Day 458 Saturday 27 May 2023 This isn’t Friday June 2, 2023… No it’s not. I have decided to go back on a daily basis at least for now. This is how I had left you yesterday probably scratching your head. Writing such a long post might be detrimental to losing my loyal readers. With […]Academy P-51A – Progress Report
Author: Pierre Lagacé
Still active.Academy P-51A
Intermission – Airfix 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk. III (converted to a Mk. I) — Static Capital
I have always wanted to build Airfix Short Sunderland…
This build is worth a look.
SHORT SUNDERLAND Mk. I On the afternoon of April 9th 1940 this aircraft took off from Invergordon, Scotland to make a reconnaissance flight over the Oslo area of Norway to gather information on German movements after their recent attack. They were quickly spotted by the Germans at the captured Fornebu Airport, near Oslo, and from […]Airfix 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk. III (converted to a Mk. I) — STATIC CAPITAL
The Aurora, Revell, Monogram Models Story
Revell 1/48 Consolidated SA-10A Catalina — Jon’s Models
1 collection, 26 years, 142 aircraft and this is my greatest failure yet. Read all about it here. © Copyright 2020. All Rights Reserved. Jonathan Bryon.
Easy to get lost on My Forgotten II unless you have been following me since My Forgotten Hobby.
In December 2013 I reconnected with my forgotten hobby when I stumbled upon a blog about another modeler. It was then I decided to start reminiscing…and writing about my forgotten hobby.
Now I am writing on My Forgotten Hobby III.
Intermission – The Modeling News
You will have to go there from now on to follow My Forgotten Hobby II…
Intermission – ICM Ju 88C-6 – Remembering the good old days of the 60s.
Updated 21 December 2022
My journey into the past is still continuing on My Forgotten Hobby II, and I don’t know where it will lead me in the future since I have used up all my 3 gigabyte allowance on WordPress…
I have always wanted to build German WWII bombers in 1:48 scale since the 60s. In the 60s I was in my early teens and I had not that much money, and there was no 1:48 scale German bomber model kits except this model kit which was a 1:64 scale Ju 88.
In the 60s there was no Internet and no Amazon. I remember building Lindberg’s Ju 88, and this box cover brings back old memories when building model airplanes was my favorite pastime.
This pastime led me to learn more about the history of WWII and later studied to become a history teacher in the late 60s, teaching history in the 70s for only 2 years out of 34, and retiring in 2004. I guess teaching history for only two years left a void I am trying to fill when I started writing blogs about WWII in 2009.
Lindberg’s Ju 88 is why I just had to buy these two model kits made by ICM last week. The first one I bought was a Junkers Ju 88A-14…
and a few hours after its sister bomber a Dornier Do 17-2.
After I had bought the Ju 88A-14 and the Do 17Z-2 I found that ICM had also made this version of the Ju 88, the Ju 88C-6
A nighfigther version!
I could not stop looking for more ICM model kits on Amazon! That Ju 88 version was the plane which created havoc amongst RAF and RCAF bombers flying over France and Germany. As luck would have it, it was readily available on Amazon for the modest price of $51.34 CDN plus 4.99 for shipping.
For a moment I thought of cancelling the Ju 88A-14 I had bought on impulse buying…
Then I read the profile of the modeler who had reviewed the Ju 88A-14 on iModeler. This person has 600 model kits of which only 25% have been built. I have only a little over 60 unbuilt model kits and I can’t begin to imagine when I will build all of them.
So what about ICM Ju 88C-6…?
This is an interesting review of the ICM Ju 88 C-6.
While reading the review it became obvious that I could build the Ju 88C-6b another nightfighter version of the Ju 88 which is selling for more than $80 CDN on Amazon.
This is a review of that model kit.
With the Ju 88C-6 model kit we already have these extra parts…
My Forgotten Hobby is just remembering the good old days of the 60s which is always a click away on Amazon…
ICM He 111 H-3?
It’s a beauty!
1/48 ICM 48261 Heinkel He-111 H-3 Kit Review… and it’s a beauty!
Dry-fit Review: 1/48th scale Junkers Ju 88D-1 from ICM
I had to stop adding coats after coats of acrylic yellow on my Monogram AT-6 (Harvard).
Monday I decided on the spur of the moment to take off every coat, yellow, white and black using Windex!
I will now wait until springtime and use my airbrush outside to finish up this project. Yesterday I started my Airfix Spitfire Mk Vb I bought two years ago part of the Dogfight Doubles.
I am amazed by all the tiny little pieces there are as well as the thinness of larger parts like the wings and the fuselage. I guess that the way to go now with all newer model kits on the market.