Revell PBM Mariner
I wanted to post some of the kits I have been doing, but it is a little intimidating in the midst of the other kits that have been shown lately. After many years of going the extra mile on kits with all the photoetch, resin, and detailing, I have decided to take the "keep it simple" pledge. I now build some of my old favorites, especially some that nostalgically take me back to my early modeling days, and just aim for a fun and acceptable build. As I am getting older, the term "acceptable" has become much broader than previously. I still occasionally put in the extra time and effort to go the extra mile on a kit, but I now mostly build with fun and quick in mind. I just built the Revell 1/118 Martin PBM-5 Mariner. It had been in my stash for a few decades, but the kit went from parts to complete in less than a week. I added new decals and added the WW2 Atlantic scheme. I don't actually think this scheme was used on the PBM-5, but, like I said before, I don't get too hung up on that anymore. I understand that several of the old Revell kits that have been retired for a long time will be released in 2019, all with the great globe stand that gives me more room on my model shelf.
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