your favorite hobby?

Mine is writing blogs.

Before, this was my favorite hobby… Building model kits.

Why not combine both hobbies, one from the past with this one?

While you are pondering over this, you can visit this blog about an amateur  airplane model kit builder whose motto is Let’s build!

Click here.