2016 Ambition-In with the New Finish the Old!
As the new year begins today, I want to be a little ambitious and start some new projects, complete older ones that have been on the back burner too long. 2015 I was able to whittle some of those older projects and finally complete them. I want to continue that trend into the new year. New projects that I started in 2015 I will complete them as the year ran out and it was too cold to work on them. Starting with the 72nd scale Airfix B-26B, starting late in the year, Revell's excellent F-101B original boxing bought way back when it first was released in 1991. Next Italeri's 1/48 F-16C. Now older projects, some that are over 10 years old. Tamiya's Lancaster B.III Dambuster, Hasegawa P-3C Orion, Revell A-10, Hasegawa SH-60B. Other projects are those that need to be repaired due to damage during the move about 3 years ago. Was able to finally get some of those repaired last year, some were just sent to depot at Davis-Monthan AFB(just kidding). New projects, Tamiya Kawanishi N1K1 Shiden,61038, Tamiya Focke Wulf Fw-190F-8,61039, Tamiya Focke Wulf Fw-190D-9,61041,Trumpeter Mig-23ML, Revell Panavia Tornado Gr.1 all in 48th scale. Finally a long term project I think it is time to start is building the HH-60H project, this is one that will take time as it requires extensive modifications to correct it. Using the Skunkmodels kit and Cobra set to get started. This will be a model of the actual Firehawk we flew in during Desert Storm back in 1991 with HCS-5. So it will be at least a 2 year project. The kit shows a later upgraded version, my build will be as it appeared in 1991 without the latest upgrades. Along the way things may change as there are some armor project as well that are ongoing. And may even start a new one. Rather ambitious on my part, as the work will be done on the weekends. There are only 52 weekends. So let see how it goes.
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