This home can accomodate it. And then some, luckily, because over the years, even if John wasn't able to build models (or maybe because he wasn't?), he never stopped collecting them. For his retirement, is what he says.
He must be planning to live a long time.
This is the first time I unpacked them all, and put them in one place. This is actually our furnace room, but these shelves fit in here quite nicely, I thought. And John can stand in the midst of them and gaze around ... wistfully? Or whatever it is you do when looking at a hoard of models. Three hundred and
...But wait -- what is that in here? (Look closely. They are not the same.)
John looked around and thought, Hey, I think I could spare one of these! The two of them went to the library and found an age-appropriate (seventh grader) book on WWII -- Earle Rice Jr.'s The Attack on Pearl Harbor. John pulled down a 1/48 scale Tamiya kit of the A6M2 Type 21 Zero Fighter he just happened to have, and the two of them sat down to build. John built his, Conner watched him, then turned around and worked on his.