Now I can get on!

My current build, the 1/32 P-39, needs approximately 18,000 tones of weight to stop it being a tail-sitter (my wife has told me a million times not to exaggerate). I realised last weekend that there was no way the plastic undercarriage would take all that weight – it would snap. Fortunately, SAC make a white-metal replacement which is much sturdier, and more detailed. It came today, just in time for my weekend of modelling.

That's more like it!

That’s more like it!

Any modelling plans for the weekend?

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I feel so inadequate – not!

I have read on Facebook modelling groups about the ‘stash’ syndrome.

A stash is the pile of models waiting to be built. I have 49. This may sound like a lot, and I did wonder that myself. Then I saw people with hundreds of kits in their stash and, in a few cases 2-3,000! How can you possibly build that many in a lifetime?

Here are some answers I have read:-

  • He who dies with the most models wins!
  • My biggest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell my stash for what I told her I paid for them.
  • But I need 16 different versions of the same kit!

This all makes me feel much better about my modest efforts, and I no longer feel inadequate.  😉

Pile 1

Pile 1

 

Pile 1 side view, so you can see the sneaky ones.

Pile 1 side view, so you can see the sneaky ones.

 

Pile 2

Pile 2

 

Pile 2 from the side, so you can see the hidden stack.  ;)

Pile 2 from the side, so you can see the hidden stack. 😉