Year In Review 2022
This wasn't one of my more productive years in terms of total output, which means I need to add a couple of years to my life expectancy if I'm going to complete my stash before I move on to a better world! I would have to mostly blame that on the nature of some of the projects. I attempted a new double-chipping technique (metal and primer reveal) on the two P-40s (a Hasegawa P-40N and a SMER P-40K converted to an L); kit-bashed an old Hasegawa F-15 DJ with a newer Hasegawa F-15C, and then did a lot of masking for the Japanese aggressor scheme; took on another complex paint scheme with some new masking techniques with the Hasegawa Desert Storm Prowler; and spent 3 months on a grueling build of the ICM Tu-2 which was one of the most difficult kits I've ever put together. The other Hasegawa F-15C was pretty much OOB, though I struggled with getting the AK paints used to present a decent contrast, and the Academy F4F-4 went through the rivet shop (along with some other details).
Now that I've written it out, I think I feel better about what I got done! I'm looking forward to next year - I have a 109 F2, a T-50/Su-57, a Tunan and two Phantoms already on the bench - come on 2023!
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