Saturday, 29 December 2012

Rolling Thunder

 I found myself re boxing my collection of 1/144 scale WW2 USAAF aircraft the other day and decided to set them out for a few photos.  There are rather a lot of them!

The keen spotters among you will have no doubt identified all 39 of them....

To save any more eye strain the full list is as follows: 5 C-47 Dakota, 1 B-29 Superfortress, 4 B-17 Fortress, 4 B-24 Liberator, 1 B-26 Maurauder, 2 B-25 Mitchell, 1 A-20 Havoc, 1 P-61 Black Widow, 6 P-38 Lightning, 3 P-39 Cobra, 2 P-40 Hawk, 5 P-51 Mustang, 4 P-47 Thunderbolt, 1 Spitfire. They are a mixture of plastic kits, Japanese pre-painted 'Gashapon' kits and metal die casts.

22 comments:

Smillie said...

cool collection.

Don M said...

So....in Megablitz terms a B29 is used to Nuke the other side of the table if the game is not going well?

LOL, just kidding of course, impressive air force there!

Tim Gow said...

Smilie
Even I had no idea there were so many of 'em!

Tim Gow said...

Don M
You may think you're kidding.....

SAROE said...

Your Luftwaffe gets 2 FW190 and a Me 109 to send up against this.

Tim Gow said...

SAROE
The Luftwaffe are a bit better off than you suggest - I suppose you'll want a photo of all my German aircraft next?

Nick Grant said...

Yes please!

Your spread causes me to think that those B-24s (and the B-29) look of a considerably more elegant design than the B-17s...

Chris Kemp said...

Coming soon to a grid square near you ... or maybe your grid square :O)

Don't want to see your Luftwaffe, no, absolutely not.

Oh, go on then :O)

Regards, Chris

Paul said...

The AC-47 would be quite a surprise to our German friends!


Outstanding collection Tim.

Archduke Piccolo said...

'Megablitz and more': with a wargames airforce such as that, methinks the title very apt.

Tim Gow said...

Nick Grant
The B-24 is a surprisingly big affair, especially in terms of wing span.

Tim Gow said...

Cris Kemp
I knew this would get certain people drooling!

Tim Gow said...

Paul
Good spot! Not strictly a WW2 bird, but it gets lonely if not allowed to hang out with its chums.

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
It surprises me just how much more there is!

Pete. said...

A very impressive collection- how many years did it take you to amass the collection?

Al said...

Very cool collection Tim :)

Phil said...

Fantastic collection!
Phil

Tim Gow said...

Pete
Good question. I think the oldest model here dates from the mid-1990s.

Tim Gow said...

Al
Thanks - it's good to see them all together.

Tim Gow said...

Phil
Thanks.

David Crook said...

Hi Tim,

Some people prefer quantity over quality; some people prefer quality over quantity.

I am curious to know what your excuse is for having both quantity AND quality?!

Very impressive collection and I can't wait to see the Tratvian air force in all its glory....;-)

All the best,

DC

Tim Gow said...

David Crook
You never see US bombers in small quantities - it would be wrong!
The Tratvian Imperial Military Air Corps was featuted a few month ago (http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7152572458899289416#editor/target=post;postID=5878398094027384887). It still lacks both quantity and quality...