2019 - clearing the Shelf of Doom

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2 years 6 months ago - 2 years 6 months ago #1 by Craig Sargent
2019 - clearing the Shelf of Doom was created by Craig Sargent
The shelf of doom has been growing too steadily of late, so I have decided it is time to clear it out, in advance of a new, larger display cabinet for 2020. The genesis was the Avia S-199 which had been malingering for over 20 years. When I counted the corpses in the unfinished projects cabinet, after finishing the Avia, it was up around 40 kits. That does not include the part started ones I can still fit in boxes; but because they fit in boxes, are not considered by me to be Shelf of Doom material (I know, but it's MY logic and I'll use it how I please!).

My plan therefeore, is to reduce that number as much as possible, either by attrition, or completion, by the end of 2019. I'm down to 24 now, and I now have the first two back on the bench. The only other model I will start in 2019 wiill be the F-16 for the MCGB.

Here is the current tally, in no particular order:

  • Hasegawa 1/48 F8U-2N (F-8D) Crusader conversion - on the bench again. Started 15 years ago


  • 1/48
  • Hasegawa F-18A Hornet prototype conversion*
  • Hasegawa F/A-18A Hornet VMFA-451
  • Hasegawa A-4M Skyhawk "The Last Skyhawk"*
  • Hasegawa TAV-8B Harrier conversion VMAT-203*
  • Hasegawa TA-4K Skyhawk conversion "Golden Anniversary"*
  • Hasegawa P-51D Mustang
  • Revell F-15I Raam conversion*
  • Hasegawa AH-64A Peten conversion
  • Italeri S-3B Viking*
  • AFV Club F-5N Tiger

  • 1/72
  • Hasegawa F-15D Baz "Operation Wooden Leg"
  • CMR Fokker S.11
  • Heller MD.450 Ouragan*
  • Hasegawa F-15D Baz "Manat"
  • Hasegawa EA-3B Skywarrior*
  • Fujimi A-7A Corsair*
  • Hasegawa P-51D Mustang
  • Hasegawa F-16A Netz
  • Hasegawa Jaguar GR.1 "Desert Storm"*
  • Hasegawa F-15C Baz
  • Hasegawa J35 Draken
  • Ace FV101 Scorpion - RNZAC*
  • Dragon AAV7A1*

  • * build thread alreadyon KM

    On The Bench (2021)
    Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
    Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
    Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
    Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
    Tamiya 1/32 F-14B Tomcat conversion
    Hasegawa 1/72 F-104S Starfighter
    Hasegawa 1/72 UH-60A Yanshuf conversion
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    2 years 6 months ago - 2 years 6 months ago #2 by Terry
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    That's quite a list. I'm thinking define the word ambitious! Seriously though, all power to you and it would be awesome to see all those across the line in 2019. I'm keen to see that Fujimi Corsair and Hasegawa Jaguar across the line for no other reason than I've got much the same kits and I always find your builds insightful at the very least.

    Build em' all!
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    2 years 6 months ago - 2 years 6 months ago #3 by Craig Sargent
    Replied by Craig Sargent on topic 2019 - clearing the Shelf of Doom
    You’re right Terry, it’s ambitious but I did say “attempt”.

    While I can’t guarantee anything, always interesting to hear what interests everyone.

    The 1/48 P-51D and 1/48 F-8D are first cabs off the rank, but you never know what takes my fancy next.

    As a teaser, here is current state of play on the Corsair and Jaguar (Corsair was from Vietnam War GB, and Jaguar from Desert Storm GB - WIP threads are under those respective sub-forums)

    On The Bench (2021)
    Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
    Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
    Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
    Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
    Tamiya 1/32 F-14B Tomcat conversion
    Hasegawa 1/72 F-104S Starfighter
    Hasegawa 1/72 UH-60A Yanshuf conversion
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    2 years 6 months ago #4 by grover
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    And I thought my shelf of doom was bad. Great idea mate, all the best. Inspired me to clear out mine too

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    2 years 6 months ago #5 by Craig Sargent
    Replied by Craig Sargent on topic 2019 - clearing the Shelf of Doom
    I’ll post some pics of the cabinet when I get home, but that list accounts for about 10% of my stash.

    On The Bench (2021)
    Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
    Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
    Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
    Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
    Tamiya 1/32 F-14B Tomcat conversion
    Hasegawa 1/72 F-104S Starfighter
    Hasegawa 1/72 UH-60A Yanshuf conversion

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    2 years 6 months ago #6 by Craig Sargent
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    Here is the Shelf (or shelves) of Doom cabinet - my own personal AMARG


    1/48 Mustang on the bench with the F-8


    Boxes of the 24 pulled from the stash and stacked for processing (some kits have been "rehomed" so there are a few bogus boxes there)

    On The Bench (2021)
    Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
    Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
    Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
    Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
    Tamiya 1/32 F-14B Tomcat conversion
    Hasegawa 1/72 F-104S Starfighter
    Hasegawa 1/72 UH-60A Yanshuf conversion
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    2 years 6 months ago #7 by Marcus.Q1000859
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    There is a few projects stashed away there Craig.
    Looking forward to the TAV-8B becoming an active build.

    Marcus

    I started building models, then I was collecting more than I built. Now I'm more of an archivist.

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