2013 - Now that I have a number of models built, I can begin putting them together into collections.
Most model contests have a "Collections" category, which comprises 5 or more models that are similar. Examples include 1:72 WWI German biplanes, 1:48 WWII Sherman Tanks.
I've managed to put together a few collections shown below, most recent on the bottom (it's just easier to edit the web pages that way). I am now actually buying and building models to complete a collection.
1) Convertible Sportcars I Will Never Be Allowed to Own (completed Oct 2010)
Awards: Ajax XXX, Ajax, ON Oct 2013, 2nd place Collections
2) Mustangs - Then and Now (completed Feb 2013)
Awards: Toronto Model Car Show & Contest, Toronto, ON Sep 2014 - Theme Award "Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary" London Scale Model Show, London, ON September 2014, 2nd place Collections
3) Museum Display Tribute to Carroll Shelby - Then and Now (completed May 2013)
Awards: Kingston Modelrama, Kingston, ON May 2013 Theme Award "Tribute to Carroll Shelby"
4) 50+ years of "Bond . . . James Bond" vehicles (completed October 2013, updated September 2015)
Awards: Ajax 33, Ajax, ON Oct 2013, 2nd place Collections Heritagecon 8, Hamilton, ON March 2014, 2nd place Collections Toronto Model Car Show, September 2015, Theme Award "That's Entertainment"