Morgan Bouwman is one of Hobby and Toy Central's regulars who has awed us with his talent, creativity and passion for model building.
He has been working on his model scene over several years and his results are amazing. He says "It took me 6 years to buy and build my collection, plus multiple trips to the store on Appleby Line."
We have loved his visits into our store and helping him source parts for his collection.
Bouwman has combined a collection of soldier models, tanks, planes, trucks, and more to create a realistic scene of World War 2. He explains his work of art, "I set it up as two sides with a valley in the middle. The Germans are on one side, the allies are on the other."
The model scene currently contains:
- 50 different model sets
- 85 Soldiers
- 40 Allied Soldiers
- 45 German Soldiers
- 15 Casualties (both sides)
- 4 Tanks
- 10 Trucks
- 2 Demolished Trucks on the Battlefield
- 5 Planes
- 3 Anti-Tank/Anti-Aircraft Guns
- 48 different paints
It is a remarkable collection for any model enthusiast.
Bouwman mentions "this is what I have so far"; like many hobbyist, he is not done adding to his masterpiece. We look forward to future visits from Morgan and updates on his progress.
To see more images of Bouwan's model scene, view our Album on Facebook here.