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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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Twins - or how to fill an airfield
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 11:51 AM UTC
Great stuff! Beautiful finish on all of them.

Where to do store all these aircraft? You must have a big hobby room.

JClapp
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 02:43 PM UTC

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Great stuff! Beautiful finish on all of them.

Where to do store all these aircraft? You must have a big hobby room.



Thanks Jesper,

The sad truth - The top shelf of all the closets in the house belong to me.


Only one box can be open at any time...
JClapp
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 03:18 AM UTC
I recently built another pair of P-3B Orions, one a Royal New Zealand Air Force 5 Sq, using a decal set from Old Models,



and the other US Navy VP-19 using the 25+ year old kit decals, which was a trial, but it's done.



now, it isnt true that only one box can be open, under special circumstances, a counter can be cleared and the contents of three or four boxes can be brought out at once, for a rare photo shoot. I have now completed five Orions, and wanted to see than all together before the new ones get packed away...





This is the best part of working in 1/144 scale.
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 08:14 PM UTC
Jonathan,
An absolutely impressive collection in any scale of P-3B Orions. Good eyesight sure is a blessing when one is working in 1/144 scale.

For many years we lived in an apartment, then a small condo, and I had no model room, no workbench other then the dinning room table, and no place to display my finished models. I had just the shelf over in my double door closet, and the boxes were stored to the ceiling. Many times I reached the point where I had to toss the worst of the lot to make room for the newest addition. So today I'm thankful for my own model room, and enough display space for what's left of my life time. Of course there is always the basement if space is ever needed. Of course with looking at retirement, and most likely moving and downsizing, space will once again become an issue, but not like before.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:59 PM UTC
I'm glad that I'm not the only one around here that builds in pairs.