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Your Primary collection - the complete listing!

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Your Primary collection - the complete listing!
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 22, 2003 7:13 AM
As I have a list right in front of me, it won't take me long to touch type a complete listing of my primary scale model collection, it being 1:48 world war 2 aircraft (warbirds of interest to myself).

I thought it would make interesting reading to see what everyone has brought together over the years in what they consider to be their primary collection. I have quite a few one off's in the annoying and hopeless scale, that is, 1:72 scale!
But 1:48 is where my collection is:

As follows:

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia Revell
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb Tamiya
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vc Trop Airfix
Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII 'Burma' Airfix
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk X AMT
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIVc Academy
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIVe Academy
Supermarine Seafire Mk IIc Airfix
T6 Harvard Trainer - RNZAF Revell
P-51D Mustang Tamiya
RAF Mustang III Tamiya
P-51D Mustang ' Miss America' Revell
Curtiss P-40K Kittyhawk - RAAF Airfix
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk - Chinese Monogram
Vought F4U-1 Corsair 'birdcage' n/a (I was given this one)
Vought F4U-1 Corsair Dragon
Douglas SBD Dauntless n/a (same as above)
Bristol Beaufighter fighter bomber Tamiya
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 'razorback' Monogram
DH Mosquito Airfix
Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc Dragon
Hawker Hurricane Mk Ia Hobbycraft
Hawker Typhoon Mk I Monogram
P-38J Lightning Monogram
Hawker Bagdad Fury Dragon
Avro Lancaster BIII Tamiya
Dornier Do17M Hobbycraft
Junkers Ju 87G 'Stuka' Hobbycraft
Heinkell He111H Monogram
Norton Ho229 Dragon
Focke Wulf FW190F-8 Tamiya
Focke Wulf FW190A-4 Tamiya
Messerschmitt Me109 F-2 Hasagawa
Messerschmitt BF109 Emile Tamiya
Messerschmitt Me109K-4 Dragon
Messerschmitt Me109F (crashed - diorama) Airfix
Messerschmitt Me262a Dragon
Messerschmitt Me110 Monogram (from memory)

And I desire to build:

B-17F Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle"
B-25 Mitchelle Monogram
Messerschmitt Me108 Taifun
Douglas DC-3
Supermarine Spitfire Mk 24
Supermarine Seafire Mk 48
Heinkel He219 Tamiya
Hawker Tempest
Gloster Meteor 'V-1 Interceptor' Tamiya
F-51D Mustang 'korean war' Tamiya

You may have noticed my like of single engined fighters, well, nothing makes me more excited than going to an airshow to see these beautiful pieces of art displayed in the sky, just for fun, not for war, not for destruction, just for fun, to admire what was top of the line 50 years ago.
And one day, I want to fly one.
Incidentally, I am doing my second flight of my aerobatic rating in an aircraft known as the Alpha A160a at the local aeroclub. In the next month I should have both this rating, ad well as a tail dragger on the Piper Cub which I would like to mix the two together, to get some serious experience towards achieving a life-long ambition. At the same time, do the remainder of my CPL to get into tourist flight operations.

Nothing turns me on more than being at the controls doing aerobatics, its the best thing you can do with your clothes on!!

Please post your main collection, Should make a good archive for this forum!


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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 22, 2003 9:35 AM
My current "primary"(by that I mean majority) of models is 1/144 scale Gundam Wing models. But, that is quickly changing to 1/72, 1/48, and 1/144 scale fast movers and attack planes! I am also in the market to start armor modeling, maybe a Merkava, or two! I'm a very eclectic modeler, however, so I can't say I can get more specific than military aircraft(civilian aircraft are weak!)!
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Posted by David Voss on Saturday, March 22, 2003 9:43 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Spitfire_Pilot
Please post your main collection, Should make a good archive for this forum!

Oh my, I think our server is going to be in trouble. I hope we'll have enough room to accomodate this thread. Big Smile [:D]Wink [;)]

We might have to add a warning at the top...

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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Saturday, March 22, 2003 12:12 PM
LMAO! I'll simply post a collage of a part of my collection. I build mostly 48th things with wings, and I also dabble in targets (military vehicles) and fast targets (autos). I have a tendancy, as of late, to go for the more esoteric and obscure stuff. But you'll find plenty of "mainstream" kits in my stash, as well.

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Posted by bigfoot01 on Saturday, March 22, 2003 3:19 PM
1/48 scale is my "primary" scale and aircraft the primary subject. My favorite are WWII era. I have everything from he Wright Flyer to the F-22. The largest numbers of any one type of aircraft in my collection are 8- Spitfires, 12-P-51's, 9-Corsairs, 6-TBF's and 5-SBD's. I do have a fair number of 1/72 as well, since the B-36, B-52 and others are too big for 1/48th. Some day I will put together a list of everything but i don' have that much time right now. :)



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Posted by Keyworth on Saturday, March 22, 2003 6:19 PM
Mine is mostly 1/72 scale a/c, 1/48 and 1/35 armor, cars, sci-fi and space kits. Looks an awful lot like blackwolfscd's ite, but I didn't have room for the stereo speakers and cd's !!:)
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 22, 2003 6:52 PM
Jeez blackwolf you have a better selection than my local hobby shop! of course he probably doesn't
sell much at prices 3x MSRPAngry [:(!]. Maaybe I should start a new hobby shop, the community could probly support 2 anyway.Big Smile [:D]Cool [8D]
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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Sunday, March 23, 2003 12:31 AM
Hehe, yeah. I have a problem with plastic! Tongue [:P]

Admittedly, this is only about a third of what I have. And I can't take total credit for amassing 1,200 kits, though. Most of the car kits were my Dad's. Much of his collection is going, but there's alotta stuff that I just can't part with.

He put most of our club to shame when it came to collections. At the high point, he had around 4,500 kits! Not the largest collection that I've come across, but still; that's alotta freakin' kits! Tongue [:P]Tongue [:P]Tongue [:P]

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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 4:13 PM
That's a collection and a half, Blackwolf! Like Claymore, I've seen entire hobby shops that didn't have that good a selectionSmile [:)]!

After some general building, I've begun modeling my specialty: storm and weather-research items. I'm building a tornado chase vehicle now; waiting to be built is Hasegawa's P-3C Orion which I'll convert to a WP-3D hurricane hunter; William's Bros' C-46 Curtiss Commando which will be used in a hurricane damage diorama (that's some years from now) and a German Something-or-other-wagen tank (sorry, I don't have the kit here by the library's computer) which I'm going to convert to "the ideal tornado chase car." I've also got non-weather related items, most of which I've picked up at yard sales down through the years, such as an F-86 and a 70's issue of Revell's USS Constitution.

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Posted by wibhi2 on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 10:54 AM
I gotta show that to my wife, she wouldn't believe me if I told her. She thinks I'm bad with 120 1/48th scale jets/props (including the b58 and b1 but not including the aftermarket details that seem to collect in the corners) -:0)
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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 10:38 PM
Geez, I feel like my collection's a spectacle now! LOL

Keyworth, unfortunately, I have more CD's than I have models! (ENTIRELY TOO MANY!) What you see there is a part of my OTR collection.

Wibhi2, I hide all my aftermarket stuff in the kit boxes (if I can!) but I dunno why, I haven't a wife to hide them from! Wink [;)]

Claymore and Jim B, well it's funny that you mention hobby shops. I've been toying with the idea of starting a mail order/show business and though it's still a ways off, I've decided to give it a go. Just as a side deal, however. I have no delusions of grandeur, and I'm not planning on getting rich or anything like that. I'd just like to do it cuz I like to sell at shows, and have a bit of fun with it. It'll just take a while to build up some working capital.

My Dad did the show thing as a legitimate business for several years and I'd like to continue the tradition, if only for the reason that I'd like to say that I did it. Tongue [:P]

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 11:29 PM
I've been kicking the hobby shop idea around in my head for a couple years, well about 5,
when I saw the 1\350 Misouri for $150+. Maybe I'll have to do some research to find out if it would work.
Anybody know how?
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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, March 30, 2003 7:05 PM
Big Smile [:D]Here is a listing of my unbuilt, or I should say unstarted kits. Add these to my post on what's on the bench for a complete list. AMT 70 challenger, datsun 240z, 59 el camino, 56 ford victoria, 1/48 huey, 1/35 uh-1d huey, 67 gtx, dodge viper, viper gts, 56 chev nomad, 2 revell 70 challengers, 71 cuda, 81 chev citation, 53 studebaker, vw beetle rag top, 69 charger , 58 t-bird, 70 torino gt, 36 ford coupe, 70 buick gsx, 64 impala, 66 chevelle, 65 chevelle, 66 olds 442, 69 shelby, 48 chevy, 65 chev impala, 59 caddy, vw bus, 2 68 road runners, 58 vette, 72 nova, 53 ford 49 ford, 49 mercury, 69 cougar, 67 charger, 50 ford p.u., 61 impala, 48 ford rag top, 70 torino cobra, 70 road runner, Revell57 chev, jetsons sky car, 34 ford coupe stock, 58 fury, 69 chevelle, 64 chev p.u., 66 nova, 66 el camino, 72 vette, 80 ford bronco, 70 monte carlo, 71 duster, 69 b.m. camaro, 62 t-bird, 69 talledega, 68 el camino, 60 chev p.u., 69 camaro pace car, 57 cameo, 62 impala , 57 vete, 69 superbee, 70 boss 429, 70 superbird, 57 ford, 41 ford woody, 70 1/2 z/28, 67 impala, 67 coronet rt 71 gtx, 69 442, 69 yenko camaro. Just a couple of toys.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 8:25 PM
Backwolf, you don't have all that many do you!!?!! Among others, I noticed a McLaren M8 Can Am car in one of those photos, how many McLaren Can Am cars do you have?
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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 10:20 PM
Hey Spit_Pilot,

Yeah, I really do have that many, (Shy [8)]) although they are not all in those shots. Most of what you see is my own collection and the majority of what I'm keeping that was my Dad's. The bulk of what's here is in the garage.

My Dad put in a second floor in the garage just so he could store the huge collection that he once had. He sold off quite a bit over the last ten years or so, and often joked that the remainder of the collection (the REALLY good stuff!) was his retirement fund! Unfortunately he never did get to retire.

Anyhoo, the McLarens... There are three MPC 1/20 M8D's (2 different boxes and one sealed kit) and one Accurate Miniatures 1/24 M8B. I'd like to put one of the MPC kits together and I'd also like to get at least one more of the AM kits, specifically the Koveleski/Adamowicz ride. My Dad was a member of the PRDA (Polish Racing Drivers of America) of which Oscar Koveleski was the president, and wanted to build the AM kit in Oscar's markings. Someday I'll build it for him but I'd like to get another that's sealed and in good shape and all that. There are a few available here locally and I should just go and get them, I suppose. There's also a few McLaren F1 & Indy cars here.

I take it you're a McLaren fan? A member of the Bear Club, perhaps?

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 8:30 PM
Two candidates for new photo galleries at Ron's Photo Gallery?

1) blackwolfscd's collection
2) everyone else's collections

Wink [;)]

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Posted by erush on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 9:11 PM
Don't feel bad. I'm a plasti-holic also!! I think my collection rivals yours! I'd have to get it all in one place to take pics though!!! Oops, just saw where you said that's only a third in the pics!!!! I surrenderSmile [:)]

Yours is better organised than mine!!!Big Smile [:D]

Hi, I'm Eric and I'm a Modelholic too. I think I have PE poisioning.     "Friendly fire...isn't"
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 10:18 PM
Eric, kits you would like to buy at the hobby shop don't count. Tongue [:P]

You guys are definitely plasti-holics!! Cool [8D]
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Posted by erush on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 6:46 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Bayonet Recon

Eric, kits you would like to buy at the hobby shop don't count. Tongue [:P]

You guys are definitely plasti-holics!! Cool [8D]

BR what do you mean "kits"?? I want to buy the shop!!!Big Smile [:D]Tongue [:P]

Hi, I'm Eric and I'm a Modelholic too. I think I have PE poisioning.     "Friendly fire...isn't"
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 2:42 PM

My wife actually started to yell at me because of your collection, just because I talked to somebody on the forum with that many kits! I've gotta hand it to ya, you definately are hardcore. Hat's off to your dedication.

Is it too late to buy stock in some of those companies?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 3:26 PM
Why do ppl collect kits? Models are to be built, not stashed!
At least you'll have something to do after the nuclear holocaust, I geuss...
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Posted by RonUSMC on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 4:07 PM
Ok... one of you bigwigs need to send me a few kits.

I have had the worst trouble trying to get a couple of specific kits.

Ordered, paid, cancelled, ordered, waiting list, cancelled... ETC. Active Kits: 1/48 AM Avenger 1/35 Sd.Kfz 251 Ausf C
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Posted by tigerman on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 6:45 PM
Geez, hasn't anyone heard of the stock market or 401K's? I agree with Tenchimuyo81 about having kits to build them, but to each their own. My list is rather short, only because I gave my older crummier models to my boys. The ones I consider worthy are all 1/35 scale: Tamiya Early Sherman, Tamiya Late Version Tiger 1, Tamiya Kubelwagen, Tamiya Wespe, and Dragon JS II. I have two kits under contruction and four in reserve.


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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 8:08 PM
For me, it's not really so much as collecting kits, but a good deal is hard to pass up. I may not have as many in reserve as some, but the ones I have are subjects that I am interested in.

As for the collectors, ask yourself this: what is the going rate for a Star Wars Yoda figure in the pack in good condition? My point being, I've seen old kits go for quite a bit of money, such as a model of "Atomic Annie" for about $300. An investment is what you make of it.
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Posted by leemitcheltree on Thursday, June 19, 2003 9:24 AM
I've never been interested in "collecting" as such - I've always purchased kits of subjects that I really want to build - and like some, admit my collection has tended toward "esoteric" or somewhat odd-ish subjects - just things that grab me.
I do kind of agree with Tenchimuyo8, as I couldn't purchase a kit without having any intention of ever building it. Collectors of fine wines say that the reason they pay $400 and more for a rare vintage is TO DRINK AND ENJOY IT, not to "pass it on in thier will"!!
I've only got about a hundred kits - when my wife sees the stacks on the shelves, she rolls her eyes (not ANOTHER bloody model.....). When my eldest daughter sees them, she says "get over it, Dad". Yeah, involves putting minute amounts of paint onto tiny little bits of plastic and then sticking them together - I know - an adult should know better......but it keeps me out of the pub and makes money and help pay bills. I even use a spray booth so the excuse of brain damage from paint fumes doesn't fly......bummer.

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