I recently stumbled across a new modeling blog called The Combat Workshop.
One of the things they do over there is a “blog carnival.” Its where a topic is thrown up and other like-mindedbloggers respond and through all of this people are exposed to other blogs. Its called the
Every modeler has a stash. For those not in the know, a stash is that stack of unbuilt model kits sometimes hiding in cabinets (if there is eminent threat of wrath-of-the-wife,) or sitting on shelves and floor and furniture in the hobby room.
Sometimes these stashes can be an indicator of a compulsive buyer. You know, the type of person that sees a kit and thinks “Whoa! Nice Kit. I gotta have it! This will be a great build.” Never mind the fact that there is a huge stack at home bought under the same premise as this one.
Then there are the people that see a huge stash as a status symbol. These are types that have a stash dating back to the initial development of plastic. Any time someone says they wish they had a kit, this person proudly pipes up, “Oh, yeah. I pre-ordered seven of those when they were first announced. Yes sir.”
As for me, my stash is is quite small. Here it is…
1. Lindberg Legends Of The Sky. It contains a Heinkel He111 and two P-47s. My kids got it for me twelve or thirteen years ago when they were wee lads and lass.
2. Monogram A-10 Thunderbolt II. My pop got this one for me twenty years ago. We used to go to airshows together and he was really impressed with the A-10, so he bought a kit of it for me. This is going to be a special build because pop died in 2000.
3. Revell Pro Modeler P-51 B/C Mustang. Bought this one about twelve years ago. It’s actually partially built, but I had to take a break from it to work on something else. It was that or test the impact resistance of the fuselage and wings when hurled at a wood paneled wall at scale three-hundred miles per hour.
4. Revell U.S. Navy Hospital Ship. I don’t really care for ships, but recently found out what troop ship my grandpa came back from Europe on after the war was over, and this kit will replicate it with a bit of scratching. This one came in just today.
So, that’s my stash. Quite anemic compared to most, but manageable. Once I get through these, it’s back to my favorite stuff: WWII Armor.
Final note: I do have one more kit. It is Tamiya’s old 1/25 scale Tiger I. My brother got it for me in ’87 or ’88. It is supposed to be somewhat inaccurate in some of the dimensions, but that has never really bothered me. It has a rudimentary interior, but I have quite a few reference books that cover this tank. My ultimate goal is to do a full on detailing inside and out once I have re-sharpened my modeling skills. No pic because it is in the shed.