I invested in an airbrush set and bought a lot of aircraft models. Today i have around 5-6 big boxes of unassembled aircraft in 1/72 scale (around 100 kits). Don't know if they will ever get done. I have a mixture of WW2 and modern fighters with some bombers.
This Su-34 playtpus in Bort 349 scheme was my first entry in a competition. It was held at Jakarta in 2001. I was based there at the time. I managed to get 3rd placing in the 1/72 modern jet category.
This F-14 in navy topgun aggessor squadron was my entry in 2002, also for the Jakarta held competition. And for the 2nd year in a row, i got 3rd placing in the 1/72 modern jet category.Competition was fierce so i guess 3rd placing is better than nothing.
The practice and skills that i got from airbrushing and building all those airplanes will later be helpful when i got into wargaming.