Archive for April, 2010

Why do I like to build 109s?

April 17, 2010

I have more Messerschmitt 109s than most people have kits, why?  I like it that is why.  Is it the colors?  The markings?  The history?  The pilots?  I have no idea why.  I’ve always liked the airplane.  I can’t explain it.  As soon as I learned to airbrush I started to do the mottling, or at least trying to.  I took to it like a duck to water. 

The 109 made me stretch my creative legs.  Why?  Because I wanted to learn how to do it.  It works for me.  I got the mottling down.  I learned to scratchbuild cockpits and other pieces.  I learned to work with resin and photo etch.  This formed my base in model building.  The 109 is a great basis for learning.  I try to learn something new on every kit.  Sometimes it is a technique, sometimes it is a new tool or product.  Some times I had to learn to do figures, bases, and diorama items.  I even had to build some armor so that I could use them with my 109s.

OK so I may be a little obsessive compulsive, some people call it passion, but it is a lot of fun.  I have more than 130 1/48th scale 109s.  Yeah that is more than most people have kits.  I figure with around 35,000 examples being built 130 sounds a little light. 

So where does your passion lay?