Most months I seem to get between 10 and 20 models so 31 isn't as mad as it may seem however I don't usually get them all at once so usually don't notice the sheer numbers. My wife commented that if I can afford this lot them she expects there to be more frequent jewellery coming her way!
This actually wasn't everything that August brought me as whilst away I acquired another 5 models too! Indeed even without these there is a healthy backlog of material to write about. These models will also kick me over the 1000 model mark so I will have to slowdown soon or run out of room altogether!
No doubt those of a more classic loving persuasion will be aghast to see the number of Phoenix releases in the above batch (courtesy of Michael's excellent Phoenix Models Blowout sale) however rest assured there is plenty of classic stuff too. In the above photo there is a Caravelle, 2 707s, 3 TU-154s, 2 IL-96s and within the brown box there are six further classic Aeroclassics from Michael's recent Labor Day Aeroclassics reduction sale.
Having said that it is with some sadness that I can report that thanks to the 11 737s in the above photo that the 727 has finally been surpassed as the most numerous type in my collection. Anyway keep an eye out in the coming months for posts about these models and a lot more. Upcoming in the near future will be posts about Qantas, Caledonian, Aeroflot, Dragonair and Swissair amongst others plus over on my Model Airports blogs there'll be spotting posts about Gatwick and Heathrow T4. Lastly the core of the site has another airport history by our own BWI-ROCman and a mould review of a modern widebody type ready to go.
As always thanks for reading and I look forward to discussing aviation history and the models with you all.
12/9/2015 11:24:45 pm
I'm also a long-time customer of Michael! :) He's much closer to where I live, but I do have to pay for the California state tax on all my purchases.. :( I'm jealous that you have such a nice show room at your house to host all the models, while I could only pile up mine in boxes higher and higher!
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