Re: What I'm working on

Matt Bittner (
Wed, 29 Nov 1995 15:38:38 -0500

On 29 Nov 95 at 12:59, Mike Franklin typed diligently:

> Hasegawa 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109F-2


> Monogram 1/48 North American P-61 conversion to F-15 Reporter w/ Medalion
> resin parts.

Did you get this direct from Medallion?

> Aurora 1/48 Fokker Triplane - straight out of the box plus rigging.
> This plane was built for the expressed purpose of attempting to cure
> a severe case of Advanced Modelers Syndrome. It seem to have helped.

Well, much better, until we get to...

> Hasegawa 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 This plane won our local club,
> IPMS Vancouver, B.C. Canada 'any 1/72 Bf.109 kit' contest. It won me a
> trophy and 'Big Mouth' rights and the obligation to choose the next the
> next Big Mouth Contest subject. I chose 'any 1/72 helicopter'.

Double argh...;-) Hey, since you got to chose the next contest, why
not something like - oh, I don't know - WW1 monoplanes? Or
triplanes? Or WW1 *anything*? Hey, if you did that, then you
wouldn't have to build and correct the Monogram Fokker D.VII from
1/46th to 1/48th!!! :-) Gads, another 109...

> In the last 10 years I have completed over 60 models, many class winners,
> most of which are on display at the Eagles, Models and Games store in
> Bellingham, Washington State. 12 of which are WW-1 subjects.

Lessee, 12 out of 60 is what...20%? What a *poor* percentage...

> Currently I have taken a personal vow to not purchase or begin any more
> models until 4 or maybe more of the above started ones are completed. It
> could happen.

I have also taken a vow never to rag another person on building a 109
- oops, looks like I slipped...

> Ok, I've gotten this off my chest. I feel much better now. Who else will
> spill the beans.

Ok, spilling the beans: I'm working on (in order):

1/72nd Pegasus F9C-2 Sparrowhawk
1/72nd Airfix O-1 Bird Dog
1/72nd Pegasus Roland D.II
1/72nd ESCI Nieuport 17 conversion into a Nie.11
1/72nd Fujimi UH-1N Iroquois
1/72nd Formaplane Halberstadt Cl.II
1/72nd Pegasus LVG C.VI

So, that's what, 60% WW1?

Note: above should be read TFPIC!!!


Matthew Bittner WW1 Modeler, ecto subscriber, semi-new dad, PowerBuilder developer; Omaha, Nebraska
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