A year in review – 2017
As I build mostly in 1:72 and sometimes OOB, I’ve had quite a good output in the previous years, not falling below 1 model per month. Well, 2017 proved to be slightly different.
I’ve started my approach procedural air traffic controller training in December last year, which ended in April. In the meantime, I’ve been taking care of my wife who was carrying our little baby to this world and in early August I finally became a proud dad. And as this was not enough, I was working on another 1:1 project – building up a new apartment almost from scratch with a deadline before baby’s birth. Fatherhood also takes up some time as a lot of you probably know and here I am – with a mere 3 model year.
First finished was HobbyBoss 1:72(ish) Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA, with which I wanted to make my life miserable and went to correct many errors of the kit and modifying it to the current 5th prototype configuration. The second one was Eduard’s 1:48 MiG-21, made as a commission build for a friend, who did me quite a lot of favors in this past year. And last but not least, Modelsvit’s 1:72 Sukhoi Su-17M3 – excellent model of this iconic ground pounder in exotic markings of Azerbaijani Air Force, which you could admire a few weeks ago.
Hope that 2018 will be more peaceful for me and a little more productive – modelling wise 🙂
I hope the Gods will bless you and happy Yuletide to everyone!
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