2017 Build Plan (?!)
February 15, 2017 in Aviation
Well, just for the heck of it, I decided last week what my build objectives are for this year. Part of my problem is that most of my stash is stored in large plastic totes in the garage, and because I don’t see them, I don’t remember what I’ve got that I can build! (this didn’t used to be the case – at my former home they were on shelves surrounding me in my hobby room…).
So – here’s the list for the year. Who knows if I’ll get distracted (I already have an Su-22 coming and a set of low-viz Polish decals for it…)
First up – finish the Alf for the Water Wings group build. Decals have arrived from the Ukraine – more about that later…
I’ve got this one most of the way built. Almost ready to start slapping paint on it.
I’m thinking this will be my Midway group build, since I didn’t want to spring for the Valom B-26 kit.
Next is a pair of Sundowner F-5 aggressors. I saw a mag article about these birds, and just loved the combination of color schemes with the brilliant sundowners tail and shark mouth markings. Luckily for me, Italeri just included a set of these decals for the grey-scheme bird in their latest F-5F offering. I paid them to send me an additional set of decals, so I could pull the additional shark mouth and red stencils for the HobbyBoss F-5E. Here’s a couple of pics of the real McCoy’s:
In no particular order, here are the rest:
This is the Skyraider I put on my on-deck bench last year, with Korean War decals set aside for it.
I love the B-26, and was going to use the Midway build as an incentive to get one built, but realized the 2 kits in my stash were the wrong version. Oh well – gonna build a Marauder anyway!
Yep – a “junk” kit. BUT, I’m gonna doll it up with a set of JASDF Aggressor 2013 decals I got for it:
When I finished my Mig-31 a couple of years ago, using Begemot stencils, I picked up a few more sets of stencils – one for the Yak-38. So…
My favorite aircraft of all time – got more of these in the stash than any other. I love the colorful birds, so this one is going to wear the Greek Ghost scheme (already got the decals). Soon to follow in my Phantom collection will be an Israeli RF-4E (decals already in hand) and a Luftwaffe F-4F (another colorful scheme).
OK – anyone else bold enough to post their build list for 2017?! Come on…!