It’s all about nostalgia

John wrote a comment about this post on My Forgotten Hobby…
My passion dates back to the late 1950s and early 1960s. I could never get enough reading about airplanes especially about World War II airplanes.

It was about my passion for aviation since 1958…

Here’s what I had written…


Monogram Models was the best model airplane kits back then. All these box arts are still etched in my mind.

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When Monogram released the Avenger I had to build it.

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Working features, figurines… the works!

What more could you ask out of life back then. I bought another Avenger in the late 1980s or 1990s, and it sat in his box for more than 25 years.

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The box art was different, but the instructions were the same.

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Now the comment…

Love it! Even just the instructions alone are a masterpiece of nostalgia.
A nice little feature article some years ago regarding one of its sister kit in the series, the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver.

He sends me this link.

http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2000/helldiverjh_1.htm

While I’m at it…

While I’m at it, why not add another build while I am waiting to put a finishing touch on these…?

I had another Me 109 G in my stash bought 20 years ago.

Last year my youngest son asked me to build him a Me 109 for Christmas. I had already one built when he was a young child back in the 1980s.

I just could not wrap this one up…

So I have decided to build a new one which should be the last Me 109 I would ever build.