2017 build plan
So, taking a leaf from Greg’s book – I have decided to commit to a model plan. I think it’s an interesting idea to set out what you hope to do and see where you get to at the end of the year. It works generally in life so it should work in plastic, no?
First up will be finishing the old revell 1/32 lightning. I love putting these old kits together – they connect with that childhood wonder in a way that the ‘shake and bakes’ don’t (not that I’m adverse to a ‘Tamigawa’). And isn’t that wonder what a lot of us are trying to catch again?
I’m finally going to make the 1/350 ‘Big E’ – and if all goes well, I plan to display it alongside an LED lit version of the original series Starship Enterprise (also in 1/350) to make up an interesting duo.
I’ve already started a 1/48 airborne diorama of the ‘higher call’ story (Franz Stigler and Charlie Brown) with a B17 and an Me 109 G6. I love this piece of history – if you haven’t read the book, please do yourself a great favour. Somehow, in special circumstances, war can bring out the very best of man alongside the horror.
The Me262 for me is a gorgeous, evocative, and technologically incredible aircraft. I’ve been meaning to build this 1/32 for a while – if I can decide from about 14 colour schemes, that is. May have to build them all. If I don’t go to the great sprue in the sky first…
The 1/32 Hurricane just pushes the same buttons as the Lightning I’m working on. A vintage kit that I want to challenge myself with and recapture some of of that 11 year old magic.
The Tamiya Spitty? Everyone has to build one, don’t they? I want to make the Aussie ‘Grey Nurse’ version of this; always had a thing for those shark mouths.
Finally – I have to try and build the ‘Kelly’s Heroes’ scene (nod to George H – always with the negative waves, Moriarty) with the Tiger and Sherman. Great film, great set piece, more great memories.
So, that’s the plan. We’ll see…
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