BoomerSooner17 wrote:I tend towards WWII aircraft myself. I have a B-29, a Messerschmitt Bf-109, a TBF Avenger, a P-47 Thunderbolt, and two SBD Dauntless dive bombers hanging up in my room.
That's it? I have three Spifires (one a Tamiya 1/32 Mk IX), three Avengers (one US Navy 1944 tricolour, second FAA 1945, third Canadian 1952 anti-sub). A BF-109F 1/32 desert camo, Corsairs, Hellcats, Wildcats, Helldivers, Dauntlesses, everywhere. Three P-47s, one razorback, two bubble. Four P-51's, three Beaufighters, two mosquitos, a B-25, all 1/48. I'm not going to list my dozen or two Japanese WWII carrier planes and the many WWII British fighters and bombers. A lot of post-war jets, mostly Canadian and American carrier.
I've been at this a while. I have a half dozen or so Wingnut Wings 1/32 WWI aircraft sitting unmade I'm afraid to tackle. Even with all the rigging I couldn't resist buying them. It's that damn Peter Jackson's fault for manufacturing the best model aircraft ever.
In the sixties, I did much the same. Some of the bookshelves above my bed were devoted to my "fleet"; and Dad strung two wires across my bedroom, up near the ceiling, so that I could display my "air force". I had many of the airplanes which Burnaby has; and I even took some cotton from my mother's roll in the linen closet, sprayed it with red, yellow, orange and black, and stuck it on the engine cowling of my desert-painted Stuka, ahead of my Spitfire.
I also had a BB gun. In a marshy pond, in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, some archaeologist may some day find the wreckage of airplanes which were suspended from tree branches, and ships anchored in the pond, and then shot down or sunk with my supply of salvaged and reused BBs. Face it -- no girl would want to come into my room and want to see a Dauntless dive bomber about to let fly with a miniature bomb targeted on the middle of the bed.
"We've been attacked by the intelligent, educated segment of the culture." -- Pastor Ray Mummert, Dover, PA, during an attempt to introduce creationism -- er, "intelligent design", into the Dover Public Schools