Year In Review 2017
Well, I started off the year with an experiment: a 2017 build plan (see here if interested: http://imodeler.com/2017/02/2017-build-plan/ ). I ended up completing 4 of the 11 proposed builds, and 7 total. I got distracted by group build opportunities and other surges of inspiration, like Ben Fulcher’s Privateer build! I don’t think I’ll attempt to propose a build plan again!
In completion order, I finished a Yak-17 (Special Hobby), an E7K1 Alf (Hasegawa), an F-111A (Italeri), an SBD-2 (with some substantial scratch-building)(Hasegawa), an old P-39D (MPC/Airfix), a Sundowners F-5F (Italeri), and the Jaguar GR. 1A (Hasegawa).
I did launch into the Matchbox Privateer, but that has been a slog as I’m having to scratch build all of the turret details. It will finish sometime in 2018, but I’m afraid it’s slowing me down. I do plan to finish my Hurricane for the Kasserine build, and a Javelin for my club’s 50’s era group build (although I just opened the Heller box this weekend and discovered a malformed canopy – ordered a Hawk replacement Javelin already!).
So – no more build plans! I’m gonna just tackle them as the inspiration/opportunity strikes (or Group Builds beacon)!
I hope all of your Christmases are blessed, your Christmas stockings hang heavy with modeling accessories, and your gifts have the lovely rattle of styrene when shaken!
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